Six East African startup entrepreneurs receive $120,00 from MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellowships program

Six East African startup entrepreneurs selected from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda will receive $20,00 each from MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellowships program. The one-year MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups fellowship program supports social entrepreneurs to bring poverty-alleviating products to market at scale. The program aims to help the entrepreneurs to reduce risk and position...

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Six East African startup entrepreneurs receive $120,00 from MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellowships program

Six East African startup entrepreneurs selected from Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda will receive $20,00 each from MIT D-Lab Scale-Ups Fellowships program.

Why fintech in Africa is growing at a fast pace-Disrupt Africa

Africa’s fintech sector is growing at a fast pace, with the number of startups operating in the space growing by more than...

Nigerian motorcycle taxi startup Max.ng raises over $6m to launch in Ghana & Ivory Coast

MAX, a motorcycle taxi startup transforming moto-taxi mobility in Nigeria has raised between $6m and $7m to expand across Africa.

Jobberman Nigeria appoints ex-McKinsey consultant as new CEO to drive growth

Jobberman Nigeria has appointed Mrs. Hilda Kabushenga Kragha as the new Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the growth and operations for the...

Inter Africa Transport Forex raises undisclosed funding from Emerging Capital Partners $640m Africa Fund

Mauritius-based Inter Africa Transport Forex (IATF), a fintech platform that enables transport companies, especially cross-border ones – to better procure, manage and...

Product Reviews

iPhone 11 & iPhone 11 Max’s rumored ugly square bump is real

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Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 with an Auto-pop up Camera; launching end of this month in Kenya.

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Huawei prepares for 40% to 60% drop in overseas smartphone sales

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Funding

Inter Africa Transport Forex raises undisclosed funding from Emerging Capital Partners $640m Africa Fund

Mauritius-based Inter Africa Transport Forex (IATF), a fintech platform that enables transport companies, especially cross-border ones – to better procure, manage and...

SA Insurtech startup Inclusivity Solutions raises $1.56m to expand to new markets in Africa

Cape Town-based insurtech startup Inclusivity Solutions has raised $ 1.5 million first tranche of its Series A round to expand its digital...

AfDB launches a $400m Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Fund to expand digital financial transactions in Africa

The African Development Bank and its partners on Wednesday launched the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI), designed to aid safety and...

Futuremakers by Standard Chartered raising $50m to invest in 50,000 youth-led startups

Standard Chartered Bank has launched its new community investment approach called Futuremakers by Standard Chartered to help the next generation learn, earn...

AgriTech startups to receive £220K from GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains aims to scale digital solutions for the agricultural last mile and improve...

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AfDB launches a $400m Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Fund to expand digital financial transactions in Africa

The African Development Bank and its partners on Wednesday launched the Africa Digital Financial Inclusion Facility (ADFI), designed to aid safety and...

Futuremakers by Standard Chartered raising $50m to invest in 50,000 youth-led startups

Standard Chartered Bank has launched its new community investment approach called Futuremakers by Standard Chartered to help the next generation learn, earn...

Equity Bank Gets £50m From the European Investment Bank | Enters Ethiopia

The European Investment Bank, supported by the European Union has launched a new EUR 50 million (KES5.7 billion) agriculture sector financing programme...

WorldRemit unveils a salary payments service to allow UK firms or NGOs pay staff in Africa

WorldRemit has launched WorldRemit for Business, a new service that enables small and medium-sized business owners to pay their employees or contractors in...

Visa’s Blockchain-based Visa B2B Connect for global cross-border payments launches

Visa has commercially launched its Blockchain-powered Visa B2B Connect network, giving financial institutions an ability to quickly and securely process high-value corporate...

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Kenya’s MarketForce360 launches to help businesses harness tech to optimize their business processes

In 2013, two like-minded second year Computer Science undergraduate students, Tesh Mbaabu and Mesongo Sibuti founded a software company, Mesozi, with...

Kinaya Ventures Unveils Spring Fellowship to help tech-enabled startups scale across Africa

Kinaya Ventures and its partner Nestlé held a meet-up part of an African tour to source early/late stage startups in Africa -...

Microsoft Cloud Accelerator Programme for women-led startups extend to Kenya & South Africa

Microsoft has extending the reach of its Cloud Accelerator Programme to eight more countries including Kenya and South Africa.

WorldRemit unveils a salary payments service to allow UK firms or NGOs pay staff in Africa

WorldRemit has launched WorldRemit for Business, a new service that enables small and medium-sized business owners to pay their employees or contractors in...

IBM Expands its Quantum Computing Program to 16 Universities in Africa

IBM has expanded its quantum computing efforts to Africa in a new collaboration with the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits University) in...

Here is a breakdown of Telkom’s new free night & WhatsApp data bundles & calls

Telkom subscribers can now enjoy free data at night, free WhatsApp and free minutes for Telkom-to-Telkom calls when they sign up for...

BBC launches 14 week program to get women into tech careers

A new scheme from the BBC will enable women looking to move into a career in software engineering to gain the...

Unilever Launches ‘Everyday Essentials’ Store on Jumia

Fast moving consumer goods manufacturer, Unilever, has officially launched its store on Jumia, dubbed the ‘Everyday Essentials Store’ joined the ranks of multinationals...

Nokia & UNICEF give tablets to blind & deaf primary school kids in Kenya to boost digital literacy

Nokia and the Finnish National Committee for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and UNICEF Kenya are launching digital textbooks in Kenyan...

Kenya’s UTU Technologies & Hong Kong’s Graychain collaborate to enhance access to credit in Africa

Nairobi-based UTU Technologies and Hong Kong-based Graychain to give UTU's customers the ability to link their UTU profile to the Graychain platform...

BanQu, a non-cryptocurrency blockchain platform, raises Series A extension to help lift people out of extreme poverty

BanQu, a non-cryptocurrency blockchain platform has raised an undisclosed Series A extension round to help lift people out of extreme poverty by...

Huawei reportedly inviting developers to publish their apps on its AppGallery

Shortly after the United States blocked Huawei from purchasing U.S. tech without government approval, Google was one of the first companies to comply with...

AgriTech startups to receive £220K from GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains

The GSMA Innovation Fund for Digitisation of Agricultural Value Chains aims to scale digital solutions for the agricultural last mile and improve...

Dynamic email in Gmail to be available on July 2, 2019

Google is rolling out a major update to Gmail giving users the ability to send and receive dynamic emails from July 2,...

Visa’s Blockchain-based Visa B2B Connect for global cross-border payments launches

Visa has commercially launched its Blockchain-powered Visa B2B Connect network, giving financial institutions an ability to quickly and securely process high-value corporate...

Stockholm’s Norrsken tech accelerator launches in Rwanda with tickets between $25K to $100K for early stage startups

Stockholm's Norrsken has launched its tech hub and accelerator in Kigali, Rwanda as its second market out of Sweden in its first...

Orcas, Cairo’s edtech marketplace raises $500K in pre-Series A round led by Algebra Ventures

​Orcas​, a mobile marketplace that connects parents and students with tutors and babysitters has raised $500K in a pre-Series A funding round...

Tenderd, MENA’s heavy equipment rental marketplace launches with $5.8m funding from Y Combinator, BECO, Paul Graham & Peter Thiel

Tenderd, a heavy equipment rental marketplace for the construction industry in the MENA region has launched after raising the region’s largest seed...

Careem acquires UAE’s bikeshare service Cyacle to launch Careem Bike

MENA's Careem has acquired UAE's bikesharing service Cyacle in a move that will help it enter the micro-mobility space.

Amadeus-backed Travelstart acquires 100% of South Africa’s Club Travel Group

Cape Town-based Travelstart is set to wholly acquire Club Travel Group in a move expected to boost its offering by adding Club...

PayU launches in Kenya to access the growing East African markets

As the East African economy grows, especially in Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda, at a steady 5.9% in 2019, according to the African...

Huawei’s New OS Could Launch in Q3

Huawei confirms it has built its own operating system just in case US tensions disrupt use of Google’s Android

6 Sure Ways to Extend the Life Span of Slip Rings in AC Motors

The advent of technology, no doubt, has brought a lot of improvement and development to our world today. As...

How eSports Can Improve in the Future

It’s not a surprise that eSports have grown a lot, to the point where almost everyone knows at least one such game....

HAVAÍC invests into Kenyan virtual postbox startup, MPOST, and gears up to participate in its Series A round

Taz Technologies Inc, the firm behind MPOST, a virtual postbox startup has concluded its pre-Series A first round of funding from Cape...

Kenya’s safari marketplace Cloud9XP acquires competitor Heartbeat Adventures, goes into flight & hotel bookings

Cloud9xp, an online marketplace, booking service and distributor for leisure experiences backed by Hotel Online has merged with Hearbeat Adventures, a tech-enabled...

Uber opens up its Uber Movement Data Portal to help with urban mobility in Nairobi

Uber in association with C4DLab and University of Nairobi’s Innovation and Incubation Lab, today hosted a one day Urban Mobility Summit...

OLX is now Jiji as Naspers finalizes its Sub-Saharan Africa exit

Walie Holdings Ltd, a Jiji-owned company now fully owns and operates OLX in Africa as Jiji.ng in Nigeria and Jiji.ke in Kenya...

Russian price haggling ride-hailing service inDriver launches in Kenya

Russia's inDriver, a venture backed ride-hailing service with $10m in funding has launched in Nairobi, Kenya, making it the second city after...

Huawei P30 Lite Hands-on Review; Value for money with an eye-catching finish

Huawei's P30 Pro is a stunning handset, and was a genuine pleasure to review. But at a minimum price of Kes. 99,999/-, it just...

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