A few weeks ago, Nigerian start-up Zola Electric signed a $ 32.5 million financing facility. Funding from the Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO) and Symbiotics, a Geneva-based investment company. As the first company in the world to offer private solar systems to individuals, Zola Electric is therefore partnering with the Dutch Development Finance Corporation and …

Less than four months after the announcement of the 2018 laureates, the Orange Social Entrepreneurship Prize competition in Africa and the Middle East gives the cover and opens the applications for 9th edition on March 11th. To be one of the three 2019 winners, among 51 start-up companies selected around the world, all you have …

The country of Thousand Hills now counts on Icyerekezo, its satellite launched from Guyana, to cover remote areas that do not have access to the Internet. A solution from the sky. To provide Internet to schools located in remote areas of the country, the Rwandan authorities have the solution: a satellite. The country has joined …

Microsoft Azure has just opened its two data centers in South Africa, whose construction began in 2017. It is therefore the first major cloud provider to open data centers in Africa. Since 2017, Microsoft has been building two Data Centers in South Africa for its Microsoft Azure Cloud: one in Cape Town, the second in …

At its own pace, Africa is gradually recovering its backwardness in high-tech innovation. Imagine living far from everything in a remote village on an isolated island of Lake Victoria – the largest in Africa. Imagine that you need medicine to treat you but that bringing this treatment to you requires many hours and is not …

A few days ago, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) released a new report on Nigeria’s economy. From a review of the year 2018, the document draws the economic prospects of the most populous country in West Africa.   1) Diaspora funding up According to PwC, Nigerians living abroad are increasingly financing the country’s economy. By 2018, they would …

Ethiopia has officially inaugurated its new agency dedicated to the diaspora. Referred to as the Ethiopian Diaspora Agency, this new institution has been set up “to create a more conducive environment for the diaspora and to strengthen its commitment to the nation-building process,” said Selamawit Dawit, Executive Director. (photo, center). Adding that “the entire Ethiopian …

Last week in Rabat was the African Security Exhibition & Conference (ASEC EXPO), the first 100% technological African fair dedicated to security and safety. On this occasion, global digital giants have not hidden their ambitions to open new markets in Africa. According to the United Nations, the urban population in Africa currently stands at 472 …