When we talk about African innovation and technology we focus on the tremendous development coming out of the continent. We speak of the tech hubs and incubators spread across the continent and the impressive innovation coming out of Rwanda and Kenya. What we sometimes forget is that there are millions of skilled Africans living outside the … Continue reading Did you know the African Diaspora are also inspiring innovation?
Malaria is preventable and curable! Yet, it kills over 1 million a year, with 90% of those deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. The health care burden on Africa because of malaria is huge as hundreds of millions suffer from it every year. Children and old people are most at risk, especially those who do not … Continue reading Did you know these 5 African Innovations are killing Malaria?
Online shopping has become second nature to some of us. Whether or you are buying or tech from amazon, second hand goods form Ebay, or even your groceries from a super market, e-commerce has the changed the way we use our shopping time. In Africa, it hasn't had such a big impact due to lack … Continue reading Did you know African e-commerce is the next big thing?
Eradicating poverty by 2030 is one of the United Nation's sustainable development goals. Over the last few decades, Africa has eeked out a poverty fueled reputation. Charities and organisations have laboured the point and media outlets often only speak of the wars and famines, leading to many to believe that that whole continent is ravaged by … Continue reading Did you know that AI is tracking African poverty?
Payments in Africa a complicated process. Most people in the continent still don't have a bank account and paying with card is a nerve wracking experience, with failure likely. Cash is king across much of the continent, but always carrying a wedge of notes around with you is not ideal. M-pesa and other mobile money … Continue reading Do You Know how to spend money in Africa?
These days, smart phones run our lives! We can see where we have been and plan where we are going. We can shop on them, track our fitness,discover new music, watch movies, communicate across continents, control out money and even control the lights and heating in our houses. In Africa smart phone prices are coming … Continue reading Did you know you don’t need a smartphone in Africa?
When you tell people you have been to Africa, or a particular country in Africa, often the first question you receive is, “was it safe?” This suspicion over the continents somewhat negative stereotypes is not only inhibiting people from holidaying in Africa, it is also stopping investors taking time to travel down and understand first hand … Continue reading Did you know you should go to Africa to experience African innovation?
Last week the Africa Food Prize awarded Dr. Kanayo F.Nwanze, President of the Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in its inaugural event, for his "passionate advocacy in putting Africa's smallholder farmers at the centre of the global agricultural agenda." The African Food Prize recognises an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort … Continue reading Did you know innovation is making African agriculture cool again?
Mark Zuckerberg's trip to Nigeria coincided with a tech initiative put on my Nigeria's president Buhari. Zuckerberg spoke at the event, saying that he was "blown away by the talent of the entrepreneurs in Nigeria and by the focus on building something that is going to make a difference and make a change." The Aso Villa … Continue reading Did you know Zuckerberg spoke at the Aso Villa Demo Day, Nigeria
Renewable energy is constantly in the news and being spoken about on social media. Any time I put out a blog on solar energy I am added to countless renewable energy lists on Twitter, as people strive to promote sustainable energy and/or their renewable companies or organisations. The problem with renewable energy is that it's storage … Continue reading Did you know renewable energy storage is Africa’s holy grail?