Cameroon’s biggest exporter of banana, rubber and other fine products, has recently experienced a drop in exports. This marks its worst export performance in one month since 2005, according to the Cameroon Banana Association (ASSOBACAM). The volume is also just over six times less than the volume exported in August last year (8,560).
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.
With each passing day, new experiences are gained as well as new words and phrases take up entries in dictionaries. Who are they and why were they so labelled? Silicon Mountain is the heart of innovation in Cameroon with the country’s biggest number of innovative tech startups. All her startups depend on the internet to work, but Cameroon’s government has taken their internet away.
Portable Eye Examination Kit developed by Andrew Bastawrous has been used in Kenya, Botswana and India to help detect eye diseases. There are 39 million blind people globally and in low-income countries. The two main causes of eye diseases are cataracts and refractive errors.
A Silicon Valley startup Zipline International would be using drones to deliver medicine and blood to patients in #Rwanda as From July, and it plans to expand to other countries by the end of the year. Rwanda is one of the world’s poorest countries, and infant mortality rates remain high. Deaths from HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria have plummeted over the past decade, as the government invested heavily
Finding a suitable apartment that matches your taste is now a child’s play in Cameroon with the Bongalo App. Necessity has always been a drive for innovation in the history of mankind. Following the stress, Epafred Minuifuong the Co-founder of Bongalo App underwent on a house search process some years back in Bamenda caused him to think out of the box to solve the arduousness in the house search process in Cameroon.
As drones became more popular among tech entrepreneurs in Kenya who were excited about their potential applications for aid relief, agriculture, e-commerce, and real-estate, regulators put in place vague restrictions that effectively served as a ban. For the past two years, the Kenyan government limited the use of drones to the military. Individuals without permits to fly drones either met with hefty fines or imprisonment.