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Erik Hersman

Contrary to popular belief, Erik Hersman is not from South Africa. He grew up in Sudan and Kenya, where he currently lives with his wife and children. Erik, who co-founded Ushahidi, writes two main blogs. The first, White African, is a personal blog about high-tech mobile and web technology change in Africa. The second is AfriGadget, a team blog he started a couple years ago, where talk centers on low-tech ingenuity and microentrepreneurs in Africa. Erik is also the founder of the iHub, Nairobi’s Innovation Hub for the Kenyan technology community, and is the Chairman of the AfriLabs Association. Blog: White African