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Block.one launches Voice, a blockchain-based social media platform that rewards its users

Block.one, a blockchain software firm has launched Voice, a blockchain-based social media site which rewards its users. “The...

BBOXX secures $8m funding to roll-out of solar home systems across Rwanda

BBOXX has secured an USD$8 million loan from the Facility for Energy Inclusion Off-Grid Energy Access Fund (FEI OGEF) to accelerate it's...

Kenya’s AfyaPlan, South Africa’s MaxiCash & Nigeria’s Social Lender Receive Special Nod at Go...

Kenya's Afya Plan, South Africa's MaxiCash and Nigeria's Social Lender were recognised by Suzanne Ashman, Partner at Local Globe, Cansu Deniz Bayrak,...

Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation to Award 4 Startups with £35,000

On Tuesday 4 June, four startups finalists will pitch their businesses for the chance to win £25,000 at the 2019 Africa Prize...

Four East African universities receive $1m to establish incubation centers

The Inter-University Council for East Africa (IUCEA), a part of the World Bank-supported Africa Centers of Excellence for East and Southern Africa Project (ACE...

Nairobi Innovation Week Unveils 6 Startups for 2019 Cohort

The Nairobi Innovation Week through its Nairobi Innovation Challenge programme has unveiled the 6 Kenyas Most Promising Startups of 2019.

Kenya’s RentHero launches to revolutionize rent collection and payments

RentHero, a new bill management and rental payment platform has launched to provide a secure payment platform to help landlords and tenants...

Hong Kong’s P2P bitcoin platform Coincola launches in Nigeria to take on Paxful

CoinCola, based out of Hong Kong has launched in Nigeria to take advantage of the growing popularity of Blockchain Technology in the...

We’re the largest local logistics platform in East Africa-Sendy

Sendy, a Nairobi-based logistics firm says it has been leading the disruption of the logistics industry in East Africa and the launch...

Updated: Sendy launches its B2B logistics business in Uganda

This article has been updated with a viewpoint from the company published here. In line with its vision to...

Kenya’s VasPro Set to Empower SMEs and Developers with More API Features

VasPro, a bulk SMS and mobile marketing company in Kenya has unveiled a number of features in its API that enable them...

Travelstart raises an undisclosed funding round from HarbourVest for expansion

Travelstart, a Cape Town-based online travel company has announced a new partnership with global private markets investment firm HarbourVest, with $58 billion...

Kenya’s BuuPass launches an online bus booking service for East Africa

Kenya's BuuPass, a marketplace for bus, shuttle, and train bookings has today announced it has fully integrated M-PESA mobile payments as...

Former Jobberman CEO joins Gokada as co-CEO as the firm raises $5.3m Series A

Former Jobberman CEO Ayodeji Adewunmi, also a new director at Rise Capital has joined Gokada, Lagos-based on-demand motorcycle taxi app as Co-CEO...

Applications open for startups to enter Seedspace Abidjan

Applications are now open again for the Startup Support Program inICT and Agriculture, an initiative of the Ministry of Youth Promotion and...

Nigeria’s Interswitch partners with KuBitX to take Blockchain Services to the Grassroots

Interswitch, a Nigerian-based African fintech company operating in 16 countries across Africa, has partnered with KuBitX to help build Blockchain services for...

Morocco’s Heetch raises $38 million to launch in Algeria, Cameroon & Senegal

Heetch, a Paris-based high-growth ride-sharing platform has raised $38m in a Series B funding round to expand across France and French-speaking Africa,...

Cisco to train 1M African youth to foster innovation & digital entrepreneurship

Cisco has announced it's set to support the digitization of Africa’s communities, businesses, and governments through several initiatives for skills and talent development,...

Airbus Bizlab Accelerator calls for applications for its 2019 startup competition

Airbus and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) recently launched a worldwide joint call for startup applications for all the BizLab...

Nigeria’s Kudi Exchange set to launch Africa’s “Coinbase + Venmo” powered by Ferrum Network

Nigeria's Kudi Exchange, is set to launch to become Africa's “Coinbase + Venmo” allowing users to buy and sell digital assets like...

Glovo signs up popular Simbisa brands as it pushes its Kenyan expansion

Glovo has signed up Simbisa Brand's Pizza Inn, Chicken Inn, Creamy Inn and Galitos in Kenya. Priscilla Muhiu,...

Nigeria’s Publiseer Selected As A Finalist For The Halcyon Incubator Fellowship in Washington, D.C.

Nigerian digital content distribution platform, Publiseer, founded by identical twin brothers, computer programmers and Internet entrepreneurs, Chidi Nwaogu and Chika Nwaogu, has...

Jack Ma’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative pushes application deadline to June 30

Entrepreneurs seeking to clinch a share of $1 Million of The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative courtesy of the Jack Ma Foundation are...

KejaMove selected to join Alibaba’s E-founders.

KejaMove selected to join Alibaba's E-founders. KejaMove,a Kenyan logitech company in the home and office moving sector, has been...

Microsoft launches global program to upskill 15,000 workers to close the AI skills gap

Microsoft and General Assembly (GA) have announced a global partnership to close skills gaps in the rapidly growing fields of artificial...

Nairobi-based CarePay raises $45M in a Series A round to expand into Nigeria...

Dutch-African mobile health payments firm CarePay International has raised $45 million growth capital in its Series A financing round to expand beyond...

Kenya’s Savanna Circuit, Ghana’s SAYeTECH & Sesi Technologies Win The $30,000 ASME Innovation Prize...

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has named three social enterprise hardware inventors from Africa as regional grand prize winners of...

Rwanda’s ARED raises funding from Gray Matters Capital | Launches in Uganda

ARED, the Rwanda based Platform as a Service startup known for its ‘Smart Business in a Box’ solar powered kiosks, has launched...

Five Women Leading Innovative Companies in Nigeria

The monopoly over financial resources had been ambushing the creativity and leadership in women in every society. The eye-watering achievements and display...

Here are the 9 Kenyan innovators pitching at Transform Africa Summit in Kigali

Nine Kenyan innovators have been selected to pitch at the Transform Africa Summit in Kigali, Rwanda. The nine local...