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afriQloud raises undisclosed funding from Imprimatur Capital to launch in Uganda

afriQloud, a GIG Technology and BringCom cloud platform backed by Imprimatur Capital has launched in Kampala, Uganda to provide the African technology industry with cloud sovereignty. afriQloud will provide, at internationally competitive rates, local and foreign customers with an innovative and secure distributed edge cloud service.

Startups

Here are the 10 startups selected to compete at Seedstars Nairobi

Seedstars World, the largest seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes with the support of the local host Nailab...

Nigeria’s solar energy firm Arnergy raises $9M Series A round for consumer financing & expansion

Arnergy, a Nigerian solar energy solutions firm has raised $9 Million in a Series A round of funding for its market scaling...

Nigeria’s moto-taxi firm MAX.ng raises $7m, plans to scale across Africa

 MAX.ng, Nigeria's motorcycle transport startup has confirmed its $7 million to bolster its operations in Nigeria and expand across Africa, a week...

Naspers buys a R30 million stake in South Africa’s SweepSouth

Naspers Foundry, a Naspers startup investment arm with R1.4 billion targeted at South African startups, has bought a R30 million stake in...

Nigeria’s Zend wants to make every car & Okada an ‘Uber for deliveries’

Zend Mobility, an end-to-end logistics solution for moving packages from one location to another is launching to make every car and Okada...

Product Reviews

Samsung Galaxy Note 10; Launch Date & Leaks

Samsung Galaxy Note 10 will reportedly launch on Wednesday August 7th at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, according to trusted sources.

Meet Samsung’s new Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force

Samsung has announced two new Notebooks, the Notebook 7 and Notebook 7 Force targeting content creators and consumers who want superior performance...

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

If our calendars are right, we are three months away from September which is usually the month Apple announces its new lineup.

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

A smartphone with a panoramic viewing experience and an auto pop-up selfie camera The HUAWEI Y9 Prime 2019...

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

The impact Huawei's blacklisting by the U.S. government will have on its smartphone business has been quite a hot topic for weeks....

Funding

Nigeria’s moto-taxi firm MAX.ng raises $7m, plans to scale across Africa

 MAX.ng, Nigeria's motorcycle transport startup has confirmed its $7 million to bolster its operations in Nigeria and expand across Africa, a week...

Nigeria’s MDaaS Global Raises $1M to tackle the $1.6B diagnostics sector in Africa’s most populous nation

MDaaS Global, a Nigerian tech-enabled diagnostic firm has raised $1 million seed funding to scale in Nigeria and replicate its innovative diagnostic...

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...

business

Vodacom Group sells its enterprise focused operations in Nigeria, Zambia, Angola & Cote d’Ivoire

Vodacom Group is offloading its Vodacom Business Africa (VBA) assets in four markets as it moves to streamline its operations in Africa...

Learn programming: How to become a good programmer

Want to change careers and learn programming? You think it is a prospective career? There is much more to professional programming than...

Visa wants to tap into Africa’s growing motorcycle transport & logistics business

Visa has seen the light, Africa's motorcycle transport and logistics business just started and it's going to be huge.

Afriwise & Africa Risk Consulting partner to help global firms understand African markets

Afriwise, an online alternative legal services delivery platform has partnered Africa Risk Consulting (ARC) to offer firms active in or looking to...

Why accepting mobile money in Sub-Saharan Africa is a game changer for Global Businesses

Last week, Cellulant announced its partnership with Adyen – a global payments company and Europe’s fastest growing Dutch-based fintech unicorn to enable...

Latest

AfDB’s ‘Boost Africa’ receives 3.2m Swiss francs to enhance entrepreneurship & innovation across Africa

‘Boost Africa’, an initiative launched by the African Development Bank and the European Investment Bank has received 3 million Swiss francs to...

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...

Kenya’s Twiga Foods raises $5m from French firm Creadev to support its expansion plans

Kenya's Twiga Foods, a B2B platform that aggregates retail demand and efficiently provides low cost access to better quality food has raised...

AfriLabs Expands into 45 African Countries

AfriLabs, the pan- African network of technology and innovation hub has added 27 new hubs into her network thereby extending her reach...

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...

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