AI Key to Kenya’s growth, development & democratisation- Says Microsoft

AI has the potential to enhance productivity and growth by expanding opportunities in key sectors for Kenya and the wider continent according to a new whitepaper by microsoft. The whitepaper published by Access Partnership, commissioned by Microsoft, entitled ‘Artificial Intelligence for Africa: An Opportunity for Growth, Development, and Democratisation’...

Startups

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...

Centbee, SA Based Bitcoin Wallet Raises £1 million to increase adoption of Bitcoin in Africa

South African-based Bitcoin wallet provider, Centbee, has closed £1 million Series A round with entrepreneur Calvin Ayre, founder...

CDC backs TheBoardroom Africa with £1.6m funding to increase women’s representation in African boardrooms

TheBoardroom Africa has received £1.6m CDC’s funding to boost it’s aim to double female representation in Africa’s boardrooms by 2028 where...

Product Reviews

OnePlus Enters Top Five Brands for the First Time in 2018

OnePlus has entered the top five brands in the premium segment for the first time ever in 2018 as competition intensified in...

Hands-On Huawei P30 Pro Review: Rewriting Smartphone Photography Rules

Huawei’s P-series has had a singular focus of pushing the frontiers of smartphone photography as far as possible. The devices are truly...

Huawei P30 Pro & P30 Lite; Unboxing & First Impressions

No smartphone manufacturer has pushed the boundaries of mobile photography more than Huawei in the past few years. With the goal of...

OPPO Reno 10X Zoom Edition: Huawei P30 Pro’s new rival that could have an even better camera

Oppo Reno: 48 megapixel camera, 10x zoom and a shark's fin selfie cam OPPO has officially announced...

Electronics Giant Samsung eyes fast growing mid-tier smartphone market with budget devices.

Samsung East Africa has officially unveiled two entry & mid-tier market smartphones, dubbed the Galaxy A Series. The batch...

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...

business

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...

Jumia’s listing great exit plan for MTN, Rocket Internet

Rocket Internet and MTN's Jumia has finally listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE:JMIA), in a bid to seek more investors...

DHL, Mall for Africa bring over 200 global online stores to African consumers with new ecommerce platform

DHL Express has launched a new mobile and desktop app aimed at improving the online shopping experience for Africa-based consumers.

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Rwanda’s iGuide Wants To Help You Invest In Rwanda Now

Early February the Government of Rwanda and UNCTAD launched a web-based investment portal for Rwanda dubbed iGuide in a move to provide quick investment...

A Lucky Man Movie Premiers On Mxit February 18

A full-length feature film will today premiere exclusively on Africa's social network Mxit in a move aimed to educate the masses against perils like...

Ubuntu OS Based Smartphones Out Thursday This Week

  ­Thursday February 21 Canonical will preview its Ubuntu OS based smartphones. According to the firm, "Images and open source code for the Touch Developer Preview...

Hellofood.co.ke Wants You To Eat Yummy Foods From A Restaurant Near You Conveniently

Rocket Internet's Hellofood is a new  online delivery service  in Kenya, managed by a group of problem solvers, designers, thinkers and tinkers to provide...

Tigo Tanzania Named Top 8 Global Socially Devoted Brands on Facebook

   Tigo Tanzania has been named among the top global socially devoted brands on Facebook in a report issued by SocialBakers on the 7th of...

Integr8, Ranked Among World’s Top 50 Managed Service Providers

Local ICT based infrastructure outsourcing and managed service provider (MSP), Integr8, has been ranked as one of just two African companies to be listed...

SA’s Syncrony Launches New Web Portal To Keep The Cycling World Fit, Balanced & Informed

While the international cycling fraternity is still recovering from the fallout of the Lance Armstrong saga, an industry leading South African website development and...

CBA Bank Turns To HP To Improve Its Data Storage Ahead Of A Massive Regional Expansion

Last week, February 13, Commercial Bank of Africa Group (CBA Group) turned to HP Kenya for a storage system worth $ 800,000 as it...

CEO Weekends: Sunglasses.com.ng CEO Jaime Moreno On Nigeria’s Amazing Potential & eCommerce In Africa

We covered Sunglasses.com.ng last year November after their first month in business and saw why Sunglasses.com wanted to be the largest online store for...

CEO Weekends: Mpayer’s Kariuki Gathitu On Cashless Transactions & The Future Of Mobile Money

Mpayer is a cloud based payment service that enables business, organisations and individuals to pay for goods and services using mobile money by helping...

CEO Weekends: Cheki Africa’s CEO Carey Eaton On Cheki, BrighterMonday, Jobberman & The Future Of One Africa Media With Tiger Global Management

  Cheki began humbly but is growing into a mammoth business on the continent, and even bigger! Carey Eaton is Co-Founder, One Africa Media and CEO of...

Ethiopia To Benefit From Ericsson’s 3G & Connect To Learn Initiative

With a quest to better learning conditions Ericsson has launched a network infrastructure and services to bring voice and data communications to the Millennium...

Afroes To Launch A Mobile Game For Peace At Mobile Web East Africa Conference Ahead Of Kenyan Elections

Transformational African game development company, Afroes today announced it will next week  Thursday February 21 at the Mobile Web East Africa 2013 conference launch...

Safaricom’s Internet Sambaza To Go Live Sunday, February 17

Safaricom Limited will on Sunday, February 17 launch Internet Sambaza, a first service in the market to enable customers to share data across devices...

Safaricom Wants You To Run For The Wild & Help Raise Ksh 60 Million To Save The Big Five

Safaricom Limited Wednesday kicked off registration for this year’s Safaricom Marathon scheduled to take place on June 29th 2013 at the Lewa Wildlife Conservancy....

Confirmed: Mocality To Shut Down In Kenya & Nigeria February 28 2013

Mocality has officially announced it will close shop. We reported earlier about the planned closure and we preferred  not to reveal inside shareholder dealings as...

mapIT With Integrat Announce Their First Devevelopers Day in Kenya On deCarta LBS API- Come Play With Latest JavaScript Mapping API

As a follow on from the last successful mapIT Developers Day held in October 2012, SA based mapIT and its Kenyan partner Integrat, a mobile...

African Development Bank Heavily Funding Geothermal Power in East Africa

A new report from the AfDB says nearly 7 million tonnes CO2 emissions have been saved and over one million new electricity connections have...

Ghana:NHIS To Introduce Biometric ID Card

The National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) Ghana to introduce biometric identity cards which will be issued instantly at the point of registration to subscribers. NHIS...

Visa Has Launced A New Plug-and-Play Mobile Money Platform

Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, banks and governments has launched a new plug-and-play mobile money platform targeting financial...

SA’s Accsys Wants You To Start Your Payroll Career Now | Here Is How

Accsys, a member of the Business Connexion Group (BCX) and national supplier of people management software and hardware solutions within the HR, payroll and...

Uhuru Kenyatta Goes Hi-Tech, Releases UhuRuto Mobile Apps For Campaigns

February 14, Valentine's Day Developers for UhuRuto2013 released UhuRuto2013 Mobile Application running on Google's Android OS in a move to use technology to garner...

Microsoft YouthSpark Initiative To Create Opportunities For Over 300 Million Youth In Africa To Drive Economic Growth

Today, Microsoft Corp.,  announced its ongoing commitment to driving opportunities for African youth through its YouthSpark initiative. Unemployment remains rife on the African continent. With...

Rocket Internet’s Paymill Receives Additional Funding From US-based Blumberg Capital

  Paymill, the innovative payment service provider, secured an additional funding of Blumberg Capital, bringing the total capital raised between Blumberg, Sunstone and Holzbrinck well...

This Is Why Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 W04 Partnered With BlackBerry 10

The Mercedes AMG Petronas Formula One Team competes in the FIA Formula One World Championship and is based at the team's Operations Center in...

Opera Hits 300 Million Active Monthly User Milestone | Set To Disrupt The Smartphone Market

Opera Software has reached a 300 million monthly users milestone across all its browser products on phones, tablets, TVs and computers. Speaking on this achievement...

Multichoice Kenya Launches A Weekly Rewards Promo | Winners Take Home Ksh 600K

Multichoice Kenya today launched a rewards promo at Nailab which saw Chris Mugambi a doctor by profession win 600,000kshs. The company has started a weekly...

BrighterMonday, Jobberman, Cheki, PrivateProperty and SafariNow Merge Into One Large Online Classifieds Group In Africa

 Carey Eaton founder of Cheki Africa Media  and Justin Clarke founder of  Private Property Holdings are forming  Africa's largest classified service. Cheki Africa Media and...

Kenya’s Buni TV Partners With Senegal’s AfricaFilms.tv To Take Over The African VOD Space

 Buni TV  has today announced a partnership with AfricanFilms.tv that is expected to revolutionise Africa's Video On Demand space on the continent and among...

France Telecom-Orange To Acquire South Africa’s Cell C

France Telecom-Orange is set to acquire Cell C, South Africa’s third largest mobile network operator by subscribers according to Pyramid Research. Pyramid Research,  a research firm...

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