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Join The Crisismappers!

Heather Leson | Ushahidi | September 10, 2013

Crisismappers of all map forms, organizations and disciplines will be converging on Nairobi in November 2013 for the 5th Annual International Conference of Crisismappers (ICCM) . Join important humanitarian, human rights, development and media organizations along with the world’s best technology companies, academics, journalists and hackers. [...] Read More »

Joseph Kony 2012: It's Fine to 'Stop Kony' and the LRA. But Learn to Respect Africans.

Semhar Araia | Christian Science Monitor | March 8, 2012

Of course Joseph Kony should be captured. But this approach is flawed. The video shows only a Western audience, without any reference to African partners or leaders. They are disempowering and undermining the role of Africans. They failed to recognize the role of individuals like Betty Bigombe, a long-time Ugandan activist, or seek partnerships with African organizations for the launch, such as Ushahidi or Africans Act for Africa.

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Juliana Rotich Maps The Future With Ushahidi #designindaba

Herman Manson | | February 27, 2014

Juliana Rotich, a speaker at Design Indaba 2014, has a remarkable eye. Show her a map of undersea broadband cables connecting to Africa, and she points out that they still follow the sea routes that helped make Africa a continent of colonies not so many decades ago. Read More »

Kenya Pushes Technology Into Overdrive

Staff Writer | Sierra Express Media | April 23, 2013

The country that gave the world two groundbreaking innovations in technology: M-Pesa, a mobile banking system, and Ushahidi, a platform for crowdsourcing information during disasters, is now taking its technological talents to new heights. The East African nation of Kenya has just started construction on a 5,000-acres piece of land in Konza... Read More »

Kenya's Startup Boom

David Talbot | Technology Review | March 1, 2012

But step inside, and it feels as if you've been transported to a Silicon Valley startup. Dozens of twentysomethings toil away on laptops; a few blow off steam at a foosball table; Pete's coffee bar (not to be confused with Peet's of the United States) doles out cappuccinos, milk shakes, and slabs of banana bread. This is a business incubator called iHub, the fruit of a homegrown information technology culture that had its coming-of-age moment in December 2007.

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Kenya's Ushahidi Brings Tech Help Where It's Needed Most

Arik Hesseldahl | Tech Investor News | April 16, 2013

“If it works in Africa it will work anywhere.” It’s something occasionally said about the mobile market on the continent. It’s something that Juliana Rotich has lived as the head of Ushahidi, a non-profit tech organization born during the chaos of post-election violence in Kenya... Read More »

Kenya's Ushahidi Launches Apps for Offline Data Collection

Tom Jackson | Web Africa | March 23, 2017

Kenyan company Ushahidi, a crowdsourcing data platform that allows for the better collection and management of information, has released iOS and Android apps that allow users to make reports even when they lack internet connectivity. The Ushahidi platform enables organisations to better collect, manage, visualise, and respond to data across various communication channels, including SMS, web form, mobile app, email, and Twitter...

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Kenya: Ushahidi's Ping APP To Help Users Check On Status of Colleagues

Lilian Mutegi | allAfrica | October 9, 2014

Ushahidi has released a private alpha for its new messaging app,Ping, that has already been translated into 15 languages and works with a variety of global SMS providers like Nexmo, Twilio and Clickatell among others.  Ping with the private alpha will open the doors to businesses, municipalities, and organizations who are looking for tool like Ping...

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Kenya: World Bank Thumbs Up Open Data Move

Charles Gichane | All Africa | February 21, 2012

World Bank Group Managing Director Caroline Anstey has lauded the government for opening up access to State information through the Kenya Open Data Initiative (KODI). She said the initiative that was launched by President Mwai Kibaki in July last year grants citizens access to information which ultimately spreads knowledge, creating transparency and accountability. Read More »

Kenyan Tech Star Ushahidi Makes Major Design Updates

Toby Shapshak | Forbes | June 14, 2016

Ushahidi, one of the earliest Kenyan tech success stories, has unveiled a major redesign of its key features and its look-and-feel. Launched in December 2008 during the violence that followed the disputed Kenyan elections, Ushahidi (which means “witness” in Swahili) is ranked with M-Pesa as one of Kenya’s greatest start-up successes. US President Barack Obama praised Kenya’s tech entrepreneurs during a visit to the country his father was born in last July: “This continent needs to be a future hub of global growth, not just African growth”...

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Kenyan Ushahidi Co-Founder Wins Award For Outstanding Social Commitment

Makumi Mercy | HumanIPO | July 18, 2013

Juliana Rotich, Ushahidi co-founder and managing director, has been honoured with with an Impact Award at the DLDwomen 2013 conference in Munich. Read More »

Kenya’s BRCK Launch Delayed Until Next Year

Selipha Kihagi | HumanIPO | October 25, 2013

Kenyan technology firm Ushahidi has pushed back the release date of BRCK, an internet device designed by Kenyan technology company Ushahidi to keep people connected to the internet during network downtime, until the first quarter of 2014. Read More »

Kenya’s Kuhonga Fighting Corruption Using The Ushahidi Platform

Tefo Mohapi | HumanIPO | January 17, 2013

Kuhonga, an anti-corruption mapping platform, seeks to address the question “how can we crush corruption in Africa?” by using data and maps to track activity related to corruption. Read More »

Kenya’s Ushahidi Brings Tech Help Where It’s Needed Most

Arik Hesseldahl | All Things Digital | April 16, 2013

“If it works in Africa, it will work anywhere.” It’s something that’s occasionally said about the mobile market on the continent. And it’s something that Juliana Rotich has lived as the head of Ushahidi... Read More »

Kenya’s Ushahidi To Be Redesigned

Tefo Mohapi | HumanIPO | July 24, 2012

The process of redesigning Ushahidi platform, a mobile app enabling users to crowdsource crisis information, is currently on track. The new platform, Ushahidi v3, will be a complete redesign of Ushahidi’s core platform with the front-end set to be more mobile web-focused. Read More »