Did you know Inventive Africa is back to inspire you?

Inventive Africa has been offline for a while, due to circumstances out of our control, but we are back with a vengeance! African innovation is still at the heart of our passion, and we want to inspire you with the innovations of brilliant creators across the entire continent. Africa as a whole gets bad press … Continue reading Did you know Inventive Africa is back to inspire you?

Did You Know Africa is improving the wind turbine?

The world energy situation is changing, and renewable innovations are speeding up seemly exponentially. With the big storms and terrible fires across the world this year, there is ever increasing discussion regarding climate change and how we source our energy. The rate of fossil fuel usage has stabilised, but carbon is still being pumped into … Continue reading Did You Know Africa is improving the wind turbine?

Did You Know IPA rewards diverse innovations in Africa (Part 2)

Last week, the Innovation Prize for Africa announced their nominees for this years event, which will take place in Accra, Ghana in July. Over the last 5 years, the IPA has become one of the most anticipated innovation events in Africa. Over the years they have handed out around $1 million to incredible innovations and … Continue reading Did You Know IPA rewards diverse innovations in Africa (Part 2)

Did You Know Inventive Africa is back in Ghana!

The tag line of Inventive Africa has been that 'Change is happening now' in Africa. For more than a year now I have been writing this blog, with the help of the occasional guest blogger, and talking about the tremendous change going on across the continent. The problem has been is that I had not … Continue reading Did You Know Inventive Africa is back in Ghana!

Did You Know events across Africa are focussing on Innovation?

Africa is innovating, but in many instances the world refuses to see it. I have many conversations with people that are very sceptical about African innovation. But, within the continent there is a feeling of enthusiasm towards innovation and optimism that innovation can improve┬áthe lives of individuals and the continent as a whole. In these … Continue reading Did You Know events across Africa are focussing on Innovation?

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 African’s running from USA are good for Africa?

During the American election night, many funny pictures of African's were shared around the internet of them waiting with their bags ready to fly home if a certain Donald Trump became president. Samuel L. Jackson suggested he was going to move to South Africa and South African the Daily Show host, Trevor Noah, has often … Continue reading Did You Know African’s running from USA are good for Africa?

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Did You Know the Paris Agreement could be bad for Africa?

The continent is in a difficult position. For other countries to develop, they needed energy. They got this energy by burning fossil fuels. Firstly, coal and moving on to oil and gas, damaging the environment and pushing the world close to the point of no return with regards to global warming. Now, this agreement seeks … Continue reading Did You Know the Paris Agreement could be bad for Africa?

Did You Know Why The Global Financial Crisis Might Have Brought Forward Innovation In Africa?

In a newly published article, Quartz Africa crowned the 2016 Top African Innovators. Amongst the broad range of winners are brilliant minds working in diverse fields, from Tech-industry to fashion, from medicine to journalism and so on. According to the article, in order to make it into the list, the innovators portfolio had to comply … Continue reading Did You Know Why The Global Financial Crisis Might Have Brought Forward Innovation In Africa?

Did You Know That Uber Is Not Only Geographically Expanding But Also Diversifying In Africa?

Uber has announced its expansion in Africa and the Middle East a while ago. However, recently there was quite a bit of news coverage on this topic. Apparently, the next city for Uber to launch its services will be Accra, the capital of Ghana. Accra will be the first city in Ghana join the Uber … Continue reading Did You Know That Uber Is Not Only Geographically Expanding But Also Diversifying In Africa?