Africa is no longer shunned by innovators worldwide. When tech and innovation competitions take place there is often at least one African entry.The same goes for Seedstars World, which is a Switzerland based startup competition, that takes place in emerging markets. They run local competitions worldwide and the winners get an opportunity to compete in … Continue reading Did You Know African Innovation is renowned worldwide?
There are so many mobile phone applications. Some of them are completely useless, some entertain us when sitting on the toilet, and some fit into our daily life so easily, that it is only when our phone goes missing or breaks down that we really need it. Mobile apps are inviting innovation and Africa is … Continue reading Did You Know Mobile apps are taking over Africa?
Water. We turn on our taps and out it comes. Many of us don't think twice about drinking it, bathing in it, watering our plants with it, even play fighting with it, but for many around the world careful consideration must be take when using it. According to The Water Project Africa, 319 million people in sub-Saharan … Continue reading Did You Know there is enough water in Africa?
Facebook and Mark Zuckerberg are looking more and more to Africa. Zuckerberg visited Nigeria and Kenya to check out the latest innovations, (Tech tourism is surely the next big thing in African tourism!) and potentially has plans to invest in mobile money or one of the many other innovations he came across. Facebook also has … Continue reading Did You Know Facebook gave $500,000 to African innovations?
Malaria is preventable and curable! Yet, it kills over 1 million a year, with 90% of those deaths occurring in sub-Saharan Africa. The health care burden on Africa because of malaria is huge as hundreds of millions suffer from it every year. Children and old people are most at risk, especially those who do not … Continue reading Did you know these 5 African Innovations are killing Malaria?
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?
Health care in Africa is boosted by mobile phone technology.
Interesting news from Cameroon! According to Africanews, Arthur Zang, a Cameroonian innovator, has won this year’s African engineering award. Zhang’s invention, the so-called "Cardiopad", is a tablet computer that allows for cardiac test results to be sent directly to heart specialists via mobile phone. The device costs significantly less than conventional cardiac test-devices, which allows … Continue reading Did You Know About The New Medical Device Called Cardiopad?