Jonathan Ledgard Biography

Jonathan Ledgard is a leading thinker on political risk and technology in Africa. A longtime Africa correspondent for The Economist, he is also fellow of future Africa and founder of the AFROTECH initiative at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne. He has reported from 50 countries and several wars and published two novels, Giraffe (2006) and Submergence (2012).

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    Pronunciation: /ʌɪˈriːnɪkɒn/

    Definition: i) A proposition to harmonize conflicting viewpoints ii) Advancing peace, strengthening or establishing unity, or fostering solidarity.

    From Greek eirēnikon, neuter of eirēnikos 'promoting peace', from eirēnē 'peace'

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