A 22 year-old Namibian man raised the Namibian flag high after he developed Namibia’s first homegrown social network app for the Namibian people Namibian whizz-kid, Gerson Mangundu, currently studying information technology in Cuba, has developed Namibia’s own social network service called Namhook. According Mangundu, the development of the service which took him a whole year to conclude, did not come on a …

It is with great pleasure that African Diaspora Network in partnership with International diaspora Engagement Alliance (idEA) and Homestrings invite you to the 2016 African Diaspora Investment Symposium to be held 29-30th January 2016 in Silicon Valley at the Biltmore Hotel and Suites in Santa Clara, California. The symposium will highlight new opportunities for the diaspora and other investors to …

Safaricom in November 2014 launched a venture fund that invest in late seed to early growth stage support start-ups that use mobile technology as an enabler. We recently had a chance to catch up with Eline Blaauboer and her team managing this fund to find out more about their approach and first investment inSendy Limited. …

She Leads Africa, the social enterprise supporting female African entrepreneurs and professionals, will expand its professional bootcamp – SheHive – to more than five cities in 2016. The first edition of the bootcamp (a week long event) was held in Lagos last September. According to a SLA press statement, SheHive will first touch down in …

Last mile logistics and delivery are the bane of many a business across Africa.  And so in true form, the continent’s tech entrepreneurs are solving the problem, increasingly making courier and delivery services available at the touch of a finger. Here, Disrupt Africa highlights five African e-courier startups to watch. ACE Nigerian  e-commerce logistics startup …

Check out 4 graphs with information on revenue, investments and jobs in African startup scenes below, all from the 2015 Venture Finance in Africa research. Entrepreneurs across Africa are encouraged to contribute and fill in the new annual research survey: help unlock quality information on African startups! In the beginning of this year the 2015 Venture …

Clarisse Iribagiza was born on 28 January, 1988. From an early age, her parents urged her to set clear goals for her life and their encouragement, she has said, made her really ambitious. While still an undergraduate at the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology where she studied Computer Engineering and Information Technology, Iribagiza conceived the …

A 31 year-old Nigerian scientist has received a patent for his pioneering work of turning urine into flammable gases, raising hopes in a time of a global energy crisis Ejikeme Patrick Nwosu got the patent for developing a process of converting human urine into “hydrogen-ammonia-rich flammable gases and fire resistant materials”, reported Nigeria’s The Guardian. …

Being a developer is not easy, being good requires a lot of work. In Africa, there’s a lot of talented developers but most of time they don’t have a chance to work on “challenging” projects, those kind of projects that make you move out of your comfort zone and help you gain valuable experience. There’s …