Blog entries from: WhiteAfrican

Where Africa and Technology Collide!

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July 8 2014

From WhiteAfrican Tue Jul 8 2014, 08:06:59

We're about to ship our first orders of BRCKs next week, on July 17th. Tomorrow (Wed, July 9th) we have a launch event happening at Sarit Centre for our Nairobi friends and media, starting at 9am, where we take over our partner Sandstorm's store for the day. We'll be there all day, so come on [...]

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July 2 2014

From WhiteAfrican Wed Jul 2 2014, 10:26:22

Maker Faire Africa was first held in Ghana in 2009, then Kenya 2010, Egypt 2011, Nigeria 2012 and now in South Africa 2014. It's been an amazing thing to be a part of, and the best is to be there and see the local ingenuity, the practical inventions that are made by some of the [...]

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June 18 2014

From WhiteAfrican Wed Jun 18 2014, 18:24:49

A bunch of people are talking about where the money comes from that funds the tech startups and/or the ecosystem in East Africa's tech community: Hype around NGO-funded apps is stifling Africa's innovation Before Anybody Convinces You That NGOs Are Messing Up The Tech Ecosystem Is there enough funding for startups in Africa? Silicon Savannah [...]

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June 6 2014

From WhiteAfrican Fri Jun 6 2014, 03:12:06

Carey Eaton was one of the true sparks of genius in Kenya's tech ecosystem... in Africa's. "It is with great sadness and regret that we announce the untimely death of Kenyan businessman Carey Eaton, who passed away in tragic circumstances after an armed robbery at a friend's home in Nairobi in the early hours of [...]

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May 14 2014

From WhiteAfrican Wed May 14 2014, 09:35:42

I keep meaning to write blog posts on each of these reports on tech, most of them on Africa, but can't seem to get it done. Instead, I'll just post a link to each, a visual, and why I think it's worth reading. 1. The Akamai "State of the Internet" Q3 2013 report [Akamai Report [...]

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From WhiteAfrican Wed May 14 2014, 09:35:42

I keep meaning to write blog posts on each of these reports on tech, most of them on Africa, but can't seem to get it done. Instead, I'll just post a link to each, a visual, and why I think it's worth reading. 1. The Akamai "State of the Internet" Q3 2013 report [Akamai Report [...]

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May 12 2014

From WhiteAfrican Mon May 12 2014, 14:40:51

As I was getting ready to head to Ethiopia last week to speak at a conference, one of the main things on my agenda was to see IceAddis. To my surprise, I also found out of a new community-based tech hub, called xHub, that's about to go live. Here some of my thoughts on both. [...]

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From WhiteAfrican Mon May 12 2014, 14:40:51

As I was getting ready to head to Ethiopia last week to speak at a conference, one of the main things on my agenda was to see IceAddis. To my surprise, I also found out of a new community-based tech hub, called xHub, that's about to go live. Here some of my thoughts on both. [...]

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From WhiteAfrican Mon May 12 2014, 13:18:50

Having landed in Addis Ababa yesterday, I thought I might write down some of my impressions. The last time I was here was over 20 years ago, as I would fly between Khartoum and Nairobi for boarding school. Needless to say, much has changed, except for the warm hospitality of the Ethiopian people. Mobile carrier's [...]

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May 7 2014

From WhiteAfrican Wed May 7 2014, 00:58:12

For the past 6 years I've been part of a rather unique organization in Ushahidi, where we decided early on that how we'd run the organization was that we would trust each other and expect that everyone would act like responsible adults. It's worked brilliantly, even as we've grown and spun up new enterprises and [...]

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