BRCK, a Kenyan Internet provider, has bought rival Surf to become one of the biggest public Wi-Fi networks in sub-Saharan Africa. The terms of the deal weren’t disclosed.
It’s time for Tech4Africa. Now in its 5th year, Tech4Africa 2014 will serve up 85 speakers, including Cliff Central founder Gareth Cliff, at an event divided across 10 rooms. More than 250 talks were submitted for this year’s event. These attracted 14 000
South Africa appears to be losing its status as the preferred investment destination on the continent for international technology companies. That honour, increasingly, is going to Kenya, which may be on the cusp of a technology-fuelled era of economic growth. When apartheid ended in
A new Kickstarter project from a team of Kenyans wanting to build a piece of ruggedised communications hardware called BRCK has attracted more than 830 backers since it was launched on 5 May. Ushahidi, the company behind BRCK, had hoped to raise US$125 000. It reached this target on Monday night
Juliana Rotich co-founded Ushahidi, a Kenyan-based nonprofit tech company, in 2008 with the aim of using technology to map reports of violence in the wake of Kenya’s closely contested December 2007 general election. Today, Ushahidi continues to create open-source software
Kickstarter project BRCK, the brainchild of Kenyan nonprofit technology outfit Ushahidi, hopes to raise $125 000 to build a communications device that connects users to the Internet using any means possible, even when the power is out. And it’s well on its way to achieving its first objective. In little more
A new Kickstarter project from a team of Kenyans wanting to build a piece of communications hardware called BRCK has attracted more than 160 backers in its first two days, with funders contributing more than US$22 000 towards a goal of $125 000. BRCK is the brainchild