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Twiga Foods emerge as Winners at CIO100 Awards

Twiga Foods emerge as Winners at CIO100 Awards

Business, Mobile, Startups, Technology
Twiga Foods is a mobile-based supply platform for Africa’s retail outlets, kiosks, and market stalls. The company is using a mobile-based, cashless, business-to-business (B2B) supply platform to access distribution into the millions of small and medium-sized vendors in African urban markets. Twiga Foods, were the sole winners of the Plus One Award at the regional CIO100 Awards and Symposium. They won the award, in light of their spearheading efforts to digitize and ease up the entire sourcing, purchase and delivery process. Since 2014, Twiga Foods have been at the forefront of bridging gaps in the food market, this was through the development of a cutting edge platform, designed to create an efficient, fair and transparent market place. With over 17,000 farmers, and over 8,000 vendor
Has a techie solution to stop FGM been found?

Has a techie solution to stop FGM been found?

Internet, Mobile, Technology
Female Genital Mutilation is a non-medical procedure  that removes part or all of a girl's exterior genitalia. FGM is a traditional practice that has been passed from generation to generation for a number of years. The act is predominantly  practiced in Africa, Asia and the Middle-East typically intended to prevent the girls from engaging in premarital sex . Despite the fact that it is illegal and causes harm if not death to the individual, some cultures see it as a mandatory rite of passage for the females in that community. The world is evolving and most if not all countries are acknowledging the fact that we are moving to a digital world where different innovations are upcoming almost on a daily. In Kenya,  five teenage girls come up with an idea that will help prevent FGM in the cou
Drones: Are they the new method of delivery?

Drones: Are they the new method of delivery?

Startups, Technology
Drones are usually used for different reasons such as recreational purposes like shooting videos from an arial view or just to test your flying skills. Another reason drones are used is to spy on people. Who knew it could also be used as an agent of delivery? A drone service firm is in talks with the Ugandan government on a deal to deliver blood packages, drugs and medical equipment to public health facilities, an executive told Reuters on Friday. A deal could see Uganda join a small number of other African countries, such as Ghana and Rwanda, that have deployed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to help public health logistics. Uganda’s public hospitals often face shortages of essential supplies, such as blood, drugs, syringes, gauze and gloves, sometimes due to unreliable transport th
Microsoft is bringing Google accounts to Outlook

Microsoft is bringing Google accounts to Outlook

Internet, Technology
Microsoft, the biggest tech giant, has over the years been co-operative and receptive to the peoples suggestions and requests on how to make their services more effective for users worldwide. The good news is that Microsoft is working on something new. According to reports, Microsoft has started testing their integration of Gmail, Google Drive, and Google Calendar into their Outlook.com. Users will be able to link their Google Account to any Outlook.com account and after doing so Google Calendar, documents in Google Drive, and Gmail will immediately be shown inside Outlook.com. The integration with Google Drive will support files and documents from Google’s service, allowing users to swiftly attach them to emails in both Gmail and Outlook. The question is when this feature goes fully
An innovators desire to Understand using gloves

An innovators desire to Understand using gloves

Mobile, Technology
When the motivation behind an invention is family and the love you have for them, nothing can stop you from making it happen. 25 year old Kenyan innovator, Roy Allela, can be used as an example. Roy earned global recognition with his invention of a Smart Hand Gloves which are capable of converting sign language movements into audio speech. He says the need to communicate with his 6-year-old niece, who was born deaf, inspired him to build the technology. According to Allela, his niece encountered difficulties while communicating with members of her family since none of them is conversant with sign language. The smart gloves – dubbed Sign-IO – have flex sensors that are placed on each finger and have the capacity to quantify the bend of a finger and process the letter being signed. Using