Technology

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