Last week I wrote a little about the incredible work the iSpace, a technology hub in Accra, Ghana are involved in. I spent a lot of time in the hub, taking in the atmosphere and talking to the inspiring young people learning, creating, innovating and aspiring out of the Labone office. One of those that … Continue reading Did You Know now anyone can access credit in Ghana?
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?
It is commonly known that big banks don’t care much about the less wealthy, since providing banking solutions for them is often considered risky and expensive. Since most banks won't give loans to less wealthy people and having a savings account in the bank usually costs money, people with a very low income usually can’t … Continue reading Did You Know How The Partnership for Financial Inclusion Is Aiming To Provide Financial Services For Everyone?
One of my favourite websites is venturesafrica.com because they keep me up to date on African business, innovation, and policy. If you have time and don't already know about them, you should definitely check the website (and their podcasts) out. In early January they published an article about the most recent African innovations you should keep an … Continue reading Did you know what fruits Agenda 2063 is yielding?
African innovators are facing numerous challenges when it comes to lack of infrastructure, government regulations and so on. Nevertheless, the continent is boosting with new, exciting innovations. Just in time for the start of the new year, venturesafrica lists the top-innovations recently made in Africa. The first innovation is a multipurpose tractor from Uganda. It … Continue reading Did You Know About The Newest Top-Innovations In Africa?
Since the year 2015 is almost over, I have taken some time to read up on ICT-trends in Africa for 2016. It goes without saying that staying up to date with the latest ICT-innovations is of vital importance for the African continent. Innovation in the ICT-sector serves as a catalyst and encourages further innovation. This … Continue reading Did You Know About The Latest ICT-Trends In Africa?
The wide distribution of mobile banking - payments made by mobile phones, sometimes by simple text messages – was my first impression of the amazing innovation that is happening in Africa. The continent is so different from what most outsiders think. I found this article by Agence France-Presse , 28 April 2015, which saves me from writing everything from scratch. Feel free to read … Continue reading Did You Know That Africa Is Leading the Way in Adoption of Mobile Banking?