Kenya

7:39am

Sun November 17, 2013
Technology

Kenya hopes technology will help its economy break through

Swalleh Abdullahi tending a small shop that sells mobile phones and an array of cords and cables in the Kibera section of Nairobi.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

WRVO's Ryan Delaney recently returned from a reporting trip to Kenya funded through a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists. You can find more of his reporting here.

Kenya is eyeing technology as a way to propel it into the developing world, but the digital divide remains daunting.

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7:49am

Sun November 10, 2013
Technology

In Kenya, waiting for Konza Techno City

A woman walks by the site of the proposed Konza Techno City about 50 miles outside of Nairobi.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

WRVO's Ryan Delaney recently returned from a reporting trip to Kenya funded through a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists. You can find more of his reporting here.

Along the main road between Nairobi, the capital, and Mombasa, on the coast, sits the future home of Kenya's "Silicon Savannah," but right now it’s just a regular savannah. Dry grasslands stretch on for miles, except for a fenced-in plot where a few shacks house guards ready to greet visitors.

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7:25am

Sun November 3, 2013
Technology

The different sides of entrepreneurship in Kenya

A counselor gives instructions during a kids hackers camp at the iHub tech incubator in Nairobi.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

WRVO's Ryan Delaney recently traveled to Kenya funded through a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists. You can find more of his reporting here.

Inside an office building along the main road leading west out of downtown Nairobi, is the heart Kenya’s startup community.

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2:18pm

Sun October 27, 2013
Technology

Using tech to make Kenya's problems harder to ignore

Residents of the Nairobi slum Baba Dogo pick through a dump site in hopes of finding a few valuable scraps.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

WRVO's Ryan Delaney recently traveled to Kenya funded through a fellowship from the International Center for Journalists. You can find more of his reporting here.

Trash and sewage is a common site along rutted dirt paths in Baba Dogo, one of the informal settlements, or slums, in the capital Nairobi. It all culminates in the middle of an open field.

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10:37am

Mon August 26, 2013
Foreign dispatch

Follow our reporter on a trip to East Africa

Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's tallest peak, as seen from Amboseli National Park in southern Kenya in 2009.
Ryan Delaney WRVO

Here at the Innovation Trail, we generally cover the changing economy of upstate New York, but for the next few weeks, you'll have a chance to see how innovation and technology are changing one of Africa's largest economies: Kenya.

Reporter Ryan Delaney, normally based in Syracuse, will be traveling to East Africa for the next few weeks for a fellowship funded through the International Center for Journalists.

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