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The Making of Africa’s Silicon Valley

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.

Meet Arrey Bate, the Assiduous Entrepreneur and the Brain Behind ArreyB Media

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.

Javnyuy Joybert, Empowerment Strategist & Coach Organizes “A Date With Success” Event

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.

CEO of MFS Africa Speaks About Investing in Africa’s Fintech Sector

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.

The Cameroonian Farmer: 7 Major Challenges Plaguing the Tomato Value Chain

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.

UN Africa Digital Identity Advisory Board Welcomes Cameroon’s Tech Womanpreneur

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.

There’s No Better Life Abroad: Why African Youths Should Harness Their Skills

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.

Could Rwanda Be Leading the Construction of Africa’s Silicon Valley?

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 in Cameroon: How to Farm These Slow Creatures for Profits

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.

Get To Know Mac Alunge, the Brain Behind Strawacademy Africa

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.

Les cinq raisons d’entreprendre très jeune

Si tout le monde choisi d’entreprendre parce que c’est à la mode. Je ne suis pas fervent deux ceux qui font pour faire, même si le faire n’est pas une mauvaise chose en soi. À mon avis, il faut surtout savoir pourquoi on fait ce que l’on fait, pour bien le faire et le faire avec un objectif raisonnable.

Silicon Mountain’s Life Changing Programmers Workshop Launched

In a bid to be a driving force towards the development of digital solutions for the Cameroon tech ecosystem, one-day programmers (coders) workshop aimed at providing intensive training for all who wish to improve their programming careers or skills has been launched. Organized in partnership with Skademy, ActivSpaces, Zuoix and Siqueries, the Life of a Programmer event will drill participants on how to become a wealthy programmer while providing real value to their programming careers. They will also 

The Hustler’s Digest – Nigeria In Its Startup Fundraising Mode

Today’s Quote “It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive, but those who can best manage change. Meggison Africa China might have been spying on Africa In 2012, the African Union inaugurated its new headquarters in Addis Ababa. Worth over $200 million, China fully funded the project and also built and paid for the building’s computer network.

A LETTER TO CAMEROON VISITORS FROM EUROPE

  How do you get from Loum to Nkongsamba ? That’s in Cameroon, and the distance is about 40 km/30 miles or so. And from your doorstep to there it’ll take you 3 hours. First, you have to get up at 5 am and walk towards downtown Loum.

Anthobex: New NGO Investing in Kids’ Education

Thinking of how to give back to the community that stood by you while you crawled through all the hurdles that life gave you is a brilliant initiative.S-Cameroon based non-governmental organisation founded in 2005 by Anthony Besong Sr., an Oracle database administrator.