Martin leaned back in frustration as he let some glittering beads of sweat trickle down his forehead. Although the overheated laptop scorched his laps and jungle of algorithms played a laser show on his glasses, he held his breath to concentrate as if his life depended on it. His eyes combed the monitor in search of a bug, moving from side to side rapidly like the eyes of a dreaming person but wide open.
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.
It’s been three years since ESPN terminated its services in Africa. Going across 19 countries in Africa, ESPN will air (exclusive to Kwesé ) in the continent early next year. In 2013, ESPN pulled their ESPN and ESPN Classic channels from Africa, Europe, and the Middle East.
The entertainment industry in Africa has taken a whole new turn in the past few years. Amazing how much people are investing in this sector. Media 256 is redefining video making on the African continent.
Blanche Bailly, Cameroon’s sensational musician has released another video titled “Kam We Stay”. Her coming unto the music stage is to say something different and in a unique way. “Kam We Stay” is a very relatable song that has a clear message about how a romantic relationship should go and is against cohabitation fondly referred to as “Kam We Stay”.
#Black Eyed Peas just finished their latest project of releasing a new version of the legendary song “Where is the Love”. No point writing much. Just watch the song right here.
Adieu to long hours of tedious, painful traveling. Technology company, VIVA recently launched its wireless entertainment platform on commercial buses at the Mile 17 car park in Buea. This platform is designed to keep passengers entertained during long, boring distances as well as educate them on the cultural diversity that resides in Cameroon.