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Kenya’s Mobile Revolution

Catch BBC’s webcast on the mobile phone revolution in Kenya (Hat tip Sameer!).

AOB: The Acumen Fund is now accepting applications for fellowships – deadline is Jan 31, 2007. They are a great organization doing interesting work and for those of you MBA-types who are thinking about how to make the leap from corporate America […]

Take Back the Tech Campaign – Show your Support

The Take Back the Tech Campaign has been launched in conjunction with the global 16 Days Against Violence Campaign. The Campaign is being used to highlight ways in which technology can be used to either perpetuate or prevent violence against women. For details on how to participate, click here.

A friend of mine had […]

East African Marine System (TEAMS) Update

Via FibreAfrica mailing list:

– The expression of interest to package local funding closed on November 8th. The financing for 40% of the project is expected to come from the stock market. To read the advertised tender (and other upcoming tenders) click here. – Shares are expected to be cross-listed in the 3 East […]

Developments in Kenya’s ICT sector

I was reading through the latest edition of the Computing Connections newsletter and couldn’t helped but be impressed by a number of developments in the ICT sector. Hard to believe that as recently as 2003, wi-fi and VOIP was illegal in Kenya.

Though there is still much progress to be made, the landscape […]

Strathmore ICT conference

Strathmore University recently held its annual ICT conference. Click here to download presentations by, among others: Kai Wulff, Managing Director, Kenya Data Networks – Digital Dream: Present and future in Kenya; Chris Pasha, Head of Marketing, Commercial Bank of Africa – E-banking in Kenya: practical lessons to be drawn; and ICT Connectivity and how Kenya […]

Highway Africa Post 1: The EASSY Project

The presentations that I have attended so far haven’t really been bloggable…here’s my first attempt to cover a workshop. The session is covering the status of the EASSY project. I expect the South Africa / Kenya tensions over the cable to come up in the discussion.

Dr Henry Chasia, the head of NEPAD’s E-Africa […]

Quick Hits: Africa Special

– New blog from Tanzania that will be featuring recipes from Tanzania and other countries. Can’t wait. Hat tip Jikomboe!

– Budding African podcasters could use this. It allows podcasters to transmit their work on FM. Hat tip Jikomboe!

– Are African governments finally getting switched on to the potential of the African blogosphere […]

Quick hits…

First, thanks to everyone who left a comment on packed lunch trauma…wonderful memories.

– How social networks are transforming our world

– A good news story from Kenya, the Kibera Community Youth Programme.

– How it really works….

– We desperately need to inject this in our education system.

– For the […]