2011 the year of Mobile Money in Nigeria

Mobile money has been a major game changer in African economies. In 2010 M-PESA for example continued to make major headlines and win awards for it’s success in it’s wide acceptance and usage in Kenya. Mobile money has been hailed as the best tool to bring financial inclusion to the many unbanked in Africa and […]

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Africa Facebook Phenomenon Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa

Facebook has become a bit of a phnomenon amongst African youth. In Kenya it is not uncommon to find young people walking around, or sitting in matatus glued to their mobile screens, not reading text messages or dialing but following the happenings in their Facebook ‘friendverse’. So we thought we’d take a quick look at […]

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Afrinnovator Year 2010 in Review Part 2 – July to December

One more day to the close of 2010 and the decade and today we continue on our journey through the year that’s just passed. Yesterday we took a look at key happenings as we covered them here on Afrinnovator. Today we proceed on to take a look at the last half of the year, July […]

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Afrinnovator Year 2010 in Review Part 1 – January to June

It’s two days to the close of 2010 and the beginning of a new year (and new decade). It is also the first anniversary of Afrinnovator.com. A lot has transpired in the one year that Afrinnovator.com has been in existence, having launched (or re-launched on 1st January 2010). In the one year that has passed […]

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Google's New Policy Manager for Africa: Ushahidi Founder Ory Okolloh

Ory Okolloh (@kenyanpundit) is an outstanding activist and technology figure as one of the co-founders of the ever popular Ushahidi platform. Ushahidi is a crisis information crowdsourcing web application that was started out by a handful of African techies and bloggers to help people get crisis information out during the post election violence that rocked Kenya […]

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Kenya e-Gov Conference 2011

Looking forward into 2011, there are already some interesting events planned for different areas of the continent. Of course, Lagos, Nigeria is all set to host the biggest mobile web conference in Africa – Mobile Web West Africa. In many African states governance is a major issue, and Kenya is set to hold an e-Governance […]

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5 Leading Perspectives on Nokia’s Open Innovation Africa Summit

Nokia’s Open Innovation Africa Summit brought together some of the world’s best regarded thinkers, academics, creatives and businesspeople in Naivasha in Kenya to share critical, creative and relevant thinking to build and sustain innovation for the bottom of the pyramid in Africa. Following the #openafrica Meetup and our initial post, here’s a roundup of perspectives, […]

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Weekly Africa Blog Round Up #1

It’s holiday season and while most would be slowing down to the holiday mood we at Afrinnovator are all geared up for the new year! Today we begin what will be a weekly excercise rounding up some notable blogs in west, east and south Africa as well as whatever else we could have found interesting […]

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Africa Gathering 2010, Nairobi

No one knows African problems like an African. We think that the lives of many ordinary Africans can be improved using the benefits of technology, using African solutions to African problems – sometimes with a helping hand from others. We aim to bring those with problems and those with the ability to solve them together. […]

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Kenya's Robust Growth Driven by Telecoms Boom

According to the World Bank’s Kenya Economic Update, Kenya is at a ‘tipping point’ poised for a possible boom in economic growth. The report says that this is largely due to a telecommunications revolution over the past decade. The World Bank is projecting growth of upwards of 4.9% in 2010 and upwards of 5.3% – […]

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