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17-Year-Old Student Wins Global Award For Sanitary Towels Innovation

17-Year-Old Student Wins Global Award For Sanitary Towels Innovation

A 17-year-old Mombasa student has received The Diana Award for going above and beyond his everyday life to create and sustain positive change. The youth, who was selected for the Princess Diana Award was on Monday feted during the international youth day. Academy in Mombasa won the prestigious award for his project for providing reusable […]

Celebrating Africa’s Digital Potential On UN Youth Day

Celebrating Africa’s Digital Potential On UN Youth Day

Many things have been said about the future Africa and its potential, it has been called the Opportunity Continent, the Next Frontier and Africa rising, with all of these truths. For me, the excitement comes in how Africa can, and will one day lead in the digital economy, not only creating a better future for […]

Agricultural Business Competition Launched In Ethiopia

Agricultural Business Competition Launched In Ethiopia

The German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), through its Green Innovation Centers project, and the Technical Center for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA), in partnership with iceaddis, officially launched the Green Innovation & Agritech Slam 2019 (GIAS) on August 7 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Addis Abeba. GIAS is a […]

National Oil Company of Liberia Signs Multi-Year Data Management Partnership

National Oil Company of Liberia Signs Multi-Year Data Management Partnership

 The National Oil Company of Liberia (NOCAL) has signed a four-year multi-year oil well Data management agreement with Core Laboratories Sales BV, an Oil Industry Service Giant. The agreement is the first major initiative by a major sector player in three (3) years and it will see the management value addition and re-organization of Oil […]

Zimbabwe Hikes Electricity Tariffs By More Than 200 Percent

Zimbabwe Hikes Electricity Tariffs By More Than 200 Percent

Finance Minister Mthuli Ncube has more than doubled electricity tariffs for ordinary consumers with more than 200 per cent effective immediately. Presenting his 2019 Mid-Term Monetary Policy Review statement on Thursday, Ncube gave power utility, Zimbabwe Electricity Supply Authority (Zesa) the nod to implement the tariff increase. “Electricity tariffs for domestic consumers will be increased […]

Nigerian Investors Should Seize Opportunities In The DRC – Akinwumi Adeshina

Nigerian Investors Should Seize Opportunities In The DRC – Akinwumi Adeshina

President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Dr Akinwumi Adesina has rallied the Nigerian private sector to take advantage of the huge investment opportunities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) to develop Africa. He expressed the need to build an effective investment bridge with the DRC, “because when you unlock their potentials, you unlock […]

Econet’s Cassava Smartech Set To Challenge Whatsapp Dominance in Africa

Econet’s Cassava Smartech Set To Challenge Whatsapp Dominance in Africa

Econet Wireless Zimbabwe Limited’s (EWZL)’s subsidiary, Cassava Smartech, has successfully developed a multi-purpose application, Sasai which will be launched soon in a development that is set to challenge Whatsapp’s dominance on the African continent. In a statement, the financial technology company said the new application will enable users to go beyond sending texts and videos. […]

MTN Spends R40 Billion On Network Upgrades

MTN Spends R40 Billion On Network Upgrades

MTN has invested over R40 billion ($2,8 billion) in the past four years to build South Africa’s best network, the company disclosed as it announced it was developing a software-defined Wide-Area Network (SD-WAN) and re-purposing thousands of sites across the country. The move is aimed at harnessing narrowband internet of things (NB-IoT) as the rollout […]

University Of Nigeria Produces Electric Car

University Of Nigeria Produces Electric Car

University of Nigeria, Nsukka has made a breakthrough by producing first made in Nigeria five-seater electric car. Mr Jelani Aliyu, the Director-General of National Automotive Design and Development Council (NADDCD) commended the University of Nigeria Nsukka for being the first to produce an electric car in the country. Aliyu made the commendation in Nsukka on […]

Cameroon’s Second Largest Employer Of Labour Crippled by Separatist Conflict

Cameroon’s Second Largest Employer Of Labour Crippled by Separatist Conflict

Cameroon’s second-largest employer, the Cameroon Development Corporation, says it has been paralyzed by the separatist conflict in the country’s English-speaking regions.  The agricultural giant has not been able to pay its staff for a year because of falling production and revenue. The village of Meanja used to be a banana production centre in Cameroon’s English-speaking […]

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