This $24m project is the first utility-scale, grid-connected, commercial solar field in east Africa that has increased Rwanda’s generation capacity by 6%. Photo: Sameer Halai/SunFunder/Gigawatt Global Rwanda has made a major stride in moving towards clean, renewable energy with the completion last year of a major solar plant, creating jobs and setting the country on …

Accessible only through Internet, the Tele-Ecole channel plans to increase its audience in Senegal. Its board of directors has decided to submit an official request for the acquisition of Digital terrestrial TV channel (DTT), Senegal’s Press Agency (APS in French) reveals citing a communiqué from the channel. “It is an official request for the acquisition …

A maths problem, which has gone more than 150 years without a solution, has finally been solved by Nigerian academic Dr. Opeyemi Enoch. The Riemann Hypothesis was first proposed by Bernhard Riemann in 1859. As the first person to provide a solution, Dr. Enoch has scooped a million dollar prize. Read more at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03891wc

The City of Tshwane’s Free WiFi Project had hit a major milestone of one million unique connections in October 2015. This is according to the Mayor of Tshwane Cllr Kgosientso Ramokgopa. The service is delivered at average user speeds of 15mbps and has been upgraded to allow 500MB per device per day; equivalent to 15GB …

South African startup Mama Money has been listed as the cheapest remittance service for sending money from South Africa to Zimbabwe for the third quarter running by the World Bank. Data gathered by the World Bank comparing the cost of sending money from South Africa to Zimbabwe through various different remittance services found that startup …

The real estate world across Africa is yet another industry being disrupted by tech, and is quickly moving to the online space.  This is one startup sector which sees funding announcements galore. So Disrupt Africa decided it’s time to list our five African online real estate startups to watch. meQasa Last week saw Ghanaian startup …

Ethiopia has opened its first vehicle manufacturing and assembly factory at a military base and plans to use local labor to produce automobiles for both local consumers and export. The fast growing East African economy of 94 million people has one of the lowest number of vehicle in the region with just two vehicle for …

TechSquare Labs, a technology innovation hub for startups and corporations, has merged withOpportunity Hub, a diverse and inclusive entrepreneurship center and multicampus co-working space. The two Atlanta-based startup hubs have come together for the purpose of increasing diversity in the technology sector. [RELATED: Digital Renaissance: 3 Signs Detroit Is the Next Tech Hub] Opportunity Hub’s …

Gregory Rockson, CEO of mPharma is building the largest pharmaceutical data platform for emerging markets. How is he doing it? Disruption. Here is an instance where the beloved tech buzzword will not be used in vain.mPharma co-founded in 2013 by Ghanaian entrepreneur Gregory Rockson is laying the foundation to become the number one e-prescription network in …

Long hair extensions, lipstick, mini dresses and heels are regular features of Ola Orekunrin‘s presentation. Her grooming belies the hardship she endured to get the first air ambulance in Nigeria, if not West Africa, Flying Doctors, off the ground. Once she conceived the idea to establish the company, she began to save money earnestly, about 60% …

If your employees enjoy high levels of job satisfaction, you’ll have a competitive edge in the market. It’s easier to retain happier employees than disgruntled ones, which can help you drive down the costs of recruitment and training. People who are satisfied in their jobs also tend to be more productive and motivated, which can …

Developing economies can leverage the humble SIM card to spur innovation that caters for all social classes. That tiny bit of plastic telcos sell you to get connected to their mobile network has been ignored by app developers almost to the point of oblivion. Out with the old, in with the new, all app developers …