Mobile entrepreneur Gilbert Mwiinga has released Constitution App, an ingenious tool that lets Zambian citizens participate in the country’s ongoing constitution-drafting process—effectively allowing almost any Zambian adult to help forge the nation.
Lost in Africa? No problem, your cellphone speaks African dialect. You just need to download an app called Bantu Babel to get you to the next hotel or restaurant. Two young developers have invented this mobile app for seven Zambian dialects. It is already being used by the U.S, Peace Corps. Other African languages will follow.
In Kenya, hiring private security is common practice, but verifying staff attendance remains a cumbersome, costly process. Meet Kate Kiguru, the mobile entrepreneur aiming to revolutionize the business of keeping Kenyan spaces safe.
Benjamin Lyon tells us about Kopo-Kopo - a mobile app founded with the idea to improve access to financial products in resource-poor countries back in the summer of 2010.