Dr. Evelyn Gitau: An African Immunologist in Search of Einstein 

Health risks and dangerous conditions such as malaria, pneumococcal infections, viral induced encephalopathy, and bacterial blood diseases continue to affect African populations, particularly children, across the continent. These matters also constantly keep Dr. Evelyn Gitau, a cellular immunologist from Kenya, busy in the lab and the field. Dr. Gitau believes that clinical immunity to malaria…

iPhones and “iCars”? Apple Plans to Test Autonomous Vehicles 

Drivers and pedestrians in California could soon share the road with stylish Lexus sports utility vehicles driven solely by technology developed by the company behind the legendary iPhone and Macintosh computers. In mid-April, the Department of Motor Vehicles in California approved a request by Apple to test three luxury hybrid SUVs equipped with self-driving technology…

Open Source Software Developed in Africa Saves Lives Around the World 

An open source software mapping platform co-founded by a Kenyan woman is being used by young Somalis to help drought and famine-stricken families get emergency relief. The name of the platform is Ushahidi, which in Swahili approximately means “to witness and record.” Ushahidi has already been used to coordinate earthquake relief efforts in Haiti and Chile, record environmental damage…

Keeping Kenyan Youth in the Personal Banking “Loop”

  Although there are some marked differences between African Millennials and their American counterparts, they share a certain sentiment towards personal banking. In Nairobi, the Commercial Bank of Africa (CBA) recognizes that long queues, red tape, and triplicate banking forms are not in the best interest of this customer segment—i.e. account holders born in the 1980s and…