On the Road with Maker Express [Egypt]

  Cairo Hacker Space and Eshbook are going on a road trip with the Maker Express to more than 20 cities in Egypt!   The Maker Express is a microbus converted into a mobile makerspace. The goal of our eight-week tour is to connect and support venues of innovation across the country: makerspaces, coworking spaces, fab labs, start-ups,…

SMS driven Online Funeral Coordination made in Zimbabwe

Press Release- 16 July 2015, Harare ZIMBABWEAN TECH ENTREPRENEURES LAUNCH AN SMS DRIVEN ONLINE FUNERAL COORDINATION STARTUP Zimbabwean Tech entrepreneurs launch a streamlined funeral coordination platform called funeral.ly. The platform leverages on SMS and whatsapp to notify and share funeral updates to their targeted audience. This came after the founder experienced logistical hardships and frustrations…

Curbing Unemployment in Africa (Botswana) by Incorporating Entrepreneurship Training in the Education System

An essay by Malebogo Pamelah Bogale  Entrpreneurship training -malebogo.botswana (PDF) According to World Bank Conference (2000), In the case of Botswana most of the 19.6% unemployed are relatively young people with low educational qualifications and no skill. With the employment mix becoming more skill intensive in both the private and government sectors, it means that each year…

A fresh generation of African leaders: Tutu’s Children

For Immediate Release A fresh generation of African leaders will be featured on new Al Jazeera English series Tutu’s Children. The four special documentaries will follow the exploits of participants in the leadership programme Desmond Tutu leads, which attempts to build a new network of African leaders who are together committed to tackling their countries’…

KiViWoSHeG – the Kibera Visionary Women Self Help Group

Meet an extraordinary woman with an extraordinary spirit and determination to change the world around her – Millicent Auma Otieno, born in Kisumu and now living in Nairobi, tells you here about her life and vision. She is founder of the Kibera Visionary Women Self Help Group: I am a single parent with one daughter and…

From Ghana: Inspiring Successful Entrepreneurship

Driven by the desire to start his own company, Edward Amartey-Tagoe jumped at every entrepreneurship opportunity which came his way. He started his very first company, Always Complete whiles he was still an undergraduate at the University of Ghana. His venture supplied students with mobile phone credits. Edward’s love for entrepreneurship and technology led him…