SheFarms is raising $8.2K to supply female farmers in Ghana with smartphones & farming software

Amsterdam-based SheFarms is raising $8.2K to supply 120 female farmers in Ghana with smartphones to open up more local and international markets for their products as majority of other businesses go digital.  Founded... Read more »

South Africa’s Feenix.org is to students what Kickstarter is to startups

Feenix.org aims to break the cycle of poverty in South Africa by connecting students to donors locally or globally to contribute to their education in Africa’s second biggest economy but most advanced... Read more »

Africa Science Week aims to recalibrate innovation in Kenya

The Next Einstein Forum (NEF), an initiative of the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) in partnership with Robert Bosch Stiftung has launched the NEF Africa Science Week in Nairobi, Kenya and... Read more »

Software-as-a-service platform for lawyers Drive Revenue closes angel funding from HAVAÍC to bolster its sales traction

Drive Revenue an online accounting software firm for lawyers,  has, with the assistance of HAVAÍC, has successfully closed its first external funding round to continue its development of a cloud-enabled financial management... Read more »

Verizon completes acquisition of Yahoo, Marissa Mayer resigns with $260m paycheck

Verizon has completed its acquisition of Yahoo! Inc and has combined Yahoo assets with its existing AOL business to create a new subsidiary, Oath, a diverse house of more than 50 media... Read more »

EsVendo is using tech to increase the uptake of disposable sanitary pads to reach more women and girls

In many parts of Africa, millions of girls and women suffer significant inconvenience during their monthly menstrual cycle. Often girls are unable to go to school for days at a time, which... Read more »

Nigeria’s online travel agency Wakanow launches in Nairobi, Kenya | its new regional hub for East Africa

Nigeria’s online travel agency Wakanow has launched Wakanow Kenya in the wake of its African expansion drive making Nairobi its regional hub for the East African markets. The launch in Kenya comes... Read more »