Uber Enters Pact with US Space Agency to Develop Flying Taxis

Uber has announced a partnership deal with US space agency NASA on developing flying taxis that would operate in tandem with Uber’s competitive pricing. Making this known on Wednesday, it also announced Los Angeles will join two other previously revealed “UberAIR” pilot schemes in Dallas Fort-Worth, Texas, and Dubai. California and Texas are the US states with the largest number

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Lionheart’, Nigerian Genevieve Nnaji’s Movie on Netflix Rakes her $3.5 million

‘Lionheart’, Netflix first African original movie directed by Nigerian actress Genevieve Nnaji, has earned the actress turned director $3.5m. On January 3 the actress took to her Instagram to announce that the movie was finally showing on Netflix, few months after the American over-the-top media service provider, announced it had acquired the film. Prior to its debut on Netflix, the

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Meet Vérone Mankou, the Congolese Computer Whiz kid and Maker of Africa’s First Tablet and Smartphone

When in 2012, Congolese techpreneur, Vérone Mankou designed Africa’s first tablet, a convenient alternative gadget for people who could not afford Apple’s iPad, the world was notified of once more, the great potential of the African continent. It was an innate desire for Vérone to produce something of this nature which would enable more people in his country gain access

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Applications Open for $50k MEST Africa Scale-up Pitch Competition

Applications have opened for the second edition of the MEST Africa Challenge, which is offering US$50,000 in equity investment to startups based in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ivory Coast. Run by pan-African training programme, seed fund, incubator and hub the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), the challenge is aimed at post-revenue, tech-enabled startups that want to expand

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Personal Budgeting Tips For 2019

Personal budgeting can be extremely overwhelming, so overwhelming that only negligible few Nigerian families have a working monthly budget. But the question remains, “Is having personal budget worthwhile?” The answer is “Yes.” Developing a budget that can be maintained over a long period has been definitively linked to building wealth, while simultaneously helping the budget planner to get out of

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Mooketsi Tekere; Botswana’s Serial Entrepreneur Making Big Strides in Health and Technology

Mr. Mooketsi Bennedict Tekere is a bright light in the African Horizon. He is from Botswana and is an African based serial entrepreneur and healthcare development expert with extensive knowledge of the African healthcare industry. He is also investing in empowering women through education. He founded the first digital lab for young female students to come together and discuss ICTs

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“The Most Difficult is not Where We Come From, But Where We Want and Dream to Go” – Paul Kegame

Rwanda’s Paul Kagame recently gave an inspiring speech on the country’s airwaves , inspiring thousands of Rwandans in the march towards a peaceful and progressive country after the ugly experience of hatred and the resulting genocide which claimed uncountable lives. Excerpt; Paul Kagamé on radio Rwanda: ‘Soon We’ll Have the Best Universities in the World With Us’ “If our country

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97 Nigerian Firms Listed by the London Stock Exchange to Inspire Africa in 2019

The second edition of London Stock Exchange’s ‘Companies to Inspire Africa’ report, was launched Wednesday with Nigeria and Kenya leading other countries represented in the report. The report, which identifies 360 companies from 32 countries across the African continent with seven major sectors represented, featured companies including small entrepreneurial businesses through to well-established corporations with Nigeria having the single largest

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