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 The village girl, Eduke Nadesh awarded best female blogger? How, Why? When and By Who.  All answered in this blog post Eduke Nadesh, fondly known as the village girl also lead content creator at Eduke’s Ink has gone home with the prize of Best blogger in the female category. The awards organized by the Cameroon Bloggers Association, (L’Association des Blogueurs du Cameroun) had four nominees for the Best female category.  This category has been mistaken to mean best female blogger. But in the actual sense, the category is on blogs that create content advocating for the well-being of women and the girl child in the society. After deliberations and scrutiny from the 7-person jury, Eduke Nadesh was awarded Best Female blogger on Friday, October 15, 2020 in Cameroon’s capital, Yaounde. Eduke’s win comes 2 years after she and her friends created a blog, edukesink.com There, she shares her experiences as…

The Women Techmakers Limbe together with a Ghanaian boy has won the second prize of the 2021 Ideathon for Women’s Online Safety organized by Google’s Jigsaw and Women Tech Makers for women and girls in Central Africa. Ange Taffo said despite the challenges the internet connectivity in Cameroon posed, Team Sentinel was able to emerge as the second winner of the competition which challenged participants to propose and present solutions on harassment and bullying of women online. The team has gone home with 150.000frs as second prize winner after another team from Bambili, Bamenda, North West Region emerged first. Cameroon was topping the competition. The online competition which began in August 2021 was organized as a result of the fact that women face bullying and harassment online more than men do. Also read: 2 powerful Silicon Mountain Tech Women making it to Google Summer of Code 2021. How I got…

The largest tech event in Cameroon, the Silicon Mountain Conference, is coming up this November under the theme “THE SHOWCASE.” Preparations towards the tech-driven event have climaxed, with the organizing committee dotting the “Is” and cutting the “Ts”.  The event, which always brings together more than 1,000 participants, has been described by marketers as a client pool for companies that will be sponsoring. This is because the audience will comprise persons from diverse institutions like training centers, government institutions, and individuals like software engineers, business owners, academicians, freelancers, etc who are potential clients, partners, and employees to every business. Marketers are always looking for the opportunity to meet their clients face-to-face and this conference is offering companies to meet physically with over 2,000 clients within 5 days. The organizing committee and secretariat of the 2021 Silicon Mountain Conference are calling on all companies wishing to showcase their products to sign…

Since the COVID-19 pandemic reared its head in Cameroon in 2020, Cameroonian youths have learned to take online courses, acquire relevant skills to get jobs and earn a living. With the available platforms like Upwork, Design crowd, Fiverr, etc, those who learn these online courses can easily do freelance jobs and get paid. However, many still have the challenge of not being able to receive payments after completing jobs on these platforms. Why? Because most of the payment methods are not easily available to Cameroonians. Cameroon Tech News (CTN) took its microphones to the streets to ask freelancers how easy it is for them to get paid after completing freelance jobs. Agbor Daniel, a Graphic Designer in Buea, Southwest Region of Cameroon, lamented that it’s been more than a year since his 80,000 CFA got stuck on the Payoneer platform. He has been unable to get the money after struggling…

Graduate Trainee Program at ActivSpaces and a paid Volunteer position are the two opportunities available in the tech Hubs in Buea. Do you have a Bachelor of Science (BSc), Master of Science (MSc), or Master in Business Administration (MBA) and lack the required experience or skills to achieve your dream as a Business Consultant or Business Development Specialist? If so, then apply as a Graduate Trainee at the ActivSpaces Tech Hub Buea. The selected candidates(s) will receive free training and apprenticeship in Business Consulting and Coaching for  6 months depending on aptitude. After that, they will be allowed to join the ActivSpaces team in Buea, Douala or Bangangte as full staff or jobs placed in other organisations.  Desired requirements for the Graduate Trainee Program  Good communication and writing skills are necessary. Computer literacy and the owner of a laptop.Willingness to explore, learn and grow as a business consultant, coach…

BUEA, Cameroon, August 7, 2021ー A monumental change is coming to Africa’s content creation ecosystem with the launch of Prymefans, a subscription-based platform that allows African content creators (musicians, celebrities, influencers, comedians, entertainers, mentors, and creators from all genres) to convert their social media followers into paying fans to have the first taste of their works and exclusive access to their lives and arts. Social media has grown and become a primary source of income across the world to most influencers and social media celebrities. Yet, Africans still find it difficult to benefit from the opportunities that come with owning a social media account or having a huge following. With Prymefans, Africans can harness the full potential of social media; with no content restriction, full accessibility and control of their data, and they can earn real income from their followers, fans, and subscribers without any interference. According to the owners,…

Bryan Agbor Toko, a 21-year-old engineering student, has gone home with the sum of XAF 1 million as the first prize winner of the 2021 edition of the Nervtek Community Challenge. Bryan was among the 10 finalists who pitched their innovative projects at Mountain Hotel to a six-member jury on Saturday 17, July 2021. After deliberations on his Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Drawing Machine presentation, the judges decided to award him the first prize. Bryan just defended his final-year project at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at the University of Buea with the same project. He tells Cameroon Tech News that he can hardly believe he won the prize because the project was still vague. He explains that thanks to friends and family who believe in and love his idea, he did his presentation with confidence. Though Bryan has been crowned the first prize winner, 2 other projects presented…

Let’s talk about Cameroon Tech Startups to Benefit from Tax Exemptions for Up to 5 Years. Navigating the Cameroonian business terrain is a necessity for every startup. Regardless of the industry, the ability to walk through regulatory hurdles could be the difference between a startup that succeeds and one that fails. Since 2017, there have been endless calls from the Silicon Mountain community for the government to exempt young startups from paying taxes and recognizing these establishments as research institutions. This point has always come up during several meetings including the Silicon Mountain Community meeting with the French Ambassador, the Canadian High commissioner’s visit, an official visit from the Ministry of Post and Telecommunications, the meeting with a delegation from the Ministry of Scientific Research and Innovations (MINRESI), etc. The Solution as Tech Startups to Benefit from Tax Exemptions for Up to 5 Years Those endless calls have finally yielded…

This story is based on an interview conducted by Cameroon Tech News with a startup called MYGAZ, which proposes a solution to fire incidents caused by gas leakage. As earlier mentioned, Cameroon Tech News is another product of EdukesInk with the aim to showcase startups and their solutions to the world. Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) has played a revolutionary role in facilitating the use of fuels used for heating and cooking. With multiple advantages, bottled LPG is experiencing strong growth of 9% per year in Cameroon. However, LPG also has its drawbacks. The main disadvantage of using LPG is related to access, storage and security. Fire accidents are one of the main causes of deaths in Cameroon and the world at large. A majority of these fire accidents are caused by leakages from gas cylinders commonly known in Cameroon as gas bottle.  Unfortunately, MYGAZ, a startup in Cameroon says…

Congratulations to IDA DELPHINE and EBAI JENNILINE AGBOR for their admission into the 2021 Google Summer of Code Program So it was the evening of May 17th, 2021. I was expecting the GSoC results on that day but they came earlier than I expected. I was going through my email and then I saw a message from Google Summer of Code. Inside of it, I got the jitters. I already knew I will get it though. But there’s this joyous feeling that comes at the sight of an acceptance email. And there it was – “Hi Ida Delphine, your proposal Code Formatting and Style Check for RTEMS SuperCore has been accepted! Welcome to GSoC 2021!” explained one of our winners. What is Google Summer of Code and why Developers? Google Summer of Code is a global program focused on bringing more student developers into open source software development. Students…