Why Tech Hubs Matter

From Timbuktu Chronicles Mon Feb 25 2013, 06:00:00

Jonathan Kalan writing in Wamda:

courtesy of Kinu Hub Tanzania

In a region with a near-total absence of true "3rd spaces"- physical spaces like coffee shops, libraries, and internet cafes, Africa's "hub boom" has emerged to fill the gap, fostering openness, access, collaboration, education and sharing in Kenya's tech community, while offering nodes for international exchange, where people like Eric Schmidt can drop in to get a sense of what's going on.

[view whole blog post ]
 See More    |     Report Abuse


You might also be interested in the following news stories:

Kenya:   Farmers Threaten to Abandon Sugarcane (news)
The Star
2 March 2015

Sugarcane farmers in Western Kenya are planning to abandon the crop following the expiry of the extended Comesa moratorium on cheap sugar imports. [read more]

Kenya:   How MPs Spent Millions of Dollars in Six Months (news)
The Star
2 March 2015

MPs blew a staggering Sh1.36 billion on local and foreign travel alone over the past six months, and their county assembly counterparts pocketed millions in illegal sitting allowances. [read more]

Kenya:   Police Dismiss Mombasa Hate Leaflets (news)
The Star
2 March 2015

Police in Mombasa are looking for the author of hate leaflets that claim the county has secured its independence. [read more]



blogAfrica is allAfrica.com's platform to help you keep an ear on the African blogosphere. We draw diverse voices from around the world who post regularly and insightfully about African issues. Bloggers, submit your blog's rss-feed!