A 22 year-old Namibian man raised the Namibian flag high after he developed Namibia’s first homegrown social network app for the Namibian people Namibian whizz-kid, Gerson Mangundu, currently studying information technology in Cuba, has developed Namibia’s own social network service called Namhook. According Mangundu, the development of the service which took him a whole year to conclude, did not come on a …

Bertin Nahum, boss of Medtech, a TPE montpelliéraine, has been ranked the fourth most revolutionary entrepreneur in the world.   “I learned about it a dozen days ago, it was a nice surprise,” says 42-year-old Bertin Nahum, ranked by the science magazine Discovery Series in September 2012, just behind the Americans Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg …

The blood tests are over. The digital revolution now makes it possible to diagnose … with a smartphone! A phone app that can diagnose malaria is the crazy bet of these four Ugandan computer science students at Makerere University (Kampala), reports IPS. In 21 years, Brian Gitta has undergone so many blood tests that he …

It is with great pleasure that African Diaspora Network in partnership with International diaspora Engagement Alliance (idEA) and Homestrings invite you to the 2016 African Diaspora Investment Symposium to be held 29-30th January 2016 in Silicon Valley at the Biltmore Hotel and Suites in Santa Clara, California. The symposium will highlight new opportunities for the diaspora and other investors to …

Safaricom in November 2014 launched a venture fund that invest in late seed to early growth stage support start-ups that use mobile technology as an enabler. We recently had a chance to catch up with Eline Blaauboer and her team managing this fund to find out more about their approach and first investment inSendy Limited. …

If you go to Mali one day and you see a computer with an HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface) screen, a PC card with a capacity of one gig of Ram (Random-access memory), with a speed of 1.4 giga-hertz processor, mouse and keyboard, all running under “Ubuntu” and that it bears the mark of “Limmorgal” do …

In recent years, the African market has become a prime target for multinationals and Western and Asian digital companies looking for expansion and new growth reserves. But what impact does this trend have on African start-ups and digital companies? The installation and expansion of Western and Asian groups on the Continent is neither recent nor …

A recent study by Xalam Analytics, the Heavy Reading research unit in Africa and the Middle East, finds that buying a data packet and using it with Viber or WhatsApp allows African mobile consumers to realize a saving of 40% to 99% on the cost of using a traditional telecommunication service. A study that reinforces …

Telecommunications company Spiritage SA, based in Johannesburg, South Africa, has signed a three-year contract with the Movit Media Corp group for the exclusive use of its Movit app product. This is a technology for eliminating international roaming charges. It allows you to use your mobile phone number anywhere in the world while benefiting from reduced …

She Leads Africa, the social enterprise supporting female African entrepreneurs and professionals, will expand its professional bootcamp – SheHive – to more than five cities in 2016. The first edition of the bootcamp (a week long event) was held in Lagos last September. According to a SLA press statement, SheHive will first touch down in …

Last mile logistics and delivery are the bane of many a business across Africa.  And so in true form, the continent’s tech entrepreneurs are solving the problem, increasingly making courier and delivery services available at the touch of a finger. Here, Disrupt Africa highlights five African e-courier startups to watch. ACE Nigerian  e-commerce logistics startup …

Check out 4 graphs with information on revenue, investments and jobs in African startup scenes below, all from the 2015 Venture Finance in Africa research. Entrepreneurs across Africa are encouraged to contribute and fill in the new annual research survey: help unlock quality information on African startups! In the beginning of this year the 2015 Venture …

This is the story of a small African smartphone maker who already sees himself in the court of the big names in the mobile industry. At the head of Mi-Fone, a charismatic entrepreneur, Alpesh Patel. Born in Uganda, Alpesh Patel and his family were brutally expelled from it during his childhood, in 1972, by the …

Founded in 2009 by Adeo Ressi (a serial American entrepreneur), the Founder Institute is an accelerator program that gives start-ups the opportunity to grow thanks to the training and funding that accompanies them. It is also a business creation organization that intends to carry out new entrepreneur projects by ensuring them a certain sustainability.   …

The African Rethink Awards (ARA) aim to highlight innovative start-ups in the economic, social or environmental fields, with an activity focused on Africa. Review of the winners of the first edition, which ended in Paris on December 11. 480 start-ups responded to the call for projects launched by the Parisian think-tank Ateliers de la Terre …