Robin Okuthe

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Robin Okuthe is a Kenyan information scientist, linguist, poet, critical philosopher, logician, author, anarcho-syndicalism advocate, political commentator, social-justice activist, and mostly a journalist. He has spent most of his career travelling around Africa to round up the African tech start-ups. He is the founding editor of HumanIPO Africa and TechMoran. As an editor-at-large, Robin’s works have appeared in the The Next Web, Yahoo News, HumanIPO Africa, CNET, Vox News, AFP, Demand Studios, Tech Moran, Alternet, the Associated Press, Examiner.com, DigitalJournal, Parents Africa, Business Daily, and Webaraza.

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5 Promising Career Paths for Recent Graduates in Rwanda

You’ve collected your diploma, tossed your cap in the air, and snapped photos with your family. You’re ready to take on the real world! But you can’t celebrate for long. Now you’ve got to find a job, pay off your loans, and put that freshly minted degree to good use. Finding employment straight out of university can...


The Top 5 NGOs to Work for in East Africa

The world of non-governmental organizations (NGOs) is immense. There are some 10 million NGOs worldwide, according to OnGood, and each of those employs anywhere from a handful of people in a one-room office to thousands of  employees scattered around the globe. In Kenya, alone, the NGO sector employed more than 290,000 people full time in...


Need Extra Cash? 8 High-Paying Side Jobs in East Africa

Most job seekers will agree that the East African job market can be tough. Even those with full-time jobs may find it hard to make ends meet, especially if they’re making minimum wage. To make matters worse, job creation is not keeping pace with the region’s burgeoning youth population. But don’t despair. It’s not all...


East Africa’s 5 Best Companies for Advancing Your Career

For some, putting in an eight-hour workday and collecting a pay check is enough. But for many ambitious young professionals in East Africa, a job is a chance to learn, grow, and create a career. In fact, clear progression paths, on-the-job training programs, and valuable mentorship can mean the difference between scaling the career ladder...


6 Lucrative Career Paths in Travel and Tourism

The travel and tourism sector is projected to employ millions of people — some 6.7 million to be exact — in sub-Saharan Africa by 2021. With that, East Africans can expect to find thousands of new hospitality and travel jobs opening soon. The trend isn’t limited to Africa — and neither are the jobs. Over the next 10...


Need Fast Internet in Nairobi? The City’s 5 Best Cyber Cafes

Rushing to meet a pressing deadline only to have your Internet quit or your computer fail? We’ve been there too. But before you throw your computer against the wall or crumple in a heap of despair, let us help. That’s exactly what cyber cafes are for. Many offer high-speed Internet, computer services (to get you back up and...


East Africa’s 10 Most Promising Young Entrepreneurs

Every year, an ambitious crop of young business leaders rises above the fray. These youths turn their individual passions into ideas, and those ideas into bona fide businesses. They attract venture capital and hefty contracts to kick-start their start-ups. They’re often poised to expand globally, and they leverage technology to disrupt business as usual. Typically, they’ve landed on...


Nairobi’s 5 Coolest Coworking Spaces

Nairobi’s startup scene is taking off, and community workspaces are revving up its fame as Africa’s “Silicon Savanna”. These coworking spaces are not the run-of-the-mill startup campuses you would expect to find anywhere else in Africa. They are breeding grounds for new businesses that bring together techies, bloggers, entrepreneurs, journalists, designers, and developers. They offer slick spaces...


The 10 Best Companies to Work For in East Africa

Let’s face it, any old job just doesn’t cut it anymore. Smart, savvy employees like yourself (you are reading AkilahNet after all!) are looking for more than just a pay check. You want a thriving “culture”, growth opportunities, benefits packages that go beyond the basics, and generous vacation days. It helps if the company has a...


Lost Your Job? 5 Steps to Survive and Even Thrive

In today’s volatile economy, odds are you, or someone you know, will lose your job. And it’s not pleasant. Experience shows that job loss triggers a state of emotional crisis. While it is very normal to experience a cycle of emotions — from denial to anger to bargaining to depression and, lastly, to acceptance —...