INNOVATIONS

Light sensor market to grow 16% by 2016

Light sensor market to grow 16% by 2016

Samsung, Apple and Chinese OEMs will drive revenue in the light sensor market to grow 16 percent between 2013 and 2016, according to a new report from IHS.  Read More

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Ville Kairamo and Jere Wessman of Demola Network BIH and SaiS bring Demola to Botswana The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has brought to the country, together with Southern African Innovation Support ...
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Malawi uses ICT to promote public health messages in interactive radio drama campaignMalawi uses ICT to promote public health messages in interactive radio drama campaign Malawi has developed an innovative and highly successful interactive communications campaign in a quest to solve ...
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Malawi to advance technological innovationsMalawi to advance technological innovations Malawi’s government has launched a Global Observatory of Science, Technology and Innovation Policy Instruments report ...
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MORE INNOVATIONS NEWS

Thursday 26 Feb

2015 Youth mHealth Innovation competition now on

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s 2015 mHealth Innovation Competition has been launched with much promise from those taking part to excel beyond limit. »
Tuesday 24 Feb

Elephant census not ready for drone technology

BOTSWANA
Elephants Without Borders, a Botswana conservation project which is bankrolled by Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has shelved the use of drone technology during future elephant census expeditions.»
Monday 23 Feb

Two African leaders unite to boost innovation on the continent

SOUTH AFRICA
The UCT Graduate School of Business and MTN have formed a multi-million rand partnership to catalyse sustainable innovation in emerging markets.»
Friday 20 Feb

Silicon Congo project to boost ICT entrepreneurship

CONGO-BRAZZAVILLE
ICT entrepreneurs in Congo Brazzaville have been given a platform to take off, grow and prosper by Silicon Congo, a new project launched early this week in the capital Brazzaville by the BantuHub Foundation.»
Tuesday 17 Feb

Africa 118 launches online business directory

UGANDA
You can now find local services in Uganda at the click of the button, with the launch of Africa 118’s online directory.»
Thursday 12 Feb

CRAN, LS telcom use remote aircraft to audit remote broadcast sites

NAMIBIA
The Communications Regulatory Authority of Namibia (CRAN) and LS telcom have performed audits of 25 broadcast transmission sites using remotely piloted aircraft (RPA), which include a measurement and sensor system as well as a camera onboard.»
Monday 9 Feb

Agriculture startups stand to win $50,000 each in seed funding

KENYA
Innovators have two weeks left to apply for an accelerator programme for agriculture in East Africa. »
Thursday 5 Feb

Airtel, UP Magazine to award key change-makers

KENYA
Airtel has partnered with UP Magazine to launch a first of its kind awards to reward innovative elements in Kenyan society.»
Wednesday 4 Feb

MasterCard launches $50m fund to boost rural financial services

IVORY COAST
The MasterCard Foundation has launched a US$50 million challenge fund to improve the lives of smallholder farmers by enabling businesses to begin or expand financial services in rural areas of Sub-Saharan Africa.  »
Monday 2 Feb

App for disabled children reaches Ericsson Innovation Award semi-finals

SENEGAL
Team Handi’Educ from Senegal has emerged a semi-finalist in the Ericsson Innovation Awards representing sub-Saharan Africa. The innovative team, comprising three engineering students, developed an educative web/mobile application to support handicapped children in a learning environment.»
Friday 30 Jan

Buzztrick overall winner of MTN App Challenge Version 2.0

GHANA
The developer of the Buzztrick app, Nana Ekow Taylor, has been adjudged the overall winner of the MTN Ghana App Challenge Version 2.0.»
Thursday 29 Jan

Ghanaian startup Beam heads for Seedstars World Final

GHANA
Seedstars World, the most exclusive startup competition for emerging markets and fast growing startups, is bringing Ghana-based startup Beam to Geneva for its Final Event on February 4. »
Thursday 29 Jan

150 entrepreneurs advance to quarter-finals of Digital Change-makers competition

GHANA
150 young Ghanaian entrepreneurs with varied digital solutions to improve the lives of Ghanaians, especially children, have made it to the quarter-finals of the Tigo Digital Change-makers competition.»
Monday 26 Jan

Ugandan innovators use smartphones to detect malaria

UGANDA
A team of young Ugandan innovators has developed a tool that can diagnose malaria using a smartphone.»
Monday 26 Jan

Minister tours Botswana Innovation Hub projects

BOTSWANA
Botswana’s Minister of Infrastructure, Science and Technology, Hon. Nonofo Molefhi, took time for a tour of some of the Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) projects on a familiarisation mission. »
Friday 23 Jan

Safaricom launches ideas portal

KENYA
Safaricom has launched an interactive portal dubbed Zindua Café through which external innovators and developers will be able to share their ideas, applications and prototypes with Safaricom. »

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IN DEPTH

Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College Villagers get solar training at Barefoot College

The Botswana Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) has seconded seven semi-illiterate mostly Ngwatle villagers for a six month solar electrification training course at the famed Barefoot College in India. 

COMPANY NEWS

MTN Group Sustainability Report released

MTN Group’s efforts to advance social development in its markets through the integration of sustainable business practices into day-to-day activities, is yielding positive outcomes, the company’s Sustainability ...