Systems Thinking Applied To Why M-Pesa’s Economic Impact and Wealth Creation Lessons Affects the Ecosystem and Not Just the Bottom of the Pyramid

Image via Wikipedia Niti Bhan is Founder at the Emerging Futures Lab. Niti integrates her multidisciplinary background in business, design and engineering with a global perspective to offer immediately actionable insights and strategic directions for successfully entering the challenging markets of the developing world. Much of the topic in today’s discussions on Africa especially here […]

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Ebook: African Apps in a Global Marketplace

‘African Apps in a Global Marketplace’ by Andrew Mugoya is a collection of ideas, observations, tips and some gripes about the African app industry. It will be available as a free download from Tuesday, 1 November, for a limited period. Synopsis African technology is in an exciting and vibrant phase with many talented developers and […]

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Invitation to Young World Inventors Twitter Chat

From Young World Inventors: We are thrilled to announce a Twitter Chat on July 29, 11am for fans of Just a Band, Kuweni Serious, iHub, Afrinnovator, NaiLab, and Media Focus on Africa, to expand audience for YoungWorldInventors.com and web stories of young innovators.We need your ideas, questions and links! We will coordinate the discussion at […]

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4 African Tech Conferences Worth Attending in 2011

Last year, I went to a bunch of technology conferences and this year I’ve got a few I‘ve scheduled to attend. Here’s a snapshot of some of the ones I reckon you should be paying attention to in African technology:

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Intel Corporation in Kenyan Education Initiative

Intel Corporation, the Ministry of Education and various stake holders in the education, such as the Teachers Service Commission and CEMASTER, are coming together for an Intel education transformation workshop with the objective of promoting the transformation of the education system in Kenya to better prepare and equip the learners for the 21st century world […]

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Startup Watch: Beauty of Rwanda

We recently wrote about Beauty of Rwanda, a Rwandan startup that aims to sell Rwandan crafts online. We caught up with the founder of the site, Salha Kaitesi to find out a bit more about the site, the motivation behind it and what her hopes are for Rwanda in terms of technology and development. Tell […]

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Samsung Kenya Giving Mobile App Development in Kenya a Boost

Samsung is doing interesting things in Kenya with regards to mobile applications development and their recently launched mobile application platform, Bada. Robert Ngeru, from Samsung is really driving local applications development on their platform. Samsung are running a mobile applications development competition and have also started up a growing community of developers around their platform. […]

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Tanzania’s tech sector is rising, but better reporting is needed

This is the first installment in a series of guest articles to be done by Mbwana Alliy, a Tanzanian tech entrepreneur on the state of the Tanzanian tech scene. In this first installment Mbwana takes an overview of several startups currently making waves in Tanzania. “Have you heard of the Mpemba effect?”- a director at […]

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FREE advertising for early stage startups in Africa!

At Afrinnovator, we are crazy about ‘Putting Africa on the Map!’. We believe tech entrepreneurship and startups have a significant role to play in radically changing the continent for the better. In our efforts to encourage startup culture in Africa and promote existing startups on the continent, we have decided to offer free, yes, FREE, advertising […]

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BuzzCity launches in-app advertising capability for Android developers

Johannesburg, 19 October: Global mobile media company BuzzCity today launches its software development kit (SDK) for Android, following the recent success of its SDK for BlackBerry. The move will enable Android developers to embed advertising within their applications and games, providing a valuable additional revenue stream. Dr. KF Lai, CEO of BuzzCity said: “Android is […]

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