Today technology plays a major role in everybody's life, so it's important to have people that are trained to develop and manage new technologies. But in Africa the gap between supply and demand for skilled African programmers is still high. This is why codeX has come up with a new training programme to train talented young brains … Continue reading Did you know about project codeX?
Back in January The Guardian published an article on how Uganda's president epitomises Africa's perceived democratic deficit. With Uganda's presidential elections coming up this week, I'd like to remind you of a very important fact that Museveni himself opined back in 1986: political leaders that overstay their welcome are the root of Africa's problems. For me, … Continue reading Did you know Uganda is holding elections this week?
In June the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) will be hosting the Innovation Prize for Africa ceremony in Gabarone, Botswana. To celebrate their five year anniversary, they’re offering more incentives than ever before, focussing particularly on women and young people. "If there is one thing that we have learned in the past five years of hosting … Continue reading Did you know the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) is celebrating it’s 5-year anniversary in June?
In the face of global warming, fostering different ways to put alternative energy to use should be our number one mission. Against this background, the announcement that Uganda-based Kiira Motors Cooperation has recently unveiled the continent’s first solar-powered bus, is fantastic news. The "Kayoola" (which literally means mass carrier) is also a wonderful example of innovation. … Continue reading Did you know Africa’s first solar-powered bus has just been unveiled?
Innovation is the backbone of any economy, so it’s always a good idea to keep an eye out for promising startups. On appsafrica.com I recently came across this list of five Nigerian startups to watch in 2016. While all five startups are active in different markets, they all have the fact in common that they … Continue reading Do you know which Nigerian startups you should be watching in 2016?