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UNICEF through its Innovation Fund, is looking to invest up to USD$100,000 (roughly UGX372,765,000) seed funding in Data Science and Artificial Intelligence startups—that have the potential to benefit humanity. The call of applications is limited to startups registered in one of UNICEF’s programme countries and have a working, open source prototype showing promising results....
These are the best free apps that can change your life at least a little. They are useful applications for Android and iOS, which we recommend installing in 2019. We have chosen the best apps to download for free that have real usefulness, having tried and used them, all...
It's no news that Safeboda is the pioneer of the moto-taxi hailing industry in Uganda. Their innovation drove to the rise of competitors such as; UberBoda, Taxify Boda, Dial Jack, Taxido, among others. Inaugurated in 2014, the moto-taxi hailing company now has over 8000+ registered riders operating within areas of Kampala,...
Solar energy company, SolarNow has announced raising $9 million in debt arranged by SunFunder, a longtime debt financier for the company alongside co-lenders responsAbility and Oikocredit. The $9 million facility is SolarNow’s third structured asset finance instrument, or SAFI, arranged by SunFunder. It will enable the company to deploy 17,500...
The Tecno Camon 11 Pro is the latest handset flagship from Tecno Mobiles. It was announced is Sep. last year, and officially released in Nov. along side the Tecno Camon 11. Being the last smartphones to be launched in 2018, the two super-smartphones joined the popular CAMON series family. Priced at...
African startups have till Jan. 11th to submit their applications for a chance to pitch live at the Africa Startup Summit which will be held at the Africa Tech Summit in Kigali—scheduled to run from Feb. 13th to Feb. 15th. 10 promising startups will be given the chance to take to the...
Kigali, Rwanda will from Feb. 13th to Feb. 15th host its annual Africa Tech Summit—that will see industry leaders, stakeholders exploring the opportunities and challenges within the ecosystem, while showcasing investment opportunities. The event supported by the Ministry of ICT, Rwanda in partnership with Disrupt Africa will focus on encouraging collaboration,...
It's with no doubt that Safeboda is the biggest and so far the most successful moto-taxi hailing service not only in Uganda—but in Africa. The startup won the 'Best African App' at the AppsAfrica.com Awards in in Cape Town, South Africa in Nov. 2018. The awards aim to showcase Africa’s most innovative...
The ASME Innovation (iSHOW); a global competition for hardware led social innovation that focuses on the design and engineering journey of taking physical products to market—has opened applications till Feb. 8th, calling on hardware innovations that tackling problems in; water & sanitation, safety, energy, environment, agriculture & food, economy & community, health & nutrition, and education. The competition...
Teenage girls are twice as likely as boys to show depressive symptoms linked to social media use - mainly due to online harassment and disturbed sleep, as well as poor body image and lower self-esteem, researchers said on Friday. In a study analyzing data from nearly 11,000 young people in...