INTERVIEW: CREATOR OF INDIGENOUS GAME, SANGO RUN, IS A NIGERIAN TO THE CORE

24 year old Emmanuel Omene Ogheneovo is a game developer who recently developed Nigeria’s first 3D-infinite runner game, Sango Run. The game which can be found on Google Play Store, MTN App Store and Airtel App Store was launched few days ago and already has hundreds of downloads and lots of positive feedback. Omene spoke to Ventures […]

WHAT MAKES RENEWABLE ENERGY IN AFRICA ATTRACTIVE TO BIG INVESTORS?

The African Renewable Energy Fund (AREF), a dedicated fund focused on sub-Saharan Africa, announced that it successfully reached its target of  $200 million in committed capital to support small-to-medium-scale projects. The fund is targeted at supporting sustainable private-sector led economic growth in renewable and alternative energy generation. The fund held its first close of $100 […]

NIGERIAN STUDENT BUILDS FULLY FUNCTIONAL ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE ROBOT IN SRI LANKA

A twenty-four year old Nigerian, Bobai Ephraim Kato, has built a fully functional artificial intelligence robot for his final year project at the International College of Business and Technology (ICBT) in Sri Lanka. While he developed an interest in computing and technology early,  initially he wanted to be a doctor. After his secondary school education in 2009, […]

THESE NIGERIAN YOUNGSTERS ARE REVOLUTIONISING THE COUNTRY’S TECH SPACE

Decades ago, Africa barely comes to mind when thinking tech and innovation, but over time, the continent has gradually and steadily grown to be the home of some of the world’s best tech advancement and innovations with countries like Kenya, Nigeria, Uganda, and South Africa taking the lead. In Nigeria, the technology ecosystem has not […]

12 Ways Mobile Phones Have Transformed Africa

The telecommunication industry in Africa has witnessed a revolution especially with the onset of the handset mobile phones. Mobile phones have changed the ways companies, government agencies and other institutions deal with citizen in many African countries. Apart from easing communication, the wide use of mobile phones has boosted the economic output of individuals living […]

Plane with seven people on board disappears west of Senegal during medical evacuation

A plane with seven people, including one French passenger, on board has disappeared west of Senegal during a medical evacuation. The plane flying from Burkina Faso to Senegal was carrying three flight crew members, a Senegalese doctor, two nurses, and a French patient. The other nationalities included two Algerians and a person from Congo, although […]

THIS KENYAN COLLEGE STUDENT’S INVENTION IS EASING TRAFFIC IN NAIROBI

A college computer student, Patrick Waweru at the University of Nairobi, Kenya has developed a software to monitor and control the traffic of parking lots in Nairobi, Kenya. It is estimated that traffic jams costs Kenya about 37 billion shillings annually as reported by the country’s Transport and Urban Decongestion Committee (TUDC), which attributed the […]

Akon Plans To Bring Solar Power To African Education

U.S. entrepreneur and recording artist Akon hopes to launch a new project in Africa within the next few months supplying electronic learning devices and setting up smart schools, according to a report in PCTech. Akon made his fortune as an R&B and hip hop artist, but his entrepreneurial spirit was inspired by the 600 million Africans still eating and working by […]

11 African Countries That Actually Manufacture Some of Their Own Weapons

When ever you hear about war and the weapons used, one always assumes the weaponry used is manufactured in some western country. Africa is not generally known for producing weapons used in wars. Unbeknown to a lot of Africans, there are countries that aactually produce some weapons. Following is the list. South Africa Developed out of […]