What African Nations can learn from China’s Internet Censorship

  A number of African nations have been recently considering measures to take greater control of social media and internet usage domestically, and many of these proposals appear to be on the verge of censorship according to proponents of internet freedom. In comparison to the statutes enacted in China, internet freedom in most African countries is still far greater. Notably,…

AT&T Shape Conference Dazzles with Latest Tech

The entertainment industry hasn’t always taken full advantage of evolving technology in augmenting its endeavors. However, AT&T is attempting to make rapid changes to this matter; the company recently held its AT&T Shape Tech and Entertainment Expo at Warner Bros. Studios—an event that brought together over 10,000 attendees from the worlds of technology and entertainment. Showcasing the…

Tesh Mbaabu: Kenya’s Business Tech Wiz 

Kenya’s growing technological pursuits have coincided with a surge in entrepreneurial endeavors, particularly, among the country’s innovative youth. Tesh Mbaabu is a young Kenyan tech entrepreneur, having started several successful companies almost immediately after completing his degree in Computer Science from the University of Nairobi in 2015. Notably, Mbaabu’s ventures into the technological sphere commenced prior to earning his degree; having started Tesh Technologies Limited,…

Humanitarian Drones Fly Over Malawi

In the central region of Malawi, a nation besieged by droughts and dangerous food shortages, unmanned aerial vehicles at the Kasungu Aerodrome are being loaded with emergency supplies to distribute across needy communities. These drones are airborne thanks to a collaboration between the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund and the Government of Malawi. According…

Zimba Women: Building Opportunities and Careers for Women through Tech

“I love betting on women,” says Sherifah Tumusiime. This incredible Ugandan entrepreneur has a long list of accomplishments. Among them, she earned computer science degree from Makerere University, she was inaugurated as a Mandela Washington Fellow within a leadership program initiated by former US President Barack Obama, and she founded Uganda’s first online baby store.…

Paradigm Initiative Nigeria Promotes Digital Literacy to Youth

In June of 2014, the tech climate in Nigeria shifted dramatically when The Rockefeller Foundation announced a $500,000 grant in favor of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria (PIN). PIN is an ongoing project headed by social entrepreneur Gbenga Sesan that strives to familiarize underprivileged Nigerian youth with future careers in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). PIN’s Life…