Africa

Nigerian 3D Printing Startup Keeps Production at Home

So you're at a shop and you pick up an item you really like, you may turn it over to discover a little sticker that reads "Made in the USA" (or wherever you're from)...

The Future of Farming Won't Depend on Land or Soil: This Nigerian Startup Shows Us How

Projects like Fresh Direct Nigeria are proof that intelligent, innovative solutions in Africa can and often do come from Africans themselves....

Need to Book a Vacation in Nigeria? Hotels.ng has you covered!

In fact, if you're a business owner, the proliferation of affordable accommodation, mass transit, and travel are a blessing for you as much as it is for travelers....

Tunapanda Institute: How One Startup is Tearing Down Barriers to Education in Kenya

Tunapanda Institute is an example of how the ingenuity of talented minds makes a way through any difficulty and barrier....

Small Shops, Big Dreams: Sokowatch Delivers Goods to Mom and Pop

When we're shopping, we usually don't think about how or when products are ordered and stocked. Most times the items we need are available to us and if they're out of stock, they're likely to be...

A Startup Empowering Refugees with a Hand Up

The large increase in people fleeing their homes to seek protection and asylum abroad has been coined a "crisis" since the summer of 2015. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)...

Strapped for Cash? Kpolom is Giving it Back this Christmas

It's Christmas again, and everyone is out getting gifts for friends and family. For many people around the world, the biggest concern is what to get that nephew or this sweetheart this season. Yet still for...

A Silver Lining in the Cloud for African Startups

Access to markets has always been a major barrier for entry-level technology startups. It's little wonder that many startups have failed, not because of the skill set (or lack thereof) of the founders or because of...

Hungry No More! Startup Tupuca Brings Food to Your Door

We've all been there. Late night at the office with a grumbling tummy, exhausted after moving house with nagging hunger pains, or secretly scraping the contents of your plate into the trash to cover up the...

Ticket to Ride: How a Sudanese Startup Bridged the Gap After US Sanctions

Nearly 25 years ago in 1993, the United States labeled the Sudanese government, then run by self-appointed president Omar al-Bashir, a state sponsor of terror. At the time Sudan was one of three countries that shared...

Tizeti: Bringing Inexpensive WiFi to Nigeria and Beyond

Tizeti is a Nigerian telecommunications startup founded in Lagos. They provide high-speed broadband Internet access to homes, businesses and events via public WiFi hotspots located across the country. Their goal is to make problems like spotty...

E-Learning in Kenya, M-Shule Offers the Perfect Fit

M-Shule is a small startup founded by Claire Mongeau in 2016 and based out of Nairobi, Kenya. M-Shule, which means "mobile school" in Swahili, is designed to improve the performance of primary school students...

How ConnectMed is Changing the Kenyan Healthcare Scene

The healthcare workers are available 8 am to 11 pm, 7 days a week, 365 days a year and can diagnose ailments, prescribe medicine or refer patients to a specialist all through an online interface....