African ride-hailing app gets funding

“According to The Guardian, the African ride-hailing company raised more than US$1 million from Shell Foundation, Global Innovation Fund, Development Innovation Ventures, and a private tech company in 2016.”

Source: https://www.techinasia.com/allianz-go-ventures-back-african-ride-hailing

More and more innovative apps are coming out of African countries. How can we share technology and ideas across the ocean? Let’s discuss it in the solutions room on X Nubia Phi.

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One step closer to an African space program

“Pan African University Institute for Space Sciences to begin operation soon”

Source: https://africanews.space/the-pan-african-university-institute-for-space-sciences/

The Pan African University (PAU) Institute for Space Sciences curriculum includes Space Engineering (Satellite Engineering, Ground Segments), Space Sciences (Space Physics, Satellite Communications, Navigation and Positioning), and Space Applications (Astronomy and Earth Observations). I’d be curious to know what projects Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town, North-West University, Durban University of Technology, University of Fort Hare, University of Pretoria, and University of KwaZulu-Natal have these graduate students working on. I’m sure some inner city classrooms would love to connect with these African grad students. How can we make that happen?

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Digital Lab Announces Africa Pitch Competition Winners

From the 500 applications spread over 30 sub-Saharan countries, 10 creatives from countries such as South Africa, Kenya, Zimbabwe, Mali and Ghana were selected. These individuals stood out in the selection committee interviews based on their talent, creativity and ability to motivate their ideas…”

Source: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/333219

The winners each receive a R42 000 ( about $3,000 USD) cash prize and “a tailor-made incubation programme to accelerate their project development. This includes mentorship by French and sub-Saharan creative industries experts, a residence period in France with a digital cluster/hub, and participation at industry events in France and/or in Sub-Saharan Africa.” What a novel idea! Let’s talk about how we can use this idea to support marginalized communities both domestic and abroad.

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