Rwanda has launched a satellite named Icyerekezo, which will bring internet connectivity to students at Nkombo Island, in Lake Kivu. Rwanda wants to bridge internet connection in rural areas around the country.
Dr Wendy A. Okolo is the first black woman to obtain a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering from the University of Texas at Arlington and the 2019 winner of the BEYA Global Competitiveness Conference award for the most promising engineer in the United States government.
Co-Creation Hub plans to invest US$11 million (nearly Rwf10 billion) into a design lab in Rwanda. The new design lab will ultimately bring efficiency in different sectors, including healthcare, education and governance.
#10yearchallenge as harmless and innocent information sharing perhaps it’s time to reconsider.
More than half the world is online, with the numbers growing every day. People are increasingly spending every second of their existence on the World Wide Web, yet we are still uncomfortable with saying that is where the bae came from. Kagure Mugo wonders why.
A 22-year-old South African, Mpumelelo Lelo Macheke has created the continent’s first database of GIFs of “Africans being Africans for Africans”.
In Ethiopia,19 year-old Betelhem Dessie has quickly risen from a young pioneer to a leading figure in the tech community. She handles five projects and has seven patents to her name.
Numerous aspects of African traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions cannot be patented or copyrighted. This leaves them open to exploitation by foreign entities. It is important that the entrepreneurs of the future understand the shortcomings of patenting in developing countries.
Nigeria was jubilant recently when five Nigerian high-school girls were announced world champions at a tech competition in the US. Most importantly, this feat is sure to motivate and awaken a new generation of young tech champions in the country, writes Patrick Egwu.