TECHNOLOGY

How Samuel Alemayehu Is Turning Ethiopia’s Mountain of Trash Into an Energy Vault

Ethiopia is currently building Africa’s first waste-to-energy plant, Reppie, that will convert trash into electricity. At best, waste ends up in vast landfill sites. At worst, it is simply dumped around Africa’s towns and cities.

African Female Entrepreneur to Attend Blackbox for Silicon Valley

Gone are the days of traditional subjugation of the African woman. In order to strengthen the horns of female entrepreneurship, Blackbox provides an annual opportunity to connect and mentor over 15 female entrepreneurs around the world. Among the privileged female entrepreneurs for this year, Iman Cooper is the only candidate from Africa.

Agripreneurs on a Drive to Promote Food Security in Africa

Just as Africa’s population is growing massively by the day, the demand for food supply becomes the talk of the day. Faced with this challenge,  agripreneurs are devising possible solutions to this without waiting for the governments. Agriculture appears to be the most important sector of the Africa economy, but what becomes of Africa if this sector sinks? Indeed, it’s high time Africans rose to see what can be done to save humanity.

Digital Renter Makes Major Upgrade To Its Interface: “Design for Humans”

In an effort to ease navigation and provide easy access to property listings, landlord and caretaker information on its platform, Digital Renter has launched a new user interface termed, “Design for Humans. It's #DDay. We will be #releasing the new #userinterface for #DigitalRenter today 15th May, 4pm.

The Hustler’s Digest – HTC’s Joining A Blockchain Smartphone Revolution

Today’s Quote “The blockchain cannot be described just as a revolution.” William Mougayar Africa NIPC launches iGuide Nigeria The Nigerian Investment Promotion Commission (NIPC) has formally launched the iGuide Nigeria, an online guide to doing business in Nigeria. According to a statement from the Commission, the iGuide is an easy-to-use online platform providing investors with up-to-date and pertinent information on the processes, procedures and basic costs of doing business in Nigeria.

Silicon Mountain Software Developers Win Google Udacity Scholarship

Our Fears are our only Limitation Some Silicon Mountain Web-Developers who decided to face their fears by applying for the Google Udacity Scholarship have won the 2nd phase of the competition. When we take a grasp of the price from afar, we see reasons to go for it. But when we take a look at the challenges we decide to give up.

The Hustler’s Digest – Ghana’s Mobile Money Systems Go Interoperable

Today’s Quote “Opportunities for interoperability arise where interconnections with external parties can create greater value for customers and service providers than a single mobile money service provider can create alone.” Mahindra Comviva Africa Startupbootcamp Africa has  partnered with Google to support startups The Google Cloud Startup Programme intends to help startups build and scale using the Google Cloud Platform. This partnership will offer selected startups for the Cape Town-based accelerator more than US$20,000 worth of tech support.

The Hustler’s Digest – Orange Cameroon Dancing to the Tune of Digital Education

Today’s Quote “Education is a sector in transition.” Ian Fordham, Microsoft Africa $20m investment by MainOne in Cote d’Ivoire for provision of wholesale connectivity services The Nigerian open-access connectivity services provider group, MainOne is to invest $20m in Cote d’Ivoire for provision of wholesale connectivity services. This is after it obtained the  C1B license from Minister Bruno Koné, the country’s Minister for Communication, Digital Economy and Postal Services.

FasterCapital Welcomes Two Cameroonian Startups Into Its Incubation Program

UAE-based incubator FasterCapital has selected two Cameroonian startups to take part in its incubation program. The incubator made the announcement on their official website late in April. The virtual incubator on April 11, had launched the second round of its incubation program to run from April 15 to July 16, 2018.

Maibeta Launches Crowdfunding Campaign To Create Jobs For 500k Africans

The official launch of the Maibeta Inc fundraising campaign “Web and Mobile app to employ 500. This major fundraising campaign aims to raise $35.000 over a period of one month to reach Maibeta’s goal of providing jobs to over 500.

Cameroon: Silicon Mountain Techies Seek Internet Refuge

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.

Eye Diseases this Smartphone App can Detect

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.

This startup is using drones to Supply medicine in Rwanda

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 

Bongalo App Makes The House Search Process Easy

 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.

Kenya Is Opening Its Skies For Commercial and Private Use of Drones

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.