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Tech 4 Traffic: Insights, Platforms and Suggestions (Part 3)

SUGGESTIONS: Here are some of the propositions Dr Aligula and the KIPPRA team have offered for improving public transport:  A Nairobi Bus Rapid Transit System. (Listed here as an investment opportunity.)

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Tech 4 Traffic: Insights, Platforms and Suggestions (Part 2)

  In Part 1 of the series, the tech-driven platforms showcased at the Tech 4 Traffic  event were profiled. The fact that from a policy perspective, we have the problem figured out all wrong was also introduced, as was shared by Dr. Eric Aligula,acting Executive Director of the Kenya Institute for Public Policy Research and […]

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Tech 4 Traffic: Insights,Platforms and Suggestions (Part 1)

Two months ago, I challenged myself (and others) to translate one online conversation,rant or suggestion I had started/participated in/offered into an offline action. This was in a bid to prove to myself, and others that in an era of collaborative economy, we are empowered to do much,much more than just complain, opine or observe. At […]

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U.S. Strategy Toward Sub-Saharan Africa: Insights from Professor George Ayittey

‘The Obama administration says it is launching a new partnership with sub-Saharan Africa to improve democracy, economic growth, security and trade in the region.’ VOA News.  You can download the U.S. Strategy for Sub-Saharan Africa document here. African voices have weighed in on this strategy. Below are thoughts by Professor George Ayittey, who sets context, […]

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The Rains Have Come,And They Will Go. What Will We Have Learnt?

That our roads,for a start,need a makeover,whose funding will come from our pockets. Everything that’s wrong with our infrastructure,really. From flooded roads,estates,to flash floods and river swells; poorly constructed buildings, power poles caving in… We will have sat for hours in traffic(maybe we should try calculate individual average time spent in traffic) and it won’t […]

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Africa’s International Image: Justified or Prejudiced?

This will be the theme for today’s #BBCAfricaDebate. It’s bound to be one of the most interesting debates yet. Having been asked to take part in this conversation, I find myself with more questions than I do answers.      

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History Goes Digital:The Nelson Mandela Digital Archive

Google and the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory (NMCM) announced today that the new Nelson Mandela Digital Archive is now live on the web, freely accessible to the global public.

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#SomeoneTellCNN That Kenya Is Watching How They Tell Our Stories

And we are proving that we sure can cause a stir about faux-reporting. The genesis. A newscast painting this picture of an attack on one of Nairobi’s bus stops on Saturday evening. (Image courtesy of Zosi)

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#Kony2012: Why The Nitpicking?

Hands up if you knew about Joseph Kony before the viral #Kony2012 video. Hands up if you’ve brought it to light using the tools and platforms availed us via web 2.0. This campaign by Invisible Children Inc. has been torn apart and critiqued in numerous ways. I read the opinions on the #Kony2012 campaign before watching […]

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The Glaring Face of Tribalism and Negative Ethnicity, and How I have Encountered It

It’s become the talk at the bar, at the salon, at every meeting point: tribalism in Kenya. We witnessed it, four/five years ago, and just when its ugly face was coming to light, it was curbed. Since then, we have read and heard of first hand experiences, empathised, sympathised and said that we won’t let […]