Here are the 10 startups selected into Knife Capital’s 1st Johannesburg Grindstone Accelerator programme

Ten South African startups have been selected to join Knife Capital's 1st Johannesburg Grindstone Accelerator programme, a year-long startup programme with knowledge, networks and funding readiness. The businesses will be taken through growth measurement, gap analysis and deep interventions designed to build a foundation for growth, transfer skills, create...

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Here are the 10 startups selected into Knife Capital’s 1st Johannesburg Grindstone Accelerator programme

Ten South African startups have been selected to join Knife Capital's 1st Johannesburg Grindstone Accelerator programme, a year-long startup programme with knowledge,...

BluBird Technologies, Ghana’s digital Okada, launches motorcycle ride hailing & credit services

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How to catch the attention of your future investor

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Egypt’s bus booking startup Swvl raises $42 million to expand into Lagos, Nigeria

Swvl, Egypt's Bus booking startup has raised $42 million in Series B-2 co-led by Swedish VC Vostok Ventures and Dubai-based BECO Capital...

Fantasy Sports Platform Eksab Raises Funding From 500 Startups to Capitalize on the Forthcoming African Cup of Nations

Egypt's Eksab, an online Daily Fantasy Sports (DFS) platform has raised a six-figure seed investment from 500 Startups as it looks to...

Product Reviews

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

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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

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Honor 20, Budget Huawei with P30 Pro best features

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Funding

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...

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...

business

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...

Visa Collaborates with IBS Bank Somalia to drive Payments Inclusion

Somalia's IBS Bank has partnered with Visa to deepen its payments services in Somalia in a move expected to accelerate its banking...

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...

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‘Nisort’ Orange Kenya’s New Reverse Charge Call Service

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Standard Chartered Bank Tanzania Seeks To Upgrade Its ATMs.

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My Take: Is Nairobi Becoming The Hottest City In Africa To Launch A Startup?

Launching a startup is directly affected by the start-up ecosystem and there has been a vacuum on whom to learn from in Africa. There's no...

Five Guidelines To Help Start-up Entrepreneurs Manage Talent

Guest Post By Muthuri Kinyamu, Co-founder Social Edge Africa Today I would like to share a few things I have learnt acquired in various roles...

Rocket Internet’s Oliver Samwer & Fabian Siegel Launch A €150M Global Venture Fund

Rocket Internet's Oliver Samwer and Fabian Siegel, known for building Delivery Hero into a global leader in its industry have partnered to start Global...

Pamoja Launches Vision To Cultivate Cloud Services Market For Africa

In what is a step closer to establishing a premier Cloud services marketplace for Africa, Pamoja, the Cloud services business unit of Pan-African ICT...

CEO Weekends:Kenya’s DUMA On The Potential Of Social Job Matching Via Mobile Phones

DUMA is a social job matching service that connects job seekers with potential employers through their mobile phones. Duma's current focus is on short...

Orange Launches The First Ever 3G+ Internet In Central African Republic

Orange Telecommunications Company has introduced the first ever 3G+ network in Central African Republic. Patrick Benon,CEO of Orange Central Africa Republic,said, "Orange is now the...

Yum.co.ke Delivers Your Food In Just 45 Minutes

Are you hungry? Need food delivered to your doorstep? Yum.co.ke,  a local Kenyan startup founded by Jake Goldberg and Mike Hudson from personal experience.They...

Facebook To Introduce Own Hashtag

Facebook is set to introduce its own hashtag for group conversations and trending topics or news just like done on Twitter. Made popular by Twitter,...

Here Is The Fourth Generation GALAXY S | GALAXY S4

The most and widely talked Samsung Galaxy S4 launched yesterday. Samsung, a key rival of Apple is taking things to another level with the...

Orange Launches Orange Fab An Accelerator Program For Start-ups | Giving $20,000 In Funding To Top Ventures

In order to leverage more of Silicon Valley’s innovation, Orange is launching Orange Fab an accelerator program open to all US-based start-ups that want...

LAGbook Partners With Nintag To Improve Search Results

 LAGbook has partnered with Nigeria's search engine Nintag in a move to improve local search results for its registered users. Nintag is a search engine...

Budget For Education, Business Development – Accsys

Experts in Human Resource and payroll administration infrastructure management believe South Africa’s public and private sector has to work closely with government in order...

Forget Google Reader | The Vatican Is Going Digital

July 1 2013, Google reader will be no more, just forget it! Religion is known for its historic manuscripts and artifacts and everything ancient but...

Samsung Africa Launches Solar Powered Health Care Initiative

Samsung Electronics Company Africa today launched a Solar Powered Health Centre model at its 2013 Samsung Africa Forum in Cape Town, South Africa....

Zimbabwe Mobile Operators To Pay More For A New Operating licence

Mobile operators in zimbabwe will be charged USD180 million as compared to the current charges at US $100 million to $180 million...

The African Development Bank Launches Open Data Platforms For 20 African Countries

The African Development Bank (AfDB) has launched Open Data Platforms  for the following 20 African countries: Algeria, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo,...

Aggreko to Supply 122 MW of Cross-Border Power to Mozambique and Namibia

Aggreko has signed Tri-Party Power Purchase Agreements (TPPA) with Electricidade de Moçambique (EDM), the Mozambique power utility and NamPower, the Namibian power utility, to...

Google Pays $7M Over Wi-Fi Data Harvesting Lawsuit

Google has been fined US$7 million for mining user data over Wi-fi networks minus their consent during its Street  View service between 2008 and...

Global DHL CEO Optimistic About Africa’s Potential

DHL Express posts EBIT of EUR 1.11 billion in 2012 and concedes infrastructure is the major area of focus for Africa to become globally...

Eliademy, Finland’s Free Online Classroom Launches In Nigeria To Make Education Accessible To All

Eliademy, an 100% free online classroom for educators and students giving them ability to create, share and manage courses is live in Nigeria.Banking on...

Kenya’s Dash2do Wants To Get Your Tasks Done Conveniently

Dash2do, Kenya's Taskrabbit wants to do errands you don't have time for as you run your office, crib or party. The team told TechMoran they...

Michelle Obama’s Financial Information Accessed & Made Public By Hackers

US  President Barack Obama has confirmed that his wife's financial information was hacked into and made public by a group of hackers. Obama told US...

SA’s Ukuvuma Takes Engineering Document Management To A Great New Level

Ukuvuma Solutions, an established South African ICT solutions and support provider for the engineering, mining and construction market, says effective document management within project-driven...

Schneider Electric Launches The BipBop Electrification Project In Cameroon

Schneider Electric, the market leader in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, inaugurated the BipBop electrification project in the village of...

Egypt To Offer ICT Training To Fresh Graduates

Plans are underway for the ICT Ministry of Egypt to award a tender for a specialised ICT training programme to students in...

Rovio To Launch The Angry Birds Video Series This Week

Rovio Entertainment,the Finish game developer and entertainment company behind the Angry Birds mobile games has been positioning itself as an entertainment...

Dell, Microsoft & Nokia To Launch AlwaysOn-Learning | A Collaborative Education Solution In SA

Dac Systems, a national specialist services provider focused on turnkey implementations of leading edge industry solutions, in association with leading industry partners, Dell, Microsoft...

Bharti Airtel Buys 13.3% Stake In Airtel Networks Nigeria | Giving It A Majority 79.06 % Control

Bharti Airtel Nigeria today announced it had acquired 13.3 equity percent stake in Nigeria's Airtel Networks giving it a majority shareholding of 79.06 percent. Airtel...

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