How tech is changing international development

How tech is changing international development

Technology is not often the first thing that comes to mind when we think of international development. Usually we are more focused on overarching ideas like clean drinking water or halting a disease that was eradicated in the developed world decades ago. But in reality, some of the very same…

Andy Prinsen and Alexis Barnes

Andy Prinsen is a writer and multimedia producer based in Denver, Colorado. He has a Masters degree in public affairs and bachelors in journalism. @andyalacarte. Alexis Barnes is a multimedia journalist currently working in development in Zambia. @AlexisKReports.

Lessons from Kenya on how technology is helping smallholder farmers

Lessons from Kenya on how technology is helping smallholder farmers

Africa is endowed with fertile soils and favourable climate, two factors ideal for agriculture–but she cannot feed her 1 billion citizens. She spends around $45 billion annually on food importation according to the President of Africa Development Bank, Akinwunmi Adesina which is utterly unacceptable for a continent with lots of…

Erukilede Julius is a legal practitioner, entrepreneur and energy professional.

Cybercrime on the rise in Africa

Cybercrime on the rise in Africa

Cybercrime, has been on the rise world wide and Africa is feeling it too. African countries are focusing on beefing up their investigators who work on such issues. The New Times reported that 28 investigators coming from 10 different African countries came together in Kigali, Rwanda’s capital, in late October…

Drone airport in Rwanda

The Rwandan government has decided to create a regulatory framework for drone due to investor interest in creating the world’s first drone airport in the country at the beginning of next year, reported The New Times. Over the past couple of years the use of remotely piloted aircraft systems, or…

Five Ugandan women create women’s health app

Five women from Makerere University in Uganda have created a test kit that connects to an app on smartphone which detects harmful vaginal bacteria that can cause bacterial vaginosis and other infections, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported today. They posted a video on YouTube in which the team know as the…

A silent revolution is happening, will Africa “Tech” this opportunity?

Innovation and development cannot be separated. Both serve each other as fore-runners and their relationship could be linked with the “chicken or egg, which comes first” mantra. Technological innovation in the area of information and communication has over the years been a major driver for making our world flat. The…

Abiodun Dominic Odunuga

Abiodun Dominic Odunuga is a development practitioner and social entrepreneur.

Third International Conference on Financing for Development concludes

The Third International Conference on Financing for Development in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia rapped up today resulting of the adoption of the “Addis Ababa Action Agenda”. International leaders, institutional stakeholders, business sector entities, nongovernmental organisations, Heads of State and Government and other high-level political representatives met at the conference to discuss…

Wifi hot-spots to be created by Airtel in Lagos, Nigeria

Airtel Nigeria, part of Airtel Africa – an African subsidiary of the Indian telecommunications company, has announced it will be launching high-speed Wi-Fi services in public spaces around Lagos. The service will allow people to connect wirelessly to the Internet using their tablets, smartphones and laptops. Each user will be…