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Monday, September 29, 2008

New humanitarian / social games: "Joseph is a [Ugandan] character in a cutting-edge Alternate Reality Game launched by the Red Cross on Monday -- a 21st century cross between a role-playing game and a treasure hunt. The game called "Traces of Hope" ( is the first time a charity has used the interactive ARG format more commonly used to promote films and commercial products." (via Reuters)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

News: According to a release from Kenya's ICT board, KenCall EPZ has won an Call Center Award. See the shortlist:

Non-European Call Centre of the Year

24/7 Customer, India
EMP - Emirates Marketing & Promotion, U.A.E.
-> KenCall EPZ Ltd, Kenya
Vodacom, South Africa

Saturday, September 06, 2008

A breakthrough in Kenya's M-Banking revolution - ... "withdrawals can be made from 110 PesaPoint ATMs in 46 towns around the country without the use of an ATM card"

Meanwhile, more Kenya mobile money news... A Kenyan sex worker is duped by fake mobile payoff; while banks get ready to cry foul  and finally, poor Zain, market share evaporating, bleeding money in a horrible re-branding, bravely says it's relauching its own money transfer service, Sokotele ...

Monday, September 01, 2008

Amazing Washington Post expose: er... the African Middle Class exists...