Jacob Powell

Jacob Powell

Jacob Powell is interested in writing about East Africa and the Internet. He is a hip-hop aficionado, a video game enthusiast, and a fan of cats.  Fo... llow @wakeupjacob //


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The world’s newest professional sport comes from an unlikely source: video games.

Published On 30 Jul 2014

It’s not just Bitcoin anymore: Thousands are flocking online to ‘mine’ and trade dozens of alternative currencies.

Published On 2 Feb 2014

Oil, ethnic conflict and political intrigue are driving the latest round of brutality in the world’s newest country.

Published On 27 Dec 2013

Al Jazeera tracks the war rhetoric of US presidents over the past three decades.

Published On 11 Sep 2013
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