African youths are obviously handling the challenges of the continents in innovative ways and changing the narrative, despite having to always battle the obsolete mindsets, institutions, processes and systems that dominate the continents. This brings us to the story of 38 years old Sangulani Maxwell Chikumbutso from Zimbabwe, the self-taught engineer who dropped out of… Read More Wakanda: Zimbabwean Produced Car Powered with Radio Frequency
According to a Thisday report, the Nigerian Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, said the lack of adequate electricity in Nigeria can’t be responsible for the country’s slow-paced industrialization, or drop in levels of her economic growth. He said existing statistics in the power sector shows that Generation companies (Gencos) have been able… Read More Is Poor Electricity Supply Responsible for Nigeria’s Slow-Paced Industrialization?
Benjamin Ufaruna and Asehinde Oladipo met at one of Nigeria’s emerging technology development services companies in Abuja. In the hard-charging startup world that the two men entered there was little time to remember the minutiae of everyday life — like paying bills on time. “In the midst of our busy schedules we would try to… Read More How BuyPower is easing the pain of utility payments in Nigeria
To address Africa’s current and future energy needs, the African Development Bank (AfDB), in a “New Deal on Energy for Africa,” wants to help the continent get its hands on all its energy resources, including the 15 gigawatts of geothermal energy under the surface. The Menengai Geothermal Development Project The Menengai geothermal development project is… Read More African Development Bank is Helping Kenya develop a Geothermal Energy Plant
The creators of Watly, a 15-ton multitasking thermal dynamic computer, believe their machine could help address three developmental challenges in Africa in one go: clean water, electricity and internet connectivity. The project—which is only in its prototype stage—aims to offer its machines as a solution to the infrastructural problems that communities all over Africa face.… Read More A 15-ton Computer Aims to Provide Clean Water, Electricity, and the lnternet to Thousands of Africans
Enel Green Power SpA, the renewable energy unit of Italy’s biggest utility, is rolling out a version of Tesla Motors’s home-power kit to help South African retail customers buffer against rising electricity prices and grid outages. With South African power tariffs are set to rise 9.4% this year, Tesla’s battery systems could become more attractive… Read More Tesla Tech Set to Buffer Rising South Africa’s Power Costs