At a recent hacking event, Senegalese-born Amat Cama and his teammate successfully exposed a weakness in Tesla Model 3’s infotainment system.
The Ghana Health Service is working with Zipline, the drone company best known for starting blood delivery services in Rwanda, to deliver medicine to remote parts of the country that are hard to reach by road. The initiative is a major step towards giving every Ghanaian access to life-saving medicine.
Streaming platform Netflix announced its first original African animated series, “Mama K’s Team 4”, produced by the Cape Town-based Triggerfish Animation Studios and London-based children’s entertainment specialist CAKE. Netflix is also conducting a continent-wide search for local female writing talent.
Google’s first artificial intelligence lab in Africa opened in Ghana. The Internet tech giant aims to provide researchers with the necessary tools to build products that can solve Africa’s problems in every field, particularly in health and agriculture.
Mandisa Mfeka joined the South African Air Force in 2008 and earned her wings a year after starting flying school in 2010. Now she is South Africa’s first black female combat pilot.
Access to education is a basic human right but many young children from disadvantaged backgrounds in Zimbabwe still struggle to get access to learning opportunities because of many barriers. FACEZ (Fund a Child’s Education Zimbabwe), an education fund is helping underprivileged children to get access to education, and improving toilet facilities in schools. Led by Lisa Chiriseri, a young activist, the project currently supports over 90 learners.
Iddris Sandu is the technological virtuoso behind algorithms that made Uber, Instagram and Snapchat what they are now. The software engineer also considers himself a “cultural architect” who aims to “level the playing field” between Silicon Valley and young communities of colour.
Law student and human rights activist Mary C. Namagambe is the founder of She for She. This hybrid company is working to tackle the lack of access to appropriate health care information and products, as well as the rate at which young girls in Africa are dropping out of schooling due to period poverty.
Zimbabwean editor and publisher Ellah Wakatama has been appointed as the new chairperson of Africa’s richest literary prize.