TechTalk with Solomon

Solomon Mulugeta Kassa is the producer and host of TechTalk with Solomon television show on Ethiopia Broadcasting Services (EBS). He is the recipient of the 2016 Society of Ethiopians Established in the Diaspora (SEED) award in recognition for his extraordinary commitment to teaching science and technology for millions in his native language Amharic. He alsoContinue reading “TechTalk with Solomon”

Largest FREE Microsoft eBooks Download

If your work involves or planning to work on one or more Microsoft products this is the perfect time to get free ebook downloads from Microsoft. I am talking about Microsoft Azure, Windows Server, Microsoft SQL Server, Office 365, Windows 10, Office 2016, Power BI, Windows 8.1, Office 2013, SharePoint 2016, SharePoint 2013, Dynamics CRM,Continue reading “Largest FREE Microsoft eBooks Download”

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”

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 researchersContinue reading “Partnership with Kenyan university will build data science expertise”

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

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 haveContinue reading “LEARNING TECHNOLOGIES IN MOZAMBIQUE: FACT, FICTION, FAIRY TALE?”

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 governmentContinue reading “10 more African countries are working towards local Startup Acts”

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 toContinue reading “Berlin startup Ecoligo raises 2.5 million euros to expand solar energy service to light up Africa”

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 PiggyVestContinue reading “Nigerian fintech startups PiggyVest and Cowrywise are scaling up to become digital banks”