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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...

Africa’s drone revolution

by David Child Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), have been used for more than three decades, but in the last few years drones are increasingly being...

Meet Zambia’s 1st Robotics Team

Sela Kasepa attended her first semester at Harvard University in August last year. Just months prior, the 21-year-old was mulling over her education, uncertain...

Breaking the code: How women in Nigeria are changing the face...

By Tolu Ajiboye - The Nigerian tech scene is booming. Last year, Lagos-based startup Andela received $24m (£18.5m) in funding from Mark Zuckerberg. In 2015, financial technology...

ICT Regulation: Efficiency in transforming Rwanda’s economy

Aline Uwitonze, an entrepreneur from Gatsibo District, says she no longer has to travel long distances, to access Banks or carry out financial transactions. “All...

10 African innovators with game-changing ideas

The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) recently announced the top 10 nominees who will be contending for the 2017 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA), to...

Unearthing young talent with the ‘Niger App Challenge’

“I got the idea to create my ‘Health Coach’ application from discussions with other women. The app helps women monitor their pregnancy and the...

Ethiopian Airplanes Advancement Connecting the Continent

By Eden Sahle - In its over 70 years operation making its first journey to Cairo; Ethiopian airlines has come so far to cover 17...