Eric Mugendi

Eric Mugendi

Total 43 Posts
Editor-at-Large at iAfrikan

Marine Survey Work For SACS, A High-Speed Fiber-Optic Cable Connecting Angola To Brazil, Is Now Complete

Angola Cables has announced the completion of the marine survey for the South Atlantic Cable System (SACS), a 40 Tbps cable - 6,165 km in length - with four fibre pairs that will connect Luanda in Angola to Fortaleza in Brazil. Each fibre pair is capable of transmitting 100

Internet Solutions Kenya To Upgrade Its Network Capacity To 10GE As Demand For Connectivity Grows Outside Nairobi

Internet Solutions Kenya (formerly Access Kenya Group) has announced a partnership with Telco Systems, a US-based company that designs and develops telecom network communications solutions, for the upgrade of its fibre access network. Telco Systems will upgrade the entire IS Kenya fibre network in the next 12 months, increasing the

With MYDAWA, Kenyans Can Now Safely Order Medication And Wellness Products Online

MYDAWA, a mobile service to help Kenyans access and purchase quality medication and wellness products online, is set to launch later this month. One key feature of the service is a unique track and trace mechanism that consumers can use to verify the authenticity of these products from the source

Congo-Brazzaville Will Host CACTUS 2017, Central Afrika's First Regional ICT Summit

The city of Brazzaville in the Republic of Congo will host the first Central Africa ICT Summit – CACTUS 2017, a two-day conference that hopes to push for further development of the ICT space in Central Africa, a region lagging behind the rest of the continent in terms of investment and

A 12-Year Experiment Is Looking At How 'No Strings Attached' Cash Transfers Can Help Alleviate Poverty In Kenya

The idea that giving money to poor households as a way to lift them out of poverty is an unconventional one. Proponents of the 'Universal Basic Income' (UBI) argue that given the deep inequalities that exist in this world, paying everyone a certain amount of money gives those with too

Google Street View Is Now Available In Senegal And Ghana

Google has announced the launch of the Street View feature, which offers 360° panoramic views of various locations from street level on Google Maps, in Senegal and Ghana, and in more locations in Uganda, where it was previously only available in Kampala and Entebbe, bringing the total number of countries

Review of iAfrikan's Annual Tech Round-Up 2017

The Annual Tech Round-Up 2017 was held at Metta Nairobi, bringing together over eighty participants and panellists drawn from various fields to discuss the stories and trends that have emerged over the course of 2016 in African tech. The discussion focused on five key areas identified by iAfrikan as having