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Quick Hits June 30

– Now this is competitive advantage

– How to make a killer slide presentation.

– Is Google making you stupid?

_ Ushahidi featured in MIT’s Technology Review as one of Top 10 Start-ups to watch.

Poor women being detained at Pumwani Maternity Hospital

PLEASE HELP GET THE MESSAGE OUT. THE WOMEN ARE BEING DETAINED FOR NOT BEING ABLE TO PAY THE DELIVERY FEE OF KSHS 3,400.

We, at KENGO believe that it is our responsibility to hold all public institutions accountable and to ensure that in the delivery of services the right of all to dignity is […]

Electoral Review Commission hearings

Independent Electoral Review Commission(IREC) shall be holding its sittings in Nairobi from June 25 – 27, 2008 at the KICC from 9.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. Any bloggers who are free at the time…would be great if you could cover it.

sports betting tips Hypocritical UNEP campaign

The UN(EP) recently launched a campaign to encourage people to “Kick the CO2 habit.” That’s all well and good except for the fact that while, the UN is busy encouraging us to reduce carbon emissions, as Dipesh points out, they don’t seem to have a problem with staff members driving around Kenya (and I’m sure […]

Kenyan MPs asleep on the job

Read more here.

(Was) In Nairobi

EDIT: This post should have gone up last week but it got “eaten.”

Apologies for the lack of posts, I have been traveling for the last week and a half and more travel is coming up. This doesn’t seem to be a good year for me to travel, however, if my bags aren’t missing I’m […]

BarCamp Nairobi ’08

Should be a great event, I will be attending and possibly speaking and registering for the event gets you an Ushahidi t-shirt and lots of other “schwag”…and you get to hear about possible opportunities to help with the next version of Ushahidi (we are trying to put African developers on the map, no pun intended..heheh). […]

What’s Google East Africa’s strategy?

So I came across this post by Kenyan Entrepreneur and I was just as perturbed as he was.

Why would Google East Africa sign a deal with Wunderman (and who are they…can’t even locate a website?) rather than promote adwords accounts in East Africa? Is it difficult to do online transactions in East Africa […]