A twenty-four year old Nigerian, Bobai Ephraim Kato, has built a fully functional artificial intelligence robot for his final year project at the International College of Business and Technology (ICBT) in Sri Lanka. While he developed an interest in computing and technology early,  initially he wanted to be a doctor. After his secondary school education in 2009, …

The conference for social entrepreneurship of young people was launched on Monday September 28, 2015 in Fabik, Kondeya sub-prefecture of Samaya located 35 kilometers from the urban commune, it was found on the spot. It is organized by the Oser Inover structure in collaboration with the Guinean association for the development of private entrepreneurship. The …

In view of the dynamism displayed by the Liquid Telecom group, provider of broadband fiber optic and satellite connectivity in East, Southern and West Africa, Strive Masiyiwa, the founder and CEO of the Econet Wireless group, the parent company, decided to list it on a European stock exchange in 2016. Advisers whose identity has not …

The Kenyan government, in partnership with telecom operator Safaricom and the Nairobi Securities Exchange, plans to take out the world’s first bond loan via mobile. The system called M-Akiba is simple. Those interested will be able to open a deposit account with the central bank directly via their mobile phone, without having to use a …

The Gabonese presidency announces that the head of state Ali Bongo Ondimba, received the price “TIC for sustainable development” awarded by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), during a ceremony organized yesterday at the United Nations headquarters in New York on the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the ITU. The award was presented by Union …

We are pleased to announce the 30 entrepreneurs selected to launch at this year’s DEMO Africa conference, to be held in Lagos, Nigeria, on Thursday 24 and Friday 25 September, 2015. DEMO Africa is a must-attend event for both investors, entrepreneurs, tech media & others looking for Africa’s ‘next big thing’. You can book your tickets online now or join …

(Agence Ecofin) – The General Management of the Telecommunications Regulatory Authority / Tic de Côte d’ivoire is pleased to inform all of the subscribers of mobile operators of the COMIUM CI, MOOV CI, MTN CI and ORANGE CI that, in accordance with article 14.7.4 of March 12, 2014 of their specifications, it is now possible …

(Agence Ecofin) – The jury for the pan-African event Africa Telecom People (ATP) has just published the shortlist of telecommunications and ICT players eligible for the prestigious ATP Awards which will be awarded on October 9. This eleventh edition will see the distinction of 7 personalities and / or companies who will have left their …

Responding to the call made to the diaspora by President Alassane Ouattara, he decided to invest in his native country, Côte d’Ivoire where he is prospecting with a view to setting up a branch of the group very soon J3A Technologies and a partnership with Fraternité Matin. Jean-André Ahipeaud: The Ivorian who designs Smartphones Responding …

Dakar, Sept 21 (APS) – Gaindev, the youngest team in the first 55H of the innovathon de la Francophonie in Dakar, won first prize in the competition with its application called Eco-n’homme, which allows waste sorting, recovery and processing system, noted the APS. The eight members of the jury chaired by the director of the …

Initiative of the Minister of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Handicrafts, Yvonne Adélaïde Mougany who proposed it during the Libreville forum, the future organization of this meeting will aim to discuss the future of multilateral trade negotiations (Doha Round), prelude to the meeting of the World Trade Organization scheduled in Kenya. Taking into account Libreville’s …

DoviLearn is an e-learning platform that offers courses for people who want to acquire skills for their professional career. This service is launched by a Nigerian startup Dovichi Services. Their mission is simple: to make learning digital. They also believe that “learning can be facilitated when it is simplified, accessible and affordable. ” The startup …

The Algerian press agency (APS) again announces the launch of trials for the “first African supersonic drone” manufactured in Algeria. The finalization and tests will be launched in early October in Tafraoui (south of the city of Oran), announced the Director General of Scientific Research and Technological Development at the Ministry of Higher Education and …

Founded by three students from LAUTECH in Ogbomoso, Nigeria, Printivo is a company changing the face of print production in Nigeria. Located in Shomolu, the undisputed printing hub of Lagos, the startup is a do-it-yourself web-to-print production, providing affordable and quality print-on-demand services particularly to SMEs who cannot afford to print in bulk. Customers can …

Founded by three LAUTECH students in Ogbomoso, Nigeria, Printivo is a company that is changing the face of printing in Nigeria. Located in Shomolu, the undisputed printing area of Lagos, the web and print startup provides affordable, print-on-demand quality services, especially to SMEs that cannot afford to print in bulk. Customers can place their orders …