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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 content as they mature into [...]

Africans Start to Hashtag and Google Yourselves

The elevation of Africans having access to the Internet is increasing the digital footprint of those denied access to information for years. Internet access supplied by providers is allowing people [...]

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.

A busy week for tech entrepreneurs in Kenya

A photo posted by Ciril Jazbec (@ciriljazbec) on Jul 25, 2015 at 10:30am PDT National Geographic photographer Ciril Jazbec was in town capturing the tech entrepreneur feel of Nairobi and [...]

The Cross Section of a Tech Ecosystem

I end up talking a lot about our tech community here in Kenya and I’ve had a front seat to what it looks like from the iHub. In my mind, [...]

Post African Futures collaborators discuss Afrofuturism, silicon savannah and the digital age

As the scarcely believable interconnectivity of humanity enabled by the Internet, smartphones and social media weaves itself ever tighter it is undeniable that, as a species, we are beginning to forge a [...]

Botswana solar hearing aid pioneers are taking their tech global

Solar-powered hearing aid developer Deaftronics is preparing to take its pioneering technology global, six years after creating its first prototype. The Botswana-based company will pitch its renewable hearing aid at the Global Innovation Through [...]

Cameroon is training an army of entrepreneurs to start clean energy businesses

Cameroon, plagued by electricity shortages and climate stresses, is training a new generation of students to develop renewable energy businesses, according to a report on trust.org. The West-Central African nation’s [...]