Huawei to bolster its own OS after Google’s Android suspends future access

Huawei is set to bolster its own OS, after Google suspended future business with it in a move to comply with the new US government blacklist by President Donald Trump. Huawei which will still have access to Android's Open Source Project (AOSP), is expected to bolster its own...

Startups

KejaMove selected to join Alibaba’s E-founders.

KejaMove selected to join Alibaba's E-founders. KejaMove,a Kenyan logitech company in the home and office moving sector, has been...

Microsoft launches global program to upskill 15,000 workers to close the AI skills gap

Microsoft and General Assembly (GA) have announced a global partnership to close skills gaps in the rapidly growing fields of artificial...

Nairobi-based CarePay raises $45M in a Series A round to expand into Nigeria & Tanzania

Dutch-African mobile health payments firm CarePay International has raised $45 million growth capital in its Series A financing round to expand beyond...

Kenya’s Savanna Circuit, Ghana’s SAYeTECH & Sesi Technologies Win The $30,000 ASME Innovation Prize 2019

The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) has named three social enterprise hardware inventors from Africa as regional grand prize winners of...

Rwanda’s ARED raises funding from Gray Matters Capital | Launches in Uganda

ARED, the Rwanda based Platform as a Service startup known for its ‘Smart Business in a Box’ solar powered kiosks, has launched...

Product Reviews

OPPO F11 Series Smartphones go on sale in Kenya

Global smartphone brand OPPO today officially started the sale of its latest OPPO F11 series – F11 Proand F11 smartphone in the...

Nokia 4.2 Launches in Kenya

Sculpted-glass design, new display technology and biometric face unlock, plus a dedicated Google Assistant button HMD Global,...

OnePlus 7, What we know: Launch Date, Features & Specs

We're just a few weeks away from the launch of the OnePlus 7, and thanks to a host of rumours and leaks,...

Huawei P30 Pro vs. Samsung Galaxy S10+ : Two phones, ten cameras & Headphone jack wars

What seemed extravagant and almost excessive a year ago, is practically the norm now.  We say that because last year's Huawei P20...

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Hands-On Review: Marking a decade of Samsung’s Galaxy Series

Did you know that this year, 2019 marked a decade of Samsung's Galaxy Series? Coming into the year the pressure to give...

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

Huawei to bolster its own OS after Google’s Android suspends future access

Huawei is set to bolster its own OS, after Google suspended future business with it in a move to comply with the...

Cortex Ventures to Invest in Africa’s Early Stage Artificial Intelligence Startups

Cortex Group, an SA-based Artificial Intelligence (AI) focused company behind Cortex Logic, an AI solutions firm has launched Cortex Ventures to serve as...

Zipline is raising $120M to enter the unicorn club-reports

Drone-delivery startup Zipline is said to be seeking to raise up to $120 million in Series D funding according to reports.

Binance hacked, hackers steal 7000 BTC worth $40.7 million

Binance, a cryptocurrency platform was hacked late yesterday in a major security breach that that saw the firm lose $40.7m in BTC...

Daystar Power to raise EUR 500,000 via Trine for captive power installations in Togo & Senegal

Daystar Power, a West African solar energy company has raised EUR 500,000 round of debt investments via crowdfunding from Trine a Swedish...

Latest

TeleCommuication Sytems Launches in Africa With New Sales Office in SA

TeleCommunication Systems, a world leader in highly reliable and secure mobile communication technology has opened a new Africa sales office located in Johannesburg, South...

Africa Is Now Second Most Connected Continent, Mobile Subscriptions To Hit 1B In 2016

New research by Informa Telecoms & Media  reports that Africa is now the second most connected region globally in terms of mobile subscribers compared...

Google’s Wazi Wi-Fi To Help Improve Data Uptake Across East Africa

Google and Wananchi Group (K) Ltd Wazi Wi-Fi move to install high-speed, publicly-accessible internet hotspots is set to get more people utilise internet as...

FOXit Takes Top Honours At Microsoft Partner Awards

 FOXit (Pty) Ltd, an Independent Software Vendor and Microsoft-certified Gold Partner across numerous competencies within the Microsoft Partner Network, has won three of the...

Q-KON Hosts Africa’s First Sonus-NET Certified UX Training In SA

Q-KON, an established provider of managed satellite services and a distributor of niche products to the growing African telecommunications market, has hosted the first...

Refer A Friend Or Apply For A Job & Earn Bounties I Interview With Greg Schneider CEO Hiring Bounty

A new startup launched in July in South Africa is changing the way firms hire totally! Hiring Bounty wants you to earn bounties as you...

SA’s Telkom Group Director Quits, CEO Hands In Resignation Notice As Firm Changes Board

Ms Nombulelo Moholi today announced her intention to step down as Telkom Chief Executive Officer,even before her contract at the group expires. Moholi gave the...

University Student From Kenya Launches Echorest, To Help Find Deals Near You

Okii Eli, a freelance tech blogger and university student at Kenya's Jomo Kenyatta University of Science and Technology and three others launched Echorest,...

Vodafone’s M-Pesa Team Up With HomeSend To Sign Up More Communities To International Money Transfers

This November Vodafone is linking up its M-Pesa to HomeSend ,a  person to person global money transfer hub in a move that will see ...

Acumen Fund and Dow Chemicals Join Hands To Improve Social Enterprises in East & West Africa

  Acumen Fund, a nonprofit global venture fund addressing poverty across Africa and South Asia, and The Dow Chemical Company announced a collaboration to...

Integr8 Group’s Integr8 IT Acquired By BCX For US$ 14m

In a major development within the domestic ICT services space, ICT infrastructure management and managed services specialist firm Integr8 IT, part of the Integr8...

A 19 Year Old UNILAG Student Builds Hipingg, A New Photo Sharing Social Network

 At just 19, Prudence Okoilu, a Physics and Electronics student at University of Lagos (UNILAG) is the CEO of Hipingg , a photo sharing...

Infosys To Up Ethiopia’s Bunna International Bank Sytems

Ethiopia's Bunna International Bank Thursday selected Infosys' FinacleTM core banking solution to help integrate the bank's front and back office operations and start a...

Egypt’s Qabila TV Puts The Country in the Limelight Even Before The Silicon Valley Pitch

Egypt's Qabila TV, a new-media production company based in Cairo has put the country in the limelight already even before it pitches at Silicon...

Segun Ogunsanya Is Now Chief Executive Officer Airtel Nigeria

  World's number four telecommunications services provider Bharti Airtel with  operations in more than 18 countries across Asia and Africa on Friday appointed Segun Ogunsanya...

Zim’s Telecel Launches A 100% Bonus On Airtime Purchase, Denies US$ 340,000 Trumbelt Partnership

Zimbabwe Telecel is giving its clients 100 percent bonus on purchase of any airtime denomination and even giving free SMS' messages at a purchase...

AU To Send Volunteers To Startups Founded & Run By Youth Across Africa

The African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC) has introduced support to startups run by youth in a move to promote PanAfricanism and an enterprenuerial...

Android Smartphone OS Celebrates 4th Anniversary With 75 Percent Market Share

  A new report by the International Data Corporation (IDC) shows that Android had a 75 percent lead in smartphone phone OS of all the...

LinkedIn Makes $ 2.3m Net Income & An 81 Percent Increase in Total Revenue In Its Third Quarter

World's largest online professional network  LinkedIn  is making headway in business after reporting a $252 million revenue, an 81 percent increase in its third...

Mobile Decisioning Africa Limited Wins The IBM SmartCamp South Africa League

Mobile Decisioning (MoDe) is the proud winner of the  SA Kickstart event beating three others in an event staged in Africa for the first...

Microsoft Honours SA’s Integr8 As Its 2012 Mid-Market Solution Provider

  The Integr8 Group, South Africa’s largest privately owned managed ICT services provider, has won the Mid-market Solution Provider of the Year Competency Award at...

Developers In Kenya Move To Beat Freelancer.com I Interview With The CEO Fortis-IT

  A new web portal dubbed Creatives and Coders is launching next week to help freelance designers and developers get jobs quickly and allow them...

ZunguZ Partners With S.W.E.A.T. 1000 To Sale Fitness Vouchers Online

  ZunguZ, a multi-tier mobile payment platform and established offering connected to Facebook, now offers consumers a way to keep in shape and do so...

Integr8 Speeds Up Delivery Of Power ICT Services To Gearhouse SA

THE SITUATION Gearhouse South Africa, a leading technical supplier to the live event industry in South Africa, has joined an exclusive group of companies...

University Students From Rwanda Launch WeGo, Expect to Replace Google Maps in Africa

  GO LTD, a startup founded by university students based in Rwanda is finalising development of a mobile web and SMS app to  help people...

Accsys Putting Women in SA on Top of Business

Accsys, a member of the Business Connexion Group (BCX), has received an award for being one of The Top Gender Empowered Companies: Business, Education...

The Mobile App Mugabe Loves

A data visualisation app for iPhone and iPad has been used to present the results of South Africa’s national census to the media. The app,...

iROKING Partners With GoMetro To Take Music Mobile To All Commuters in SA

Brand new mobile partnership to bring iROKING artists to South Africa commuters – anytime, anywhere iROKO Partners, the world’s largest online distributor of African music...

Kenya’s University of Nairobi Computer Science Students Set To Launch Country’ First Tablet Ever

Computer Science students from Kenya's University of Nairobi (UON) are set to launch a tablet they designed. The tablet will be the first ever from...

Dac Systems Promises Clients Technology’s ‘Perfect Storm’

Dac Systems, a national specialist services provider focused on turnkey implementation of leading edge industry solutions, will host clients, customers and partners at a...

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