Mohamed Hassim Keita and Caitlin Clarke/CPJ Africa Staff

Caitlin Clarke is a consultant in CPJ's Africa program.

Villagers gather at Kondesi's radio station. (Zodiak Broadcasting)

The Malawian who harnessed the airwaves

After The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind, the autobiography of ingenious 22-year-old William Kamkwamba’s homemade electric windmill in Malawi, comes “the boy who harnessed the airwaves” by building a radio station with rudimentary materials. The tale of 21-year-old Malawian Gabriel Kondesi also showcases the inventiveness spawned by life in this impoverished, landlocked nation in southeastern…

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