RippleNami: An African App Changing How We Look at the World

Of all the major developments of the Information Age, data visualization has been one of the most significant. Edward Tufte, a prominent American scholar who has been studying examples of data visualization since they first appeared on cave paintings of the Paleolithic period, has said that science and art have something in common: they both…

#HerFutureAfrica – Empowering Women Through Business Innovation

According to a 2016 report published by the United Nations Development Programme, African women who work in the informal sector earn 30 percent less than their male counterparts; furthermore, less than 30 percent of small and medium businesses in the Continent employ women as managers. As in other regions of the world, gender inequality presents…

Africa Tech Summit Kigali: A Successful Start to Continued Innovation and Development

While movie fans around the world are preparing for the premiere of the Hollywood film Black Panther, which is centered on the challenges faced by an isolated African technocracy, hundreds of technology leaders gathered in the capital of Rwanda to discuss a blueprint for future development across the Continent. On Valentine’s Day, representatives from 29…

Farmart Ghana Offers an Innovative Online Farmers Market

Across Africa, tech entrepreneurs are taking advantage of the burgeoning consumer trend of online shopping and delivery services. In Ghana, Farmart is bringing the farmers market experience directly to consumers who can have the freshest produce, meats, poultry and seafood delivered to their doorsteps by placing orders right from their smartphones. Grocery and food delivery…

Total African Nations Championship Will Embrace Technology

While football federations in Europe and the Americas are yet to be convinced about FIFA’s implementation of goal line technology and video assistant referee (VAR) systems, the Confederation of African Football (CAF) plans to use both technologies in 2018 during the Total African Nations Championship. During a CAF meeting in Cairo, officials resolved to roll…