E-commerce in Africa is on a steady growth though some countries are still trying to grasp the concept. However, with the goal to make e-commerce thrive in his country, Mutungi Stephen founded 2ambale. He wanted to give Ugandans and visitors the luxury of shopping at any time and anywhere.
In 1999 when I was in Form 3, my elder brother sent me a brand new calculator all the way from the UK. When I received that calculator, I spent about two hours carefully reading the manual to understand how the calculator works. At the same time, my brother had sent the same type of calculator to my sister who was at home.
When it comes to commerce in Africa, the future looks rosy. The idea of drone delivery here, for example, is something that will wait quite a while. So, we don’t have access to all the latest tech advances.
There are far fewer women than men in tech roles across the world. This is peculiar to Africa having a limited number of women in the IT sector. This reality is on the brink of changing as it hasn’t stopped some go-getters from being the spotlight in the tech sector.
Mobile penetration in Africa has linked many to the online world. As a result, Farfetch is starting a cohort for startups. The startups will have direct access to Farfetch’s expertise in the luxury fashion and technology industries.
Usually, people find it difficult to pursue their dreams because of stigmatisation. Whatever the case may be, there are still a few with such situations who are ready to go against all odds to experience true happiness. A shining example is Aaron Philip, who has ventured into the world of modelling despite her “abnormal situation.
It is time for Africa to shine in the world of technology and innovation. With the aim of looking for a solution to a problem, African entrepreneurs and startups have created problem-solving apps. Among these entrepreneurs, is Zuo Bruno founder of Zuoix who has created an SMS car tracking application, ZOOMED.
Since its creation in 2004, the Assembly of Telecommunication Regulators of Central Africa (ARTAC) has been in a deep sleep. This, however, led to a meeting from August 6 to 7, 2018 in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to revitalize its activities. As a result, a permanent secretariat was established under the leadership of a Cameroonian, Alhadji Ali.
As I sit this night, lost in thoughts of what might be the next trailblazer step I will take that will skyrocket myself, vision and organization to the next level, I realize thinking has never solved any problem. Bottom line is, we don’t have a choice but to embrace the challenges life throws at us. My journey towards becoming an entrepreneur is one filled with so many unforeseen challenges, opportunities, and open doors.
Online and mobile payments are steadily deepening their roots into the African continent. Aspiring to become a giant payment tool in Africa, Paystack recently raised $8 million in a Series A funding round. Nigerian payment startup, @Paystack raises $8 million in Series A funding https://t.
NeXttel has taken a keen initiative to support and promote entrepreneurship in Cameroon. NeXttel Startup Challenge is a competition for startups, aimed at assisting duly registered Cameroonian startups with financial aids and necessary exposure. Nexttel Startup Challenge was launched in December 20, 2016 and will run on to February 19, 2017.
Welcome to IREX’s 5th annual Photo Contest! Enter now for a chance to win cash prizes totaling over $1,000. Cultivating Leaders – Photos should explore how diverse leaders strive to serve others and drive change at every level of society. Strengthening Institutions – Photos should demonstrate how institutions build just, prosperous societies
Are you an innovative entrepreneur? Take your business to the next level with Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs Awards. These partners recently announced the launch of the 2017 Unilever Sustainable Living Young Entrepreneurs (USLYE) Awards. The awards aim to celebrate and support people under the age of 35 years who are working on a unique product, service or application.
Every now and then opportunities pop up here and there for us to make use of. The Appsafrica Innovation Awards 2016 edition has called for applications to be submitted. The Appsafrica innovation Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa.
ECOWAS parliament is doing massive recruitment for graduates and non-graduates. Should anyone succeed to go through the recruitment exercise, he or she would be required to work either in Abuja or Lagos as stated by the different job positions. The deadline for the submission of applications for all the positions listed below is June 22, 2017.