African women history embraces a huge variety of strong women in society despite a common trend of matrilineal descent. From heroins like Yaa Asantewa of Ghana and Winnie Mandela of South Africa to Funmilayo Ransome Kuti of Nigeria, there is no doubt that women can conquer the world. The road to a woman's success in Africa … Continue reading Did You Know Women are Taking The Lead In African Innovation?
International Women's Day is today, and organisations, companies and individuals across the world are celebrating the achievements of women. Equality is a well discussed topic throughout the world, yet still now, in many industries women are under represented, and not paid equally. The technology and innovation sector seems to be attempting to close the divide … Continue reading Did You Know African Women are inspiring African innovators?
Energy is on the main menu for discussions all over the world. The need for energy is destroying the planet at unexpected rates, but nevertheless, people still need it in greater quantities. Africa is a prime example. The continent will have greater and greater demand for energy the more it develops it's infrastructure and with … Continue reading Did You Know creating power in Africa can clean up the cities?
The Innovation Prize for Africa has once again inspired a continent. After various events promoting innovation and creativity, the final ceremony took place on Tuesday 18th July, in Accra. We have been waiting with anticipation to find out who the winners of this years IPA addition would be, but the excitement comes from the huge … Continue reading Did You Know IPA rewarded its winners with $150,000!
Around the world kids have their sex education in different ways. In the UK, we had classes starting in primary school (where I was completely shocked at seeing a baby being born) and going into secondary school. Methods of learning vary across Africa, with some young people gaining good knowledge and some gaining none at … Continue reading Did You Know you can talk to a Chatbot about sex in Africa?
Electricity remains to be a difficulty in many parts of Africa. Even where there is a access to a grid, there are problems with reliability. Many African cities run to the song of generators firing up during times of blackout and even then it is not everyone that is fortunate to have a generator, or … Continue reading Did You Know solar power is saving lives in Africa?
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?
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?
Africa has long faced challenges that inhibit the continents chances of developing and reaching its potential. Among one of the greatest challenges is sufficient energy. Much of the worlds oil supply is sourced in Africa. Nigeria and Angola supply the world with huge amounts of barrels of oil a day. Despite this electricity is often unstable and unreliable. … Continue reading Did You Know anyone in Africa can now access solar power?
A UN report has found that girls spend 40% more time working in the house than boys, which is the equivalent of 160 million extra hours. Yesterday (11th of October) was the International Day of the Girl, which looks to promote equal opportunities for the girl child. 6 African countries, Chad, Niger, Central African Republic, … Continue reading Did You Know tech can unburden African girls at home?