Tanzania: Entrepreneur overcomes financing challenges to launch cashew business

Within two years of starting his business, Fahad Awadh had been named one of 30 entrepreneurs to watch in Africa by Forbes magazine, and also received...

Exciting news for African students about online courses

Press release for website relaunch There are exceptional times ahead for the people of Africa, whatever their age, as easy access to edtech is coming...

Kenya’s Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

Kenyan startup Lori Systems has been crowned the winner of the inaugural TechCrunch Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, winning US$25,000 in equity-free funding and an...

Andela raises $40m in landmark funding deal

Pan-African coding school Andela has announced it has secured US$40 million in Series C funding from a host of investors in a landmark round,...

Blind female Ethiopian lawyer wins global award for promoting disability rights

A blind female Ethiopian lawyer has been named a joint winner of the 2017 Right Livelihood Award, also known as Sweden’s alternative Nobel Prize. The...

Could blended learning be Africa’s recipe for educational success?

More and more learners are turning to online courses that enable them to participate in primary, secondary and tertiary education over the web and...

From borrowing a laptop in 2013 to growing a multi-million container...

The first time I heard of this young man was in my local church. Owing to shortage of space in the church compound, the...

Ghanaian Professor lands top job in the US

A Ghanaian professor based in the United States of America (USA) has been appointed as part of a 38-member Advisory Board on Mineral and...

12 websites where you can learn to code for free

There was a time when knowing how to program was for the geekiest of geeks. That’s not exactly the case today. As most entrepreneurs, freelancers and...

KNUST female students invent sanitation improvement app

Two students from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) have challenged Government and other policy makers to use science and technology...

Botswana – the most attractive investment destination in Africa

Botswana is the most attractive economy for investments flowing into the African continent, according to the latest Africa Investment Index 2016 by Quantum Global’s independent research...

The state of Medical Education in Africa

Medical education in Africa has significantly evolved over the years. From the time when there were only 5 medical schools in the region, to...

Ghanaian develops Artificial Intelligence healthcare system

A group of Ghanaians comprising IT and health professionals have developed an Artificial intelligence (AI) healthcare system. The system known as minoHealth is able to...

How Parkinson’s Law Makes Us More Productive

Parkinson’s law: “Work expands to fill the time available for its completion.” When I was in university, I always found myself in a crisis as...

Start-ups take Africa by storm

After grabbing the ringing phone at Acapulco Mexican Grill and Bar in the centre of Addis Ababa, owner Abel Wondowsen quickly scribbles an order...

15 Year Old Ghanaian Develops an App to Help you Save...

After writing the Basic Entrance Certificate Examination (BECE) most Ghanaian students typically pick up their first official job; “Chop & Sleep (ADIDAS)” whiles waiting...

The spirit of entrepreneurship in Nigeria

“I no come Lagos com count bridge!” An ode to Lagos’s numerous bridges, this pidgin expression basically says – “I am here to make money...

We Can’t Stop Anxiety, but we can Learn from it

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to...

Meet ‘the three wise boys’ – the brains behind Mazzuma payment...

Let us, for once, commend the youth of Ghana; I mean those doing great things, for their hard work. I am particularly impressed by...

Selassie Tay: Restoring Hope to the Hopeless

According to 2010 Census figures, South Tongu district has a population of 87,950 where females make up 54.5%, and males 45.5%. Out of the...