Africa: Fuel Shortage Crisis – Who is Responsible?

By Tijani Salami and Jane Otai — Kenya’s recent fuel crisis has left petrol pumps dry. Politicians are blaming each other and giving varied reasons for the shortage, from the government being inept to government plans to increase prices in an effort to get money for campaigning to the misappropriation of funds meant to subsidize …

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Better Customise Coronavirus Solutions

BY Damaris Muhia When the first case of the novel coronavirus was reported in Wuhan, China, nobody predicted its globally disruptive nature. But in just four months, Covid-19 has paralysed business, government, academia and, of course, health systems. The world has truly changed with messages like the following inundating the airwaves and social media: stay …

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Shikoh Gitau

Dr. Gitau was born to a poor family, but had a talent for math, and was able to get funding to pursue her MSc in Computer Science, and later her PhD at the University of Capetown. While at UCT, she designed a simple but powerful mobile-phone based system called "Ummeli" to connect skilled workers from the …

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Evans Wadongo

Wadongo, who grew up in rural Kenya, made his mark early by designing a solar lamp made from mostly recycled materials that could be easily built. In his first year in college, he used part of his student loan to produce more of the lamps – and eventually transformed the project into Sustainable Development for …

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David Kuria

David Kuria is the CEO of Ecotact Limited and the Regional Social Entrepreneur of the Year for Africa, 2009. Ecotact is a social enterprise that invests in innovations to solve the sanitation crisis in Africa and beyond. The company's award winning flagship project, Ikotoilet (founded by Kuria), is revolutionizing the sanitation industry and transforming it …

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