The City of Tshwane’s Free WiFi Project had hit a major milestone of one million unique connections in October 2015. This is according to the Mayor of Tshwane Cllr Kgosientso Ramokgopa. The service is delivered at average user speeds of 15mbps and has been upgraded to allow 500MB per device per day; equivalent to 15GB …

South African startup Mama Money has been listed as the cheapest remittance service for sending money from South Africa to Zimbabwe for the third quarter running by the World Bank. Data gathered by the World Bank comparing the cost of sending money from South Africa to Zimbabwe through various different remittance services found that startup …

The real estate world across Africa is yet another industry being disrupted by tech, and is quickly moving to the online space.  This is one startup sector which sees funding announcements galore. So Disrupt Africa decided it’s time to list our five African online real estate startups to watch. meQasa Last week saw Ghanaian startup …

Ethiopia has opened its first vehicle manufacturing and assembly factory at a military base and plans to use local labor to produce automobiles for both local consumers and export. The fast growing East African economy of 94 million people has one of the lowest number of vehicle in the region with just two vehicle for …

Engineer Thérèse Izay invented androids to regulate traffic. Now it rolls in Kinshasa and Lubumbashi. And soon maybe on the whole continent… Any visitor passing through Kinshasa and Lubumbashi is struck by the spectacle of the robots that regulate traffic. Each android, stuffed with electronic components, equipped with cameras and equipped with solar panels, measures …

Microsoft corporation and the Association of Mayors of Senegal (Ams) have signed a cooperation agreement to make municipalities in Senegal centers of excellence in the fields of application of the Microsoft CityNext Program. The convention, signed in the presence of Mahammad Dionne, the Senegalese Prime Minister and Simon Ouattara, the director general of Microsoft for …

Published on Youtube, AfricanGeek is a web series produced by Douglas Mbiandou a digital entrepreneur. Aimed at raising awareness among African youth, the series offers inspiring themes in a comical tone that can inspire entrepreneurship in the digital field. Several episodes such as “Footballer’s Dream” or “The Crazy Computer Teacher” are available on the web. …

Engineers and computer and digital enthusiasts, four young women decided to create a space intended to raise awareness among women to help them penetrate this area where they are poorly represented. In Dakar, the starting point for this initiative, progress has been observed. These are the paths of education that Binta and his associates have …

In West Africa, technology incubators are entering the dance with, for example, the launch from Ghanad’s an ambitious new venture capital fund. A fund managed from Accra by the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (or MEST), the technology incubator founded in 2008 by Jorn Lyseggen. With this initiative, MEST wants to open the tap for …

TechSquare Labs, a technology innovation hub for startups and corporations, has merged withOpportunity Hub, a diverse and inclusive entrepreneurship center and multicampus co-working space. The two Atlanta-based startup hubs have come together for the purpose of increasing diversity in the technology sector. [RELATED: Digital Renaissance: 3 Signs Detroit Is the Next Tech Hub] Opportunity Hub’s …

Gregory Rockson, CEO of mPharma is building the largest pharmaceutical data platform for emerging markets. How is he doing it? Disruption. Here is an instance where the beloved tech buzzword will not be used in vain.mPharma co-founded in 2013 by Ghanaian entrepreneur Gregory Rockson is laying the foundation to become the number one e-prescription network in …

Kelvin Doe is a little genius straight from Sierra Leone. At 13 he was already building batteries and electric generators for his entire village, today at 15 he became the youngest guest of MIT, one of the most prestigious American universities.   It’s a story worthy of a novel. Starting from nothing, Kelvin Doe managed …

Long hair extensions, lipstick, mini dresses and heels are regular features of Ola Orekunrin‘s presentation. Her grooming belies the hardship she endured to get the first air ambulance in Nigeria, if not West Africa, Flying Doctors, off the ground. Once she conceived the idea to establish the company, she began to save money earnestly, about 60% …

Patrick Lemougna Ninla (photo), a young Cameroonian researcher, has just been honored with the National Young Scientists Kwame Nkrumah Prize, organized by the African Union and the Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS). At the origin of this distinction which has just been given to him in Yaoundé by the Minister of Scientific …

Mamane Abdou Kané, a young Nigerien, has developed an agricultural tele-irrigation system. This system allows market gardeners in the country to remotely water their farm using a device consisting of an energy production system, a dewatering system and irrigation devices. The device works in a simple way: the user dials a short number on his …