Did You Know the world is ignorant about African Innovation?

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?

Did You Know it has been a great year for African Innovation?

The year is almost at an end and Christmas is upon us. Around the world presents will be given and exciting new technology will be given as presents. (As well as a few socks and handbags!) This technologies are the result of lengthy research processes and development stages. Innovations, joining tech together to great entertaining … Continue reading Did You Know it has been a great year for African Innovation?

Did You Know you don’t need to go to your farm to be a farmer in Africa?

Throughout the year, we have written a lot about agricultural technology and innovation. From livestock insurance advances, to hemp, there is much going on in the world of African agriculture. All developed economies had a strong agricultural foundation before they industrialised and grew. Feeding your population is pivotal in maintaining economic growth, and developing a … Continue reading Did You Know you don’t need to go to your farm to be a farmer in Africa?

Did you know e-learning is at Africa’s fingertips?

Across Africa, educational infrastructure cannot meet the current or future needs of the general population.  While higher education participation rates in many high-income countries are well over 50%, in sub-Saharan Africa they are in most cases below 5%.  As debates and demands around free education continue, online learning presents a welcome and affordable solution for … Continue reading Did you know e-learning is at Africa’s fingertips?

Did You Know Ghana’s election needs more technology?

Ghana's election is finally here. The build up to this hotly contested election seems to have taken a decade. As we write this, Ghanaians are already braving the hot sun, standing in long queues waiting for their chance to thumb their vote. First there were 16 presidential candidates, and then, after 13 were disqualified, there … Continue reading Did You Know Ghana’s election needs more technology?

Did You Know topping up your phone could save your life in Africa?

Nine out of ten people in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have any access to health or accident insurance. They have to pay tremendously high fees for treatment, medical care and hospitalisation out of their own pocket. Especially at risk are those living below the poverty line (more than 40% in Sub-Saharan Africa) have to take out … Continue reading Did You Know topping up your phone could save your life in Africa?

Did You Know household chores in Africa create employment?

Everyone has that errand, chore or thing to do that he/she cant because you don’t have time, you're too tired , you don’t have cash on you, or you just can't be bothered. In Africa, certain chores are so time consuming. Cooking can take an extraordinary amount of time and effort, with tasks, such as … Continue reading Did You Know household chores in Africa create employment?

Did You Know Apps are assisting Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Zimbabwe's economy has at times been the talk of the world. Pictures of people wheeling their money around in wheelbarrows were spread across the internet as hyper inflation took hold. The Reserve Bank even printed a Z$21 trillion bill to pay off debts owed to the International Monetary Fund. Much of the economic difficulties have been … Continue reading Did You Know Apps are assisting Zimbabwe’s Farmers?

Did You Know Apps Africa winners will change Africa!

In a previous post we wrote about our favourite AppsAfrica nominees. On the 15th of November, the award ceremony took place in Cape Town and 10 awards were handed out. Domestly (Disruptive innovation) , Flutterwave (Enterprise Solution), and Shule Direct (Women in Tech) were all amongst the winners, but not all of our favourites picked … Continue reading Did You Know Apps Africa winners will change Africa!