With the immense success of companies like Uber and Lyft, ride-sharing technology has boomed into a multi-billion dollar industry within the past decade. Now a new platform is looking to stake its claim in the marketplace. Moovn is a ride-hailing mobile application founded by Godwin Gabriel. The app currently operates in 7 U.S. cities (Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, Boston, MA, …

Tech hubs (also referred to as ‘knowledge labs’, ‘incubators’, or ‘co-working spaces’) are the shining beacons of every startup ecosystem in Africa, writes David Winkelmann. They’re cited by journalists as evidence of a country’s entrepreneurial drive, aiming to churn out hip startups that employ the brightest and most ambitious talent that the country has to …

Nigerian Surgeon Dr. Oluyinka Olutoye and his surgeon partner Dr. Darrell Cass of Texas Children’s Hospital carried out an operation on a baby at 23 weeks. Lynlee Hope, who suffered from a tumour known as Sacrococcygeal Teratoma was removed from her mother’s womb, operated on and returned back. She healed and continued to grow until …

Madagascar has become the latest African country to leverage drones to deliver essential healthcare services to remote rural communities. Clinical lab samples collected from far-flung villages are transported via drones to a central lab. The initiative, a collaboration between the government, Vayu, Inc. and Stony Brook University, will help to leapfrog infrastructural challenges affecting the …