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Kenya Braces Up To Host Grand Challenge Africa Forum

In 2003, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched Grand Challenges in Global Health (GCGH). It focused on 14 major scientific challenges that, if solved, could lead to key advances in preventing, treating, and curing diseases in the developing world. The Grand Challenge framework encompasses global health, water, energy, environment, food, education, security, and poverty. […]


Google Transit Launched in Nairobi

Google Transit, a public transport route planner that allows local users of Google maps to easily get direction has been launched in Nairobi. Google Transit service is a component of Google Maps and has over a million transit stops mapped in hundreds of cities. It links up map service directions with public transport routes and ensures specific […]


Nairobi’s C4DLab Opens Applications for its Accelerator Programme

C4DLab, the innovation lab of the University of Nairobi  has  launched Africa Technology & Innovation Accelerator (AfTIA), a programme that will incubate and accelerate startups and facilitate commercialization of innovations. C4DLab welcomes applications from FinTech, AgriTech, EdTech, GovTech and HealthTech startups. The AfTIA early-stage acceleration programme will last for a maximum of six months, and see successful startups receive seed funding of […]


East Africa’s Arts and Culture Festival, JAMAFEST to Hold in Nairobi

The 2015 edition of Jumuiya ya Afrika Mashariki Utamaduni Festival (JAMAFEST), East Africa’s premier Arts and Culture fiesta has been officially launched in Nairobi. Scheduled to hold at the Kenyatta International Conference Centre in Nairobi, Kenya from August 2nd to 8th, 2015, the festival will bring together East African cultural practitioners and administrators to celebrate the […]


On a Visit to Nairobi? Try These Five Restaurants

Whether you’re visiting Nairobi as a tourist, visiting to have fun and adventure or visiting as a result of  work, indulging your taste buds while in the bustling capital city of Kenya is never a boring experience. Nairobi is home to lots of restaurants, and they offer wide range of world class African and Continental cuisines, including Kenyan, […]