Pay-as-you-go Solar Systems in Rural Senegal Give Access to Electricity

In the rural village of Salémata, located in the Kédougou region of southern Senegal, 10-year old Omar and his parents used to spend money on costly kerosene and low quality solar torches for basic lighting needs in their house. The kerosene and torches did not provide light for the whole evening, making studying at night…

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Celebrating Women in Ghana’s IT Space

This International Women’s Day I want to celebrate the New faces of telecommunications’ players in Ghana – they are SMART, they are EXPERIENCED, and they are FIERCE. Above all THEY ARE WOMEN making waves in this traditionally male dominated sector.  A couple weeks ago, I had the honor of attending a historic event organized by…

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Mozambican Startup Kamaleon Provides Internet Access to Rural Communities Through a Solar Powered Tablet

Through a solar-powered mobile tablet called the “Community Tablet”, Kamaleon aims to connect more Africans to the Internet and promote digital inclusion. The Internet is one of the most important enablers of social development and economic growth of our time. While connectivity across the globe is extensive, there are still more people without Internet access…

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goAfrica Releases Superior African Directories & Advanced Search

goAfrica today releases version 1.0 of its African Directories. “African Directories is a commanding tool for a rapidly changing Africa” said Michael Dobbs-Higginson, Chairman of goAfrica.The Free Standard listing includes: name, telephone number, email address, postal address, region, industry and service type, preferred language(s), primary contact and website. Continue Reading… The views of the above article…

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The Cameroonian Who Built a Job Site in His Bedroom

“People say I look way younger and talk way younger than my age,” grins Churchill Nanje, sitting behind his desk in jeans and a T-shirt, in the small town of Buea, south-west Cameroon. Aged 30, the software engineer can hardly be classified as old, and looks like he should still be at university. Nanje is…

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Cameroon’s Drive to Become the New Home of Innovation

Africa recently got its first so-called unicorn, a privately owned tech start-up which is valued at more than a billion dollars, in the shape of e-commerce company the Africa Internet Group, which has a presence in 26 countries across the continent. Continue reading… Follow @AfricaSpeaks4 Tweet

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