State House deactivates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Twitter account over corruption tweet

President Uhuru Kenyatta's Twitter account has been deactivated on account of unauthorized access, reports State House Kenya after an anti-corruption tweet went south. "All official social media handles for the President have been temporarily suspended to allow for the necessary remedial measures to be undertaken," said State House on...

Startups

Daystar Power receives 10 million US Dollars for expansion of solar power operations in West Africa

Solar energy company, Daystar Power has closed a $10 million USD investment with Verod Capital Management and Persistent Energy Capital LLC and...

This new job search engine wants to link employers in Africa to talent in the diaspora to end brain drain

A new job search engine has launched to serve Africa and its diaspora, helps match job seekers looking for rewarding careers...

This waste management startup has received $227,000 to scale across Nigeria

The King Baudouin Foundation awards the African Development Prize to Wecyclers, a Lagos based waste management start-up. The Prize will allow Wecyclers...

PayLater’s parent firm OneFi acquires fintech firm Amplify to boost its financial services offerings

Nigeria's One Finance Limited , which recently raised funding to become a full service digital bank has acquired Amplify in a move...

Nigeria’s Farmcrowdy Raises $1M to Launch 3D Mapping & Drone Services for Farmers

Farmcrowdy, a crowdfunding platform for Nigerian farmers has today announced an additional seed funding of $1 million from international investors Cox Enterprises...

Gadgets

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iOS vs Android: What Smartphone to choose in 2019

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Nokia 3.1 gets a fresh slice of Android 9 Pie

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Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10+ go on sale in the Kenya Market

Samsung East Africa has officially launched the Galaxy S10 into the Kenyan Market. The Samsung trio, Galaxy S10e, S10...

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Funding

Beyond Capital Fund Makes Second Investment in Kenyan Agritech startup

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GreenTec Capital invests in Namibian high-tech CPU maker PEBL

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This remittance firm has raised $20m Series C to simplify sending money to Ivory Coast, Kenya & Nigeria

In a move to its users the freedom to send money whenever they want and how they want, this remittance firm, which has been...

This Cryptocurrency Wallet Has Raised More Than $0.5m in Seed Funding to Help Users Transact via SMS

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With $35,000 in seed funding, this new talent platform will connect Africans to jobs quickly

TalentsinAfrica.com has launched to connect Africans to new opportunities taking on Ringier One Africa Media's Jobberman and the rest with a $35,000 seed capital from...

business

Kenya’s mobile giant Safaricom hits 30 million active subscribers

Safaricom has today announced that it has passed the 30 millionth customer milestone, cementing the firm’s position as the most preferred mobile...

Emmanuel Macron to support entrepreneurship & innovation in Africa with 2.5 billion euros

Emmanuel Macron, the President of the Republic of France has announced efforts to support the revolution of entrepreneurship and innovation in...

Mastercard Acquires Transfast to Advance its Remittance Dreams

Mastercard is set to acquire Transfast, a global cross-border account-to-account money transfer network to help Mastercard increase worldwide connectivity in the account-to-account...

Ant Financial’s AliExpress in mutual partnership with Safaricom to sign up more users in Kenya

Safaricom and Ant Financial Services have signed a mutual partnership to sign up more customers in Kenya. The deal...

Standard Chartered Invests 83 million in Digital Banking Upgrade

Standard Chartered Bank has today launched SC Mobile Digital Bank for its retail customers with enhanced features at a cost of KES 83.4 million....

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State House deactivates President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Twitter account over corruption tweet

President Uhuru Kenyatta's Twitter account has been deactivated on account of unauthorized access, reports State House Kenya after an anti-corruption tweet went...

Daystar Power receives 10 million US Dollars for expansion of solar power operations in West Africa

Solar energy company, Daystar Power has closed a $10 million USD investment with Verod Capital Management and Persistent Energy Capital LLC and...

Kenya’s mobile giant Safaricom hits 30 million active subscribers

Safaricom has today announced that it has passed the 30 millionth customer milestone, cementing the firm’s position as the most preferred mobile...

This new job search engine wants to link employers in Africa to talent in the diaspora to end brain drain

A new job search engine has launched to serve Africa and its diaspora, helps match job seekers looking for rewarding careers...

Andrew Dell, Former CEO of HSBC Africa is Appointed as Senior Advisor to Asoko Insight.

Asoko Insight, a corporate  data  platform,  helping banks, investors and multinationals in Africa cut costs for their business development and due diligence...

This waste management startup has received $227,000 to scale across Nigeria

The King Baudouin Foundation awards the African Development Prize to Wecyclers, a Lagos based waste management start-up. The Prize will allow Wecyclers...

How to Grow Your Liquidation Business

Liquidations and returns to big companies like Amazon and Walmart have created an amazing opportunity for small businesses. Small business owners all around the...

9 Reasons Behind Your Unsharp Photos

You buy a new camera in the hope of capturing great pics but generally end up disappointed, since your photos not only are nowhere...

Flagship features in new Samsung Galaxy A50 and Galaxy A30

During the Official Galaxy S10 launch in Kenya, Samsung confirmed that they will be bringing the new A-series for 2019 line-up to...

PayLater’s parent firm OneFi acquires fintech firm Amplify to boost its financial services offerings

Nigeria's One Finance Limited , which recently raised funding to become a full service digital bank has acquired Amplify in a move...

Nigeria’s Farmcrowdy Raises $1M to Launch 3D Mapping & Drone Services for Farmers

Farmcrowdy, a crowdfunding platform for Nigerian farmers has today announced an additional seed funding of $1 million from international investors Cox Enterprises...

Kenya’s Bwala raises funding from Uber investor Justin Caldbeck, launches in Uganda

Bwala Africa, a last mile logistics marketplace helping brands to easily deliver their merchandise to consumers has raised undisclosed funding from Justin...

VoIP Technology. Work Principles and Future Perspectives

Voice over internet protocol (VoIP) is actually a methodology and technologies for delivering voice and multimedia over the internet protocol which is...

How to Make Your Website More Secure

We all know we need to keep our websites secure from hackers. That's a given. However, when it comes to the specifics...

Why Going 100% Online in Bank Services is Not a Good Idea. Yet

Many say that online banks have changed the way we bank forever, and it is only for the better - we can...

Difference Between Windows VPS Hosting Vs. Linux VPS Hosting

If you are one of those individuals who aren’t aware of VPS hosting, it generally refers to the hosting that makes use...

Top things to consider before buying your first set of electronic drum sets

The world today, in general, is dynamically changing all facets of human endeavors at rapid speed. The world of music is not...

This pay-as-you-go solar firm has raised $25m to accelerate off-grid solar expansion in West Africa

PEG Africa, a West Africa-based pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar company, has raised a US$25 million Series C funding round, taking its funding total...

Silicon Valley-based Startup Accelerator Founder Institute Launches New Chapter in Lagos

The Founder Institute, an idea-stage accelerator and startup launch program has launched a new chapter in Lagos, Nigeria with targeting to...

3 Best Websites to Get Assignment Writing Help

When a student cannot handle some assignments, he/she searches for alternative ways to resolve the problems. One of the most popular and...

7 Artificial Intelligence Pharma Applications You Should Be Aware of in 2019

Artificial intelligence (AI) has turned into a great tool for the pharma industry. It's helping with drug discovery, rare disease detection, high-quality...

Support Legal launches Arabic ScaleUp platform for startups in the Middle East & Africa

Support Legal, the Middle East and Africa’s first legal services platform for entrepreneurs and emerging companies, has made its free legal knowhow...

UK aid to give $2.2m to boost clean energy in Kenya

yThe UK Government, through InfraCo Africa, a Private Infrastructure Development Group (PIDG) company, is investing Ksh. 220 million (US$2.2m) in the development...

Digital lending platform Branch launches in India to take on Tala

San Francisco-based digital micro lending platform Branch International has launched in India after it acquired a non-banking finance company licence to operate...

Huawei Y series smartphone comparison: Y6 prime 2019 vs Y7 prime 2019 vs Y9 2019

The latest budget device, the Y6 Prime 2019 from Huawei mobile, was released early this month and it goes head to head...

The World Wide Web turns 30

Without the World wide web we doubt you'd be reading this here and right now. You'd probably be...

6 Top Challenges Newbie Marketers Encounter on Instagram

Are you a newbie entrepreneur or marketer ready to tackle Instagram for your business? It’s a popular platform with an audience out there for...

Cut Video App Makes Trimming Videos Quick and Easy

Although any video editing software will let you cut out parts of your video that you don’t need, it is often easier said than...

Here are the 12 African Startups Selected to Join Google’s Launchpad Accelerator

Google has announced the next cohort of startups into its Launchpad accelerator in in Africa, Brazil, and India.

Skype group video chats set to double to 50 participants

Microsoft is planning to double the number of people that can participate in a Skype group video call. The software maker is...

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