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iHub By Rhoda / October 24, 2012

Code 4 Kenya October Updates


The Kenya Open Data Pre-Incubator is a six-month experiment to help accelerate the public’s ability to make sense of data and to galvanize engagement around critical public issues. The experiment, conducted by a consortium consisting of AMI, Open Institute, @iLab Africa, iHub Research, the World Bank and the Kenya ICT

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iHub By Joseph / October 24, 2012

Is Africa ready for Artificial Intelligence?


In a span of less than one year, iHub Robotics has so far arranged three successful robotics boot camps. What has stood out over time is the growing interest in the area on artificial intelligence (AI), with a number of our participants being beginners in robotics. What’s even more interesting

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iHub Research By iHub Administrator / October 24, 2012

iHub Research Moves to the Second Floor

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After one and a half years of growing the research arm of the iHub, we are now expanding to the second floor. With sometimes over 12 staff members crammed into our 400-square feet space, our office has been over capacity for the last 6 months. Therefore, we are happy to

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iHub By Hilda Moraa / October 24, 2012

How Mobile technology has been used to create an impact in Cameroon


Introduction Salim Amin, chairman of A24 Media in Nairobi once said, “The mobile phone has had a bigger impact on the African than colonization”.  Mobile phones have certainly affected the vast majority of Africans and has subsequently been branded Africa’s Swiss army knife. The mobile infrastructure is the only infrastructure

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iHub By iHub Administrator / October 24, 2012

Guest Editorial: Money Management at the BOP


By Supriya Singh Irene[1], 30, sits in a pandanus hut fringed by mountains in the Morobe province inPapua New Guinea and tells how her family of six lives on $2.79 a day. They grow 150 kg of betel nut that brings them about 1000 kina (roughly $500) a year. This

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