Kenya’s drive to own their own ride – share technology

ONE DAY IN 2004, in the Kenyan farming village of Engineer—so named because an Englishman once ran a mechanical repair shop there—a slight and nearsighted boy was walking past the only printing shop when his eyes fell on something he had never seen: a computer. The boy watched as the owner stabbed at his keyboard.... Continue Reading →

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And our winner is…

The winner of our first Apps for Africa competition is FemConnect founded by Asonele Kotu. FemConnect is a women’s health mobile app that allows ladies to purchase contraceptives online, taking the barrier to easy access away. Furthermore, ladies can donate sanitary pads to those in disadvantaged communities and receive access to mental health support online.... Continue Reading →

What’s the big deal with big data?

While the term “big data” is relatively new - the act of gathering and storing large amounts of information for analysis has been an age-old practice. To be honest... it's not that big and it's not that new (***that's what she said***). One thing that has changed is the ability collect, store, analyse and distribute... Continue Reading →

Mayweather vs. Live Streaming

Whether you are #TeamMoney or wanted to see the MMA world champ disrupt the boxing industry, you most likely stayed up all night to catch the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight. Why did this fight bring in so much publicity? For several reasons: Floyd Mayweather had come out of retirement for this fight. From his record... Continue Reading →

The Original Nubian Queens

The Greco-Roman term for an African queen or "royal woman" is Kandake, kadake or kentake, often Latinised as Candace. Contemporary Greek and Roman sources treat it as a title. Several ruling queens of the ancient Kingdom of Kush, with its capital at Meroë, bore the title, although it may have been a general title for women of... Continue Reading →

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