Analyzing Kenya’s Laptops for Children Initiative

On March 4th Kenyans went to the polls to elect a new government to steer the country over the next 5 years. One of the candidates, Mr. Uhuru Kenyatta, who subsequently won the election with his Jubilee Coalition, had made a daring campaign promise that many wondered if he would deliver on – to equip every […]

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The ICT Funding Gap in Kenya

 The Missing Middle While capital has flowed rapidly to satisfy the needs of the largest and — thanks to the microfinance boom – the smallest African companies, SMEs have fallen into a “missing middle.” SMEs in the missing middle are starving for capital. They are too large for micro-finance institutions, too small for main-stream private […]

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Tanzanian & Rwandan Startups Making Content Publishing via SMS Work

According to an official report released by the GSMA, Africa is now the second largest mobile market in the world. The report showed that over the past five years, Africa’s mobile subscribers has increased by 20 percent every year, and is expected to reach over 735 million subscribers by the end of 2012. (IT News […]

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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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Promoting Rwandan Crafts Using E-commerce

We came across an interesting website ‘Beauty of Rwanda‘ founded by Salha Kaitesi that aims to promote Rwandan crafts by providing an online market for Rwandan hand crafters while preserving Rwandan culture for the next generation: Beauty of Rwanda was founded by Salha L Kaitesi after being inspired by the hard working men and women […]

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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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Futures of Technology in Africa

We recently announced a new section of Afrinnovator.com for Book Reviews. For our first review, we’ll be looking at a book that was put together following a research on the ‘Futures of Technology in Africa’ done by Jasper Grosskurth a futurist and researcher with the STT Netherlands Study Center for Technology Trends Jasper travelled widely across sub-saharan […]

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So you want to be the Silicon Valley of Africa?

This is the second 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 the first installment Mbwana took an overview of several startups currently making waves in Tanzania. This time around, he delves into what it will take […]

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[BREAKING] President Paul Kagame (Rwanda) Co-Chairs New UNESCO,ITU Global Broadband Commission

The ITU and UNESCO jointly announced a Global Broadband Commission aiming at looking into the growth and application of broadband around the world in the development of knowledge economies and applying communications technology to human development issues such as education, environment, healthcare and the delivery of social services. According to IT News Africa: Launching the […]

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