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The Eastern Africa Grain Council (EAGC) has been developing and promoting Structured Trade in Grains and Cereals in the Eastern Africa Region. The components/building blocks of Structured Trade include, Grades & Standards, Post-Harvest Handling and Management, Storage and Warehousing & Warehouse Receipt System (WRS) and a Trading Platform. EAGC in

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Earlier today I met Ami Gosalia who leads growth initiatives at InVenture. InVenture is the business behind Mkopo Rahisi, an innovative micro credit Android mobile app that enables users to access unsecured mobile money loans in emerging markets like Kenya and Tanzania. Mkopo Rahisi has been in Kenya for a

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Airbnb is a beast. Started in 2008, Airbnb has over 1.5 million listings globally in over 190 countries covering over 34,000 cities and has served over 40 million guests to-date. According to its website, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the

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I am an avid user of Uber since they started offering their on-demand UberX services in Nairobi. One of the compelling factors for me using Uber is that on average you save around Kes. 200.00 per ride compared to your typical (read: old school) taxis. This adds up and has

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Something happened to media a few years ago. Its a trend that is accelerating everyday. For all intents and purposes, media as we know it has effectively been transformed by digital. Whether its a mix of social media as well as other types of digital media, the trends suggest that

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So. This is the first time I have ever done an unboxing technology video! This was organised by Infinix who just launched their stunning mid-range Zero2 (model X509) Android smartphone in Kenya this past week. The Zero2 is being sold via Jumia Kenya here and is going for the very competitive

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I wrote a blog post earlier this week here on the extreme measures that Kenya’s Communications Authority (CA) intended to take with regards public WiFi use in the country, as reported in the mainstream media. Thankfully, many of my concerns that led to the blog post were unfounded according to

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Big Brother – From the name of the head of state in George Orwell’s Nineteen Eighty-Four. A person or organisation exercising total control over people’s lives.  This one was truly a shocker. Honest. I read the coverage in today’s editions of the Business Daily here and the Daily Nation here.

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I love travelling in Kenya on holiday or business whenever I get the chance. There is so much to see and so much to do that its almost a little bewildering? Kenya is truly blessed in every sense of the word from a tourism perspective. Therefore, I was a little

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I received a press release earlier this evening that announced that Facebook has opened its very first office in Africa at the swanky Melrose Arch area of Johannesburg, South Africa. Facebook’s newest business office will be headed by Ogilvy veteran, Nunu Ntshingila, the company’s new Head of Africa. This move confirms

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