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!

Did You Know Mobile apps are taking over Africa?

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?

Did You Know mobile networks are battling for customers in Africa?

Mobile companies in Africa are in a scramble to corner the market as quickly as possible. The usage of mobile phones has risen incredibly with many people owning 2 or more phones and or phones containing more than one sim card. Users are always looking for the most cost effective way to meet their needs … Continue reading Did You Know mobile networks are battling for customers in Africa?

Did You Know Facebook gave $500,000 to African innovations?

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?

DidYouKnow you should apply for the Innovation Prize for Africa?

It seems like only yesterday that the Innovation Prize for Africa announced its 2016 winners. Yet, the time has come for potential innovators to apply for the 2017 addition. Applicants can apply until the 3rd of January 2017 for the 6th edition of the prize. This time around the prize will be held in Morocco and … Continue reading DidYouKnow you should apply for the Innovation Prize for Africa?

Did you know you don’t need a smartphone 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?

Did you know you should go to Africa to experience African innovation?

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?

Did you know innovation is making African agriculture cool again?

Last week the Africa Food Prize awarded Dr. Kanayo F.Nwanze, President of the Rome-based International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in its inaugural event, for his "passionate advocacy in putting Africa's smallholder farmers at the centre of the global agricultural agenda." The African Food Prize  recognises an outstanding individual or institution that is leading the effort … Continue reading Did you know innovation is making African agriculture cool again?

Did you know why Mark Zuckerberg went to Africa?

This week Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg has been visiting Nigeria and Kenya. As you would have seen throughout my writing, some of the most innovative ideas in Africa come out of these countries. It is surprising that this is the first time that Zuckerberg has been to 'sub-Saharan Africa' (I have learnt today that this phrase … Continue reading Did you know why Mark Zuckerberg went to Africa?

Did you know Africa is hacking technology to create new solutions?

As technology rapidly advances worldwide, Africa finds new uses for it. From the more illicit uses, such as internet scams that entwine themselves into African stereotypes, to the more positive innovations such as using mobile phones to support the health care system. I read this article about Africa's most innovative tech hacks, on the Guardian … Continue reading Did you know Africa is hacking technology to create new solutions?