Uganda’s Kiira Motors Corporation has unveiled the continent’s first solar-powered bus. Dubbed “Kayoola”, the 35-seater prototype runs on two power banks. The solar panels on the roof provide enough energy for the bus to run on a range of 80 kms, travelling for 8 hours, uninterrupted.
Zambia’s Catherine Phiri is the new WBC female bantamweight champion after defeating now ex champion, Mexican Yazmin “Rusita” Rivas. Phiri becomes the first female Zambian and African to win the prestigious WBC title. The new champion won by a majority technical decision at the end of the sixth round.
Rasheeda Yehuza is a Ghanaian software engineer and social entrepreneur. She is the founder of Nasara Tech and co-founder of Tech Needs Girls Ghana.
Ghana Code Club, a coding initiative is making laudable efforts to empower children with digital literacy skills. The programming lessons are currently being offered in five schools and the club aims to launch in 20 or more schools within the first quarter of 2016, reaching no less than 20,000 children.
Researchers at Makerere University’s Agricultural Research Institute, have unveiled a multi-purpose tractor dubbed MV Mulimi, which can pump water from depths of seven metres and thresh half a ton of maize. The tractor can also carry up to two tons of produce.
Pushing air force boundaries, Zimbabwe’s Ellen Chiweshe has been promoted to become the country’s first female air commodore
Twin brothers, Wandile and Wanele Ganya from Khayelitsha township in Cape Town, excelled “in the face of adversity” to graduate as doctors from Stellenbosch University. They had to rely on their mother’s meagre income as a domestic worker, but despite the challenges, the twins pursued an opportunity, which may have once seemed impossible
Achievers Girls in ICT initiative, is making strides in changing the disproportionate gender figures in ICT learning in Ghana. Over 80 girls are enrolled for the ICT and Coding program and the girls are tutored twice in a week
Meet the duo of South African childhood friends who founded a social enterprise that uses plastic bags to make reflective school bags that turn into lights when the sun goes down, enabling children from homes without electricity to study after dark and be visible to traffic as they walk to and from school