Around the world kids have their sex education in different ways. In the UK, we had classes starting in primary school (where I was completely shocked at seeing a baby being born) and going into secondary school. Methods of learning vary across Africa, with some young people gaining good knowledge and some gaining none at … Continue reading Did You Know you can talk to a Chatbot about sex in Africa?
Africa is going through somewhat of a Fintech revolution. M-pesa was the starting point, but then many other similar services popped up across the continent. Then services that enabled cross platform payments like Flutterwave solve problems created by mobile money set ups. Now bitcoin is also beginning to make waves on the continent. Fintech is … Continue reading Did You Know there is a Fintech revolution in Africa
Health as an on going trend, which has run throughout Inventive Africa from the beginning. Innovation and technology has the ability to change lives in many way and in the health sector it can improve them, and save them. Mobile phones are giving more people access to specialist treatment, Uber style ambulances are taking patients … Continue reading Did You Know African brains are helping African Brains?
Have you ever been on your way to a job interview, or a friend's place or even a local bar, and not been able to find your way? Usually you would pick up your phone, type in the address and then follow the arrow to your destination. Sounds pretty simple, but what if the place … Continue reading Did You Know Africa has revolutionised addresses?
Africa's power is found in its youth. Africa's population is the most youthful on the planet and in the years to come, that will be the continent's strength. Education is not only a right for the children of the world, but it is vital to Africa to drag the continent up and bolster its respect … Continue reading Did You Know Africa’s youth are African’s wealth?
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?
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?