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Alcohol and Sound Detection System: A device that stops drunk drivers and prevents road accidents

By Anita Fatunji / October 11, 2016

Alex Menjo, a fifth year telecommunications and information engineering student at the Multimedia University of Kenya (MMU), has created an “Alcohol and Sound Detection System” to curtail the growing numbers of road accidents involving public service vehicles. Menjo who ascribes most accidents to drunken driving and speeding, says the system has capabilities that can notify […]


Odjala brings West Africa’s biggest market to your smartphones

By EcceAfrica / October 11, 2016

Created in 2016 by Afis Bileoma, Odjala which means big market in Yoruba is an e-commerce app that gives access to products sold in Dantokpa, West Africa’s largest market, located in Cotonou, Benin. To develop the app, Odjala’s promoter established partnerships with most the market’s shops. If a buyer thus wants to get any product, […]


Kangpe, Nigerian app offering medical services online

By EcceAfrica / October 10, 2016

Established in 2015 by Dr. Kemi Kuti, Nigerian start up Kangpe developed a platform that gives users the chance to discuss with qualified medical doctors online. It aims to help those without the means to pay medical consultations or too far from health centers benefit from the expertise of more than 500 doctors 24/7. The […]


Kenyan youths creates apps to tackle health and social issues

By Anita Fatunji / October 7, 2016

17-year-old Kenyan, Caroline Wambui and 16-year-old Harriet Karanja, both college students, have created apps called “M-Safiri”, meaning “traveler” in English, to put an end to ticket queues and transform organ donation, with the help of new tech mentoring programmes for women in Kenya. Driven by personal unpleasant experiences, whereby people have to be in a […]


Ethiopia reduces transport time with the launching of Africa’s first modern electrified railway line

By Anita Fatunji / October 7, 2016

With a total investment of $4 billion, Ethiopia has launched Africa’s first modern electrified railway line which will link the Ethiopian capital, Addis Ababa with the port of Djibouti. Constructed by China Railway Group and the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC), the railway has a full length of 752.7 kilometers, with a designed speed […]


Egyptian entrepreneur creates a sixth sense for the blind

By Anita Fatunji / October 5, 2016

Khaled Shady, with three other computer engineering graduates from Menoufia University in Shebin El-Kom, Egypt has invented a navigational technology called “Musber” to help the blind and the visually impaired, locate and navigate around objects. Mubser was our team’s graduation project [at Menoufia University] and we decided to take it to the next level to […]


Nomad: A Madagascar-made handbag that charges mobile phones

By Servan Ahougnon / September 26, 2016

Malagasy startup founded by Jessica Rakotoarisoa, Hamac has developed Nomad, a woman handbag which is able to charge mobile phones. The bag has an integrated mini solar panel which can, besides feeding on sun rays, also get energy from artificial light. Nomad handbags are eco-products made with biodegradable materials such as raffia, sisal (a plant), […]


DRC : Flechtech launches a brand of smartphones and tablets solar kits

By EcceAfrica / November 27, 2015

In the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the company Flechtech Sarl presented to the administrative authorities, last July, the earliest tablets and smartphones designed in the country. Motema baptized, these units have bags with integrated solar panels. Dieudonné Kayembe, director of the company and figurehead of the digital ecosystem in the country, says it is […]