The governments of Senegal, Ethiopia and Rwanda, and the Africa Business Champions for Science, a group of African businessmen, have launched a $5 million regional scholarship and innovation fund for Africa.
A few weeks back, we reported about the global competition that is empowering local communities to tackle local energy issues, moving across cities such as Ghana, Nairobi, Tanzania and Brazil. The competition, tagged Negawatt Challenge, was organised by the World Bank Group, Energy Sector Management Assistance Program (ESMAP) and the Korean Green Growth Partnership. The […]
Ethiopia’s state-run telecoms, Ethio Telecom, has launched a fourth generation (4G) mobile service in the capital, Addis Ababa. They plan to catch up with high-speed connections available in some east African countries like Kenya and Uganda.
South Sudan is set to join the ranks of African countries deploying the Mobile Money technology.
Twenty Ghanaian startups have participated in the World Bank supported clean tech bootcamp organized by the Ghana Climate Innovation and Center (GCIC), according to a statement from World Bank.
In 2012/2013 fiscal year, an average Nigerian household spent more on recharge cards than they did on household supplies such as petrol, soap, washing powder and personal food, says the report from a survey carried out by the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) in collaboration with the World Bank. Nigerians collectively spent about N449.7bn/month on recharge cards, hence making recharge […]