• 30 Brilliant African Tech Startups To Watch

    From the Ventureburn.com blog: 30 African startups were profiled. Their selections were based on the startup coming from an African root and secondly, it been just brilliant. From Transport apps: TaxiRank – South Africa Down in Cape Town, Taxi Rank makes it easy for the city’s 4-million citizens to...
  • Add Your Voice & Support Africans Act 4 Africa Campaign

    A couple of weeks ago, my Global Voices colleague Rosebell Idaltu Kagumire contacted Ato Ulzen-Appiah, Nii Ayertey and myself about adding our voices to their new Twitter campaign – Africans Act 4 Africa which is focusing on the current Congo crisis. The 2012 East Democratic Republic of Congo conflict is...
  • Take Action: Add Your Voice to Keep the Internet #freeandopen

    The Internet has connected more than two billion people around the world. Some governments want to use a closed-door meeting in December to increase censorship and regulate the web. It is ours and it is free – a free and open world depends on a free and open web...
  • Day 1: Maker Faire Africa Lagos – Entrepreneur Spotlight – Nneamaka Nwosisi

    African fabrics are been used in designing fashion accessories and more these days. Not only in Ghana is this creativity and innovation available. At Maker Faire Africa Lagos event, young and elegant Nneamaka Nwosisi showcased fashion accessory made with locally sourced African fabrics/prints. According to Nneamaka, she started her...
  • Day 1: Maker Faire Africa Lagos – Makers Spotlight

    Maker Faire Africa – a celebration of African innovation, designs, invention and ingenuity started on a very cool note. Most makers and exhibitors at this year’s event arrived early on time to start setting up their inventions and designs for the day. Designs/Inventions ranged from out-stretched “tuk-tuk” Limo bicycles,...
  • Africa Awards for Entrepreneurship Announces Winners

    Winners for the Africa Leadership Network’s Awards for Entrepreneurship announced in Accra, Ghana. The African Leadership Network, the membership network of new generation leaders in Africa, and Omidyar Network, a philanthropic investment firm, on Friday, 12 October 2012, announced Dr. Richard John Pelwana Maponya as the winner of 2012 Africa...
  • The MasterCard Foundation Launches $500 Million Scholars Program to Empower Young People to Lead Change Across Africa

    An expanding, global network of education institutions and non-profit organizations will serve 15,000 economically disadvantaged young people The MasterCard Foundation today announced the launch of The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program, a  $500 million education initiative that will provide talented yet economically disadvantaged students from developing countries – particularly from...
  • "The Cheetah Code" By Jon Gosier on Kickstarter

    The Cheetah Code is a film and book that explores Africa’s new creative class and rapidly evolving technology sector: Africa’s youth population (people between 15 and 30) make up over 20% of the continent’s population and around 40% of the continent’s workforce. The usual story you hear is how...
  • SolarKiosk | A Modular Business Unit for Africa

    SolarKiosk, a modular business unit for Africa and off–grid areas anywhere in the world, recently opened its first kiosk near Lake Langano, Ethiopia.   Following a period of design and planning, a privately financed company was formed to prepare the product for serial production by building prototypes and running...