Kenya

Partnership with Kenyan university will build data science expertise

A collaboration between the University of Bristol’s Jean Golding Institute for Data Science and the Strathmore University Business School in Kenya, will focus on using data science to address contemporary challenges facing Kenya and other African countries. The partnership will involve an exchange of ideas and people between the two institutions, sharing expertise, connecting researchers across disciplines and facilitating research projects. The aim is to … Continue reading Partnership with Kenyan university will build data science expertise

Education

Pan-African incubator Energy Generation launches a business school dedicated to energy, technological innovation and entrepreneurship, in Lomé

(Togo First) – Pan-African incubator Energy Generation will open, next October, in Lomé and Accra a business school dedicated to energy, technological innovation and entrepreneurship. Named Business & Energy School, this school will offer three programs:  Bachelor I in Management of Sales Administration and Business Relationship ; Bachelor III in Business Management and an MBA. The school’s graduates also have the possibility, via the Energy Generation … Continue reading Pan-African incubator Energy Generation launches a business school dedicated to energy, technological innovation and entrepreneurship, in Lomé

Mozambique

LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN MOZAMBIQUE: FACT, FICTION, FAIRY TALE?

One of the most challenging things for me is to explain to people what I was actually doing in Mozambique. Officially, I was an advisor for e-learning at a local university. So far, so good. However, what impact does such a project have on the sustainable development of a country? Do people in Mozambique have computers to go and study online? Isn’t it an elitist … Continue reading LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN MOZAMBIQUE: FACT, FICTION, FAIRY TALE?

African Startups

10 more African countries are working towards local Startup Acts

Development of Startup Acts, entrepreneurship policies or policy visions are ongoing in at least 10 African countries as efforts continue to legislate to ensure the growth of startup ecosystems on the continent. he first specific startup law globally was passed in Italy in 2012, while Africa’s first Startup Act was passed by the Tunisian government last year. Both Senegal and Mali are also making progress towards passing startup-focused legislation. … Continue reading 10 more African countries are working towards local Startup Acts

TECH STARTUP

Berlin startup Ecoligo raises 2.5 million euros to expand solar energy service to light up Africa

Ecoligo, a Berlin-based startup which provides solar systems to commercial and industrial businesses in emerging markets, has raised 2.5 million euros from Saxovent, a clean energy project developer and investor. The startup says it will use the funds to scale up its operations in Ghana and Kenya. It will also use part of the money to expand its business in Costa Rica as well as expand … Continue reading Berlin startup Ecoligo raises 2.5 million euros to expand solar energy service to light up Africa

African Startups

Nigerian fintech startups PiggyVest and Cowrywise are scaling up to become digital banks

Earlier today, users of Nigerian online savings and investment platform PiggyVest received emails introducing them to “NUBAN Account Numbers for PiggyVest”. The new feature allows users to fund their PiggyFlex accounts via a dedicated bank account number from Providus Bank. The PiggyFlex Account, launched in June 2018, is a sub-account where all interests earned on PiggyVest are paid to users. According to the mail, users can … Continue reading Nigerian fintech startups PiggyVest and Cowrywise are scaling up to become digital banks

TECHNOLOGY

Google for Nigeria: All the Key Announcements at the #GoogleForNigeria Event 2019

Google made a couple of exciting announcements for its customers and partners in Nigerian and Africa during the 3rd edition of the annual Google for Nigeria event that took place on Wednesday, July 24 2019 in Lagos. Google launched new apps, added new features to existing offerings, and made other key announcements. In case you missed the event here are some of the key announcement … Continue reading Google for Nigeria: All the Key Announcements at the #GoogleForNigeria Event 2019