Ubuntu working on the “Edge Phone” that can boot a full desktop

Ubuntu today has announced the Ubuntu Edge campaign on Indigogo, for a fully converged, beautiful, sleek, phone that can run Ubuntu, Android, and boot a full desktop. This beautifully crafted smartphone is...

Debate: Why aren’t farmers using agricultural tech?

Scidev.net has organised an online debate, which will take place their website on Tuesday 9 June starting at 1pm British Summer Time (GMT+1). For over two hours, an expert panel will help steer...

Cape Town cancels Wi-Fi-to-the-home plans

The City Council of Cape Town has scrapped its plans to install access points to create a wireless network capable of providing Wi-Fi to each home, as the project was deemed...

Mobile phone charged using urine

For the first time, engineers have charged a mobile phone using urine. They have created a fuel cell that uses bacteria to break down the liquid waste to generate electricity. They were then able...

Mauritius holds 7th edition of Inventors’ Open Day

The 7th edition of Inventors' Open Day, aiming to promote awareness on innovation and Intellectual Property (IP) in Mauritius, was held yesterday afternoon at Ebène Heights, in Ebène Cyber-city, under the...

Google Launches New partnership Campaign to enable anyone send a kiss

A new campaign from Burberry and Google has brought one of humanity’s most iconic forms of communication, the kiss to your finger tips. Now, though, you can send a kiss to anyone,...

SingularityU East Africa Global Impact Challenge 2017

California-based higher learning institution; Singularity University is looking for East African innovators that have an idea or working on a solution that can solve one of the 12 Global Grand Challenges – worldwide...

Goodyear working on Energy Harvesting Tyres

Goodyear wants to harness fundamental principle of physics that when you use energy, some of it is lost.

Is it necessary to teach poor kids to code?

Idit Harel got something of a hostile reception when she announced to a room full of social entrepreneurs that it is necessary to teach kids in poor countries to code. “Coding...

UNFPA Launches Innovation Accelerator Focused On Empowering Youth To Address Sexual And Reproductive Health...

UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, in collaboration with Outbox, a local business incubator, today launched a health-based innovation accelerator dubbed ‘Up Accelerate.’ This innovative program is part of a regional initiative...
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Seedstars World Adds Six More African Countries to This Year’s Seedstars...

Global seed-stage startups competition Seedstars World, according to reports by Disrupt-Africa, the 2017 edition of the Seedstars World Tour will visit more than 25...