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.
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.
Alexandra Ondoua-Ayong is one of Cameroon’s young successful and leading female entrepreneur whose experiences and point of view will trigger Cameroonian young ladies to develop that entrepreneurial drive, build a business of their own and be empowered. That sounds interesting! ”I have always wanted to become an entrepreneur, be my own boss. After I graduated (master’s degree in communication) and gave birth to my 2nd son, I decided to go back home (Cameroon) and I started my very first own business in the communications field,” said Alexandra.
Mr. According to Leonard Fonyuy, popularly known as Mr. Leo, the visit to the prison was a way of giving back to the community which he stems from.
We present Joan Ngomba, Cameroons famous media personality and a true hustler. As a presenter for Pulse.ng, she has got 10years of media experience working on so many media projects in Nigeria.
The founder and CEO of Facebook Mark Zuckerberg finally made it through Harvard on May 25th, 2017. He dropped out from Harvard to pursue his dream and succeeded in establishing the world’s most used social media platform Known as Facebook. Mark Zuckerberg’s Graduation Speech reveals more about his student life at Havard and the need for people to discover their true purpose in life.
Art is something which speaks to almost everyone of us, but just like many handmade works in our country, it doesn’t often get the attention or appraisal it deserves. This artist tells us a little more about what triggers him to come up with beautiful pieces, and how he tells his country’s stories in his works. AFROHUSTLER : Tell us a little bit about yourself.