Technology

Technological initiatives prove Africa can catalyze Innovation

Technological initiatives prove Africa can catalyze Innovation

Internet, Mobile, Startups, Technology
Africa has become the hub for innovation and digital communication. It is a continent that is rapidly embracing technology and with the highest record of internet penetration in the world. Many bodies have taken the initiatives of teaching the young generation and the whole population at large about ICT which has began to make a difference. Several African countries are on the lead with technological initiatives to push digital advancement in the continent. Rwanda’s has embraced technology at the primary school and university level through its One Laptop Per Child program and partnered with Carnegie Mellon University, creating a Kigali campus offering advanced degree programs in computer science and IT. The country is rolling out its 4G LTE program nationwide and is the highest ra
Empowering Africa towards technological development

Empowering Africa towards technological development

Technology
Technology is the most potent form of magic the African society will ever have. This is supported by the fact that Africa is home to the world's greatest digital innovations. Ranging from agriculture, medical to education, the continent is experiencing a digital revolution which has enabled it to secure a place as a global leader in science and technology. With these great  potential & capabilities, technological investments in Africa will see the offshoot of a global economic and technological leader that can be relied on by other continents. As the number of young people developing applications and coding programs continues to grow, the African continent hungers for more technological infrastructure and developments. One of the most effective channels that Investors can
African Business Arena considered more ideal for start ups

African Business Arena considered more ideal for start ups

Startups, Technology
When investors set to identify best  locations to place their investments, Africa is less likely to come to mind yet the investment scene in Africa has experienced a surge of activity over the last few years, fueling speculation that Africa could be the next big start up hub. Innovation has accelerated with new ideas and technologies spreading across the region. Among the sectors that have really thrived in this region are eCommerce and mobile industries. In addition, sub-Saharan Africa was estimated to see GDP growth of around 5% in 2014. This has been realized and the economic scene has evolved rapidly. That’s substantially faster than the developing-country average. According to focus economics, the continent expects an economic growth of 3.2% in 2017. In addition, the Afri
Africans heavily use Opera Mini for internet connectivity

Africans heavily use Opera Mini for internet connectivity

Internet, Mobile, Technology
Connectivity in Africa has increased over the years. The mobile phone technology has especially spear headed rampant internet connectivity across the region. The birth of mobile in Africa really occurred at the turn of the 21st century and by the early 2000s, mobile network operators were working across the continent to connect Africans everywhere. Opera mini, a celebrated browser celebrated its 1ooMillion opera users in Africa in November 2016. This clearly indicates that technology is creating a more connected world, powered by great technology and services. This increased internet connectivity in Africa breaks down barriers that limit access to information, education and fun in Africa. Opera's state of the Mobile Web Africa Report 2016 indicates Ghanaians, Kenyans, Seychellois
African Communities looks to Solar Technology

African Communities looks to Solar Technology

Technology
Africa is the sun continent where the sun's influence is the greatest. Communities are hence moving to solar technology as new sources of energy to substitute the limited electrical energy. The International Energy Agency (IEA) estimates 585 million people in sub-Saharan Africa lack access to electricity, with the electrification rate as low as 14.2% in rural areas. With half of sub-Saharan Africa's power coming from south Africa, the rest of Africa is going off- the grid to save of energy and embrace the new solar technology. According to International Energy Agency projections, almost one billion people in sub-Saharan Africa will gain access to the grid by 2040, but by that time 530 million will remain off-grid, almost comparable with the 600 million who cannot access power tod