Safaricom and PayPal are partnering to boost e-commerce in Kenya

PayPal and Safaricom have announced a collaboration that will allow Kenyans to move money between their M-PESA and PayPal accounts. The new service aims to eliminate barriers that had slowed the growth of global eCommerce in the country. “PayPal’s collaboration with M-PESA is part of the company’s long-term strategy to enable eCommerce and democratise financial…

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Next Einstein Forum Launches “Scientific African” to help Boost Research From Africa

"Next Einstein Forum Launches Scientific African, an Open Access Multi-disciplinary Journal to Boost the Global Reach of Research From Africa." African scientists have long struggled to get their researches acknowledged and recognized on the continent and globally. To get more work of African scientists seen on a global platform, the Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an…

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VanLeles, magnifies African gemstones

Vânia Leles has founded the first luxury jewellery brand using African gemstones only. Diamonds, rubies, emeralds are among the most well-known and desired precious stones. You can find African gemstones in several countries of the continent. But Anvers, Jaipur or Thailand are known to be their main trading locations. Just few African people benefit from…

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Ghana: Richard Appiah Akoto, discovered by Microsoft after using a blackboard to explain computers to his students

Richard Appiah Akoto, a teacher in Ghana, has used his imagination to teach his students the secrets of Microsoft Word. With just a blackboard and a talent for drawing, he drew the computer application on his blackboard. Teaching kids how to use a computer is hard enough already, but doing it without any computers is…

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Flying Car Infrastructure will be coming to Kenya

McFly.aero, a blockchain marketplace for urban air taxi, has started establishing infrastructure for flying cars in 23 cities across 13 countries such as Kenya, France, US, Ukraine, Russia, Sapin, Mexico, Nigeria, Japan, and Australia. Nairobi has been identified as one of the launch cities for an ambitious flying cars plan. In these cities, the McFly community…

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WhatsApp calls without internet: an invention by Rwandan student Deodate Mugenzi

Rwandan student Deodate Mugenzi has developed a network prototype that will enable WhatsApp users to make internal and international calls without the internet.  The 26-years-old Mugenzi is a third-year student pursuing Information and Communication Technology at Polytechnic Regional Centre in Kigali Rwanda. The idea generation began in 2017, and with his laptop and library books on…

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With “Kissoro Tribal Game” Teddy Kossoko wants to promote African history and cultures

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, the young Central African entrepreneur Teddy Kossoko launched "Kissoro Tribal Game", a video game that aims to promote African history and cultures. Teddy Kossoko created "Kissoro Tribal Game", inspired by the traditional Central African board game called Kissoro, one of the oldest games in the world, equivalent of chess, or…

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