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New cartoonist: Christian Mirra

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Christian Mirra is an Italian illustrator and writer, and a prolific author of comics. He lives in Santander (Spain) and he´s the founder and art director of SmArt Studio, a team of six artists providing illustrations and comics to many clients around the world. Christian's works include graphic novels, comic strips, editorial cartoons, and book illustrations in a variety of styles and genres. Check out his website to see more of his work.


Hustling day in Silicon Savannah

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'Silicon Valley rocks!' says one of the characters of our story. Well, not for everybody.

With over 56 fintech firms and around eight digital taxi platforms, Kenya’s digital ecosystem is breeding local entrepreneurs and luring foreign investors. Yet, the hype conceals a more nuanced picture. Some people have found a way to use digital technologies to their advantage; others feel betrayed by digital platforms that promised them better pay and more freedom.

Check out the comic below to find out more.

The story is by Gianluca Iazzolino and Michael Kimani and the artwork by Maddo. This cartoon is made in partnership with  the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa, LSE, and has been funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund, grant DIDA EP/T030127/1. You can download the comic as a PDF here.

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Trailer: Hustling day in Silicon Savannah

This Wednesday we'll publish our latest comics journalism project, which is another collaboration with the London School of Economic and Political Science. With over 56 fintech firms and around eight digital taxi platforms, Kenya’s digital ecosystem is breeding local entrepreneurs and luring foreign investors. Yet, the hype conceals a more nuanced picture. Some people have found a way to use digital technologies to their advantage; others feel betrayed by digital platforms that promised them better pay and more freedom.

The story is by Gianluca Iazzolino and Michael Kimani and the artwork by Maddo. Check out the trailer we've made for the project here below and be sure to read the comic on Wednesday!