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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,...
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    BRCK Education launches Kio Kit a value priced tablet for primary schools

    Earlier this week, BRCK Education, a division of BRCK launched a value priced tablet that will be running web-based content and locally cached videos. BRCK is a Nairobi- based hardware and services tech company whose flagship product is the BRCK, which is an internet connectivity device made for low...
  • Meet the Winners of the Africa Connected Competition

    Ghana’s Christopher Panford and four other African Entrepreneurs, Innovators and Creatives: Sitawa Wafula (Kenya), Eseoghene Odiete (Nigeria), Eric Obuh (Nigeria) and Eunice Namirembe (Uganda) emerged winners of Google’s Africa Connected competition at a ceremony in Nairobi, Kenya yesterday. Africa Connected competition was launched to promote inspiring stories of people...
  • Social Media: New Study Shows How Africa Tweets – 2014

    Portland Communications – a fast-growing communications and public affairs consultancy  with offices in New York, London and Nairobi analysed geo-located tweets originating from Africa during the final three months of 2013. This is their 2nd study, which dives deeper into Twitter use on the continent, looking at which cities...
  • Ghana’s Slice Biz Among Winners Of The Impact Economy Innovations Fund

    Nairobi, February 11th 2014 – The Rockefeller Foundation and the Tony Elumelu Foundation have announced the winners of the Africa Impact Economy Innovations Fund (IEIF). Launched in April 2013 at the Africa Impact Investing Forum supported by the Rockefeller Foundation and the Tony Elumelu Foundation, IEIF provides grant capital for entrepreneurs with...
  • Twende Twende: The Mobile App That Helps Kenyans Dodge Traffic

    Speed Read   Vehicular traffic is estimated to cause loss of US$600,000 a day in Nairobi. A mobile application can send messages to drivers to avoid traffic in the city But a driver and an expert say the government should do more to avoid the menace Nairobi, Kenya: Twende...
  • Ghana Ranked 7th on Mo Ibrahim’s Index of African Governance

    The IIAG – the Ibrahim Index of African Governance 2013 has been published in Nairobi. Mo Ibrahim, the founder of the Ibrahim Foundation is monitoring all 54 African countries every year concerning the following parameters: Safety & Rule of Law Participation & Human Rights Sustainable Economic Opportunity Human Development...
  • Africa Gathering 2013 – Sharing Ideas for a Positive Change

    I’m very privileged and honoured to be speaking and sharing ideas on “Innovation, Technology and Ideas from Africa/Ghana” at the 5th Africa Gathering summit happening at the BBC Broadcasting House, London from June 21 -22, 2013. This year’s theme is  “Hands-on Technology: Rise of the makers, the dynamic and the disruptive...
  • 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...
  • Google’s Eric Schmidt on his views of Technology in Africa

    Originally posted on Google+ by Eric Schmidt A Week of Africa After a week of business meetings in the cities of sub-Saharan Africa, we can surely say three things are new for the continent: a) the despotic leadership in Africa from the 1970s and 1980 is in decline, replaced...
  • Ghana & 35 African Nations Signs New ITRs Act

    Reports from far and near indicates that, 89 countries including Ghana and a couple of other African countries has signed the final Acts of the International Telecommunications Regulations (ITRs) of the World Conference of International Telecommunications which took place in Dubai, UAE from December 3 – 14, 2012. The...
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