Farmers in Malawi had free access to market prices via mobile phones for about three months using HNI’s 3‑2‑1 Service. Usage data was rolling in. And along come two posts on ICT Works that are highly critical of the whole idea that farmers and fishermen can actually benefit from market prices provided by mobile phones. […]
The statistics are well known and they are grave. One in four South Africans are unemployed. Even worse, half of all young South Africans are without a job. The numbers only improve when those who have given up the search are excluded from the count.
Much hope was invested in Africa’s digital revolution. So far, it hasn’t spread much further than the bigger cities. Women often fail to benefit but young women entrepreneurs are determined to reverse this trend.
Mobile connectivity has fundamentally changed the fabric of society in Nigeria. Since the first mobile services were introduced in Nigeria in 2001, consumer demand has rocketed.
Marc Mcilhone from AfricaBrains writes about how the Internet in Africa in recent years has exploded, from chat forums and photo-sharing sites to gaming and more.
Mobile Web Ghana, a leader in mobile technology and entrepreneurship training, has introduced special courses in mobile app development and entrepreneurship to assist young Ghanaians who want to establish their independent businesses or advance their knowledge in the use of mobile technology.
Kali Ilunga explains why it’s important for aspiring innovators in Africa to be empathetic.
A Kenyan mobile technology develop to help small-scale farmers ensure their produce against natural disasters is spreading to other parts of Africa, writes Neil Ford.
Meet the students who will be exhibiting their fascinating and innovative projects at the 2016 White House Science Fair.
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