Category: Africa

d.light design wins Zayed Future Energy Prize

Hot on the heels of Ziqitza Health Care winning the Social Impact Award in India, d.light design just announced it has been awarded the Zayed Future Energy Prize for 2013. The Prize aims to catalyze innovation to create a new, sustainable energy future, and to inspire entrepreneurs to create a vision for a more environmentally[…..]

Nokia and Kenya Fund Mobile Start-ups

[This post originally appeared on HumanIPO, a leading African news and technology site.] Finnish mobile phone-maker Nokia has partnered with the government of Kenya through the Kenya ICT Board to work towards ensuring tech startups specialising in agricultural, health and…

GADCO Announces Investment from AATIF Fund

Editor’s note: our investee company, GADCO, shared this good news with us recently.  We wanted to share the announcement with our community and congratulate them on this new funding from AATIF.
Global Agri-Development Company (GADCO), the FMCG agri-food company operating in sub-Saharan Africa, is pleased to announce an investment from AATIF (Africa Agriculture and Trade Investment[…..]

Starting from Scratch

SUNNY countries are often poor. A shame, then, that solar power is still quite expensive. But it is getting cheaper by the day, and is now cheap enough to be competitive with other forms of energy in places that are…