There are many tech hubs in Africa, from iHub in Kenya to ActivSpaces in Cameroon. While we strive to make these peculiar spaces of creativity relevant to the economies and lives of the citizens, they will be more productive if they could mimic the infrastructures – both soft and hard – that existed even before Silicon Valley became a hub for tech innovation. Taking e-commerce as an example, it is a sector that can change the lives of developers and non-developers alike.
Popularly called ARREYB, Arrey Bate is one of Cameroon’s most prominent political bloggers, journalist and media consultant. Bate founded ARREYB Media some 15 months ago. But it has grown to become one of Cameroon’s most prominent and widely recognized media with a monthly viewership of more than 50.
Young, dynamic and talented Javnyuy Joybert keeps paddling across the waves of societal difficulties to see his dream come true. COSDEF is an African holding Social Enterprise with 4 subsidiaries. So far, the Cameroonian social enterprise has through its four startups spread across education, employment, finance, and ICT.
The Pan-African fintech company-MFS Africa recently announced its second close of Series B funding round. MFS Africa is a pan-African fintech company with the largest digital payments network on the continent. It connects mobile money systems to each other and to money transfer organizations.
Those working in agricultural development in developing countries have used the agricultural value chain concept since the beginning of the millennium. But agricultural value chain is increasingly used to describe approaches aimed at improving market prospects and improving profit margins. Value chain development is key and a great strategy to reduce rural poverty in developing countries.
In April last year, Rebecca Enonchong was elected AfriLabs’ Board Chair, replacing Nigeria’s Michael Oluwagbemi. The Firebrand advocate of both human and digital rights has stepped into the United Nations Africa Digital Identity Advisory Board. As a member of the UN Africa Digital Identity Advisory Board, she is expected to share her know-how on digital technologies to the board alongside Rwandan President Paul Kagame and Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed.
European economies stand strong today because its citizens were encouraged and are still being encouraged to embrace entrepreneurship. We, Africans have been blessed with natural resources and human skills. All these, if properly harnessed and used, the rest of the world will envy us.
Silicon Valley is unquestionably the world’s largest tech hub, home to many startups and global technology firms. Until recently, Rwanda has proven to be one of the world’s fastest-growing economies as it constructs the Kigali Innovation City (KIC) which is poised to become Africa’s own Silicon Valley. The Kigali Innovation City, a Private-Public Partnership between the Rwandan government and Africa50, an infrastructure investment platform, will serve as Africa’s Silicon Valley.
Snail farming is one of the top interesting business opportunities on the continent and Cameroon in particular. Their high protein, low fat, and cholesterol content make them a nutritional favorite. The high demand for snails at home and abroad has created an opportunity in the market.
This article was originally submitted to Afro Hustler by Mac Alunge, one of Cameroon’s most recognizable voices in the entrepreneurship and spoken-word poetry sectors. African countries have begun to lead the world in agriculture, technology, and innovation-based entrepreneurship. In a bid to create employment, eradicate poverty/hunger and build sustainable economies, Africa has seen the rise in entrepreneurship and business creation now more than any other time in its history.
Entrepreneurs who are most driven by their passions for transforming societies with innovative ideas, have been the engine for creating new jobs, generating revenue and advancing innovation. One of Africa’s most illustrious entrepreneurship networks, Africa’s Young Entrepreneurs (A.Y.
Six of the world’s ten fastest growing economies are in Africa. Worst still, Africa still under-exploits its local content development as foreigners believed to possess the required expertise, still take up a majority of these public contracts. However, Muhammadu Buhari will change all that in Nigeria.
GiftedMom may be your last bus stop if you have ever dreamed of working for a credible African startup that holds pregnant women in high esteem. GiftedMom is a leading mobile health solutions provider in Africa. They leverage last mile technologies to provide pregnant women and new mothers access to health information and strengthen linkages to antenatal care.
Today’s Quote “It doesn’t die and it comes back stronger” Africa Naspers physically shuts down OLX offices across Africa The latest internet company backed by Naspers to run into troubled waters in Africa is OLX, a popular classified platform operational in 10 African countries. The news comes days after Zinox, a Nigerian technology firm bought over Naspers’ stake in Konga, a 6-year-old Nigerian e-commerce company. This move is a possible indicator that Naspers is
If you scout for information and ideas on the most revered social media platform, chances are that you must belong to one or many Facebook Groups. Unfortunately, these immediate communities of ours are bound by physical barriers, limiting its members to a given geographical setting. What if we could reach more people (members) in other parts of the world and still have the ability to share our ideas and feelings with one another? Facebook has made