Kenyan IT pioneer grabs German Africa Prize

Juliana Rotich became known in professional circles in 2007 as the co-founder of the open source platform Ushahidi (a Swahili word meaning “testimony”). It began in Kenya as an internet platform developed to map reports of post-election violence and went on to revolutionize the international flow of data and information. “Your success also encourages many other women,” Merkel said in her speech honouring the entrepreneur. “We need people like you who have the courage to innovate and thereby infect others.” A 16-member independent jury selected Rotich from a list of 18 African…

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