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(Guest Post by Samuel Maina. Samuel Maina is a Kenyan communications consultant & digital security trainer. He is the founder of Kijani Media and a blogger.)

The launch of a new digital security guide targets to reduce cyber-attacks against Environmental Rights Defenders in sub-Saharan Africa by equipping them with knowledge and tools to combat surveillance and disruption.

In October 2014, Tactical Technology Collective, a Berlin-based info-activism organization, launched the ‘Digital security tools and …

We’ve been discussing the new Crowdmap.com recently, and our own Brandon Rosage has shared some great videos of the new UX we’re feverishly working on. We thought it would be a good time to discuss how we’re building the new Crowdmap.com, and why we’ve taken the approach we have. Let’s start at the (sort of) beginning…

Our Team

We have great design chops on this team, and a wealth of engineering experience, but …

[Note: This article was originally posted on Ensia, written by Katie G. Nelson]

Putting power into the hands of the people is, quite literally, Erik Hersman’s life’s work.

With the help of mobile phone technology, open-source software and a team of socially conscious entrepreneurs, the Kenya-raised tech guru has emerged as one of the foremost leaders in Africa’s growing digital democratization movement. His mission: to …

Open Explorer BRCK Expedition: EdTech on The Nile

Ushahidi has helped our friends and fellow conspirators, OpenROV, make their dream of open exploration possible by building OpenExplorer.com using the Crowdmap API. It is an incredible project, something we are super excited about as a team both because of the technical things achieved in the site but also because of the bigger vision, to open up exploration to any one.

Last week …

On Wednesday, 29 October, which also happened to be the International Internet Day, Making All Voices Count opened the South to South Lab in Nairobi. The lab shall foster learning and shorten the learning curve for implementers everywhere, particularly in the global south, as further explained here.

The guest of honour, Anders Rönquist, Head of Development Cooperation Kenya at the Embassy of Sweden in Nairobi, led the way by engaging the boxing ball named ‘corruption’, wearing …

The Ebola epidemic has finally captured international attention. Coverage of Ebola was minimal when the disease was confined to West Africa, but a small number of recent cases in the US and Europe have sparked frantic, hysterical reporting from western media outlets and subsequent public panic. In light of this, it’s important to keep the threat in perspective. For example, the above chart shows the number of confirmed and suspected cases in every country …

[This is the first post of a two-part series written by Arushi Jain, Betty Mutimba and Natasha Wissanji]

Let’s start with a cup of coffee. The partners, team leaders and other community members had convened once again for a day of discussions around past trends of the ecosystem, its current focusses and its future prospects.The second Partnership Day started off with a brief introduction by Pete. His story is rather romantic –  a …