Here Are The Top 10 African Tech Stories of 2018

Written by Staff

I make this compilation with the hope that nothing exceeding happens within the last 4 days of 2018. Being that folks are on holidays, we may safely say that the best of 2018 has been.

So, here we go!


The news items have been so reviewed because they dominated the news space, changed the way we perceive things and highlighted individuals/groups that have been doing great stuffs albeit low-key for some time.


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Lets get to the business of the day:


Story from Tech Next.  Story by David Afolayan.

In August, a team of five Nigerian girls emerged winners of the $10,000 Junior Gold Awards at the 2018 Technovation World Challenge event which was held in California, USA. Their names are Promise Nnalue, Jessica Osita, Nwabuaku Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo, and Vivian Okoye.

The group (named “Save A Soul”) developed a solution called the “FD-Detector”, an app designed to help fight fake drugs.

How does it works? FD-Detector can determine the genuineness of a drug when users scan the barcode on the drugs using their mobile devices. In an economy plagued by fake drugs, this app is a masterstroke.

The team was celebrated by the country. They meet the Vice-President, Prof Yemi Osinbajo and were given scholarships, cash prizes of N1 million each, decorated with the Crest of Anambra State and issued a Certificate of Merit by the Anambra State Government.

UpNepa is a simple utility app which gives real-time information about the current state of power supply within a particular region or community. It was created by two students of the Federal University of Technology, Akure (FUTA), Salaudeen Taslim and Salaudeen Abdurrahman.

Read more at Tech Next.