Mobile Journalism Africa

Five Years In, The MoJo Africa Dream Lives On

On the 18th of January 2018, Mobile Journalism Africa was launched. At the time, we were final year students in Moi University. Unknown to us, we’d start a journey of storytelling that’d inspire many in the journalism space beyond the precincts of the campus in Kesses. Five years ago, Mobile

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University Graduates in Zimbabwe Choosing Farming over White Collar-Jobs

By Walter Marwizi, Bird Story Agency Zimbabwe: When Tavuya Manungo, 29, returned to his home town in Shamva in north-eastern Zimbabwe, he did so with a master's degree in finance and investment, and no desire for corporate employment. He also brought with him his brother Mako, 27, who holds a degree

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With his locally-produced solar units, Julius Shenga Tcheshie is solving the electricity challenge faced by over half his country’s population

By Njdozeka Danhatu, bird story agency Cameroon: As Julius Shegna Tcheshie tells it, the typical experience of a power user in the town of Nwa, where he spent five years as a physics teacher, is one of frustration. "It is 7.30 pm and I'm about to watch the evening news, but I'm

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It is time to mainstream Mobile Journalism in Kenya

“The Media Council of Kenya wishes to notify the public and all security officers that mobile/smart phones, while in use by duly accredited journalists and media practitioners, are recognised as professional media equipment.” Read the , in part, released by the Media Council of Kenya three days ago. This followed

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Faith Kinanu: Daring to defy odds in Isiolo’s male dominated taxi business

By Betty Luke Isiolo, Kenya - Ms. Faith Kinanu, the only female taxi driver in Isiolo thrives in a male-dominated sector two years after her fruit vending business collapsed following the hard economic times occasioned by the pandemic. Working in a pastoral county where a majority of the communities are patriarchal, she

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By Laura Otieno Kisumu, Kenya - A rusty workshop standing on a lowly piece of land welcomes you when you visit the Wathorego site in Kisumu, Kenya. Heaps of used synthetic hair paint an aura of destitution and gives the impression of unmanaged waste. However, the heap is a pile of

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