MTN Nigeria has announced that it will commence deployment of the 5G technology in Nigeria before 2020. This will enable the company to provide better data services at a more affordable cost to its subscribers.
Recall that we reported a 24-year-old Ugandan software engineer, Brian Gitta who won the Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, with his project, ‘Matibabu‘. Matibabu is a device that tests for malaria without drawing blood. Digest Africa has traced the roots of this start-up which is now five years.
African innovators may not be getting the hype and due accolades at the global level but that does not in any way deter their innovative ideas. They are actually creating technologies that will make life easier and transform our continent. Check out Tech Gist Africa’s Made In Africa article to read about Khaled Shady, the brain behind Mubser, a wearable device for the visually impaired.
Are you a developer or do you have an idea on how best we can digitize payments for MSMEs? If yes, this may be your time to shine. The Lagos State Employment Trust Fund ‘LSETF’ together with VISA West Africa and Passion Incubator is organizing a 3-day hackathon targeted at creating technology based financial solutions to help MSMEs carry out daily cashless transactions. Interested applicants can apply here.
Ethiopia’s Gebeya Acquires Coders4Africa to Accelerate its Growth… Ethiopian coders marketplace and training startup has acquired US-based software and consulting company Coders4Africa (C4A) to further accelerate its growth and build its developer talent pool.
And with that, we bring today’s big 5 to an end. Enjoy the rest of your day.
See you tomorrow.