4: Eric Mugendi on Technology, Reading and Africa's Development

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Let's give a warm welcome to the newest addition to the iAfrikan Family, Eric Mugendi. He will be the Editor-At-Large for iAfrikan starting June 2016. Eric chats to Balungile about his passions: technology, the written word and Nairobi.

Phares Kariuki, CEO of Node Africa, provides an update on the Angani Ltd saga, a company he was co-founder of along with Brian Muita.

As always, Balungile is joined by Ajay Rajani, a welcome contributor to The iAfrikan Weekly's Emerging Market News feature, brought to you by Emerging.News.

Yusuf Makongela concludes the show with the song titled Avatar.


1. Subscribe to Emerging.news : A weekly newsletter about technology & startups in the developing world. Curated by Ajay Rajani & Team Inventure.

2. Kenyan Longreads: Sharing Longform writing, on Kenya, by Kenyans, and about Kenya, to promote discourse, dialogue and debate. Curated by Eric Mugendi.

3. Evidence Suggests Erik Hersman & Riyaz Bachani Orchestrated The Ousting Of Angani Founders: Evidence points to equivocation and in some cases outright misinformation regarding the saga between Kenya's Angani Limited (it's current board of directors and investors) and the company's co-founders Brian Muita and Phares Kariuki.

4. Angani co-founders claim to have been defrauded of over $50,000 by investors: The Angani saga still continues. However, this episode is disturbing. The Angani co-founders claim to have been defrauded of over $50,000 in cash and shares from their investors and they are pointing fingers at Erik Hersman of BRCK and Miguel Granier of Invested Development.

5. Song: Avatar by Yusuf Makongela


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