East Africa

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    Airline Review: Flying Kenya Airways From Accra To Nairobi.

    I was recently invited by the DW Akademie for a Social Media Workshop in Nairobi, Kenya to explore the various social media projects Anglophone and Francophone Africans have in common. The workshop brought together Social Media influencers, traditional media practitioners from Ghana, Nigeria, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Gambia,...
  • Toolbox for African Mobile Entrepreneurs (Survey)

    Orange Africa is currently researching the interest of developers in Africa to start using Telco specific API’s. How does this idea sound to you? With this specific purpose, Orange is investigating the opportunity of a ‘Toolbox for African Mobile Entrepreneurs‘, giving access to Orange specific capabilities (network, data, payment)...
  • Africa: Opportunity Awaits.

    Written by Muchiri Nyaggah & Niti Bhan from Semacraft. Semacraft is a research and consulting company that focuses on Africa and everything digital in Africa. I looked up a Nairobi-based digital strategist Mark Kaigwa last month, smart and insightful, he’s become a voice to listen to on East African...
  • Mobile Web East Africa 2013 – Nairobi, Kenya

    Whiles in Kenya for an Ushahidi meeting-cum-vacation, I chanced on the opportunity to attend the 2nd Mobile Web East Africa Conference in Nairobi, Kenya. It’s one of the major conferences happening on the African continent unearthing the potentials of Mobile applications, developers and the technologies involved. Yesterday, I heard...
  • Acumen Fund East Africa Fellowship Program Seeks Applicants

    Acumen Fund East Africa Fellows is currently accepting applications for the second class of Acumen Fund East Africa Fellowship Program! They are looking for 20 passionate East African leaders who are committed to developing innovative solutions to address a variety of social problems affecting East Africa. Click here to apply now!...
  • Mobile Web East-Africa 2012 – Nairobi, Kenya

    The East Africa edition of the All Amber organized mobile technology conferences, Mobile Web East Africa 2012, is set to take place in Nairobi on the 22nd and 23rd of this month. The conference is supported by Kenya’s *iHub and m:lab East Africa. The conference is organized by UK based company All...
  • First Swahili iPad/iPhone App By Nkyea Released

    Nana Kwabena Sarpong and Isaac Ameyaw started Nkyea Learning Systems in 2009 to develop desktop and mobile applications for learning African languages. They’ve already developed and released two Twi language applications, Nkyea Twi Primer and Nkyea Twi Phrasebook, ’My Twi Name‘ app, and ‘Adrinkra E-Cards‘ app. The two-man Ghanaian language...
  • Re-blogged: Meet The TED Global 2011 Fellows Working Within Africa

    Re-blogged via Timbuktu Chronicles 5 spectacular individuals with Africa related connections are part of the recently announced TED Global 2011 Fellows class. They are: Femi Akinde – Founder of SlimTrader(covered earlier) , the first platform in Africa allowing consumers to shop for goods and services via their mobile phones through...
  • Mobile Web East Africa, Nairobi-Kenya.

    Last week, I saw a couple of tweet updates from my colleague blogger; David Oluniyi Ajao about the Mobile Web East Africa Conference which took place in Nairobi, Kenya from 3rd– 4th Feb, 2010 at the Hotel Intercontinental. The hash tag for the event on twitter was #MWEA10. The...