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Nigeria several miles away from catching up with Kenya in mobile money usage.
There are nearly 170 million active mobile phones in Nigeria, the highest number in Africa and seventh in the world, but the country still lags behind Kenya, which only has 28 million active mobile phones,...
The Tokyo 2020 Olympics is setting new world records five years before its official kick-off.
The iconic Olympic torch for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics is still five years away from being lit to declare the tournament officially open but already, the Olympic event in Tokyo looks set to be historic...
For the next 9,999 days, Nigerians will have access to free internet.
In a country where mobile penetration is rapidly expanding, it is ironic that data usage still hovers around 38 percent. This is largely due to the high cost of data in the country.
Climate Change: Why you should care.
In 2012, climate watch group, DARA released a report which estimated that the deaths related to climate change and fossil fuels were roughly 5 million in 2010.
Innovation & Science
The future of contraception: Smart condoms to detect STIs.
With the aim of creating a safer sexual environment, a group of teenage boys have found a way of detecting Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) without going to the doctor.
ATM-styled water dispensers deployed in Kenyan slums.
An ATM-styled water dispenser has been launched in the Mathare slum of Kenya’s capital, Nairobi, enhance access to cheaper and cleaner water.
Three South African teenage girls create Africa’s first private satellite.
As opposed to a group of specialist engineers or inventors handling this project as expected, the creation of Africa’s first private satellite is being powered by a group of teenage South African girls.
Nigerian student turns vintage volkswagen into $6000 solar-powered car.
Segun Oyeyiola, a student of Obafemi Awolowo University, in Ife, Osun State, Nigeria, has converted a Volkswagen Beetle, using mainly scrap parts donated by friends and family, into a $6000 wind and solar powered car.
Jobless South African man builds helicopter from recycled material.
What started as a dream soon turned into a reality for Vusimuzi Mbatha.
Millennials growing Africa’s mobile economy.
In many respects, Africa is on the cusp of a new dawn.