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?
The public transport system in Africa is going through a transition. Uber has been the catalyst to change and their model is being copied by competitors across the continent. Over the last decade there have also been more and more motorcycle taxis (Okadas, Boda Boda, Phen-Phen, Zémidjans, Oléyia) zooming around cities, with their passenger or load … Continue reading Did you know Africa’s transport system has been disrupted?
When you tell people you have been to Africa, or a particular country in Africa, often the first question you receive is, “was it safe?” This suspicion over the continents somewhat negative stereotypes is not only inhibiting people from holidaying in Africa, it is also stopping investors taking time to travel down and understand first hand … Continue reading Did you know you should go to Africa to experience African innovation?
Here in the UK, we often complain about our rail network with the trains are often delayed and expensive tickets. But, not only can the rail networks transport us around the country, or even into Europe, for work or pleasure, freight trains trundle around the country delivering goods from coal and oil to food products. Without the network … Continue reading Did you know Africa needs more train services
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?
It’s time to talk about Hackathons again, a subject that I already mentioned in a previous blogpost. But what exactly is a Hackathon? Well, a Hackathon is best described as an event aimed at bringing together innovators from two different cities around the globe. In only 28 hours, they are seeking to find scalable solutions … Continue reading Did You Know That Developers From Accra And San Francisco Will Soon Be Teaming Up For Another Hackathon?