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

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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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Gambia’s Security Agents Harass & Detain Without Trial An AP News Journalist

Gambian authorities should immediately release Abdoulie John, a journalist who has been detained without charge in Banjul since Monday, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

Exset’s New Hires Show New Focus On Growing Its Businesses In Emerging Markets

 Exset B.V pioneers of TV ecosystems for emerging markets, today announced two key international appointments in a move that reflects their 2013 expansion plans especially...

iPad Only Habari News Reader Now Revamped, Android, BlackBery & iPhone Versions Added, To Go Live In A Week Or So

Habari News Reader is getting back online in a week or two according to Edwin Bosire, the developer behind the app set to help...

Orange Kenya & PesaPal Partner To Enable Subscribers Buy Airtime Online

In a move seen to simplify airtime purchase and increase its user base, Orange Kenya has partnered with PesaPal, an e-commerce payment platform to...

SA’s Accsys Takes Top honours For Excellence in Sustainable Performance

South Africa based Accsys, a member of the Business Connexion Group (BCX), has won the TT100 Award for Excellence in Sustainable Performance for the...

InMobi Acquires Overlay Media | Adds Domain Expertise In Context Aware Computing.

InMobi, the leader in mobile-first technology platforms, and the largest independent mobile advertising network, today announced the acquisition of Overlay Media, experts in context...

Algerian Hacker Arrested By Thai Police | Top 10 On FBI List

Sunday Thai police  arrested Hamza Bendelladj, 24, the  Algerian wanted by the FBI for allegedly making millions of dollars from hacking. Bendelladj was arrested in...

PesaTalk To Close Shop | This Is What You Will Miss

  PesaTalk, a Kenyan web news startup founded in March 2012 might close shop the end of this month if no investor is found to...

iROKO South Africa Office To Open Way For Country’s Content Producers & Agencies

   iROKO Partners, the world’s largest online distributor of Nigerian movies and music, has began 2013 with a new office in Johannesburg, South Africa in...

NigeriaPropertyCentre.com Wants To Be A Google For Property; Already Live In Kenya

We were all wrong about property, may be just late. Launched in April 2011 NigeriaPropertyCentre.com says its Nigeria’s number one property website and may...

Gamsole Partners With Tokyo Gaming Firm, Ready To Develop Meaningful Games With African Realities

Launched in April last year and seed funded by Africa's 88mph, Nigerian gaming startup Gamsole says it has partnered with a global gaming publisher...

Zioncell Helps Pastors In Kenya Receive Love Offering Without Need For Powerful Sermons

A new application by Kenya's Mobile Desicioning, dubbed Zioncell is set to enable religious institutions receive financial support from its members every time they call or...

2013 Exclusive:SnooKBase Is The New TV; Lets You Turn African YouTube Videos Into TV

A new online TV platform dubbed SnooKBase lets one search, create a playlist,save and watch their favourite African videos for free. SnooKBase team says the...

Tunisian Government Sells 15% Of Its Stake In Tunisiana To Qatar’s Qtel

The Tunisian Government has sold a 15 percent stake  in Tunisiana Telecom to Qatar Telecom for  US$360 million reducing its stake to just 10...

CO-OPS Crowdfunding To Solve Community Problems Worldwide!

Problems in societies are always community problems whether bad roads, insecurity or housing or poor education systems. Based in Canada but working globally, CO-OPS want...

Shop, Dine & Earn Rewards This Season With Egypt’s Zoboon

Zoboon, a mobile rewards program based in Egypt wants to turn shopping and outings into a reward earning game. The application available on Nokia Store,...

Inside Emmanuel Oyekele Photography

To Emmanuel Oyekele, photography is tech and passion. His first photography project was the coverage of the Google Plus Launch in Lagos Nigeria.  TechMoran asked...

Interview With Camilla Jussab, Country Representative BongaLove.com, Helping Youth Speak Out

  Bongalove.com is an online forum dedicated to helping the youth ask questions they wouldn't ask their religious leaders or parents, especially on sexuality. The forum developed by...

Prolance.com.ng Helping Firms in Nigeria Get Their Work Done

For those who love the peace of their homes and still want to make money as much money or even more than their 9-5...

Transaction Wireless Said Dec 24 to be Biggest Sales Day for Digital Gift Cards

After a record-breaking Cyber Monday, Transaction Wireless, global leader in multi-channel digital gift cards and integrated marketing solutions, expected December 24, 2012 will be...

Bid4Africa.com Auctions Might Be The Right Place For Your Electronic Shopping This New Year

Bid4Africa.com ,  an online auction site for bidders to earn credits using airtime launched this December 2012 by Kevin Pillay allowing users without credit...

Click Trade Ghana Wants Retailers To Sell Stuff Online For Free

Click Trade Ghana links buyers and sellers online for free. It provides an online platform for merchants to sell their wares free and quickly. According...

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year From TechMoran

TechMoran says 'Thank You' for your support this year. We have been running for some time now and realise we couldnt be as big without...

Orange Kenya’s Unlimited Internet Is a Fraud:Part II

Reported by Milcah Lukhanyu On December 8, we reported that Orange Kenya’s Unlimited Internet is a fraud. Here is why. 1.Telkom Kenya CEO, in his statement...

BREAKING: iROKING Partners With Eskimi To Give The Mobile Social Network’s Over 5 Million Users Music On The Go

iROKING, Africa’s number one music site has joined forces with one of the continent’s leading mobile social networks, Eskimi, to bring the very best...

MTN Group Appoints Pieter Verkade As New Group Chief Commercial Officer

MTN Group has appointed Pieter Verkade as its new MTN Group Chief Commercial Officer. Verkade is the current CEO of MTN Cyprus and will...

Twitter Hits 200 Milion Monthly Active User Mark, Aiming At Signing Up The World

Twitter last evening announced hitting the 200 million active user mark monthly amidst its disintegration with Facebook owned Instagram. The company announced,"There are now more...

KEMP Technologies Partners with Artisan Infrastructure to Offer High-Availability Load Balancing to Managed Service Providers in Artisan Infrastructure’s Ecosystem

  Strategic partnership brings KEMP’s virtual appliances to Artisan’s customers building private and public cloud solutions   KEMP Technologies today announced it has signed a strategic partnership...

LAGbook Twins Are Not Timid, Not Scared Of A Hacker Who Says Is Part of The Anonymous Group

A hacker going by the name, More Anǿn, claiming to be part of the Anonymous Nigeria is up in arms against LAGbook, one of...

Nigeria’s Ministry Of Communication Launches Techlaunchpad To Help Software Entreprenuers Build Companies

Nigeria's Federal Ministry of Communication Technology has launched a Technology Innovation Programme dubbed Techlaunchpad in a move to help software entrepreneurs build companies in...

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