Innovation

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Professor Mobisson paved the way for Nigeria's technology sector

Upon returning to Nigeria in 1981 after studying at MIT, when the civil war had ended, Professor Oliver Udemmadu Ogbonna Mobisson helped with the founding of Africa’s first-ever technology university known as Anambra State University of Science & Technology (ASUTECH).

Digitizing government services appears to be failing

There’s a lot of talk of using technology for delivering government services but from observing and being a customer of many of these offerings, it looks like whoever is implementing them is completely detached from the people and the processes involved.

Professor Calestous Juma's impact on Africa's science and technology fields

Professor Calestous Juma's science and technology contributions were not only academic. He helped engineer, among others, a cooking stove whose improved efficiency minimized the adverse health effects of indoor smoke.

Ethiopia has launched its first satellite

Ethiopia, with the assistance of China, has launched its first satellite into space. The Ethiopian Remote Sensing Satellite (ETRSS-1) will help improve and transform the country's agriculture sector.

Africa's top engineering innovators to be recognized

Sixteen innovators from across Africa have been shortlisted for the prestigious Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, with inventions including a smart library on wheels, a low-cost digital microscope to speed up cervical cancer diagnosis, and bamboo bicycles.

The African Continental Free Trade Area can help move innovation forward

It is the continent's growing and inventive startup ecosystem led by an innovative youthful educated workforce that will transform industry across Africa. Africa is a great place to build a business as there are genuine problems that can be solved with technology.

Africa in the digital era

This year's Adebayo Adedeji Annual lecture focused around the question of digital transformation in Africa.