Meet Alassana Kassama, the young man lighting Gambian communities and beyond

The community watch lens established to identify and motivate young Africans making positive impacts in their communities has found Alassana Kassama, a young Gambian who is changing the stories of people in the Gambia with future plans to extend his good deeds to other African countries. Growing up in Banjul, Kassama saw the challenges of […]

Ethiopia creates homemade social media platform to rival Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp

The Ethiopian government has announced that homemade social media platforms are being created to rival global companies such as Facebook, Instagram, Whatsapp, Twitter, etc. The decision follows accusations that these platforms have acted against national interest through the deletion of posts and pages that are “disseminating the true reality about Ethiopia” and those “preaching national […]

Nigerian Woman Builds Software for Teaching African Languages

In what many refer to as an excellent initiative to sustain African languages in the modern era, a young Nigerian-American woman known as Omolabake Adenle has developed a software which teaches about five local African languages with expectations to expand the scope in the near future. According to reports, the woman who doubles as an […]

Tanzania to receive the country’s first 42 Korean electric trains by November

It has been announced that the Tanzania Railways Corporation (TRC) would get its first 42 electric locomotives by November of this year. In this capacity, the company will formally begin operating the stretch of the Standard Gauge Railway between Dar es Salaam and Morogoro (SGR). Dr. Leonard Chamuriho, the Minister for Works and Transport, was […]

Togo launches Africa’s biggest solar power plant

Togo inaugurated on Tuesday Africa’s largest solar power facility in West Africa, located about 250 kilometers north of the country’s capital, Lomé. This 50-megawatt plant, located in central Togo, will supply electricity to more than 158,000 houses while also reducing CO2 emissions by more than one million tonnes. Built by AMEA Togo Solar, a subsidiary […]

Twitter ban: Ruling party advises Nigerian youth to develop their own social media apps

Nigeria’s ruling party, The All Progressive Party (APC) has advised the youth to develop their own social media platforms as an alternative to twitter which was banned days after the President’s tweet was deleted. This call on the youth was made by Sen. John James Akpanudoedehe who is the APC’s caretaker national secretary. According to […]

Nigeria’s suspension of our operation is deeply concerning – Twitter

Social media giant, Twitter has responded to the news of suspension issued by the Nigerian government against its operations. According to the company, the ban is “deeply concerning.” “The announcement made by the Nigerian government that they have suspended Twitter’s operations in Nigeria is deeply concerning. We’re investigating and will provide updates when we know […]

Nigeria reportedly suspends Twitter after President Buhari’s tweet was deleted

A credible local media outlet, The Punch has reported that Nigerian federal government has taken measures to stop Twitter from operating in Africa’s largest economy. “The Federal Government has suspended, indefinitely, the operations of microblogging and social networking service, Twitter, in Nigeria,” the Punch said. “This was announced on Friday by the Minister of Information […]

Nigerian Robotics Engineer Develops CET Drone to Detect Criminals

Dr. Olusola Ayoola, a Nigerian robotics engineer recently revealed that he invented a Carbon Emission Tracker (CET) Drone for aerial surveillance capable of sniffing criminal hideouts in caves and forest areas. He is the founder of Robotic and Artificial Intelligence Nigeria (RAIN), an indigenous artificial intelligence firm based in Ibadan, Oyo State. In an interview […]