Teaching is an amazing field that I loved working in. The chubby smiles and faces with sparkling eyes full of hope staring at you everyday. It takes a heart that cares to transform lives no matter what the circumstances are. I recall some of the personal experiences that touched my heart every year with some … Continue reading Did You Know you can now easily get scholarships in Africa?
Migration, in its simpler human definition, is the movement of persons from one place to another. As of 2015, the global population of human migrants according to UNFPA was 244 million, which is 3.3 per cent of world population. The push and pull factors identified were: family, natural disaster, education, conflict and economic opportunities. In … Continue reading Did You Know Innovation in Africa could solve the migration crisis?
Mobile phones have become an integral part of our life. When we have a question, we take out our phone and ask google, when we get lost, Google helps again with its maps. We job search, chat with friends, find a date, complete academic certificates and everything using our phones and the internet. Most of … Continue reading Did You Know you can get free mobile data in Africa?
Throughout the year, we have written a lot about agricultural technology and innovation. From livestock insurance advances, to hemp, there is much going on in the world of African agriculture. All developed economies had a strong agricultural foundation before they industrialised and grew. Feeding your population is pivotal in maintaining economic growth, and developing a … Continue reading Did You Know you don’t need to go to your farm to be a farmer 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?
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?
Online shopping has become second nature to some of us. Whether or you are buying or tech from amazon, second hand goods form Ebay, or even your groceries from a super market, e-commerce has the changed the way we use our shopping time. In Africa, it hasn't had such a big impact due to lack … Continue reading Did you know African e-commerce is the next big thing?
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?
Mark Zuckerberg's trip to Nigeria coincided with a tech initiative put on my Nigeria's president Buhari. Zuckerberg spoke at the event, saying that he was "blown away by the talent of the entrepreneurs in Nigeria and by the focus on building something that is going to make a difference and make a change." The Aso Villa … Continue reading Did you know Zuckerberg spoke at the Aso Villa Demo Day, Nigeria
Getting around Africa is an interesting experience, to say the least! You have a few options including the private mini bus, the taxi and the motor bike taxi. If you are lucky, there will be a train, or a local airline. The mini busses are, in my opinion, by far the most fun. Although, sometimes, … Continue reading Did you know Uber created competition in Africa?