Speaker lineup for TEDGlobal 2017 Arusha announced

Speaker lineup for TEDGlobal 2017 Arusha announced

The Global Event’s themed: TEDGlobal 2017: Builders. Truth-tellers. Catalysts,will take place in August 27–30, 2017, in Arusha, Tanzania and the applications window to attend is open now. Ten years after the last TEDGlobal in Arusha, the community from across the continent and around the world to explore ideas that may propel Africa’s next leap — in business, politics and justice, creativity and entrepreneurship, science and tech. The organizers have announced the speaker lineup for TEDGlobal 2017! It’s a…

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TechCrunch & Facebook to host Startup Battlefield in Nairobi

TechCrunch & Facebook to host Startup Battlefield in Nairobi

TechCrunch with sponsorship from Facebook is hosting its first startup competition in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Startup Battlefield competition will be brought to Nairobi on October 11 this year. The TechCrunch Battlefield Africa 2017 is looking for Sub-Saharan Africa’s best innovators, makers and technical entrepreneurs to participate in Startups can apply to three categories: social good, productivity and utility, gaming and entertainment. The event hosted by TechCrunch will take place in front of a live audience…

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Africa Must Leap Frog to Sustainable Tech for industries

Africa Must Leap Frog to Sustainable Tech for industries

It is safe to say that the industrial sector in Africa is still developing, and an increasing number of countries within the continent are building manufacturing industries that are on their way to superseding the rest globally. Global challenges such as climate change and ever growing populations are adding pressure to the limited resources, especially because a significant amount of the population live below the poverty line. Even though Africa does not rank first in…

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The Top 3 Secrets To Peak Performance For The Tech Savvy

The Top 3 Secrets To Peak Performance For The Tech Savvy

Are you in this technology driven world and you feel swamped by the little icons on your screen? Well, Productivity is not working harder. It is not multitasking. Productivity is working smarter. The natural response to the clarion call of productivity is to put in more hours, to work harder, to take on more work. But unfortunately, activity never equals productivity. Research has proven that out of the 24 hours, we have only 2-4 hours…

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Ivanka Trump fashion shoes line may soon be made in Ethiopia

Ivanka Trump fashion shoes line may soon be made in Ethiopia

According to QZ, The head of Huajian Group, a Chinese shoe manufacturer that produces for the Trump’s eponymously named brand, this week discussed plans to relocate the company’s production to Ethiopia, where labor is cheaper. “My goal is to create 30,000 jobs in Ethiopia by 2020, with exports reaching $1 billion to $1.5 billion,” Zhang Huarong told the French news agency AFP. Zhang is building a “light industrial city” complete with production facilities, dorms, and…

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Nigerian top blogger takes on Facebook with own social network that pays users

Nigerian top blogger takes on Facebook with own social network that pays users

Nigeria is Africa’s most populous nation and with it one of the top bloggers, Linda Ikeji who remains of the continents known famous news and gossip tabloid writers. Extra Read: Young African Student declines work at Microsoft and Google to build BAE dating app for black singles Ikeji’s popular Nigerian blog which boasts of approximately 7 million page hits daily is now 10 years old, when she was modeling, and came across a blog post…

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Jean Wandimi: The Kenyan Wine Connoisseur with an Exotic Taste

Jean Wandimi: The Kenyan Wine Connoisseur with an Exotic Taste

If you follow business news you will notice that African products and specifically wine is getting international attention. Just last week AdVini, a French corporation with more than a dozen wineries, purchased a majority share of 51 percent in the Stellenbosch wine brand Ken Forrester. And to get more insight on what drives the beverage industry we talked to a fast rising Wine Connoisseur, columnist and tourist Jean Wandimi who is a writer for Drum…

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BMW 7 Series incorporates Ndebele art by South African artist, Esther Mahlangu

BMW 7 Series incorporates Ndebele art by South African artist, Esther Mahlangu

Yesterday BMW unveiled another unique Individual 7 Series which was built with the help of South African artist, Esther Mahlangu. The South Africa’s artist may sounds familiar, Esther Mahlangu is for the second time, joined forces with BMW and refined a BMW 7 Series, in collaboration with the BMW Individual Manufaktur. Quick Read: Mobile Game App created for the Bungoma Man who hanged on Helicopter 25 years ago, Esther Mahlangu, a South African artist, was…

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Local Start-up Bunifu Beats Odds to Build Kenya’s First Antivirus

Local Start-up Bunifu Beats Odds to Build Kenya’s First Antivirus

It is said that the famous American inventor Thomas Edison and his team of researchers in Edison’s laboratory in Menlo Park, N.J., tested more than 3,000 designs for bulbs between 1878 and 1880 filing a patent.  In this age of the internet, there are innovations and amazing apps and solutions being built coming day by day. In Kenya, apart from the M-Pesa app that has changed how money transfer is carried out continues to wow…

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Kenya’s Kipchoge Keino to receive first ever Olympic Laurel Distinction in Rio

Kenya’s Kipchoge Keino to receive first ever Olympic Laurel Distinction in Rio

Kenya’s famous Two-time Olympic champion (1968-1972) in athletics in middle- and long-distance running, Kipchoge Keino or simply Kip Keino will break history as the first ever athlete in the world to receive the prestigious the Olympic Laurel at the Rio 2016 Olympics. The Olympic Laurel Distinction was created by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to honour an outstanding individual for their achievements in education, culture, development and peace through sport. Keino will receive his trophy…

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