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  “When old people speak it is not because of the sweetness of words in our mouths; it is because we see something which you do not see.” Chinua Achebe 1. Write as if all [...]

STEM and The African Continent of Hidden Figures

Mentoring girls and women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) is, no doubt, viewed as one of the most central pillars for equitable and secure sustainable future of Africa. [...]

Ghanaian women at the heart of social enterprise

On 7th January 2017, Nana Akufo-Addo of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), was sworn in as the 5th elected president of the Republic of Ghana. Upon a manifesto centred around [...]

Dreaming Big: The Case for An Entrepreneurial African Culture

While surfing the web the other day, I came across an interesting story. Two young, hopeful, college-aged Africans entered into an entrepreneurial contest and went on to win some money [...]

Africa Speaks Digital in So Lo Mo

The ability to communicate for Africans using digital tools is important in an age of progressive digital technologies. Mobile tech has changed the way African people are communicating in their [...]

Disconnecting on Safari: Why we do it

The Wi-Fi debate… Why we choose to disconnect on safari and reconnect with nature. Ilana Stein weighs up the pros and cons of having Wi-Fi connectivity in the wilderness.

African Students’ Build Your Brand Reputation and Protect It

The more African students use technology the more they create a digital footprint that will build in global significance. African students are being judged, evaluated,  and scrutinised by their digital [...]

The need for an increased Internet space for Tanzanian tourism

One shortcoming within the African tourism sector is scarcity of online materials. I myself being a former history teacher, can tell there is a rich history that still remains untapped. [...]

Addis Ideas: The app that aims to revolutionize African development

Guest post by Chanty Gbaye and Rabiya Asad For the last half century, Africa was seen as the continent that lagged behind the rest of the world when it came [...]

Testing BRCK’s Digital Education in Northern Kenya

Northern Kenya has always felt like it’s a different country, most Kenyans don’t seem to get north of Isiolo and it really is a forgotten place. This was made clear [...]

Startup Governance in Silicon Savannah

There have been a lot of negative rumors and one-sided stories across Kenyan social media of late about the business changes at Angani, a Nairobi-based Cloud services company, and the [...]

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Flying Donkeys in Rwanda – Africa’s first country to introduce “cargo drones”

Rwanda may become the first African country to develop a network of “droneports” designed to deliver urgent cargo to remote parts of the country using small drones that can carry [...]

Is Africa paving the way for the future of technology?

Whilst the West continues to conduct itself as a technology demigod, Africa has been sitting quietly in the side-lines, preparing for its chance to shine – that time has now [...]

Tunisia’s post office is going crypto

By Grace Caffyn Tunisia’s post office, La Poste Tunisienne, today revealed it is testing a cryptocurrency-powered payments app for 600,000 of its customers. In partnership with startups Monetas and DigitUs, the hybrid service provider [...]

“Iko Sawa, Iko Poa” The Kibo 150cc

I’m out test-riding this Kibo 150cc motorcycle today (it’s designed and assembled here in Kenya) asking boda boda riders what they think of it. Since 2010 there has been a [...]

Can this mobile app solve Senegal’s sustainable fishing conundrum?

Today, Senegal’s vast coastline provides more than enough fish to support its people. But that does not mean it will be able to do so forevermore. Senegal’s burgeoning population of 14 [...]

How can we solve the problem of exchange in Ghana’s Bitcoin community?

When I first read about Bitcoin, the feeling of euphoria and my expectations for it were unimaginable. But alas, things are not going the way I thought they would. I was [...]

Will Ghana be the catalyst for a Bitcoin revolution in Africa?

Bitcoin is flying everywhere in Europe and America – but in Africa, take up has so far been sluggish. Will Ghana be the catalyst for a Bitcoin revolution in the [...]

Internet speeds across Africa are surging – so what’s happened to Mali?

Across Africa, the pace of internet development is surging ahead of the global average. African internet bandwidth grew 41% between 2014 and 2015 to reach 2.9 terabits per second. Mobile broadband also [...]

Addis Ababa rooftop gives birth to Africa’s first 360° music video

On a sun-scorched rooftop in Addis Addaba, a stone’s throw away from Ethiopia’s National Theatre, Africa’s first ever 360° music video has been created.