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e-Health Startups

In 2020, the African technology start-up sector had a record-breaking year of funding. 397 startups raised over US $700m in capital, a growth of 42.7% in total funding. These numbers represent impressive growth from 2019, even with the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa and Egypt have

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The Flipflopi: Kenya’s Response to the Plastic Crisis

THE ‘PLASTIC CRISIS’ Discussion and disapproval of the ‘plastic crisis’ has increased greatly in recent years, encouraging a worldwide revolt against the harmful material. Plastic is a problem as it is a man-made (synthetic) material that takes hundreds of years to break down naturally. Single-use plastic items, which are used

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Kenya and Somalia’s Diplomatic Row

The politician Musalia Mudavadi (former vice president of Kenya) appealed in February 2019 to the international community to urgently act on the looming border row between Kenya and Somalia to keep it from escalating. The tension between the two countries stems from the conflict between Kenya and Somalia over oil

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Computer labs for the blind: the inspiring story of inABLE in Kenya

We want to share an inspiring story with you. inABLE was founded in 2006. Their initial aim was to provide safe spaces for children to read. In 2008, Irene Mbari-Kirika, the founder of inABLE was inspired by blind children in Thika, Kenya, and inABLE decided to focus on empowering blind

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