Commuters in Nairobi can now access the routes of the over 20,000 matatus (public buses) operating in the city, with the Transit App. The app which was populated with data made available by the University of Nairobi, Columbia University’s Center for Sustainable Urban Development, Groupshot, and MIT’s Civic Design Lab
Africa first is the main vision of Rwandan fashion label, Mille Collines. Rather than focusing on the highly saturated international fashion market, the luxury brand prides itself on keeping its production and distribution centred around the continent by working with over 270 local artisans.
Uber, the world’s largest online taxi hailing platform, is finally available in Kenya. The service will hit Nairobi’s streets next week, and is typically offering first time users free rides via a promo, in concert with a local restaurant discovery platform.
Nigerian billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote, has been named Forbes Africa Person of the Year 2014. The announcement was made at the unveiling ceremony, which took place in Kenya’s capital city Nairobi, CNBC Africa reports. Speaking on the award, a panel of judges at the event said: “Aliko Dangote is a
Suspected Al-Shabab militants attacked a quarry in northeastern Kenya early on Tuesday morning. They reportedly separated the Christians from Muslim quarry workers, and opened fire on the Christians, killing 36 of them. The incident took place in Kormey village, 9 miles from Mandera, which is close to the Somalian border,