Drones have gained popularity in Africa as they are not only used widely in the movie industry to shoot aerial views but are being transformed in some few countries to address real-life challenges.
In 2016, Rwanda launched the world’s first commercial drone delivery service to help distribute blood and medical supplies to remote areas within the country.
The project was in partnership with US company Zipline and it was aimed at cutting the delivery of medical supplies to minutes instead of hours.
It is expected to deliver up to 150 medical supplies per day, including blood, plasma, and coagulants to about 21 health facilities in rural western Rwanda.
Drones are also being used to monitor deforestation and illegal mining activities to conserve Africa’s forests and wildlife.
Entrepreneurs can tap into this growing drone industry to solve problems on the continent that will, in turn, create more wealth and other business prospects in Africa.