A few weeks ago, one of the Facebook groups (Cake Shop Uganda) that I am a part of launched a massive campaign. The Facebook group created to link cake customers with bakers and the other way round is one of the biggest thriving Facebook Groups turned communities in Uganda. The campaign was to raise awarenessREAD MORE
It almost seems someone at the top of the food chain wants mobile money to fail in Uganda. That can be the only reason for the latest developments. It all started perfectly and for a moment, it looked like we were going to transform financial inclusion but before take off, some folks are out toREAD MORE
I saw that tweet and so I asked fellow social good practitioners what they thought – Sartaj explained a few things. In his words: 1/ Pure tech is backed by pure capitalism because it makes old money relevant again & reinforces the old power to new power transformation. 2/ Empathetic tech requires capital for goodREAD MORE
The recent deportation of famed 60-year-old Congolese rumba star, Koffi Olomide, after he was filmed apparently kicking a female member of his band at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport has once again highlighted both the power and limitations of social media in Kenya. A video of the incident went viral on the internet precipitating aREAD MORE
In the last three months, I have attended two major events and participated in discussions on free speech on the internet. On July 10, I participated in the Uganda social media conference in Kampala. Earlier in May, I was in Berlin for the 10th edition of re:publica. Discussions at the two events reveal one thing:READ MORE
Freedom of expression is a lot of things – and for this digital savvy age: cartoons and memes have become a crucial part communicating online. If you don’t already know : a meme is defined as : “a humorous image, video, piece of text, etc. that is copied (often with slight variations) and spread rapidlyREAD MORE
Happy New Year! This year starts on a very interesting note for Ugandans as political campaigns are underway in the country – as political leaders are busy campaigning to stay or get into office. Very crucial to this year’s elections is the use of Social Media platforms for mobilization of voters and hopefully votes. IREAD MORE
Dear Kenyans, "We must start somewhere" is not an argument against having a plan. What does a "regenerated" Nairobi look like? Which riparians will be reclaimed? Do they include the slums which house over two-thirds of Nairobians? Where will those folks go?
Every time someone is shot the reply: This is getting out of hand! In 2001 5 people were killed in Namanve by one Mamerito, In 2006 2 people were shot at Bulange, Mengo by Magara, In 2016 Emmanuel Nsubuga was shot in Wandegeya and 22 Injuried, etc. It got out of hand 17 years ago twitter.com/olivemus…
Dear Kenyans, The rewards of corruption far outstrip our capacity to punish it. We will not fix it via prosecutions, though those are vital. The focus should be on systemic overhaul to eliminate the opportunities and incentives for graft. That's @UKenyatta's greatest failure. twitter.com/dailynat…
Will KE media follow up on the 800 unsound buildings about to collapse that @EmmaMiloyo has spoken about on #PressPass? One of her predecessors, Gideon Mulyungi, estimated that 90% of buildings outside Nairobi's city centre are not professionally built. gathara.blogspot.com…
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