It is therefore still in Kigali that the state and the private sector jointly innovate with the famous Toyota buses equipped with Wifi and 4G. We are a long way from the out-of-use bush taxis that still circulate in Africa. Here are the new Toyota cars: fast, secure, well maintained and with Wi-Fi, 4G and …

China will finance the rehabilitation and extension of the railway linking Tanzania to Zambia by adding Burundi, the DRC and Rwanda Zambian, Tanzanian and Chinese government officials gathered last week in Dar es Salaam to discuss details of the development plan for this railway line that currently links the Tanzanian capital to the city of …

The South African food group Famous Brand plans to open 48 new points of sale in sub-Saharan Africa outside of South Africa, we learned from a communication made to its investors on May 30, 2016. It plans to do better than in 2015 when it opened 33 points of sale and in 2014 when 47 …

The AfDB’s annual meeting prioritizes young Africans in its strategies and projects empowering young people for entrepreneurship empowering young people for entrepreneurship. Africans and global citizens have received a healthy dose of motivational speeches on Africa’s development this week. The hashtag # AfDBAM2016 and related publications have been among the trends in many African countries. …

Orange Ivory Coast-Telecom, the Ivorian subsidiary of the French telecommunications group, will launch this year a fund to help local start-ups to finance their projects, by providing a guarantee for their bank loans. Initial stake: 100 million CFA francs (152,000 euros). “We are starting with a fund endowed with 100 million CFA francs. It will …

Eate of the Innovation Award at the second edition of the Rebranding Africa Forum, in 2015, for his Sooretul project, Awa Caba appreciates the impact of this award on its activities and expresses its expectations for the third edition of this “forum which, at the heart of Europe, reveals the talents and innovations of young …

A LONDON-born entrepreneur has launched the UK’s first roasted coffee bean start-up using Eritrean methods. Robel Iyassu, whose mother is from Eritrea, decided to set up Boun Beans after noticing a gap in the market for premium authentically roasted specialty African coffee. The special roasting method, taught to him by his mother, requires the beans to be roasted in …

The message of the initiators of the Faso Soap project has passed. Indeed, the 100,000 lives crowdfunding campaign, launched on the Ulule platform, exceeds all the expectations of Gérard Niyondiko and Moctar Dembélé. While the latter had set the funding target at 30,000 euros, to be reached no later than May 21, the project received …

The Egyptian company SICO Technology has signed a partnership agreement with the China Megaun Group for the construction of an assembly plant for tablets and mobile phones in Egypt. The $ 20 million plant, funded in half by both parties, will be built in the Borg-El Arab Technology Zone in the Governorate of Alexandria. According …

The Malian Cheick Oumar Bagayoko won the first edition of RFI Challenge App Africa in Dakar with the program “Priorité Santé”. The young doctor and computer scientist had presented his “Bogou” project. It is a tele-expertise application available via a computer connected to the Internet, allowing doctors practicing in remote areas to request specialist advice …

Verona Mankou continues to assert itself as the African pioneer in the manufacturing of mobile terminals. The young Congolese has just launched, on May 23, 2016, 5 years after his Way-C 3G tablets, a new graphics tablet called Elikia HD. This new model was presented on the Verona Mankou Facebook account. As its name suggests, …

“Science is the study of the nature, the functioning of the universe, and the harmony of principles governing all interactions.” This assertion set the tone for the 4 th edition of the Scientific Fair in the school environment at the Palace of Culture Amadou Hampâté Bâ in Bamako (Mali). This event organized by the Horizon …

The African Union (AU) and China signed a memorandum of understanding on January 27 in Addis Ababa on a pharaonic infrastructure project to link African capitals by roads, high-speed trains and air services. AU Commission Chair Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma and Chinese Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Zhang Ming initialed the memorandum of understanding, which also includes …

Airtel Madagascar supports the education of vulnerable children. Having already participated in the celebration of World Autism Day in 2015, Airtel Madagascar renews its commitment this year, by supporting the ABA Madagascar 2016 initiative. The operator has provided financial support for the realization of this program helps in behavioral management of children with autistic disorders. …

The Cameroonian engineer announced Wednesday that his project, which should ultimately create 300 jobs, will cost 100 million FCFA The young Cameroonian computer systems engineer Arthur Zang, already inventor of the “CardioPad”, a medical touch pad allowing populations far from health centers to carry out cardiac exams, announced Wednesday “soon” magnetic card manufacturing unit in …