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
Industry 4.0 represents the fourth industrial revolution in manufacturing and industry. It is the current industrial transformation with automation, data exchanges, cloud, cyber-physical systems, robots, Big Data, AI, IoT and (semi-) autonomous industrial techniques to realize smart industry and manufacturing goals in the intersection of people, new technologies and innovation. To Africans most of these… Read More Is Africa’s Workforce Ready for Industry 4.0? (The 4th Revolution)
First, Volvo announced it would begin to phase out the production of cars that run solely on gasoline or diesel by 2019 by only releasing new models that are electric or plug-in hybrids. Then, France and the U.K. declared they would ban sales of gas and diesel-powered cars by 2040. Underscoring this trend is data… Read More Congo is to Electric Vehicles what Saudi Arabia is to Internal Combustion Engine
Germany’s Volkswagen will be helping Rwandans access and afford new cars by building an assembly plant in Rwanda and going extra mile to create a cab sharing service to empower Rwandans and help sustain the demand for the assembly plant. Thomas Schaefer, chief executive of Volkswagen Group South Africa, said they were trying to wean… Read More Volkswagen to Assemble Cars and Run Ride-Sharing Service in Rwanda
The word “Tech” has increasingly been used in recent times to describe some startups in Africa. This is because Africans are starting more businesses around digital technology. We have many African startups like Jobberman, OXL, Jumia, Tolet, etc. that are referred to as Tech companies, some have been categorised as edtech (Tuteria, Prepclass), fintech (FarmDrive,… Read More Are African Tech Companies ‘Tech’ Enough to be Called Tech Companies?
Apart from United States which purchased 20 A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets in 2013 for the Afghan Air Force, A-29 Super Tucano fighter jets can only be found in the military service of developing countries. I noticed this when I decided to find out about the aircraft after Nigerian government decided to buy 12 A-29… Read More Why Militaries of Developing Countries Prefer A-29 Super Tucano Fighter Jets