And our winner is…

The winner of our first Apps for Africa competition is FemConnect founded by Asonele Kotu. FemConnect is a women’s health mobile app that allows ladies to purchase contraceptives online, taking the barrier to easy access away. Furthermore, ladies can donate sanitary pads to those in disadvantaged communities and receive access to mental health support online.... Continue Reading →

What’s the big deal with big data?

While the term “big data” is relatively new - the act of gathering and storing large amounts of information for analysis has been an age-old practice. To be honest... it's not that big and it's not that new (***that's what she said***). One thing that has changed is the ability collect, store, analyse and distribute... Continue Reading →

Mayweather vs. Live Streaming

Whether you are #TeamMoney or wanted to see the MMA world champ disrupt the boxing industry, you most likely stayed up all night to catch the Mayweather vs. McGregor fight. Why did this fight bring in so much publicity? For several reasons: Floyd Mayweather had come out of retirement for this fight. From his record... Continue Reading →

The Original Nubian Queens

The Greco-Roman term for an African queen or "royal woman" is Kandake, kadake or kentake, often Latinised as Candace. Contemporary Greek and Roman sources treat it as a title. Several ruling queens of the ancient Kingdom of Kush, with its capital at Meroë, bore the title, although it may have been a general title for women of... Continue Reading →

What does Nubia mean?

Often used in the western world to symbolize African people or an African source of products, the word Nubia is not always fully understood, even in some parts of Africa. Nubia is the southern region of Egypt, noted historically as one of the earliest civilisations dating back to 2000 B.C. It is the home of... Continue Reading →

Up ↑