INNOVATIONS

World Panel Zambia launches solar chargers

World Panel Zambia launches solar chargers

World Panel Zambia Ltd has launched its durable World Panel solar panels, which charge mobile phones as fast as a wall plug does.  Read More

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K-Free app wins Uganda Community Innovation awardK-Free app wins Uganda Community Innovation award K-Free, a health solution app aimed at curbing and combating breast cancer through early detection, has ...
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Ghanaian partnership to battle Cholera, Ebola through techGhanaian partnership to battle Cholera, Ebola through tech The Pharmaceutical Society of Ghana (PSGH) has partnered with mPedigree Network and PopOut to launch the ...
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BMW electric car to be showcased at Schneider Electric Xperience Efficiency eventBMW electric car to be showcased at Schneider Electric Xperience Efficiency event Schneider Electricwill be showcasing the BMW i3 electric vehicle at its prestigious Xperience Efficiency event in ...
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Wednesday 13 Aug

Rwandan incubator receives over 100 applications

RWANDA
Rwandan tech incubator think has received over 100 applications from nine countries, and is encouraging more ahead of the August 15 deadline.»
Monday 11 Aug

Infrastructure, connectivity key to Africa’s smart cities

Infrastructure and connectivity are key to achieving the Smart City vision, say WSP and Ruckus Wireless.»
Monday 21 Jul

Cognisant Computing one of the strongest forces in consumer IT

Cognisant computing — the next phase of the personal cloud movement — will become one of the strongest forces in consumer-focused IT, according to Gartner.»
Monday 14 Jul

Botswana approves Innovation Fund

BOTSWANA
Botswana's parliament has approved a National Innovation Fund which will provide seed and early stage funding for technology based start-ups and ventures as well as established companies with viable innovation concepts.»
Monday 14 Jul

Innovation Hub introduces new offices

BOTSWANA
The Botswana Innovation Hub (BIH) has opened two new offices to services its wider clientele base. »
Thursday 10 Jul

MTN unveils another Africa first cooling system

MTN has reaffirmed its commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by unveiling Africa’s first Concentrating Solar Cooling System that will power its energy-hungry data centres.»
Thursday 3 Jul

Ericsson 5G delivers 5 Gbps speeds

Ericsson reports that it has already achieved speeds of 5 Gbps in live, over-the-air demonstrations of the company’s pre-standard 5G network technology. »
Wednesday 2 Jul

Big firms challenged on talent development

KENYA
Kenyan businesses have been urged to use their expertise and set aside resources to train and equip young people to fit in the changing job market. »
Tuesday 1 Jul

App integration commonplace within five years

A new report by Juniper Research on the telematics sector has found that the number of in-vehicle apps in use is expected to reach 269 million by 2018.»
Monday 30 Jun

Tracking chips to tame cattle rustling

KENYA
Pastoralists are set to benefit from a noble mode of taming cattle rustling in Kenya, with the introduction of an innovative electronic tracking chip to keep tabs on cattle.»
Monday 30 Jun

AfDB strategy focuses on human capital development across Africa

TUNISIA
The Board of Executive Directors of the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) says its new Human Capital Strategy for Africa paves the way for Bank investments in areas such as education, skills development, health, science and technology.»
Friday 27 Jun

Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub to monetise innovation in Africa

KENYA
Microsoft has unveiled an online intellectual property (IP) portal called the Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub, in an effort to create an IP protection culture in Africa. »
Sunday 22 Jun

Groundbreaking technology bringing low vision and blind learners into the light

SOUTH AFRICA
Edit Microsystems will display their groundbreaking technology, which includes the BrailleNote Apex as well as a scanner that can convert printed text into braille, sound or electronic format, at the upcoming SABC Education African EduWeek in South Africa.  »
Thursday 19 Jun

“Innovation” makes Public Service day celebrations theme

BOTSWANA
Botswana is hosting the 3rd Public service day commemorations this year, under the theme, “Innovating Public Governance for Sustainable Development” on the 19th and 20th June 2014 in Gaborone.»
Sunday 15 Jun

Innovation in Africa, for Africa

SOUTH AFRICA
Four of the brightest young minds in South Africa’s information technology sector collaborated at Saphila 2014 with the SAP Innovation Centre, to demonstrate what innovative technology can achieve in Africa.  »
Thursday 12 Jun

Kenyan entrepreneur turns e-waste to jewellery

KENYA
Two Kenyan entrepreneurs have formed an e-waste lab to turn e-waste into jewellery.»

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IN DEPTH

Kenya rolls out e-extension to improve agricultureKenya rolls out e-extension to improve agriculture

In a bid to curb the overwhelmed number of agricultural extension officers in Kenya, the ministry of agriculture is embracing technology with their introduction of E-Extension services, which are aimed at reaching out to over 7 million farmers annually.