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Good articles at Whiteafrican.com

May 21, 2010

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Today, whiteafrican.com has two articles that I enjoyed reading; check them out; 1. Mxit is Imported into Kenya Mxit is a massive mobile social network that was started in South Africa a couple years ago. Today, Safaricom announced a partnership with them, using their marketing muscle (7 pages of ads in today’s newspaper) to import […]

M-KESHO: M-PESA Meets Equity Bank in Kenya

May 18, 2010

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Equity Bank and Safaricom have launched a unique banking service that enables individuals to withdraw money from theirbank accounts via their mobile phone handsets. The service also allows Equity customers to deposit money into their accounts through Safaricom’s M-Pesa agents. The new account dubbed M-Kesho has been designed to mainly tap into the huge number […]

5 Years of YouTube, YouTube SA

May 17, 2010

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Five years ago, after months of late nights, testing and preparation, YouTube’s founders launched the first beta version of YouTube.com in May, with a simple mission: give anyone a place to easily upload their videos and share them with the world. Whether you were an aspiring filmmaker, a politician, a proud parent, or someone who […]

The Miraa Economy

May 15, 2010

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The World Health Organization declared Miraa as a drug of abuse that can cause mild psychological dependencies in 1980. Luckily for the millions of Kenyans that enjoy the plant/shrubs, it is a much legal source of a little everyday indulgence. The thing that stands out in my mind about miraa are the crazily driven pick […]

About Ushahidi and the Nairobi iHub

April 28, 2010

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Ushahidi has received a lot of praise since its inception in the wake of the Kenya 2007 post election violence and its subsequent replication to assist in crisis reporting in other parts of the world. New York times had this very good article about the free download platform. Nairobi Innovation Hub (iHub) is an equally […]

Water by Cellphone Project

April 27, 2010

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This sound like an amazing project. First it was MPESA (Money transfer by Cellphone) and now this. What should we call this one; Mmaji, “Mobile Water”? Technically it is still Mpesa. Seriously though, it sounds like it could benefit a lot of people. So now just the funding and expansion into more areas. Kshs3M, the […]

Training the future Kenyan Cyclists

April 19, 2010

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This is amazing! I wish them well and success. I share the opinion of the Youtube comments section of this video that the kids could do with some helmets for their safety.