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8 Questions for Loïc Amado, Uber East Africa General Manager.

It’s right about two and half years since Uber Launched in Nairobi, its third city in Sub-Saharan Africa. Since then, it has had quite an experience, much like it’s global office; clashes with local taxi companies, a few tiffs with driver partners, fast growth, expansion to other Kenyan towns and East African cities and even...

9 Fascinating Facts About Lake Turkana

Turkana is one of my top places to visit in 2017, right there at the top of the list. My first list ever. But that is besides the point. Turkana is beautiful. The Northern part of Kenya is. Basically, when most people say they are going to visit Turkana, the destination is Lake Turkana. One...

The Downside To The Entrepreneurship Gospel

You needed to be at the iHub on the 26th of July 2015 to understand how popular an entrepreneur is. A successful internet entrepreneur moreso. It was a hot Sunday afternoon during the weekend Nairobi hosted the GES. If you may recall, we had some quite serious guys in town, including Barry, the President of...

Nairobi is Missing From Startup Genome Ranking of Most Valuable Startup Ecoystems in Africa

It’s basically official  now, the most buzz in tech startups has moved West. Lagos, to be specific. At $ 2 Billion, Lagos is the startup ecosystem with the highest value in Africa, according to Startup Genome's 2017 Global Startup Ecosystem Report and Ranking report. It however has fewer active startups, estimated to be between 400-700,...

6 Questions for African Stock Photo, an Afro-Focused Stock Photography Startup That Promises Better Returns for Photographers

When the story of the rebranding of Africa is told, there will be a wide chapter on the boom in visual documenting we are currently witnessing on the continent. I bet Africa has never before been photographed by Africans as it is being currently photographed. An interesting element of this is the rise of photography...

Nomad, A Magazine That Focuses On The Adventurous Side of Travel, Is Eat Out's Latest Publishing Venture

Eat Out Kenya has launched Nomad, an East Africa focused travel magazine. It’s aim is to inspire and inform travellers through providing information on things to do and places that are close to home that are worth visiting . The first issue is already available in distribution points across Nairobi. The magazine is distributed for...

Creative Mention: Dan "Chizi" Aceda

For Clarifying What a Hit Song Is, and Debunking A Few Kenyan Music Industry Myths With Data...There have always been some sore points in the Kenyan music industry.  Players have had back and forths about these issues, which, it now seems, are not so black and white,  after all. One curious point with the music...

Uber Revises Prices Upwards in Kenya, Driver Partners Maintain They're On Strike

Uber Kenya has, this morning, revised their prices upwards. This comes after weeks of incessant pressure from Uber driver partners. The driver partners have been intermittently on strike for the last few weeks demanding that Uber 1.) adjusts the fares upwards, and 2.) lowers the percentage of the amount they deduct from every ride. The...

Six Questions for Filmmaker Jackie Lebo on Her Inspirations, Acclaimed Works and Creative Process

It is 2012. I am sitting in Spree club, Eldoret recovering from some  intense 100 seconds. Rudisha has just set a new world record. For most of us, the 1.40. 91 was  pretty much all we got to see of Rudisha's talent. For Jackie Lebo, it was a befitting conclusion to Gun To Tape, a...

UberCHOPPER was a Marketing Campaign, Not a Product (Not for Now, Atleast)

Last year, Uber Kenya partnered with Corporate Helicopters for an online marketing blitz. They organized a competition on social media  whose winners would get chopper rides over Kenya's  two main cities. In Mombasa, riders would get a 20 minutes flight over the coastline. Nairobi based Uber riders got a 20 minutes flight over the Rift...

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