Louise Marsland
UGANDA
#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned

#NEWSWATCH: Uganda's 'social media tax' condemned
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[Louise Marsland] Uganda is in the news today across the globe for what is being called a "social media tax" on social media users in the East African country, which has in the past imposed draconian laws that curb press freedom and freedom of speech.

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Louise Marsland
KENYA
Celebrating African storytelling and craft

Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya.
Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya.
[Louise Marsland] Mbithi Masya, film director at Fat Rain Films, Kenya, and a Ciclope Africa judge, talks about what Africa can bring to the international stage...

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Louise Marsland
KENYA
#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa

#DesignIndaba2018: Be inspired by problems in Africa[Louise Marsland] Design Indaba showcased the work of Leroy Mawasaru, a Kenyan teenager who is changing the world and showing how Afrofuturism can unfold for the continent...

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Louise Marsland
KENYA
#DesignIndaba2018: Connecting the unconnected in Africa

Mark Kamau, user experience design director, BRCK.
Mark Kamau, user experience design director, BRCK.
[Louise Marsland] Design Indaba speaker Mark Kamau is a Kenyan on a mission to connect everyone in Africa, and then the rest of the world, to the internet...

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Louise Marsland
SOUTH SUDAN
Famine declared in South Sudan

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[Louise Marsland] Famine has been officially declared in South Sudan; and warnings issued for other parts of the Horn of Africa. Five million people are at immediate risk, including 1.4 million children across Africa…

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Tom Jackson
UGANDA
Snapplify rolls out learning projects in SA, Kenya, Uganda

Snapplify rolls out learning projects in SA, Kenya, Uganda[Tom Jackson] South African startup Snapplify, an aggregator of digital education materials, is rolling out projects in South Africa, Kenya and Uganda, providing learners with a personalised library of content…

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Tom Jackson
KENYA
20 startups to pitch to investors at Angel Fair Africa

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[Tom Jackson] Twenty startups have been selected from nine African countries to pitch in front of investors that include Dave McClure, Tim Draper and Chris Kirubi...

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Tom Jackson
TANZANIA
Tanzania's Ubongo launches learning app for kids

Tanzania's Ubongo launches learning app for kids[Tom Jackson] Tanzanian edutainment startup Ubongo has launched its Math Rats app, which aims to teach children mathematics skills...

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Tom Jackson
UGANDA
Pay-as-you-go solar power growth in Africa

Pay as you go solar power
Pay as you go solar power
[Tom Jackson] Solar Freedom Africa is another PAYG energy startup making waves in this critical sector in Africa...

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Tom Jackson
ETHIOPIA
Ethiopian taxi app plans relaunch

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[Tom Jackson] Ethiopian taxi app RIDE pivots away from SMS, relaunching next year...

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Tom Jackson
KENYA
Angaza Boma bringing solar TVs to rural Kenya

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[Tom Jackson] Angaza Boma is rolling out solar television systems in rural Kenya...

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Tom Jackson
UGANDA
Startup MoBFIT uses SMS to connect farmers with buyers

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[Tom Jackson] Ugandan startup MOBFIT has developed GSM-supported agricultural supply chain software, able to directly connect smallholder rural farmers to buyers via SMS...

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Tom Jackson
KENYA
Kenyan startup to launch 'Uber for ambulances' app

Flare app
Flare app
[Tom Jackson] 'Uber for ambulances' app, Flare, launches in Kenya to address healthcare issues...

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Tom Jackson
KENYA
Play your part in future of Kenya's iHub

Kenya's iHub. Photo credit: Disrupt Africa
Kenya's iHub. Photo credit: Disrupt Africa
[Tom Jackson] Kenya's iHub innovation space plots the next chapter of its future...

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Beverley Klein
KENYA
#DesignMonth: From the air with flair

#DesignMonth: From the air with flair[Beverley Klein] Design is all about seeing something ordinary and making it extraordinary, and that's just what the guys at Sky Decor do. They transform old and abandoned aircraft parts and turn them into beautiful furniture displays...

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Ngugi Mungai
KENYA
Thinking of improving performance in business? Sign up for an SME reward

Thinking of improving performance in business? Sign up for an SME reward[Ngugi Mungai] Assessment and reward programs are important concepts that can help an entrepreneur drive performance in the business...

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Esther Karuku
KENYA
Your customer is not a dummy

Your customer is not a dummy[Esther Karuku] A few months ago, I came across one of the best documentaries I have ever watched: The greatest movie ever sold. If you haven't seen it, look for it. Morgan Spurlock made a movie fully financed by product placement...

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Ilse van den Berg
KENYA
#MyDressMyChoice, #NudityIsNotMyChoice goes viral in Kenya

#MyDressMyChoice, #NudityIsNotMyChoice goes viral in Kenya[Ilse van den Berg] Twitter has been abuzz in Kenya with news about a woman being attacked and stripped at a bus stop because she was "inappropriately dressed". Subsequently the #MyDressMyChoice hashtag has been trending in Nairobi...

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Cobus van Zyl
TANZANIA
Positioning luxury brands in emerging markets

Positioning luxury brands in emerging markets[Cobus van Zyl] We recently launched of a new premium whisky in the Tanzanian market. Do Tanzanians care where it's from, how it's made or who drinks it?

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Cobus van Zyl
TANZANIA
Bank on change in Africa

Bank on change in Africa[Cobus van Zyl] I have been part of the 'banked' segment of civilization since I was five years old. I have tried it all, from savings to home-loans, vehicle finance to credit card...

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