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Kenya: Africa’s Budding ICT Sector Offers More Opportunities

Kui Kinyanjui

It has been an amazing week for Kenya’s ICT sector.

First, one of our own, Murags (aka John Waibochi) became the proud care-taker of a million dollar enterprise after his company won the top prize in the Nokia’s Growth Economy Venture Challenge.

Contrary to the belief of most, this cash prize was not petty cash to fund Mr Waibochi’s out of town excursions, it is crucial venture funding that Virtual City’s presents to Kenya with the unique opportunity to officially get its software development aspirations off the ground, providing scope to create new revenue earners for the economy.

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Kenya: Coal Deposits Find a Boost for County

Charles Wanyoro

Nairobi — Economically viable coal and iron deposits have been discovered in the semi-arid Tharaka-Nithi county.

Energy minister Kiraitu Murungi said his ministry was keen to move in and start exploiting the natural resource to help alleviate poverty among the residents as well as boost the country’s income.

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