Africa's power is found in its youth. Africa's population is the most youthful on the planet and in the years to come, that will be the continent's strength. Education is not only a right for the children of the world, but it is vital to Africa to drag the continent up and bolster its respect … Continue reading Did You Know Africa’s youth are African’s wealth?
Many people who have had the opportunity to travel to Malawi, may be familiar with its beautiful lake and yellow sandy beaches. On the other hand, others may know it for its less flattering side, which includes it being amongst the poorest nations on the planet. Technologically, one may presume this is what explains the many strides … Continue reading Did You Know Malawi is getting smart about trash?
Money! We all need it. And when we have it, most of us want more of it. A little bit of a pay increase and we find new things to spend our money on. Many around the world are not in the privileged position to be able to spend any extra cash on luxuries. For … Continue reading Did You Know Mobile Money is changing occupations in Africa?
The year is almost at an end and Christmas is upon us. Around the world presents will be given and exciting new technology will be given as presents. (As well as a few socks and handbags!) This technologies are the result of lengthy research processes and development stages. Innovations, joining tech together to great entertaining … Continue reading Did You Know it has been a great year for African Innovation?
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?
E-commerce in Africa is hotting up, as we wrote about previously, and due to new payment methods, such as mobile money, and the increased reach of the internet, more and more people are connected to the international market. Previously, not having a credit card was a barrier to purchasing items online, and solutions, such as … Continue reading Did You Know eBay see the potential of the African Market?
Nine out of ten people in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have any access to health or accident insurance. They have to pay tremendously high fees for treatment, medical care and hospitalisation out of their own pocket. Especially at risk are those living below the poverty line (more than 40% in Sub-Saharan Africa) have to take out … Continue reading Did You Know topping up your phone could save your life in Africa?
Everyone has that errand, chore or thing to do that he/she cant because you don’t have time, you're too tired , you don’t have cash on you, or you just can't be bothered. In Africa, certain chores are so time consuming. Cooking can take an extraordinary amount of time and effort, with tasks, such as … Continue reading Did You Know household chores in Africa create employment?
Zimbabwe's economy has at times been the talk of the world. Pictures of people wheeling their money around in wheelbarrows were spread across the internet as hyper inflation took hold. The Reserve Bank even printed a Z$21 trillion bill to pay off debts owed to the International Monetary Fund. Much of the economic difficulties have been … Continue reading Did You Know Apps are assisting Zimbabwe’s Farmers?
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!