Liquid Telecom is hosting MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge to address digital economy disparities across Africa

Liquid Telecom is hosting Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT)'s 2019 MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) in Africa to help entrepreneurs re-invent the way technology innovation is harnessed. Launched in 2016, the challenge is coming to Africa for the first time and Liquid Telecom will serve...

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Liquid Telecom is hosting MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge to address digital economy disparities across Africa

Liquid Telecom is hosting Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s (MIT)'s 2019 MIT’s Inclusive Innovation Challenge (IIC) in Africa to help entrepreneurs...

World Bank to invest $200 million in Egyptian startups to create jobs for women and youth

The World Bank is set to invest $200 million to support job creation for young people and women in Egypt through increased...

Serena Williams’ Serena Ventures Has Invested in Andela, Coinbase & Other Top Entrepreneurs

A world-class athlete, businesswoman, and philanthropist, Serena Williams has announced her venture capital firm Serena Ventures. The savvy entrepreneur...

This Entrepreneur Has Launched a Fund to Invest into Other African Entrepreneurs

The fund is open to young people between over 16 years and below 30 years and running early stage ventures. The young...

KawiSafi Ventures raises $70m to accelerate access to clean energy in East Africa

Acumen today announced that its for-profit fund, KawiSafi Ventures has raised approximately $70 million to drive energy access for millions...

Product Reviews

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News around the new Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s one-of-a-kind, futuristic phone got most of us gadget freaks excited.

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Funding

Seedstars partners with First Growth Ventures to launch a $100mn sub-Saharan Africa venture fund

Seedstars has partnered with First Growth Ventures' founders Tamim El Zein and Maxime Bouan to launch a $100mn sub-Saharan Africa venture fund....

AfricInvest and Cathay Innovation join forces to launch a $169m Pan-African Venture Fund

AfricInvest, a PE firm in Africa with $1.5bn in assets under management, and Cathay Innovation, the global venture capital fund, have created...

Daystar Power enters Ghana after raising $10m for West Africa expansion

Daystar Power, a solar energy firm has opened its second branch in West Africa with an office in the Ghanaian capital of...

Mastercard takes a stake in Jumia to accelerate e-commerce growth in Africa

Mastercard has taken a stake in Jumia to grow e-commerce operations and support the digital transformation of the continent.

This virtual incubator has raised a new funding round to accelerate startups across Africa

This virtual incubator, which has invested more than $13 million into more than 24 graduated startups has announced that it has finished...

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Samsung Galaxy Fold launch postponed after news on screen faults

News around the new Galaxy Fold, Samsung’s one-of-a-kind, futuristic phone got most of us gadget freaks excited.

Huawei shipped 59m smartphones & Signed up 40 global carriers for 5G in Q1

Huawei's 2019 Q1 generated CNY179.7 billion in revenue, an increase of 39% year-on-year with an 8% net profit margin as it continues...

KCB to Acquire National Bank of Kenya

The KCB Group PLC has made an offer to acquire 100% of the ordinary shares of National Bank of Kenya Limited (NBK). Both KCB...

Telkom Kenya Hires Safaricom’s Operations Chief to Drive its Mobile Division

Telkom Kenya has appointed Mr. Steve Okeyo as the new Managing Director for its Mobile Division. Mr. Okeyo is the former Director...

Achieving Digital Safety For Your Business

Do you own and operate an online business? If so, you probably already know the risks of operating such a business. The Internet...

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Seedstars partners with First Growth Ventures to launch a $100mn sub-Saharan Africa venture fund

Seedstars has partnered with First Growth Ventures' founders Tamim El Zein and Maxime Bouan to launch a $100mn sub-Saharan Africa venture fund....

Merck acquires Kenya’s telehealth startup ConnectMed to improve primary healthcare access for the underserved

Merck KGaA, a German multinational pharmaceutical, chemical and life sciences company headquartered in Darmstadt has acquired ConnectMed Ltd to leverage ConnectMed ś...

AfricInvest and Cathay Innovation join forces to launch a $169m Pan-African Venture Fund

AfricInvest, a PE firm in Africa with $1.5bn in assets under management, and Cathay Innovation, the global venture capital fund, have created...

Global Partnership for Education injects $176 million to scale up funding for children’s education

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is putting US$176.6 million in new grants to work to support high-quality schooling for children in...

Facebook’s AI team is creating Africa’s detailed population density maps

Facebook is using artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to address large-scale social, health and infrastructure challenges in sub Saharan...

4th edition Nairobi Tech Week Set For April 24th – 26th 2019

The 4th edition of ​Nairobi Tech Week is set to take place on April 24th to 26th, 2019 at Strathmore University with...

Poa! Internet wants to double network coverage area by the end of April

poa! internet, a community internet service provider (ISP), has announced it will double its network coverage area by the end of April,...

The Role Of Social Media In Having Engaging Audiences

The Internet has really changed the way that businesses are marketing these days. In fact, being that this is an era of online...

Blended, a platform linking schools & families wins Seedstars Global 2019

Blended, the leading school platform in Latin America, improves communication between schools and families with a simple technology. Federico Hernandez won the...

Setting Up a Private Limited Company and Avoiding Mistakes

There are numerous ideas for new businesses in Singapore. It is up to you to decide the business model you will go...

The Best Cash Back Apps for Everyday Expenses

Life is expensive! Not only do you have to pay for groceries, clothing, and bills, there are always unexpected costs that pop...

EzeeMoney co-founder joins Fenix International as its Chief Commercial Officer

EzeeMoney co-founder and digital finance expert Junior Zerubabel Kwebiiha has joined Fenix International as its Chief Commercial Officer to lead all commercial...

Five Women led companies win KES 1 million in seed funding

Standard Chartered and @iBizAfrica, Strathmore University yesterday announced the top five winners of this year’s Standard Chartered Women in Technology Incubator...

New film using AI technology reveals a David Beckham voice petition to end Malaria

Instead of collecting signatures, a new voice campaign is harnessing ground breaking AI technology to help end malaria globally.

Daystar Power enters Ghana after raising $10m for West Africa expansion

Daystar Power, a solar energy firm has opened its second branch in West Africa with an office in the Ghanaian capital of...

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Specs and Price in Kenya

Being one of the most anticipated flagship smartphones of the year, Samsung hit the right cords with the Samsung Galaxy S10e, and...

Why Do Live Online Games Continue To Be So Popular?

Many people have a love for games. Video games in particular. Sure, there are some people that take their obsessions to a whole...

GoBEBA, built by ex-OLX & Amazon execs, goes live to disrupt the on-demand logistics market in Kenya

GoBEBA, an on-demand ecommerce logistics platform has gone live in Kenya in a move expected to disrupt the hyper-local on-demand logistics market...

Safaricom partners Clouds Media to unveil East Africa’s Got Talent Show

Tanzanian media conglomerate, Clouds Media has partnered to bring the inaugural season of East Africa’s Got Talent TV show to our TV...

The Nest Hub launches a tech innovation park to give youths mentorship, business tools & funding

The Nest Hub has launched its technology innovation park to create an enabling environment for technology enthusiasts to thrive, collaborate and achieve their desired...

Nigeria’s Paylater relaunches as “Carbon”| Unveils mobile wallet for its users

Paylater, Nigeria's consumer lending firm relaunched as “Carbon” in its deliberate transition to a fully-fledged digital financial services platform.

India’s reservations platform InResto partners with EatOut to launch in East Africa

Kenya's restaurant discovery platform EatOut has partnered with Delhi based ​Dineout India​ in a move that will see it launch Dineout’s Restaurant...

Mobile Lending App Branch Raises $170 Million Series C Round| Partners With Visa

Fresh from launching in India, Branch International, a micro-lending app for emerging markets has raised $170 million in Series C financing led...

Standard Chartered launches Africa eXellerator fintech innovation hub in Kenya

Standard Chartered Bank has officially opened its Africa eXellerator lab, an innovation hub at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.

Showmax, Safaricom partner to appeal to more customers

In a move to bolster their user numbers, Showmax, a video on demand subscription service has partnered with Safaricom to offer a...

Kobo360 officially launches in Accra, Ghana

Kobo360, a Lagos-based logistics and supply chain platform has officially launched in Ghana as part of its Pan-African expansion.

Huawei’s P30 Series to launch in Kenya

Huawei Rewrites the Rules of Photography with Groundbreaking HUAWEI P30 Series Huawei P30 series was launched globally with...

African tech startups raised $1.163B in equity in 2018-Partech Africa Report

African tech startups raised $1.163B in 2018 according to Partech Africa's 2018 annual report (PDF) on the financing on the continent confirming...

YouGotaGift launches a rewards platform to help HR Managers to recognize & reward employees

YouGotaGift, a UAE digital gift card company launched Rewards by YouGotaGift, an employee rewards solution for organisations of all sizes across the...

Egypt’s Brimore, a retail distribution platform raises $800k in seed funding to connect manufacturers with consumers

​Brimore​, the direct-selling distribution platform that connects manufacturers with consumers has raised $800k in seed funding co-led by ​Algebra Ventures and ​Endure...

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