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In Kenya, Women’s Smartphone Access Is Controlled By Men

The differences in the way men and women use technology have been studied lots of times, but a new report from Mozilla shows that in some countries, that difference is downright depressing. Read More >>

science
The World’s Oldest Stone Tools Were Not Made By Humans

Archeologists working in Kenya have discovered the world’s oldest stone tools. At 3.3 million years, they’re 700,000 years older than what were previously the most ancient stone tools ever discovered. In fact, they’re even older than humans. Read More >>

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Facebook and Google Are Locking in African Customers With Freebie Deals

Facebook and Google have grand plans to bring the internet to developing nations, paying lip service to altruistic visions of global connectivity. But let's always remember that these US tech giants are also gunning for new customers and the lucrative data that comes with them. Read More >>

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Why Google is so Interested in Kenya’s Transit System

The thousands of graphics-covered minibuses called matatus that zip through Nairobi make up one of the largest (and liveliest) informal transportation systems in the world. This unregulated—some might say renegade—transit keeps the city moving rather efficiently, and, until recently, was an all-cash business. Until Google stepped in. Read More >>

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Drones Could Help Reduce Poaching in Kenya by 96 Per Cent

Drones will soon fill the skies above Kenya's 52 national parks and reserves, after a successful pilot program showed that they're effective at stopping poachers. Very effective: In the pilot program, drones reduced poaching by a remarkable 96 per cent. Read More >>

locations
Nine Transportation-Related Jobs That Only Exist in Certain Cultures

Would you be willing to get paid to act as a third passenger in a vehicle so the car could drive into a congestion-restricted area? How about signing up to pack people into crowded train carriages? Dress up as a zebra and walk the streets, preventing cars from running red lights? Read More >>

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Why do Chinese Investors Want to Build a Dubai-Style City in Kenya?

A coalition of 100 investors announced plans to build a "Chinese-controlled economic zone" populated by skyscrapers and luxury residences. Their new city will be in Kenya, but the goal is to "match the glamour of Dubai." What would motivate investors to go to the trouble of building a massive new city in a country other than their own? It's pretty simple, actually. Read More >>

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Jet-Off to Kenya for £479pp With Your “Sun, Sand and Safari” Deal of the Day

Do you like going on holiday but are sick of Europe? If so, and you like trying to sleep in stifling heat, sweating all the suntan oil out of your skin on white bedsheets that have been tucked in so forcibly that you dislocate your shoulder trying to loosen them? Read More >>

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What Kenya’s Mall Siege Reveals About the Urban Future of War

A 2003 article in the Military Review has proven darkly prescient with last weekend’s terrorist siege of an indoor shopping mall in Nairobi, Kenya. Written by two retired US Army Lieutenant Colonels, the piece outlines the emergence of modern-day siege warfare tactics, or the invasion of large architectural structures. Read More >>

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Scientists Have Found a Huge Underground Water Reserve in Kenya

This is incredible. Scientists have found an underground water reserve in Kenya so large that it could meet the entire country's water needs for the next 70 years. Using satellite, radar and geological technology, scientists found an aquifer—an underground layer of water-bearing material—that contains 200 billion cubic metres of fresh water. Read More >>

GTA Kenya-style
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If You Thought Chinese Knock-Off Movies Were Funny, Wait Till You See the Games in Kenya

Ever thought that GTA needed a little bit of a SAW injection, or maybe even a spot of Kirk Douglas? No, me neither, but the batshit-crazy knock-off modded games shops in Kenya think you do, and that's not the weirdest part of it. Read More >>