Nairobi dubbed Africa’s “most intelligent city”

In a sign that Nairobi is embracing technology and innovation, the city has been dubbed the most “intelligent” in Africa. Alex Court reports for CNN that the Intelligent Community Forum, a New York-based think tank, named Nairobi the most tech-savvy African metropolis two years in a row.

The designation takes into account factors such as startups, broadband connectivity, communications networks, international companies and universities. The city wins praise for promoting diversified and inclusive economic opportunity, the article says.

Kenya’s capital was the only African city to appear on the group’s shortlist of 21 intelligent metros in 2015. But Nairobi didn’t make the cut for the seven finalists that will contend in June for the title of 2015 Intelligent Community of the Year award. They include Taipei; Rio de Janeiro; Ipswich, Australia; and in the United States, Columbus, Ohio and Arlington County, Virginia.

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