Ikwap Amos

Ikwap Amos

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A dude who loves his coffee, whiskey and peaceful nights. Staff Writer at iAfrikan.

2016 Saw More Rounds Closed But Fewer Standout Performers As Afrikan Startups Raised US$129 Million In Funding

146 startups from across the African content raised US$129,133,200 in funding over the course of 2016, a report released by Disrupt Africa reveals, representing a 16.8% rise from 2015, even as overall funding declined from 2015. The report also shows that South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya

Microsoft and Ecobank Partner To Drive Digital Transformation In Afrika

Microsoft and Ecobank have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to complement African governments' efforts to modernise and raise the standards of the continentโ€™s major cities through state of the art digital solutions. The MoU will see Microsoft and Ecobank collaborating in sharing best practices and technical guidance to

4 Cloud Tools That Will Help Your Marketing Team Up Their Productivity In 2017

Digital marketing and advertising are important tools for any business looking to grow its customer base. However, finding success can prove to be a real challenge thanks to the shifting landscape and changes in the way consumers interact online. The pressure to remain ROI-positive, despite being spread across an increasing

A Ugandan Telecoms Engineer Has Developed A Smart Jacket That Diagnoses Pneumonia Within Two Minutes

Pneumonia remains the leading infectious cause of death among children under five, killing 2,500 children a day, according to UNICEF. Half a million children under five in sub-Saharan Africa die from the disease every year, with the region accounting for half of all global deaths from pneumonia of children

The Ongoing Democratization Of Technology Is Fuelling Grassroots Innovation In Afrika

Technological disruption is transforming markets and societies across Africa in ways that wouldnโ€™t have been possible even five years ago. As a result, we are likely to see huge and still largely untapped commercial potential for domestic and international businesses opening up. Connectivity solutions and internet technologies are bringing

After A Successful Launch In Rwanda, Zipline's Drones Will Now Trial Medical Deliveries In Tanzania

Zipline, which successfully launched a drone delivery project to take blood and other essential medical supplies from Rwanda's capital Kigali to the remote south-west of the country, is now looking to replicate the same project in Tanzania. The new trial is being funded by the UK's Department for International Development

With Four Out Of Five Homes Off The Grid, Uganda Is Betting On A New Solar Power Plant To Boost Electricity Supply

Uganda has launched a $19 Million solar plant, the countryโ€™s first grid-connected renewable energy facility, expected to generate clean, sustainable electricity as part of a bid to boost power production. The plant is located in Soroti in Uganda's Eastern Region, and lies on 33 acres of land. It comprises