Twitter Lite.
Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter announced on Monday, 13 August 2018 that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries including five countries in Africa. The company also revealed that Lite now supports push notifications and threaded Tweets.

15 hours ago

Sarah Heck, an advisor on international entrepreneurship and youth programs to the Obama Foundation and head of entrepreneurship at Stripe.
Why Africa's youth should be encouraged to launch tech startups

Entrepreneurs and small businesses have long been regarded as the engines that power the global economy, but the thing that sets a local corner store apart from a startup built in the cloud is the rate at which they can scale.

By Tom Jackson 17 hours ago

Karien Bornheim, founder and CEO, Footprint Africa Business Solutions
Using IoT to solve the healthcare puzzle

Footprint Africa Business Solutions (FABS) moves from IoT development into healthcare by creating Doc-in-a-box and brings a plethora of medical tools and technologies for those living and working in rural areas.

3 days ago

Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so
Can sound help save a dwindling elephant population? Scientists using AI think so

Deep in the rainforest in a northern corner of the Republic of Congo, some of the most sophisticated monitoring of animal sounds on Earth is taking place. Acoustic sensors are collecting large amounts of data around the clock for the Elephant Listening Project.

By Jennifer Langston 3 days ago

Nigeria's WaraCake expands and launches WaraChow service
Nigeria's WaraCake expands and launches WaraChow service

Nigerian e-commerce startup WaraCake has expanded into 23 Nigerian states and has also announced the launch of a new food delivery service called WaraChow.

3 days ago

Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop
Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop

Ghanaian startup Eazyloop is allowing users to shop on international platforms like Amazon and have their purchases delivered to their door within two weeks.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Jack Ma Foundation launches Netpreneur Prize
Jack Ma Foundation launches Netpreneur Prize

Jack Ma, Alibaba Group founder and executive chairman, launched the Netpreneurs: The Rise of Africa's Digital Lions Netpreneur Prize, a program created to support and fund African entrepreneurs who are working to address Africa's most important challenges and further its digital economy through local entrepreneurship. The prize was announced at the recent "Netpreneurs: The Rise of Africa's Digital Lions" conference.

10 Aug 2018