Last year we wrote about Positivo, who are locally manufacturing laptops in Rwanda. It was big news because manufacturing has long been dwindling in Africa, due to the the power of Asia. Slowly, but surely, manufacturing is making a comeback to the African continent and tech companies are at the forefront. This month, Positivo has once … Continue reading Did You Know that Kenya is producing tablets for Kenya?
Innovation. When we talk of it we often speak of new technology or hi tech ideas. It is exciting, fast moving and surprising. Businesses all over the world are fighting to bring out the newest innovation and surprise the world. What we often forget is that innovation comes in many forms. From a new … Continue reading Did You Know Adua Chronicles is changing the perception of African women?
Many people who have had the opportunity to travel to Malawi, may be familiar with its beautiful lake and yellow sandy beaches. On the other hand, others may know it for its less flattering side, which includes it being amongst the poorest nations on the planet. Technologically, one may presume this is what explains the many strides … Continue reading Did You Know Malawi is getting smart about trash?
Earlier this month 11 African startups were named in the top 100 of 2016 by Nominet trust. African innovation is on the up, and it is becoming hard for the world to not taking notice of the excellence that is seeping out of Africa's pours. We can't feature all 11 startups in one post but … Continue reading Did You Know African tech is competing on the world stage?
One of our predictions for this year is that there would be a lot of new technology around the agricultural sector. Agriculture is the backbone of African society. Currently, Africa is a net importer of food, leaving it vulnerable to international market prices and also making it difficult for farmers to compete against products that … Continue reading Did You Know Small holder farmers in Africa can earn a bigger income?
Many do not think that Africa is a continent worth exporting from. Apart from the mineral wealth of the continent and a few food crops, very little is exported from the continent. Despite this, there is a wealth of products, and services that have value that can be exported. Africa is a net importer, and … Continue reading Did you know the potential for African exports?
Put a search on twitter for Africa and Innovation and you will find a wealth of information on events, new technologies and innovations, and tech hubs in Africa. There will also be a lot of content on inspirational stories of how an innovation changed the life of an individual or how an area was dragged … Continue reading Did You Know the world is ignorant about African Innovation?
Money! We all need it. And when we have it, most of us want more of it. A little bit of a pay increase and we find new things to spend our money on. Many around the world are not in the privileged position to be able to spend any extra cash on luxuries. For … Continue reading Did You Know Mobile Money is changing occupations in Africa?
The festive season is over and 2017 has begin with a bang! (Happy New Year everyone!) The cold has set in across the USA and Europe but Africa is hot, but not just because of the sun, but also because of anticipation of further innovations! 2016 was a great year for African Innovation. The wealth … Continue reading Did You Know in 2017 innovation in Africa will continue to flourish?