WordCamp Kenya 2012: Responsible Blogging & Positive Social Media Influence

It has been a great weekend at Maanzoni Lodge where the second edition of Word Camp Kenya was held. If you missed the first edition, we covered it here. This year’s theme was “Responsible blogging & positive social media influence”. As we’ve discussed earlier here at Afrinnovator, technology should act as an enabler to tackle […]

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How To: Set Off In Mobile Advertising in Africa – "Please Call Me", WAP, Metrics & More

It’s amazing what you can fit into 110 characters or less. I am constantly receiving please call me messages from my cousin who is a university student and on the please call me is a small piece of text based advertising, an insurance policy to be exact. A please call me (or PCM as they […]

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5 Reasons You Need to Be At Mobile Web East Africa 2012 This February

In Kenya’s technology past over the past four years there have been some hallmark moments that have began waves and changes that shifted the course of history in technology here. Contacts, coffees and conversations have been sparked in boardrooms, hallways, Skunkworks meetings, cafes and nowadays places like Nairobi’s iHub.   Two years ago, however, there […]

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Why You Must Never Forget About the Humble Feature Phone in Africa

Jonathan Hoehler is Chief Technical Officer and Business Analyst at Starfish Mobile International based out of Johannesburg, South Africa. With over 8 years in the mobile telecoms space in Africa, he’s been an evangelist frequently seen on the conference circuit speaking and presenting on the future of mobile on the continent. Follow him on Twitter […]

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12 predictions for Africa Tech Scene in 2012

It has been a banner year for the Africa technology scene as the world begins to turn to the continent – the Economist Africa rising cover story article was for many, a big validation in the future opportunities as well as challenges for Africa. The best follow up post worth reading is by Professor Juma […]

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What counts? Need for more Data Transparency & Africa Tech Market Research

A few months ago, I did some due diligence on a potential innovative healthcare venture in East Africa. As part of this I sourced some data from a no. of sources including the IMF, world bank etc. However, getting more granular data like current prices of medicines and what firms were manufacturing and distributing was […]

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Conference Review: Mobile Entertainment Africa 2011

In-depth coverage of Mobile Entertainment Africa, the continent’s inaugural conference on the convergence of African entertainment and mobile phones organised by All Amber at the One and Only Resort in Cape Town.

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Mobile Web West Africa 2011

Probably the biggest mobile web conference in Africa goes to West Africa next year. This follows it’s debut in East Africa earlier this year. You will probably remember our live coverage of the Mobile Web East Africa (Day 1 and Day 2) conference back in February, 2010. Mobile Web West Africa is taking place at […]

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