Female Genital Mutilation

Kenyan teens create app to end Female Genital Mutilation

According to a report via, five Kenyan girls will be flown to Google headquarters in California, U.S.A, after inventing “I-cut”, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). As revealed by the report, I-cut connects girls at risk of FGM with rescue centres and gives legal and medical help to those who have been cut. Organisers say the five teenagers, aged 15 to 17, are the onl... »

digital literacy

Airtel Kenya extends digital literacy support

Airtel Kenya has extended its support for digital literacy around and in urban and urban communities across the country, offering more routers and 3G connectivity to ensure free internet connection services to the Intel Mobile Caravan under the She Will Connect programme. Following the official launch of the Intel Mobile Caravan in September 2016 by Airtel, Intel and other partners, a three-day tr... »

Huawei openlab

Kenya: Huawei sends top Kenyan students to China for training

Huawei has revealed that nine top students, located within Kenya, drawn from local universities are set to undergo a two-week fellowship and training programme in advanced Information Technology systems at the Huawei Global Headquarters in China. This is according to a report via TelecomPaper. The report reveals that the students will undertake the training programme courtesy of Huawei Technologie... »

taxi chap chap

Taxi Chap Chap launches hailing app in Kenya

According to a report via TelecomPaper, Kenya’s Taxi Chap Chap has officially launched its mobile lift hailing application after successfully trialling it for the last six months. According to the report, anyone who downloads the Taxi Chap Chap app, available for both Android and iOS, from 01-30 September 2016 will be entered into the lucky draw and stand a chance to win a pair of air ticket... »

free internet

Facebook CEO visits Nairobi to see Kenya in action

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is visiting Kenya this week on his first trip to Africa, using his time in the country to visit the iHub technology hub in Nairobi, meet with developers and partners, and explore how the country’s pioneering mobile money ecosystem is evolving. Zuckerberg is in Kenya to see how technology innovation is changing the country, learn more about what mobile entrepreneurs are... »