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…

Telkom Kenya Launches Digital Initiative to Offer Free Wi-Fi

  Telkom Kenya, the powerhouse landline service provider in Kenya, has announced its plan to launch digital services to its customers—specifically, free Wi-Fi. The company has teamed up with the Ministry of ICT and the National Constituency Development Fund to install 1160 constituency hubs, which equates to four per constituency. The goal is to create hotspots…

The Innovative Ajira Digital Initiative: Creating Opportunities for Kenyan Youth

  Enhanced Internet Access in Kenya Kenya recently announced an ambitious program to use digital resources to generate income opportunities for thousands of young people. The Ajira Digital Initiative plans to introduce teens to useful internet training platforms and job portals. Kenya hopes to train up to a million young people to freelance online in…

Against All Odds, Cameroonian Teenager Wins Google Coding Challenge

  Nji Collins Gbah, a 17-year-old student from Cameroon, is the latest winner of the Google Code-In Challenge, an annual contest that encourages young students around the world to show off their programming skills. Nji has certainly made his nation proud by becoming the first African to earn this prestigious award; moreover, he did so…