Notable innovations produced by Africans in 2017

Fredrick Ngugi Dec 23, 2017 at 12:23am

December 23, 2017 at 12:23 am | Tech & Innovation

Fredrick Ngugi

Fredrick Ngugi | Contributor

December 23, 2017 at 12:23 am | Tech & Innovation

Tantine

Sylvie Uhirwa (l) and her twin brother Sylve Muzungu Hirwa (R), the founder of Tantine. Photo credit: KT Press

Tantine, Rwanda

One of the many challenges that African governments still have to deal with is the problem of early pregnancies among the youth. So many teenage girls in Africa are forced to drop out of school due to early pregnancies. To solve this problem, two Rwandan twins, Sylvie and Sylvain Muzungu have developed an app that provides young people with information about reproductive and sexual health.

The two, who are medical students at the University of Rwanda, are working with medical professionals and non-governmental organizations to reach out to young people in Rwanda and neighboring countries. Recently, they shared the app with Burundian refugees living in Mahama refugee camp in eastern Rwanda.

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