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Ushahidi Tracking EU Police Operations To Crackdown On Irregular Migrants

Ushahidi website is collecting updated information on police operations to detect irregular immigrants. “Mos Maiorum”, the EU-wide police operation to hunt irregular immigrants kicked off on 13th October and will continue until 26th October 2014. Ushahidi tries to document actions that are part of “Mos Maiorum” and share its effects with all. All the users […]

Over the years, Kenya has built respectable products like EABL’s Tusker brand and Safaricom’s money transfer success M-Pesa. Here, we revisit their stories as the country celebrates 50 years of Independence. M-Pesa In March 2007, Safaricom launched M-Pesa in Kenya. Today, the M-Pesa story has been retold over and over again. A simple searchof the name M-Pesa […]

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Crowdsourcing project Ushahidi develops tools to facilitate blood donations and help users contact loved ones in a crisis. The terror attacks by a group of suspected al-Shabaab militants at the Westgate mall in Nairobi shocked residents of the city and placed a heavy burden on emergency services. Following the horrible attack, Ushahidi has come up with two tools for emergencies. Ushahidi is […]

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The four-story mall on Ngong Road was once crammed with exclusive shops for Nairobi’s wealthy elite, selling imported furniture, golf clubs, designer clothes, Range Rover parts and $600 saucepans for the nouveaux riches of an unequal society. But over the past three years, the building has been transformed into a symbol of a new and […]

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Well this is super cool. The Ushahidi initiative that hopes to connect users the internet no matter where you are and without electricity has done it: the project has raised more than US$125 000 on Kickstarter. BRCK which is described as “the easiest, most reliable way to connect to the internet, anywhere in the world, even when you […]

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