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Global technological giants Google have joined the ‘Africa rising’ bandwagon by launching a competition in which entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and web lovers across the continent will share their stories of how the web has transformed their lives and work. “Whether you’re a photographer, an entrepreneur, a fashion designer or a community activist, if the internet […]

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Kenya’s huge success with mobile money and the M-Pesa platform has launched Africa into the startup spotlight.

But African innovation goes way beyond mobile money. Whether it’s ecommerce in Nigera, price comparison in South Africa or mobile advertising in Tanzania, African startups are not only changing their continent, but the world.

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Founded just under 2 years ago, the *iHub_ – Nairobi’s Innovation Hub has grown tremendously to become the go to place for all things techie in East Africa. This space is home to many of Kenya’s young entrepreneurs, web and mobile phone programmers, designers and researchers. It also acts as a nexus point for these […]

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Taking up less than 15% of the industry, Women in Computing are a very rare species globally. In Africa, their numbers are dismal, and can sometimes be even dismissed to be irrelevant. But with projects such as M-Farm and initiatives such asAkira Chix and Girls on Map by Google showing tremendous input of women in computing to Africa’s […]

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Opportunities are opening to young people with high tech skills such as software engineering, design, and development. Many of these skills are being nurtured by Information Communication (ICT) hubs, where technology-oriented individuals gather and collaborate. An ICT hub is a space where technologists congregate to bounce ideas around, network, work, program and design. This is […]

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Sitting on a 2,000 hectare piece of land, Konza Technology City, 60km south of the Nairobi business district, is set to create a modern, inclusive and sustainable Kenya. In a country home to some of the world’s most innovative technology companies, like M–pesa (M for mobile, pesa is Swahili for money), Ushahidi (Swahili for testimony), and M-farm, it is without any doubt turning Kenya into the premier ICT destination in Africa. […]

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San Francisco has been the leading tourist city in the US for the past few years in a row. But the Kenyan visitors to the Bay Area in early October were not interested in the breathtaking Golden Gate Bridge or Lombard Street, the world’s most crooked. They had their sights on Silicon Valley, the undisputed […]

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Making technology work in the rural and developing world is a process full of unique challenges. I am Andris Bjornson, Inveneo’s Chief Technology Officer and practicing project engineer. As an Inveneo engineer, I have to be prepared for it all. Recently in Kenya’s Masai Mara Game Preserve, I had what I’d call in rock climbing […]

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