Nairobi, Kenya: Africa’s New Tech Hub?

Silicon Savanna“ is the title of a Time Magazine article on how mobiles are rapidly changing Africa – and how Africans shape technology. Author Alex Perry collects evidence on how and why Kenya is now becoming Africa’s new tech hub. He reports from the mobile development conference Pivot25 in Nairobi.

Perry gives an informative overview on the topic, recent history of tech in the region, and international and local IT companies based in Kenya, such as m-Pesa, Ushahidi, and Google’s African headquarter. He also points out Kenya’s new and radical adoption of an open data strategy: Nairobi, Kenya: Africa’s New Tech Hub? weiterlesen