ATARI GAMES EYES THE AFRICAN MARKET

Africa’s video game industry is soaring due to tech expansion, smartphones, and creative game studios. According to the industry experts, critical markets like Kenya saw $50M in video game revenue in the last five years, and it’s expected to double by 2021.   

Gaming pioneer Atari is looking to expand its reach in Africa with long-standing investments in Nairobi, Kinshasa, Liberia, and Nigeria and existing mobile and casino games. 

Africa 54 technology reporter Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Fred Chesnais, CEO Atari, about the gaming industry in Africa. 

a Sierra Leonean Nurse MAKING CUSTOM MADE TIE-DYE T-SHIRTS

Global fashion search platform Lyst reports that tie-dye is one of the fastest-growing fashion search keywords of the year so far. And a Sierra Leonean – American Nurse based in the US State of Virginia is trying to mark her in the fashion industry. 

Khadijah Kalokoh recently launched her fashion label “Dijahdave,” She is already generating a buzz in the African community with her unique Tie and Dye designs.    

Africa 54 technology reporter Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Khadijah Kalokoh, Founder and Designer, Dijahdave fashion label. 

REGULATING CRYPTOCURRENCIES IN NIGERIA

Governments are trying to regulate blockchain and cryptocurrency and protect their interests and those of their citizens around the world. 

In Nigeria, regulators are working on a framework proposal that lays out plans to regulate cryptocurrencies through its Securities and Exchange Commission. 

For more perspective, Africa 54 technology reporter Paul Ndiho, via Skype, spoke to Bolaji Onibudo, Founder and President, Xendbit, a Fintech company in Lagos, Nigeria. 

USING ART, SCIENCE, AND TECHNOLOGY TO INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLE

The contemporary art in Uganda is dynamic and diverse, packed with extraordinary young talented, passionate artists using their work to reflect the country’s cultural diversity and natural beauty.

 Derriq Art studio and gallery is one of the growing numbers of exceptional independent art galleries that are using Art, Science, and Technology to inspire young artists.

Africa 54 technology reporter Paul Ndiho spoke to Derrick Christopher Ntale, CEO and Founder, Derriq art studio and gallery, via Skype.

RWANDA’S GROWING I.C.T SECTOR

Rwanda is arguably one of the fastest-growing African countries in I.C.T some analysts say that this is perhaps the government’s ambitious plan to transform the country into a regional High-Tech Hub.  

for more perspective, Africa 54’s technology reporter Paul Ndiho, via skype, spoke to Kevine Bajeneza, founder & CEO of n@tcom services ltd.  a tech company which equips unemployed youth with essential training, mentoring, practical experience, and job placement as I.T. professionals. 

Fighting Cyber Crime in Nigeria

Cyber-crime and cyber-enabled crime are among the fastest-growing security threats globally, according to the FBI, since the Ccoronavirus pandemic was declared, Cyber crime has increased by some 400 percent.
In Nigeria, several internet assisted crimes are committed daily in various forms such as fraudulent electronic mails, pornography, identity theft, hacking, cyber harassment, spamming, piracy, and phishing. But Adedoyin Adedeji, a technology entrepreneur who specializes in cybersecurity, wants to change that narrative.
For more insight, Africa 54’s technology reporter Paul Ndiho, via skype, spoke to Adedoyin Adedeji, a tech entrepreneur based in Lagos.

Zido Logistics Technology Lagos, Nigeria

Technology companies have seen a surge in their business’s growth even during crucial times like COVID-19, because of how they have resorted to the effective use of technology in service delivery.
In Lagos, Nigeria, “zido logistics,” a company in logistics and supply chain has steadily made its name in the region as the no.1 digital freight broker in Africa.
For perspective, Africa 54’s technology reporter Paul Ndiho, via skype, spoke to Samuel Ajiboyede, CEO, zido logistics.

Up-cycled Fashion Trending in Ghana

This is a fascinating story about two brothers Boie and Bill, in the Ghanaian capital Accra, who have taken the burgeoning fashion industry by storm.


Combining an array of recycled materials like secondhand jackets picked up from the biggest flea market, broken mirrors and glasses, and African wax prints to create their unique styles. The brothers are generating a buzz.
For more, Africa 54’s technology reporter Paul Ndiho, via skype spoke to Ellisha Boie co-founder Boie & bill fashion label, in Accra, Ghana

Agri-Tech platform CONNECTING FARMERS IN RWANDA

Rwanda is currently experiencing a quiet digital revolution. Young Rwandans are disrupting the farming sector by providing digital solutions to the myriads of problems and challenges facing small scale farmers.

Spiderbit, a tech startup, and the creator “eHaho,” an eCommerce platform for agricultural products, is connecting farmers to buyers and offering a fresh perspective to an otherwise old peasant farming system.

Rwanda is currently experiencing a quiet digital revolution. Young Rwandans are disrupting the farming sector by providing digital solutions to the myriads of problems and challenges facing small scale farmers.

Spiderbit, a tech startup, and the creator “eHaho,” an eCommerce platform for agricultural products, is connecting farmers to buyers and offering a fresh perspective to an otherwise old peasant farming system.

For more insight, Africa 54’s technology reporter Paul ndiho, via skype spoke Davis Mugira, CEO and founder of Spiderbit in Kigali, Rwanda

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