TECH STARTUP

Nigeria’s CcHUB fully acquires Kenya’s iHub

Nigeria’s Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) has announced the acquisition of Kenya’s iHub. This is the first time in Africa that a technology hub is acquiring another. Arguably two of Africa’s most reputable and impactful technology hubs, CcHUB and iHub, will now come under one management in this landmark move. Although the cost of the acquisition remains undisclosed, Techpoint has confirmed that it’s a full acquisition. iHub’s team … Continue reading Nigeria’s CcHUB fully acquires Kenya’s iHub

Young talents showcase African art themes

The exhibition came out in the fusion of various art forms exhibited, including Rap, Acapella, Spoken Word, Fashion, Live band music, and dance. The latest edition of the Club Evoke Night sparked youth to think about weaving African culture in the modern lifestyle that is so influenced by western cultures. Dubbed ‘Evoke African Rebellion’, the event happening at The Square in Industrial area, Kampala on … Continue reading Young talents showcase African art themes

World

Rwanda aims to introduce electric motorcycles to address climate change concerns

The Rwandan government is working on a national mobility policy that will replace petrol-powered motorbikes with e-motos. Although government support for electric vehicles is already known, this is the first time it will officially extend it to cover motorbikes. Rwandan president, Paul Kagame, first made the disclosure during a youth gathering a few weeks ago at a “Meet the President” event on August 14, where he revealed that … Continue reading Rwanda aims to introduce electric motorcycles to address climate change concerns

Discover

Government, Africa50 to establish firm to develop Kigali Innovation City project

The Government of Rwanda and Africa50, a pan-African infrastructure investment firm will set up a joint venture company that will be involved in developing, financing, constructing and operating commercial components of the Kigali Innovation City. Africa50 is a special-purpose vehicle for infrastructure project financing in Africa founded by the African Development Bank, and different African governments. The agreement signed Tuesday with Rwanda Development Board representing government will … Continue reading Government, Africa50 to establish firm to develop Kigali Innovation City project

Startup

FRENCH: Un hackathon dédié à la jeunesse

Dans le cadre de la lutte contre le Virus Ebola, Internews a organisé un Hackathon dans la ville de Goma, au Nord Kivu, faisant suite à celui qui a eu lieu à Kinshasa en marge de la Kinshasa Digital Week 2019. Les 30 et 31 mai derniers 60 jeunes ont eu pour mission d’imaginer et de développer des projets dans le but d’aider les agents de la … Continue reading FRENCH: Un hackathon dédié à la jeunesse

AGRICULTURE: INNOVATION RUSH AIMS TO HELP FARMERS, RICH AND POOR, BEAT CLIMATE CHANGE

In decades to come, African farmers may pool their money to buy small robot vehicles to weed their fields or drones that can hover to squirt a few drops of pesticide only where needed. Researchers also are trying to train crops like maize and wheat to produce their own nitrogen fertiliser from the air – a trick soybeans and other legumes use – and exploring … Continue reading AGRICULTURE: INNOVATION RUSH AIMS TO HELP FARMERS, RICH AND POOR, BEAT CLIMATE CHANGE

Business

MR EAZI’S TALENT INCUBATOR EMPAWA AFRICA LAUNCHES SECOND PHASE OF FUNDING AND MENTORING PROGRAM

Superstar Nigeria-born artist and music executive Mr Eazi is investing in the next generation of African talent through emPawa Africa, an incubator program for emerging artists. Following a successful launch earlier this year, emPawa Africa’s accelerator program reopens to entries on Friday, August 15. In this second phase of the program, 30 African artists will be selected to receive a non-repayable grant to fund their … Continue reading MR EAZI’S TALENT INCUBATOR EMPAWA AFRICA LAUNCHES SECOND PHASE OF FUNDING AND MENTORING PROGRAM