Innovator's dilemma

Move fast and break things. Experiment, fail, learn and repeat. Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Think bigger. Complaining is not a strategy. The riskiest thing is to take no risks. These and many more blurbs as curated from startup founders and their teams have become the rallying…

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Supporting Afrikan entrepreneurship ecosystem leaders

Village Capital, a company that finds, trains, and invests in entrepreneurs solving real-world problems in emerging markets, is inviting incubators, accelerators and seed funds in sub-Saharan Afrika to apply for its VilCap Communities Africa programme. The programme's aim is to equip Afrikan entrepreneur ecosystem leaders with various tools, resources and…

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Kenya to publish Draft Data Protection Bill

Joseph Mucheru, Kenya's Minister of Information, Communication and Technology, has said that the Draft Data Protection Bill will be published during June 2018 for consideration and comment. The Draft Data Protection Bill will focus on how various businesses and organizations should handle the personal data of Kenyans. Furthermore, the draft…

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Cyberspace is the latest conflict frontier in Afrika

In August 2012, terrorist group, Boko Haram, reportedly hacked into Nigeria’s secret service and acquired private data on current and former personnel. In April 2016, a group calling itself “Anonymous” was able to hack into the database of the Kenyan Ministry of Foreign Affairs and steal sensitive data. More…

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Mobile apps to transform agriculture in Kenya

Kenya has launched 14 mobile applications to help farmers transfer technologies that enhance agricultural productivity and trade. The mobile apps target crops such as avocado, banana, cassava, maize, guava, cowpea and potato. According to experts, Kenya is transforming its agriculture given that old ways of delivering important services to populations…

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