Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Claire Karekezi, Rwanda’s first and only female neurosurgeon

Claire Karekezi dreamed of becoming a doctor amid a childhood scarred by genocide. In early July, the 35-year-old will return home as the first and...

Kenya to launch first locally made satellite into space

Africa is heading for space this week with Kenya planning to make history this Friday by deploying its first locally made satellite into space. The...

“Where Coffee Just Grows”: Connecting Ethiopian Agritech to the Blockchain

by Amy Castor Blockchain technology holds great promise in Ethiopia, the largest coffee producer in Africa, but getting a foothold in the country is a challenge...

African Development Bank, African Institute of Mathematics and Science to transform...

The African Development Bank and the African Institute of Mathematics and Sciences (AIMS) have initiated a landmark relationship aimed at building an industry-led research...

Applications open for the 3rd cycle of Innovate Ventures Accelerator in...

Innovate Ventures pioneer in the Somali start-up space, has just opened applications for the next round of its Hargeisa-based tech accelerator. To date, the programme...

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) announces third MEST Africa Summit

Now in its 10th year investing in tech entrepreneurs in Africa, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) today announced the third MEST Africa Summit, which will take...

Applications open for $400,000 African Food Security Prize

Feed the Future, supported by Land O'Lakes International Development and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research, has opened its call for applications for...

World’s fastest drones might be in Rwanda

Zipline, the California-based startup that has been flying delivery drones in Rwanda since October 2016, has announced that it’s launching a new fleet of...