Innovation Prize for Africa: Call for Proposals

The United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) have just  announced the call for the 2013 Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA).

Eligible are innovations by Africans for Africa. Africans in the Diaspora can also apply if their innovations are of significance to Africa. The winning proposal will read more

How Great Leaders Make Their Own Luck


Choice to be great by Jim Collins

Jim Collins On Great By Choice

by Dan Schawbel on Forbes Magazine

Dan Schawbel, recognized as a “personal branding guru” by The New York Times, is the Managing Partner of Millennial Branding, LLC, a full-service personal read more

Why Programmers don’t have a High Social Status

Up to date there is No single street name for a top programmer or computer scientist in any of the Top 20 most developed countries in the world during the last 60 years.

There is no statue built in the center of a major city for a renown programmer or computer scientists.

No “Presidential read more

The Savannah Fund: Silicon Valley Veterans Launch $10 Million Seed Fund For African Tech

Savannah Fund is an East African-focused accelerator fund, aims to find and invest in early stage, high growth web and mobile startups addressing the Sub-Saharan Africa market. The new fund will typically make investments in the region of $25,000 to $500,000.

The fund launched this week in Nairobi, Kenya, with $10 million in its cache, is looking read more

Startup Weekend Dakar : Connect Francophone Africa to the international Startup Scene

Yann Le Beux – Dakar, 6/04/2012 –

In recent years, Africa as a whole has experienced an incredible boom in tech startups. While a lot has already been written on English-speaking countries like Kenya and Ghana, we should not forget the potential and the impact of IT entrepreneurs in Francophone Africa. The first Startup Weekend read more

StartupWeekend Dakar Preparatory BootCamp : « Bridging the gap between IT, agriculture and the Arts »

On march 21st and 22nd was hold in Dakar the Preparatory BootCamp for the 1st StartupWeekend in Francophone Africa, which will take place at the incubator CTIC Dakar from March 30th to April 1st .

This two-day intensive and practical seminar was designed to build a first dialogue between high potential IT engineers and entrepreneurs from the read more

New research: How Africans are using Twitter

This is a cross-post appearing also at 

Micro-blogging platform Twitter is growing in popularity on the African continent, with users from South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria, Egypt and Morocco leading the pack.

Communications company Portland, in association with Tweetminster, recently released a map of Twitter use in read more