The footwear industry is one of the fastest emerging business opportunities in Africa. Footwear Analysts say the continent is endowed with raw materials, impressive talent, and affordable labor, giving it the edge to build a multi-billion-dollar industry.
For more perspective, Africa 54’s Technology Correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Chidinma Emodi Chukwuemeka, Cofounder, The footwear Academy in Aba State, Nigeria.
Nigerian insurance startup Curacel, an Artificial Intelligence (IA) powered platform for claims processing and fraud management in Africa, has secured 450,000 dollars in pre-seed funding for product development and expansion across the continent.
The startup already works with some of the biggest insurers and hospitals in Nigeria, Ghana, and Uganda.
For more, Africa 54’s Technology Correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Henry Mascot
CEO and Cofounder, Curacel based in Lagos, Nigeria.
While the global advancement of women over the last few years cannot go unnoticed, much work remains to reach gender equality in Innovation and Technology. In Nigeria, The Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC), a Nigerian nonprofit organization, uses innovative approaches to encourage more girls to pursue technology careers.
For more, Africa 54’s Technology Correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Oreoluwa Lesi, Founder and Executive Director of the Women’s Technology Empowerment Centre (W.TEC) in Lagos, Nigeria.
A Rwandan innovation firm ARED is using the state-of-the-art innovative business model to provide Wi-Fi, low-cost phone charging, airtime sales, mobile money transfers, and other services. ARED has created jobs and empowers women and people with disabilities in rural and urban communities. For more insight, Africa 54’s Technology Correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Henri Nyakarundi, CEO and Founder of ARED Group, in Kigali, Rwanda.
COVID-19 is having a devastating impact on small businesses in Nigeria. Since the beginning of the outbreak, young entrepreneurs are actively involved in developing solutions that solve big problems using new technology.
For more perspective, Africa 54’s Technology Correspondent. Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Vivienne Belonwu, Media & Communications Strategist, HYBR Scaling Solutions – An innovation firm based in Lagos, Nigeria.
Ghana, like many African countries, is grappling with high maternal and perinatal mortality rates. A new app, trimester save, is looking to help expectant mothers and parents of young children save money and make mobile payments using their phones.
For more insight, Africa 54’s Technology Correspondent Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Dr. Elvis Kuma Forson, CEO, and Founder, Trimester Save, in Accra, Ghana.