• "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...
  • SasaAfrica | A storefront for African Vendors

    SasaAfrica has created an online storefront for vendors in under served communities which uses MMS uploads, SMS notifications, and mobile payments. Aimed at shortening the distance between credit-based consumers and developing nation vendors, SasaAfrica.com. According to the team behind SasaAfrica, their main goal is to provide an online storefront...
  • Maker Faire africa 2012 – Lagos, Nigeria

    Maker Faire Africa is delighted to announce their 4th event Maker Faire Africa, Lagos which will take place in Lagos, Nigeria from November 5 – 6, 2012. Join them once again as they continue to cultivate new and existing maker communities across Africa. As was the case in Accra...
  • Africa : 10 African Cities To Watch

    Everyone is talking up Africa’s potential for growth – but in a continent with more than a billion people, where should foreign companies focus their attention? According to research by Frontier Strategy Group, Africa will have 73 cities of 1-5m people by 2025.  Matthew Spivack, head of MENA research,...
  • Spotlight on Africa – Mobile Statistics & Facts 2012 [Video]

    Praekelt Foundation -  an incubator for mobile technology which improves the health and well-being of people living in poverty. According to their recent report, they believe mobile technology is reshaping the future of the African continent, and that we (Africans) have a chance to guide that change, using this...
  • African Gathering 2012 Hosts Africa's Technology and Innovation Hub Managers

    “Across Africa, we have seen countless examples of people taking control of their destiny, and making change from the bottom up.” — President Barack Obama 2009 Africa Gathering will be hosting it’s festival of technologies & innovation event at the Thomas Reuters Foundation, London on June 15, 2012. This...
  • African News Challenge to Improve Journalism – Google

    Google, along with several other financial supporters such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, and the World Association of Newspapers & News Producers, have announced that it will be funding grants that help promote and enable journalism across Africa....
  • Interview With Jarreth Merz – Director; An African Election documentary

    “Ghana found itself in the same place in which the U.S. election stalled in the 2000 presidential elections. But instead of the unwillingness of the candidates to allow the system to proceed and the people to decide, Ghana honored democracy and its people.” (Jarreth Merz) Sometime last month (Ma5...