The snowball effect in the Kenyan (and African) startup scene

The premise behind the move to found and launch Afrinnovator was not really just for the sake of blogging (though writing is fun). Part of the reason was that it seemed that there were either not enough success stories or the stories were there but they were hidden. The theory went as follows: to see tech […]

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Devices for Africa: Samsung Solar Netbook Video Review

One of the challenges of living in many African countries is that of inconsistent power. In many countries power blackouts are a normal occurrence and even fairly regular in others. Some states have even had to institute power rationing programs in  some cases. Not only that but to the traveller there’s the challenge of heading out to […]

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African Entertainment Online/Mobile

The inaugural Mobile Entertainment Africa conference was recently held in Cape Town, South Africa. The conference aimed to provide some perspective on the growing mobile entertainment industry across Africa. Following up on the conference, let’s look at a few online/mobile entertainment stores/companies from around Africa: Hewa.com We learnt about Hewa from the recent AppCircus Nairobi event where […]

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The Cloud Revolution – An Opportunity for Africa

A guest article by Ifeoluwa Adebayo, Emityme Solutions Ltd Cloud computing basically means doing less with your computer and doing more in the cloud – on the internet. Organisations are jumping on the cloud train at a very fast rate. The cloud is moving in diverse ways, from cloud based apps like Google docs to […]

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9 Cool Smartphone Apps Built in Africa

1. Nigeria Blackberry Constitution App A blackberry application for the 1999 Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. Created by @zubairabubakar   2. Nigeria: TrueBranches Blackberry app The TrueBranches mobile app is an extension of their website. It is aimed at bringing its services closer to its customers and empowering them to access its services […]

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5 Cool African eCommerce Websites

1. Kalahari Naspers owned Kalahari.com is the market leader in South African e-commerce. Established in 1999, kalahari.com is SA’s largest online retailer of millions of books, eBooks, eReaders, music, DVDs, games, cameras & electronics! A pioneer in the South African e-commerce industry, the company offers unequalled customer choice and service. With the emergence of the marketplace, […]

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Buy Africa on TrueBranches

We continue our feature on the e-commerce startup started by a Nigerian in the USA, TrueBranches. This time we focus on the Buy Africa unit of TrueBranches. The Buy Africa unit at TrueBranches is dedicated to showcasing Africa’s abilities to the world apart from our natural resources by  facilitating trade of non-oil exports. This is in […]

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Startup Watch: Esoko Ltd: Powering an agric revolution

The gist of this story was originally written by Oluniyi David Ajao, a tech leader, writer and entrepreneur in Western Africa as part of a series of posts on Esoko When we look around markets, we see the need for better information everywhere. Farmers are lacking prices, traders need transport and new contacts, projects and […]

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Africa Tech Innovation Pulse Check

Innovation is a change in the thought process for doing something, or the useful application of new inventions or discoveries. It may refer to an incremental emergent or radical and revolutionary changes in thinking, products, processes, or organizations. … In the recent past a growing meme in Africa has been that of the rise of innovation centers […]

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Africa Mobile Web Pulse Check

Mobile phone technology has revolutionized the African continent in so many ways. The mobile phone has been for many an African the first real (or at the very least, most sophisticated) computing device they have encountered that has connected them in a significant manner to other people across borders and across time, hence becoming a significant game changer in the […]

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