M-KOPA Solar connects half a million homes in East Africa | Rolls out M-KOPA Solar TVs in Uganda & Tanzania

M-KOPA Solar, the region’s leading pay-as-you-go energy provider to off-grid homes has today announced that it has connected its 500,000th home to its affordable solar home systems and rolled out its M-KOPA... Read more »

Inside the surrender & death of Kenya’s peer-to-peer learning platform Shakili.com

Despite having Dr. Bitange Ndemo, former PS; Ministry of Information & Communications as an advisor and mentor, Shakili.com,  a peer-to-peer learning platform that aimed to connect educators to students and experts to... Read more »

Finland’s GoSol.org launches in East Africa to provide clean energy & create wealth for SMEs in rural areas

 Two Finnish firms Wärtsilä and Solar Fire Concentration have launched GoSol.org, a new off grid energy technology that aims at breaking the cost-barriers currently limiting the deployment of solar thermal technologies in... Read more »

Uganda’s MamaOpe wins [email protected] 2017 competitions

Uganda’s MamaOpe, a biomedical application for diagnosis and continuous monitoring of pneumonia patients has been declared winner of the 2017 [email protected] competitions beating Kenya’s Kuza Automotive and Nigeria’s Tuteria. Established by the Duke of York... Read more »

Kenya’s Sanivation, Nigeria’s RecyclePoints & SA’s iDrop Water Competing for $1m Chivas Prize

Kenya’s Sanivation, Nigeria’s RecyclePoints  & SA’s iDrop Water are among 30 global startups competing for $1m Chivas Prize set to be held in Los Angeles in July. Founded by Dickson Ochieng, Sanivation... Read more »

Chivas Regal Unveils 30 Finalists Pitching for its $1m Global Prize

Chivas Venture, a global search to discover and reward the world’s most promising social entrepreneurs, has released 30 startups as finalists of its $1m third edition global competition out of almost 6,000... Read more »