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. 

Sport

eSports scores professional status

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

eSports scores professional status

Business & Economy

The rise of cryptocurrencies

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

The rise of cryptocurrencies

Humanitarian crises

Infographic: Untangling South Sudan violence

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

Infographic: Untangling South Sudan violence

Features

Did you know it’s World Toilet Day?

Al Jazeera assesses worldwide progress in boosting access to improved sanitation.

Did you know it’s World Toilet Day?

Interactive

Interactive: Fighting words

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

Interactive: Fighting words

Interactive

Infographic: Mali election runoff

Al Jazeera examines the situation in Mali following voting in the presidential election.

Infographic: Mali election runoff

Interactive

Infographic: Mali Election 2013

Will Mali's election help solve a moribund economy and prevent future conflicts?

Infographic: Mali Election 2013

Politics

Iran's candidates use forbidden media

Iran's state candidates use the social media space that is increasingly cracked down upon by the government.

Iran's candidates use forbidden media