Rwanda Innovation Fund project secures $30 million loan

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) has approved a loan of US $30 million to support the establishment of Rwanda Innovation Fund (RIF). The fund has been established to invest in technology-enabled Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) and to develop the capacity of Rwanda's entrepreneurial and innovation ecosystems. The RIF…

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Afrika is slow in creating digital health innovations

The lack of prioritisation of digital innovations in health systems could make it difficult for Africa to attain the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a forum has heard. The 3rd Annual Aid and International Development Africa Summit held in Kenya last month (27-28 February) noted that Africa is slow in integrating…

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Afrika's leaders commit to support youth innovation

During the recently held Africa Science, Technology and Innovation Forum held in Cairo, Egypt, various Afrikan Ministers and heads of delegations committed to supporting youth innovation on the continent. The Forum was held from 10 to 12 February 2018. Some of the Afrikan leaders attending the Africa Science, Technology and…

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