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SunCulture secures $27M funding to power water pumps in Africa

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Kenya unveils groundbreaking green mobility policy

Kenya has recently released and launched a draft of its National E-mobility Policy to promote sustainable transportation and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  This policy marks a significant step towards embracing electric vehicles (EVs) and creating an environment conducive to their local production and assembly. Overview of Kenya’s National E-mobility Policy The National E-mobility Policy outlines […]

Olumofe Temitayo
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Tech CEO of the week

Nnamdi Ezeigbo, the Tech Guru Behind SLOT systems Limited who has revolutionized the Nigerian tech scene. From humble beginnings to building a tech empire, Nnamdi’s dedication and innovation have made Slot a household name in Nigeria and beyond. He has achieved remarkable success as the founder and CEO of SLOT Systems Limited, which is quite […]

Staff Writer
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Three African women using social media to provide tech education

With over 5.35 billion worldwide internet users, human activities have been greatly impacted, and you can now receive education online by boycotting a physical learning setup.  Some innovative African women have taken the opportunity to position themselves to provide value through tech educational content. Fatima Sydow – Cooking tips on Meta and YouTube South African […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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Tech Unite Africa showcases cutting-edge innovations, trends

The recently concluded Tech Unite Africa summit held in Lagos, Nigeria, brought together industry leaders, innovators, and enthusiasts to explore the latest advancements and trends shaping the future of technology across various sectors. The summit, which took place on March 26 and 27, 2024, at the Muson Convention Centre in Victoria Island, Lagos, provided a […]

Ibukunoluwa Josephine Bankole
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Kenya electric vehicles receive special green number plates

The Kenyan government has introduced green number plates designed specifically for electric vehicles. This happened on Wednesday as part of an effort to increase the country’s reliance on electric vehicles. All electric vehicles, including electric motorcycles, will be required to have the designated licence plates. The government is actively encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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Dodai plans national shift to green mobility with new funding

In a groundbreaking development for Ethiopia’s burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) sector, Dodai, an innovative EV manufacturer, has secured a significant $4 million in Series A funding. This financial boost is set to propel the company’s growth and aligns with the Ethiopian government’s ambitious green initiatives. The recent capital infusion by Nissay Capital, Musashi Seimitsu, and […]

Hauwa Ali Abdul
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Top Solar backpacks for outdoor excursions

As sustainability becomes increasingly integral to our lifestyle choices, the demand for eco-friendly outdoor gear continues to rise.  In this comprehensive review, we delve into the world of solar-powered backpacks, examining four top contenders: the Voltaic Fuse 6W Solar Backpack, BigBlue Solar Charger Backpack, Sunnybag Explorer Solar Backpack, and Thule Gauntlet Commute Backpack with Solar […]

Olanrewaju Adeniyi
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The promises and pitfalls of LTXX studio

In today’s fast-paced world, capturing attention during presentations is more critical than ever. LTXX Studio promises to ditch the yawn-inducing slides and transform presentations into interactive experiences. But does it live up to the hype? We tested LTXX Studio to see if it’s a presenter’s dream tool or a flashy fad. A drag-and-drop dream The […]

Olanrewaju Adeniyi
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BH Africa Startup Awards opens application for 2nd edition

The second edition of the Burning Heroes (BH) Africa Startup Awards, hosted by the Burning Heroes (BH) Founders Association, is now accepting applications. The event seeks to facilitate connections between startups and investors. As part of its objective to ensure that brilliant founders from all over the world have equal access to opportunities, the Burning […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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LinkedIn becomes least-used social media app in Kenya

The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has revealed that LinkedIn ranks last among Kenya’s most popular social media sites.  In the three months leading up to December 2023, just 0.7% of users utilised LinkedIn, which is owned by the US tech giant Microsoft. LinkedIn’s emphasis on professional networking sets it apart from competing social media […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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Most Influential cross-border payment platforms in Africa

Africa, with its diverse economies and growing digital landscape, has seen a surge in cross-border payment platforms tailored to the continent’s unique needs. These platforms offer convenient, efficient, and cost-effective solutions for individuals and businesses to transfer money across borders. Here, we explore three leading cross-border payment platforms making significant strides in Africa. M-Pesa M-Pesa, […]

Olumofe Temitayo
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Senegal authorises Avanti satellite gateway station

Senegal, a West African nation known for its burgeoning tech scene and commitment to connectivity, has recently authorised the establishment of an Avanti satellite gateway station within its borders.  This decision marks a significant step forward in the nation’s efforts to expand its telecommunications infrastructure and enhance connectivity for its citizens and businesses. In this […]

Olumofe Temitayo
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AXIAN Telecom joins GSMA to address gender gap in mobile services

AXIAN Telecom’s recent decision to join the GSMA initiative marks a significant step towards addressing the gender gap in mobile services across Africa.  As one of the leading telecommunications companies on the continent, AXIAN’s participation highlights a commitment to fostering inclusivity and bridging the digital divide. In this article, we’ll explore the implications of AXIAN […]

Olumofe Temitayo
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