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,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’, theContinue reading “Young talents showcase African art themes”

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 “MeetContinue reading “Rwanda aims to introduce electric motorcycles to address climate change concerns”

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. TheContinue reading “Government, Africa50 to establish firm to develop Kigali Innovation City project”

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 développerContinue 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 –Continue reading “AGRICULTURE: INNOVATION RUSH AIMS TO HELP FARMERS, RICH AND POOR, BEAT CLIMATE CHANGE”

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

Lira changes the game with the first African Barbie doll

South African musician and businesswoman Lerato “Lira” Molapo has coined the term “African Barbie” by becoming the first African to have a Barbie doll made in her image. Barbies 60th campaign includes Lira “Barbie has been celebrating female role models and inspiring girls since 1959. But she isn’t done yet. There are glass ceilings leftContinue reading “Lira changes the game with the first African Barbie doll”

Sparkle Launches to Change the Face of Retail Services in Nigeria

Uzoma Dozie, one of Nigeria’s leaders in the financial sector and the last Group Managing Director of Diamond Bank, Nigeria, today announced that he is launching a new financial technology community and ecosystem, Sparkle; a mobile-first platform focused on the country’s retail sector. Sparkle will tackle how retailers can achieve their daily objectives and scale their businesses, providingContinue reading “Sparkle Launches to Change the Face of Retail Services in Nigeria”

Nigerian agri-tech startup EZ Farming “fired up” after 500 Startups participation

Nigerian agri-tech startup EZ Farming says it is “fired up” after taking part in the Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups accelerator programme and accessing US$150,000 funding, and is now striving to build the biggest agriculture-focused micro-lending platform in Africa. EZ Farming is an agricultural crowdfunding startup that allows users to lend to smallholder farmers to help themContinue reading “Nigerian agri-tech startup EZ Farming “fired up” after 500 Startups participation”