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

TECHNOLOGY

Understanding the Challenges Confronting Digital Natives Learners and Digital Immigrant Educators

In 2001, futurist Marc Prensky coined the terms ‘DigitalNatives’ and ‘Digital Immigrants’ to distinguish between those who grew up in the digital age, using technology as part of their daily routines, and the older generation of teachers who have to adapt to the way in which these students function.Digital natives are born into the technology of now and grew up integrating it into all facets … Continue reading Understanding the Challenges Confronting Digital Natives Learners and Digital Immigrant Educators

TECHNOLOGY

Microsoft to Co-Create Agri-Tech Solutions to Help Ethiopia and Others

Microsoft, through its 4Afrika Initiative, has today announced a new collaboration with the Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA) to co-create technology solutions in agriculture that will impact Ethiopia and ten other countries. Announced at the African Green Revolution Forum (AGRF), the collaboration will support AGRA’s digital transformation as it works to improve food security for 30 million farming households across 11 countries, … Continue reading Microsoft to Co-Create Agri-Tech Solutions to Help Ethiopia and Others

World

UNIDO and Japan to power African innovation

On the sidelines of the seventh Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD7) held in Yokohama Aug.28-30, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) explored opportunities to further promote African innovations. The event, which was attended by representatives of the public and private sector, international organizations and academia discussed among others renewable energy mini-grid systems, … Continue reading UNIDO and Japan to power African innovation

TECHNOLOGY

Rwanda and Uganda agree to unblock news sites

Rwanda on Friday said it had agreed with Uganda to unlock online access to each other’s publications after some websites in both countries were targeted for censorship. Patrick Nyirishema, Diresctor General of Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (Rura) told The EastAfrican that consultations were ongoing with their Ugandan counterparts to resolve to issue”within a few days” Continue reading… Continue reading Rwanda and Uganda agree to unblock news sites

Market report

Africa: Nigeria Retains Leadership of Africa’s Mobile Phone Market

Lagos — Nigeria has remained Africa’s largest smartphone market in Q2 2019 followed by South Africa and Egypt, the latest figures by International Data Corporation (IDC) has revealed. Nigeria and South Africa saw smartphone shipments increase 3.6 per cent and 0.2 per cent respectively, while Egypt had 18.0 per cent quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) growth after the market shrunk considerably in Q1 2019 due to the introduction … Continue reading Africa: Nigeria Retains Leadership of Africa’s Mobile Phone Market

Business

Akwaba to the Côte d’Ivoire tech ecosystem!

Between 15 and 20 April 2019, the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator team, represented by Gregory Omondi and Maxime Bayen, was in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire, with two objectives in mind. Firstly, to work with two of our portfolio start-ups based locally. Secondly, to participate in the GSMA Mobile 360 West Africa Conference. The week also presented opportunities to engage with several local ecosystem stakeholders. As usual, we thought we’d share … Continue reading Akwaba to the Côte d’Ivoire tech ecosystem!