South Africa Ranked Top Innovation Nation in Africa, Nigeria at Bottom of World Ranking

Despite all the hype and news of innovation coming out of Africa in recent times, the 2018 Global Innovation Index (GII) released on 10 July shows that of 126 nations ranked by innovations, eight African countries are among the last ten and only seven countries from Sub-Saharan Africa are in the top 100. The GII… Read More South Africa Ranked Top Innovation Nation in Africa, Nigeria at Bottom of World Ranking

Kenyan Agritech Startup Selina Wamucii Gets $100,000 from Global Social Impact Program

Selina Wamucii, a Kenya based mobile phone – driven sourcing platform for fresh produce from African smallholder farmers, has received USD 100,000 grant from global social impact programme Expo Live, run by organisers of the next World Expo, Expo 2020 Dubai. According to the press release by Expo 2020 Dubai on 14th May 2018, some… Read More Kenyan Agritech Startup Selina Wamucii Gets $100,000 from Global Social Impact Program

How Nigerian Doctor Discovered Concussion Trauma in American Football Players

“There are times I wish I never looked at Mike Webster’s brain. It has dragged me into worldly affairs I do not want to be associated with – human meanness, wickedness and selfishness. People trying to cover up, to control how information is released. I started this not knowing I was walking into a minefield.… Read More How Nigerian Doctor Discovered Concussion Trauma in American Football Players

Kenya Beats the United States in Mobile Internet Speed Ranking

Kenya has the world’s 14th-fastest mobile internet speed, according to a report from the content delivery network Akamai, which collects data from more 130 countries. At 13.7 megabits per second, Kenya’s average data connection speed in the first quarter of 2017 was almost twice as fast as the global average. Kenya also beats the United… Read More Kenya Beats the United States in Mobile Internet Speed Ranking

Google Has launched Street View, Launchpad Space and YouTube Go in Nigeria

Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, first visit to Nigeria, was to attend a #GoogleForNigeria event in Lagos yesterday (July 27) as the company launched a range of new products, including YouTube Go, an “offline first” version of the video sharing platform for users with slow internet connections. YouTube Go will allow users preview and download… Read More Google Has launched Street View, Launchpad Space and YouTube Go in Nigeria

How 50 Medical Experts Separated Kenyan Conjoined Twins in 23-Hour Surgery

The successful separation of two year old conjoined twins at Kenyatta National Hospital marked a medical milestone in Kenya. Other than South Africa, very few successful separations have been performed in sub-Saharan Africa. In Kenya a multi-disciplinary team of medical experts operated on the twins for 23 uninterrupted hours. About Conjoined Twins Conjoined twins are… Read More How 50 Medical Experts Separated Kenyan Conjoined Twins in 23-Hour Surgery