A Namibian Grade 12 learner Simon Petrus who recently made headlines after he invented a sim-free mobile phone, which makes free calls using radio frequencies has been offered a tertiary education scholarship for a technology degree of his choice by the country’s telecoms operator MTC.
In August 2016, telecoms company MTN Uganda and the Commercial Bank of Africa launched a platform through which mobile subscribers can apply for loans and save money using their phones. In just 24 hours, 83 000 mobile banking users had registered for the service. This is Africa’s Alex Taremwa examines how this development will revolutionise the banking sector in Uganda.
A Namibian Grade 12 learner Simon Petrus is making waves after he invented a mobile phone, with no sim-card, which uses radio signals and doesn’t require airtime to make calls.
A Nigerian engineer Timothy Addigi Terfa is set to launch a tractor, wholly designed and built in Nigeria, a laudable step in agricultural innovation. The invention could certainly be a game changer considering indications that labour costs for agriculture in Nigeria continue to rise while levels of mechanization remain low.
The Mechanical and Engineering Department at Tanzania’s Arusha Technical College (ATC) is hoping it can meet the Civil Aviation Authority’s regulations, and a prototype helicopter being developed by the Engineering department can soon take to the skies.
Tanzania’s JKHI in Muhimbili National Hospital has recorded its first bypass heart operation, a major feat, which is being celebrated on social media. The news comes after another historic milestone in Nigeria, with the recent announcement by Lagos State University Teaching Hospital that it successfully completed its first ever kidney transplant. A hearty congratulations to Muhimbili National Hospital on the historic feat.
In this interview, Viola Llewellyn talks about her effort to increase funding to small businesses in Cameroon through Ovamba Solutions, Inc.
Sam Kodo is a Togolese tech entrepreneur who built his first robot at age 8. He is now the CEO of Infinite Loop, a company that manufactures low-cost computers for distribution in Africa.
A home-made helicopter built in Malawi by 45 year-old Felix Kambwiri is making waves. Kambwiri has spent four months building the chopper, made from scrap metal and fibre glass in his garage. Kambwiri joins a list of aviation enthusiasts across Africa who have dreamt of taking to the skies. We look at five amateur enthusiasts who have built their own aircraft.