The Prime Minister of Rwanda, the Honourable Edouard Ngirente, this morning officially declared the Africa Innovation Summit (AIS) 2018 open in Kigali, Rwanda. AIS II will focus on innovative and disruptive solutions to the major challenges facing African countries, which include energy access, water, food insecurity, health systems, and governance. ...
The African Development Bank, together with partners – The Rockefeller Foundation, Microsoft, and Facebook – launched the Coding for Employment Program at the African Innovation Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. By training youth in demand-driven Information and Communications Technology (ICT) curriculum and matching graduates directly with ICT employers, this new Program...
Nesta, on behalf of Feed the Future, today announced that 228 applications were received, mostly from Africa, for the global Fall Armyworm Tech Prize. The Prize aims to find digital solutions to identify, track and protect crops from the pest, which has devastated agricultural produce across the continent. USAID’s Digital...
Last week, the Blockchain Association of Uganda together with the Government of Uganda through the Ministry of ICT and National Guidance successfully hosted the inaugural Africa Blockchain Conference at the Serena Hotel Conference Center from 23rd to 24th May 2018. The Conference that opened under the theme ‘The Role of Blockchain Technology in Africa’s...
There is a lot of money to be made in the eCommerce market, especially in this digitally driven age. The majority of people in the Western world have access to smartphones, laptops and other advanced technology, so it comes as no surprise that a vast number of businesses are...
While it is the largest social networking service company today in the world with over a billion users, Facebook is no stranger to controversies. Banned in countries like China, the social media giant has some proving to do to its loyal fan base now. With the current state of affairs,...
Tablet computers have blasted onto the market almost a decade ago - after a few (failed) attempts to combine portability with the ease of use of a touch input - and killed the netbook completely. After all, they were slim, light, easy to carry around and as easy to...
Python is a buzzword in every programmer’s dictionary today. So, why the hype around Python? Let us start by understanding what is Python? It is an Open-Source, Object Oriented Programming language which is simple and easy to understand. It has an equally simple syntax which comes with a vast...
Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa have been named the three countries out of 115 that provide the best environment for businesses to succeed in the age of digitization. In the Enabling Digitalization Index (EDI) 2018 report, Euler Hermes demonstrates each country’s capacity for providing the right environment for businesses to live...
As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria - its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration which will bring together developers, start-ups and the wider tech community across Lagos and Nigeria,...