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The Story of Tchuilieu Tchouanga, West Africa’s Solar Energy Pioneer.

For over two decades, Tchounga has been on a quest to power West Africa through solar energy, and despite the many challenges, he remains steadfast in his pursuit to see every African house and industry light up with clean energy. Patrick Nelle, bird story agency In...

“Returnees” are taking this Zimbabwean ICT firm Africa-wide

After recently acquiring controlling interests in Altron Mozambique and Altron Botswana, award-winning Tano Digital is now eyeing Kenya and Namibia as part of an expansion drive across Africa. The company, driven by a group of internationally-savvy "returned"...

Meet Valerie Traore, the woman behind one of Africa’s leading advocacy firms

Through her advocacy firm, this change-maker promotes narrative-shifting public policies. bird story agency Fourteen years ago, Valerie Traore quit her job in Nairobi, put her possessions up for sale and used the proceeds to chase her dream some 6,000 km away, on the...

Meet The Phone That ‘speaks’ 50 African Languages

By using a vocal assistant that responds to commands in local languages, the locally-developed phone - the OpenG - is improving accessibility for African users who don't read or write. Ange Kumasi, bird story agency When David Kouamé decided to improve his literacy in...

Meet Carole Lubelo, A Young Liswati Fashion Designer On The Rise

The award-winning designer is inching her way to global recognition with her unparalleled innovative designs that take inspiration from the Swati people. by Nokukhanya Musi, bird story agency In 2015, Carole Mngometulu took a bold, risky step. With no formal training,...

Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Samia Suluhu and Mo Abudu among Forbes’ 100 Most Powerful Women

Forbes' 100 Most Powerful Women list is a yearly ranking of high-profile women determined by money, media, impact and spheres of influence. Nairobi, December 9 (bird story agency) Nigeria's former minister of finance and current Director-General of the World Trade...