• Bill Gates at the 14th Nelson Mandela Lectures.

    Read Bill Gates Message To The Next Generation Of Africans

    Microsoft’s Founder Bill Gates delivered an inspiration message at the 14th Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in South Africa on Sunday, July 19, 2016. The Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture Series invites prominent people to drive debate on significant social issues. The lecture series is an important event on the Foundation’s...
  • Eyram Tawia - CEO of Leti Arts

    CNN’s African Start-Up profiles Ghana’s Eyram Tawia of Leti Arts

    CNN’s Africa Start-Up featured Ghanaian video game developer – Eyram Tawia of Leti Arts fame. The idea behind Leti Art is to pioneer a new industry in Sub-Saharan Africa—the gaming industry. Gaming creates employment and revenue for the economy and he want to use ancient legends and folklore to...
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    Apply Now: Thomson Reuters Africa Startup Challenge

    Thomson Reuters, in partnership with Venture Capital For Africa (VC4A),  is launching an initiative: Africa Startup Challenge to provide a platform for startups to partner as you grow your startup into a lucrative business. The Africa Startups Challenge seeks to find the best new companies coming out of Africa....
  • ThundaFund Africa

    Thundafund: The crowdfunding platform made for Africa

    In the egalitarian world of crowdfunding, most sites are much the same — largely passive templates for start-ups to vie for investment. While these tools may be advantageous abroad, in Africa… not so much. What works in New York might not necessarily work in Cape Town. Knowing this, one South African...
  • Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

    Guest Post: How Andela was founded – Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

    You probably already know that Nigerian talent accelerator, Andela raised $24 million in a funding round led by Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. What you may not know is that media coverage of the funding sparked a controversy on Nigerian Tech Twitter about its founding narrative. Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, Andela’s...
  • MedRx App

    Ghanaian Startup MedRx Selected for MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge

    The top three finalists in the MTN Entrepreneurship Challenge powered by Jumia has been revealed after a rigorous selection process, involving more than 700 applicants from 26 countries across Africa. Ghana’s m-health startup MedRx App – an interactive health app that connects users to health personnel from various fields...
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    Facebook Partners African Developers to launch products globally

    At Facebook’s just ended annual F8 developer conference, the company announced that it had partnered with several African developers to launch products globally. Facebook, with its global reach and scale, is including African developers in its beta testing programme for the launch of new global products and features as...
  • Young developers from Malawi at F8 Conference.

    10 year-old Malawian Coder hailed at Facebook F8 Conference

    Panashe Jere – a 10 year-old Malawian Coder has been acknowledged for his achievements at the Facebook F8 conference where he also met Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg and Sheryl Sandberg Panashe created an app called Talk to Me which won the Smart Kid Category of the TNM Smart Challenge...
  • Simon-Peter Frimpong

    13-year-old Ghanaian Future Scientist to meet Barack Obama

    Simon-Peter Frimpong, a 13-year-old Ghanaian-American future scientist will meet President Barack Obama on Wednesday when he joins several others to exhibit their fascinating and innovative projects at the 2016 White House Science Fair. On April 13th, President Obama will host his sixth and final White House Science Fair, welcoming more than 100...
  • Startup Cup Africa

    StartUp Cup Unveils International Experts for Maiden Africa Summit in Ghana

    The Africa StartUp Cup is another great effort by StartUp Cup and the U.S. Department of State to bridge this gap of educating and providing important tools to entrepreneurs in Africa and the world at large. “In the wake of the rising inflation, high costs of doing business, shortage...
  • NEF Women Fellows

    Meet Africa’s Einsteins – Spotlighting African Women in STEM

    In honor of International Women’s Day, the Next Einstein Forum Global Gathering 2016 hosted a dynamic panel discussion reflecting on progress to date promoting African Women in STEM, ongoing innovative initiatives and future opportunities. The panel, “Driving the Agenda for African Women in STEM,” featured a formidable roster of...
  • Feature: Africa is where it’s at! – Toby Shapshak

    “What after all is innovation? It’s finding a new way to do something, or provide a service, sometimes entirely novel, sometimes combining two existing things.” Toby Shapshak, keynote speaker at this year’s eLearning Africa, columnist, strategist, editor of Stuff.com Magazine and contributor to CNN, The Guardian and Forbes, believes...
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