fak'ugesi tech trends

New tech, trends, collaborations at Fak’ugesi

The Fak'ugesi Conference was one several events during the 10-day Fak'ugesi: African Digital Innovation Festival. Discussions at the conference included the experiences of and...

Investing in South Africa

It's one of the most sophisticated, diverse and promising emerging markets in the world. Find out why investing in South Africa could give you...
Acclaimed science fiction writer Nnedi Okorafor creates new African character for Marvel Comics.

Meet Ngozi, Marvel Comics’ first truly African superhero

The US comic book publisher and creator of some of the most popular superheroes, Marvel, has unveiled its newest project: a Nigerian female superhero...
Rihanna's charity work with the Clara Lionel Foundation is helping Malawian girls get to school

Rihanna supports Malawian schoolgirls with bicycles and scholarships

Barbadian singer Rihanna is using her clout as a world famous pop star to support education in Malawi. Through her charity she is donating...

13-million-year-old infant skull sheds light on ape ancestry

A Kenyan discovery of a remarkably complete fossil ape skull reveals what the common ancestor of all living great apes – including humans –...
An app developed by Kenyan schoolgirls that addresses female health issues has got the attention of Google.

Kenyan schoolgirls create female health app for Google

Five Kenyan teenagers, aged 15 to 17, have been selected to take part in the Google Technovation software development competition. Their innovative app design...

Africa’s Great Green Wall can stop African migration

Originally conceived to stop the spread of deserts, the Great Green Wall of Africa is now not only a means of slowing climate change,...
Forbes Africa, young entrepreneurs, 30 Under 30, business leaders of the future, Africa

South Africans among Forbes Africa 30 Under 30 young entrepreneurs

The influential Forbes Africa business magazine unveiled its annual 30 Under 30 young African entrepreneurs on 1 June 2017. The list features up-and-coming small...

Innovation Prize for Africa recognises Lakheni

A South African initiative that uses group buying power to lower food prices for needy communities, using a mobile app, has been nominated for...
Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus is the first African director-general of the World Health Organization

Ethiopian minister is first African to head the World Health Organization

Former Ethiopian health minister Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has been chosen as the director-general of the World Health Organization (WHO).CD AndersonDr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus...

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