Y’ello Box
Mobile phone powered solar electricity for Nigeria

LAGOS, Nigeria - More than 100 000 Nigerians are benefiting from a pioneering new solar electricity device powered by mobile phones, the Y'ello Box.

11 hours ago

New Forbes Woman Africa show premieres this week
New Forbes Woman Africa show premieres this week

LAGOS, Nigeria - The first episode of new Forbes Woman Africa show, ‘Against The Odds with Peace Hyde', due to air June 30, will feature Oby Ezekwesili, creator of the #BringBackOurGirls campaign.

13 hours ago

OMG Digital Founders: Dominic Mensah, Prince Boakye Boampong and Jesse Arhin Ghansah.
Reaching Africa's millennials through targeted digital media

ACCRA, Ghana - OMG Digital, a digital new media company that is focused on building influential media brands for millions of African millennials around the globe, have secured $1.1m seed funding from international investors.

1 day ago

Sthembile Shabangu
Innovation is the key to keep Africa moving forward

NAIROBI, Kenya - In the wake of Africa month it's easy to be proud of all that we are achieving as a continent. According to the African Development Bank, Africa is the continent with the world's second fastest growing economy.

By Sthembile Shabangu 22 Jun 2017

.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase
.africa records 981 registrations during sunrise phase

In total, .africa recorded 981 registrations by trademark owners over the 60 days from 4 April 2017, placing it within the top ten globally for the largest number of domain name reservations during the sunrise phase of the new gTLD's launch process.

21 Jun 2017

Free mapping: plotting development in Africa
Free mapping: plotting development in Africa

COTONOU, Benin - In Benin's economic capital of Cotonou, as in many other African cities, finding a house, office or restaurant is often like a treasure hunt. Luck, if not a miracle, is required as easy clues such as street names, even where they exist, are usually not posted and address numbers are rarely marked.

21 Jun 2017

Three African startups win development prize
Three African startups win development prize

Uganda's BarefootLaw, Ghana's Farmerline and Kenya's Kytabu have been named winners of the King Baudouin African Development Prize, taking home €75,000 (US$84,000) each in prize money and access to a wide network of stakeholders who will support them as they grow.

By Tom Jackson 21 Jun 2017