Africa’s 2015 Reality and a New Iteration of You

Some times my own words do not taste so sweet. I remember back in the 1980s, while living in Kenya, I told a group of non-profit workers that the big corporations and western business people have invaded the continent to rob poor Africans. They had come to seek profit and not raise the standard of […]

Kenya’s produce purchasing agents ride innovation wave

In 2010 John Waibochi, the founder, CEO, and chief innovator at Virtual City Group in Kenya, won the Nokia Growth Economy Venture Challenge. The award brought his company a US$1 million cash prize. Yet the recognition is not a laurel on which he wants his company to rest. Waibochi says that Virtual City Group has […]

Innovation in Africa: Safe Farming

Africa’s small scale farmers place all their hopes of harvest on rain. With the recent changes in weather patterns many of them have experienced low or no yields at all from hundreds of hours back aching labour in their fields. Some become discouraged and cultivate less of their land. That is all changing for a […]

Innovation in Africa: Fareed Zein’s contribution to the birth of South Sudan

Fareed Zein, like many foreigners before him, came to the United States to study computer science and attempt to gain a better life than he would have in his native Sudan. Fareed was able to complete his education and secure technology positions in the oil and petroleum industry in Texas. That was without a doubt […]

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