African Innovation Prize Up for Grabs

Innovation is often touted as a key feature of economic and social development but few initiatives actually focus on nurturing African creatives.
Photo: SKA Africa

South Africa's Karoo Array Telescope, a mid-frequency 'pathfinder', alongside the proposed SKA core site.

  • Kenya:  Kisumu Polytechnic Lecturer Designs Movable House

    The Star, 8 August 2012

    A Kisumu Polytechnic lecturer has designed and built a single-storeyed movable house in what is set to be a game-changer in the local housing industry. Samson Alemba said the ... read more »

  • Uganda:  Research Needs More Funding

    New Vision, 7 August 2012

    The prime minister has called for increased research funding, up to 30% of the national budget, if the country is to attain actual transformation. read more »

  • Rwanda:  Kenya Firm Innovation Pulls Youth Into Agribusiness

    Rwanda Focus, 6 August 2012

    For centuries, Rwandans have tilled land to grow food and cash crops with little success against poverty. read more »

  • Rwanda:  New Panel Formed to Drive Innovation

    The New Times, 6 August 2012

    The African Union (AU) last week formed a high level advisory committee to advise on issues concerning science, technology and innovation. read more »

  • South Africa:  African Technology Revolution Creates Investment Opportunities

    Biz-Community, 3 August 2012

    Global investors are missing out on innovation-driven opportunities in Africa because of a lack of information and lingering stereotypes about the continent. read more »

  • Nigeria:  UK Rates Nigerian Educationist 9th World Best Innovator

    Vanguard, 3 August 2012

    A Nigerian, Mr Muyiwa Bamgbose, has been rated world's 9th best innovator in electronic learning. This was contained in the latest rating of an agency, Bob Little Public Relations, ... read more »