Today I write, briefly, not about innovation or technology, but about blogging in Africa. The BBC have reported on popular Nigerian blogger Abubakar Sidiq Usman's arrest for "offences bordering on cyber stalking". He is the third blogger to be arrested in Nigeria since 2015, under the Cyber Crime Act. His arrest came after making allegations against … Continue reading Did you know about Internet censorship in Africa?
Drones: Another form of African Innovation.
Here in the UK, we often complain about our rail network with the trains are often delayed and expensive tickets. But, not only can the rail networks transport us around the country, or even into Europe, for work or pleasure, freight trains trundle around the country delivering goods from coal and oil to food products. Without the network … Continue reading Did you know Africa needs more train services
Africa is known for its abundant commodities and also for its reliance on them. With turbulent commodity markets shocking the continent, there is one commodity it can rely on; Sunlight. Solar power is still far from being the perfect solution to the worlds energy needs, but there seems to be further innovation everyday. From the … Continue reading Did you know Solar power can revolutionise the African transport system
It is election day in South Africa and the ANC could be facing their sternest challenge since coming to power after Apartheid fell. Opinion polls suggest that president Zuma's ANC party is facing potential defeats in urban centres Johannesburg, Pretoria and Port Elizabeth, with the parties popularity being dented by non-existent growth and high unemployment. … Continue reading Did you know about the South African election mobile app
Africa's lack of manufacturing and processing ability could be seen as holding back the continent. In the 90’s the Asian manufacturing boom crushed many African businesses, which simply couldn’t keep up, including a now decimated textile industry. Many, such as Thandika Mkandawire, a Malawian Swedish economist argue that without foundation of manufacturing and factories Africa … Continue reading Did you know about Africa’s manufacturing potential