Category: News & Trends

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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What you need to know about 5G

After years of hype about gigabit speeds that will let you download full-length movies in mere seconds, 5G is close to becoming a reality. Normally, it takes about 26 hours…

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Kobo360 Officially Launches in Ghana

Kobo360, one of the fastest growing technology companies in Africa focused on the logistics/ supply chain framework, has officially widened its operations to Ghana as part of its Pan-African expansion.…

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100,000 Ghanaians lose $25m in Cryptocurrency scam

Reports coming in shows that at least 110,000 Ghanaian investors have lost their investment totaling GHC135 million ($25.71m) to crypto investment scams and hacks in 2018. This comes as no…

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Tech Era and Partners devote to create assistive technologies for persons with disability in Ghana

Tech Era, an award-winning tech non-profit based in Ghana has partnered with Dextra, a Canadian social enterprise and engineering company to create affordable assistive technologies for persons with disability with…

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