Kenya: The Internet & Freedom of Information

The name ‘Edward Snowden’ has become familiar with many people. His revelations about the lengths to which government intelligence agencies in the US and UK have gone to in order to gather information about people’s actions online came as a shock to many. Some have since come to regard him as a hero, whereas others […]

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Technology Transforming Elections in Africa

This article is a follow up to a previous article on ‘The Influence of Technology on Governance in Africa‘ in which we observed how technology is shaping how governments operate, how citizens expect their governments to operate, and the interaction between government and citizenry. We summarized the impact of technology on the ‘citizen’ (people) side […]

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Case Study: How Kenyan SME earns 60% of its Revenue from the Web (Part 2)

We continue with Grace’s story of her successful use of the Internet and social media in running a successful SME Stories such as that of Grace Murugi and her Cakes.co.ke business not only inspire, but also shed a light on the opportunities available to African businesses if we embrace Internet and Mobile technology, be it […]

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Case Study: How Kenyan SME earns 60% of its Revenue from the Web (Part 1)

Africa is undergoing a wonderful renaissance, driven by Internet and Mobile Technology. In just 10 years we have leaped from a 0.4% internet penetration rate to 13.5% internet penetration rate, according to Internet World Stats. We have embraced mobile technology, making it a part of our day to day business, at times setting the pace […]

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Doing Tech Business in Africa: A Few Lessons from Twitter's Rise in Africa

Very recently Portland Communications released some data from research carried to find out about the usage of Twitter in Africa. The report was received quite well and received some notable attention across the web. Much of what has been written has looked mostly at just the implications of the research on primarily social media and it’s use […]

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Nigerian Card Game WHOT! is The New Game Taking Over iOS, Android and Facebook

WHOT! Is The New Game Taking Over iOS, Android and Facebook  WHOT! is taking on the digital gaming world and being regarded as the best iOS, Android and Facebook casual card game. The popular mobile and online card game is gaining followers due to the addictive multi-application availability and the exciting interaction with plenty of twists […]

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Tech Startup Success Formulas for Africa: Content & Connectivity

Tech is (or will become) the New Agriculture In many an African country, the primary economic driver is typically agriculture (as well as mining & tourism in others). It is evident that many African economies suffer for their over-dependence on this primary industry, simply growing and selling agricultural produce with little or no value added. […]

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Africa Mobile Web Pulse Check

Mobile phone technology has revolutionized the African continent in so many ways. The mobile phone has been for many an African the first real (or at the very least, most sophisticated) computing device they have encountered that has connected them in a significant manner to other people across borders and across time, hence becoming a significant game changer in the […]

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Africa Social Networking/Social Media Pulse Check

Back in 2008, in an article on socialmediatoday.com titled ‘Why Social Media in South Africa Will Fail’, the author makes a rather daring assertion: … social media and social media marketing and social media strategy is an almost pointless pursuit for businesses in South Africa… Perhaps the image projected of Africa may in times past […]

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Interview with Adloopz.com Founders

We very recently brought to you the story of social advertising startup, Adloopz in a ‘Startup Watch’ feature. The innovative startup was started by a handful of young and passionate Nigerian software developers. We managed to round them up for a few questions regarding their startup and the story behind it and also get valuable […]

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