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Just a Band of Kenyan electro-heads
Jepthumba talks to Kenyan electronic music makers Just a Band, whose popularity has been growing since their 2008 debut album "Scratch to Reveal".
Juliana Rotich: Harnessing Africa’s potential with technology
Kenyan technologist Juliana Rotich lays out the tangible ways that governments can harness technology’s power to deliver services efficiently.
Swahili proverbs for the 21st century
Nairobi-based artist Musa Omusi is bringing the truisms, witty observations and sayings of the Kenyan people to life.
Q&A: Ng’endo Mukii
The filmmaker on why she fell in love with drawing and how “Yellow Fever” has catapulted her to the attention of the world.
#MakeChange: Flipping trash into treasure
They might be light and summery but flip-flops pose a deadly threat to Kenya’s coast.
Creative collectives in Africa
"Africa Is Now 2015", a Design Indaba project, introduces five groups in Angola, Egypt, Senegal and Kenya producing some of the most exciting work in Africa.
Telling Kenya's queer stories
We chat to the filmmakers of "The Stories of Our Lives" who risked their personal safety to depict the everyday lives of gay Kenyans.
Stories of Our Lives
"Stories of Our Lives" is a brave African film about the experiences of the LGBTI communities of Kenya.
The wood whisperers
The duo behind Studio Propolis, who present at Design Indaba Conference 2015, are single-minded about making by hand and using resources sparingly.
Ng’endo Mukii on exploring Kenyan identity through animation
Ng’endo Mukii, who will speak at Design Indaba Conference 2015, looks at 50 years of Kenyan independence through the lens of her family history.
Mille Collines goes down south
The story of how two Spaniards created a fashion brand designed, produced and retailed entirely in Africa.
Ng’endo Mukii is the Kenyan artist and animator behind the critically acclaimed short film "Yellow Fever".
Teaching the next generation of tech trailblazers
Judith Owigar, president of Akirachix, talks tech and its ability to empower young women in Kenya.
Evans Wadongo: The little light that could
Kenyan engineer and businessman Evans Wadongo tells us about his award-winning MwangaBora light and creating a sustainable economy in rural areas.
Studio Propolis: The labourers of love
Inside the Nairobi-based workshop of Naeem Biviji and Bethan Rayner, a husband-and-wife team who make all their own designs by hand.
Inside Kenya's iHub
The iHub is the heart centre of Kenya's tech revolution. We took its pulse on this tour inside.
SEVEN THIRTY Films: Capturing Kenyan perspectives in film
The sister duo behind this filmmaking studio tells us about the opportunities and challenges of being creative in Kenya.
Mark Kaigwa: Tracking digital trends in East Africa
The Nairobi-based social media strategist and blogger tells us where digital technology is heading in Kenya.
Juliana Rotich on a new tech ecosystem for Africa
What if solutions to the world’s problems came from Africa? asks Juliana Rotich, co-founder of Kenyan technology firm Ushahidi.
An artisanal architect in Nairobi
Kenyan-born Naeem Biviji is a rare kind of architect who takes on only small-scale projects and crafts all his furnishings by hand.
Juliana Rotich on a new tech ecosystem for Africa (trailer)
The co-founder of Ushahidi shares her journey on the frontlines of technology and digital connectivity in Africa.
"Let Go" by Jarel
Kenyan crooner Jarel's track is a jazz-infused celebration of freedom and release.
"Aparo" by Kato Change and Lisa Oduor-Noah
Banish winter blues with this balmy collaboration between Kenyan guitarist Kato Change and vocalist Lisa Oduor-Noah.
In the heart of the forest
Boogertman + Partners Architects have won an architectural competition to design the Karura Forest Environmental Education Centre in Nairobi, Kenya.
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