Electric cars in Africa: this could happen sooner than we think

Coming back from a trip to East Africa two impressions and one conclusion stayed with me: for the first time in decades there will be a electricity surplus in East Africa and Kenyans are great innovators (Uber watch out!). The conclusion: There is a great opportunity for electric vehicles! Electricity Coming from a supposedly “green” Germany, that still generates around 40% of its power from coal – it struck me that East Africa is almost completely based on renewable power with a diversified base: hydro, geothermal, wind and solar resources.…

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Is Social Media the new threat to the political stability in East Africa?

Guest post by Stephen Obeli Someday Unlike the Arab world that is still nursing wounds of revolutions powered by social media in 2011, East Africa so far does not have a case against the fast-growing internet service in the region. All combined, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Burundi have just under 60 million internet users with Kenya and Uganda taking more than 69% of that total. Ahead of President Barack Obama’s visit to Kenya in July 2015, American broadcaster CNN aired a story under the tagline ‘Obama heads to terror…

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