Category: News & Trends

African e-Logistics Start-up Kobo360 Secures $30M Funding

Kobo360, the digital technology platform disrupting African third-party logistics, today announced the completion of a $20M Series A equity round led by Goldman Sachs, with participation from Asia Africa Investment…

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12-year-old Nigerian, Fathia Abdullahi, Develops Robot That Helps Fold Laundry

Robotics is catching on quickly among young people today and most of them are doing tremendously well in building robots for real applications for Africa and the world at large.…

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Aftown currently the top indigenous music streaming and download site in West Africa

Aftown is an Internet-based music download and streaming service. It was developed by Technation Ghana Company LTD, aftown as a company consists of two main platforms: streaming and downloads. The…

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Team Gambia Grabs First Place At The 2019 Pan-African Robotics Competition

The fourth Pan-African Robotics Competition was held in Ghana at the alluring Central University Campus Miotso. The 4 day event which kicked off on the 3rd of July and ended…

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Kenyan Parental Advisory and Digital Content Start-Up MumsVillage Forays into E-Commerce

MumsVillage, a leading parenting website for expert advice and online community support in Kenya, has announced today its foray into e-commerce with the launch of the MumsVillageShop. Aimed at becoming…

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KOKO launches first network in Kenya.

A venture backed technology, KOKO Network has launched its first network of 700 “KOKOpoints” inside neighborhood shops in Nairobi. KOKOpoints are multi-purpose consumer access machines, combining a fuel ATM, an…

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Applications Open For Pan-African Student Entrepreneurship Week

Applications are now open for Student Entrepreneurship Week, which aims to provide budding entrepreneurs with the knowledge and tools they need to build successful businesses. An initiative of Ghanaian ed-tech…

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Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare: Promise vs Buzz

Artificial intelligence is no longer a buzzword It is now a massive and era-defining reality which is continuously shaping our digital interactions. But what about utilising the potential of AI…

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Africa’s Chipper Cash convinces Joe Montana to join in $2.4 million seed round

The African no-fee, cross-border payment startup Chipper Cash has raised a $2.4 million seed round led by Deciens Capital. The payments company also persuaded 500 Startups and Liquid 2 Ventures…

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Here’s everything Google announced at the I/O 2019 Keynote

In a two-hour keynote at the annual Google I/O Conference yesterday, the company announced a ton of stuff it’s been working on over the last year, from new phones to…

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Tizeti Launches Voice Calling Service – WifiCall.ng

Nigerian ISP leader Tizeti has launched an unlimited voice service app for Android and iOS mobile devices - WifiCall.ng. Targeted at both individuals and businesses, users will be able to…

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A new era for enterprise IT – software spend is expected to reach more than $420 billion in 2019

The explosion of enterprise software successes is here and its shaken up the tech industry. Bessemer notes that today there are 55 private companies valued at $1 billion or more…

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Kobo360 will be in nine African countries by the end of 2019 – Interview

How did Kobo360 start? (Tell us your startup story) During the recession in Nigeria, we noticed how much of a problem logistics costs were for SMEs and large enterprises; Kobo360…

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Google’s first AI lab in Africa opens for business in Ghana.

Google has opened an Artifical Intelligence research laboratory in Accra, Ghana, the first of its kind in Africa following its initial announcement in June 2018. The new lab will use…

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MEST Africa and Microsoft announce 2019 Pan-African Tech Summit in Nairobi

MEST Africa, the Pan-African entrepreneurial training program, seed fund and incubator, has officially announced its fourth annual MEST Africa Summit, in collaboration with Microsoft. The 3-day event will take place…

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