• Rwanda: Qatar Airways acquires 60% of the new Kigali Airport

    The Government of Rwanda has signed an MoU for Qatar Airways to take a 60% stake in a new $1.3bn international airport in Rwanda. Less than a week after Rwanda signed a partnership with Paris-Saint-Germain (PSG), Qatar Airways has become the owner of the new Bugesera airport, still under...
  • Coding: Why all children must learn to code – Bitange Ndemo

    The University of Nairobi’s Professor Bitange Ndemo shares on why all children must learn to code as it enhances their creativity. Across the world, the conversion of information into a digital format – also called “digitalisation” – has increased productivity in the public and private sectors. As a result, virtually...
  • Meet the 10 Finalists for the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative

    Ten entrepreneurs have been shortlisted for the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) final, a philanthropic initiative spearheaded by the Jack Ma Foundation. After seven months and nearly 10,000 applications, the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative has chosen the 10 finalists for the competition‘s grand finale event in Accra, Ghana, next month. The finalists were chosen...
  • Rwandan Software Development Startup, Exuus Wins Seedstars Kigali

    Rwandan software development firm Exuus has emerged the winner of last Friday’s Seedstars Kigali pitching event. Kigali-based Exuus has developed a digital and inter-operable decentralized ledger for saving groups. The startup was founded in 2014 by CEO Shema Steve (pictured above, middle). Exuus will now represent Rwanda at the Seedstars Africa summit which...
  • Two African Focused Education Projects Selected for WISE Awards 2019

    Six projects from four countries have won the 2019 WISE Awards for their innovative solutions to education challenges and their positive social impact. Each year, the WISE Awards recognize and promote six successful innovative projects that are addressing global educational challenges. Since 2009, WISE has received more than 3,000...
  • A look at Innovation and technology in Rwanda’s development agenda

    Even though Rwanda’s entrepreneurial ecosystem remains young, this article explores Rwanda’s fast-track development agenda for it’s innovation and technology sectors. The conventional narrative about the last three decades of Rwanda’s socio-economic history unfolds this way: A small, landlocked country with a troubled past has turned the engine on under...
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    Nigeria’s CcHUB Launches Africa’s First ‘Design Lab’ in Kigali

    The design lab is an unprecedented next step in Africa’s growing tech sector, and is set to become a leading creative space where it’s multidisciplinary team of product designers and engineers will collaborate with scientists and stakeholders globally, to explore the application of emerging technologies that will solve Africa’s...
  • TEF 2019 Cohort

    Applications Open for 2019 Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme

    The Programme is a 10-year, $100 million commitment to identify, train, mentor and fund 10,000 African entrepreneurs. The Programme’s objective is to generate at least 1,000,000 new jobs and create at least $10 billion in new business revenue across Africa....
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    Kwesé TV To Stop Pay-TV Services to Refocus on Digital Streaming

    Pay television service provider, Kwesé TV, has concluded plans to reduce the number of channels on its platform to focus on streaming services for it 11 markets. Dynamic pan-African satellite TV network Kwesé TV, part of Econet Media is refocusing its business strategy and service offerings, to align them...