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6 Important Tools For Your App Development Project

If you’re building an app for your business, or developing for a client, you need some technical help via development tools to ensure efficiency, collaboration, and updates are met and maintained. And app development is no easy task, whether desktop or mobile. But in today’s digital age, with over...

Shuttle service Lula wins the 2019 Southern Africa Startup Awards 

Lula, a shuttle service connecting corporate commuters to private shuttles has been named the winner of the 2019 Southern Africa Startup Awards — South Africa Chapter. Southern Africa Startup Awards celebrates and recognizes innovation in the startup ecosystem in Southern Africa (SADC). Each of 15 SADC Country will produce a Country...

Vodacom invests over 171.4 billion shillings to expand its 4G coverage across Tanzania

Vodacom Tanzania PLC has today launched its Supa Network campaign aimed at raising awareness on its high quality network and the super benefits available to its customers on the super Vodacom network. Vodacom Tanzania prides itself as the strongest network in Tanzania with an unrivalled 4G download speed of...

KiwiPay, a Laos-based payment firm set to launch in seven African countries

KiwiPay, a Laos-based payment solution provider is set to launch in seven African countries in its global expansion move. KiwiPay has signed an agreement with Laos Central Bank, Laos Ministry of Finance and the Lao Development Bank to provide an easy cashless solution for visa processing in Laos borders...

Mobile Lender Tala, downs tools in Tanzania

Tala, a mobile-based online lending firm has announced that it is shutting down its operations in Tanzania and no explanation has been given as to why this is happening. Nevertheless, the company shared a statement on social media saying; “We regret to inform you that Tala is currently not...

Ex-Andela engineers launch Eden, a TaskRabbit for Nigeria

Eden, is a TaskRabbit for house chores in Nigeria connecting busy homeowners to vetted, trained and high-quality service providers in Lagos, Nigeria. Founded by Nadayar Enegesi, Prosper Otemuyiwa and Silm Momoh, Eden is calling itself a room service for homes offering concierge services such as laundry, meals, house cleaning,...

Nigeria’s Farmcrowdy launches PlentyWaka, a bus hailing service

PlentyWaka, a bus hailing service has been launched in Lagos, Nigeria by FarmCrowdy to take on SWVL, Gona, Little Bus, OBus among others. PlentyWaka is a service of Crowdyvest, a firm owned by FarmCrowdy. According to Farmcrowdy CEO, Onyeka Akumah, Plentywaka has 25 brand new buses and is plying...

Andela to potentially let go 420 junior engineers & staff to focus on senior engineering talent

Andela, the company that builds distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software engineers, is set to potentially let go of approximately 420 junior engineers and staff to deliver stronger engineering support for its clients. Around 250 of this will come from its Nigeria and Uganda hubs with another 170...

Little Cab now allows you to book a ride via WhatsApp

The ride-hailing industry is a rather competitive one with new entrants always coming in and trying to get a piece of the pie from the big boys like Uber and Bolt. In efforts of getting a piece of the pie, Little Cab has been trying to be innovative by...

Nokia 7.2 and Nokia 6.2 Pre-orders open in Kenya

HMD Global, the home of Nokia phones, today announces that Kenyans can now pre-order these new mid-range smartphones from partners. Nokia 7.2 and 6.2 are finally official as HMD Global announced the two new mid-range Nokia smartphones at IFA 2019 in Berlin less than two weeks ago. They succeed...

BBOXX unveils BBOXX ePay in Rwanda

BBOXX has launched BBOXX ePay in Rwanda – a new service allowing family and friends to send energy back home from anywhere. According to Mansoor Hamayun, CEO and Co-founder of BBOXX, “While our pay-as-you-go energy is more affordable, cleaner and safer than traditional fuel alternatives, a key challenge in...

iOS 13 | The best new features coming to you on 19th Sept

Apple announced a Sept. 19 release date for iOS 13 at its special event where it also launched the iPhone 11 series which will hit stores on Sept. 20. iOS 13, is the newest version of Apple’s iOS operating system for iPhones and iPads, announced on June 3 at...

kwik Delivery releases its API to Merchants & Businesses in Lagos

kwik Delivery, an on-demand delivery platform focusing on the B2B and B2B2C market has released its Application Programming Interface (API) to merchants and businesses in Lagos to help them seamlessly integrate and power their deliveries. The move aims to help the on-demand delivery platform save pickup and delivery times...

Carbon entering Kenya with micro health insurance & a digital wallet

Carbon, a Nigerian instant loan, investment, and payment service, is seeking a Kenya Country Business Lead to launch its operations in Kenya. Carbon, which started in 2012 as Paylater and relaunched as “Carbon” this year as part of its deliberate transition to a fully-fledged digital financial services platform. Carbon...

Betacar launches to help simplify car ownership in Nigeria

Betacar, a second car eCommerce platform has launched to help Lagos residents to easily own cars and save money and time unlike what they are used to. By visiting www.betacar.ng, a user identifies the car they want to buy then head to the offline car lot located at Lekki, Lagos to test drive...

Mastercard to Develop New Blockchain-Powered Cross-Border Payments Solution

Mastercard and R3, an enterprise blockchain software provider, are developing a new blockchain-enabled cross-border payments solution to simplify clearance of global payments and money transfer. Mastercard and R3 will connect global faster payments infrastructures, schemes and banks globally. According to Peter Klein, executive vice president of New Payment Platforms...

Google’s Updated App May Allow Online Searches through ‘Smart Screenshots’

Smart Screenshots essentially makes it easy for users to search using screenshots taken via the Google Lens. Google is working on a few abilities to bring to its upcoming Pixel phones, Google Assistant, and more. The search giant might be about to pair up two mobile screen-related features, “Edit...

FairMoney Raises 10 Million Euros to reshape mobile banking in Nigeria and beyond

FairMoney, a Paris-based fintech startup, has closed a $10 million-euro Series A round of investment to use alternative smartphone data to underwrite microcredit in Nigeria. Launched in 2017 by CEO Laurin Hainy, former CEO of Venture Builder and VC fund Le Studio VC, alongside CTO Matthieu Gendreau, ex-lead developer...

Anzisha Prize Announces Its Top 20 Young African Entrepreneurs For 2019

Anzisha Prize has unveiled its top twenty finalists for 2019. The winner will be announced at the ninth Anzisha Prize Forum on 22 October in Johannesburg, South Africa. The Anzisha Prize, an African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation partnership, is dedicated to identifying, supporting and celebrating young African entrepreneurs...

Fenix International to Launch Off-Grid Solar in Mozambique

Fenix, a next-generation energy company and subsidiary of ENGIE, opens its sixth market in Mozambique, where it expects to reach 200,000 households with clean energy and inclusive financial services within 3 years. Launching sales in Mozambique is the latest step in Fenix’s expansion. Headquartered in Kampala, the company has...

International Shipping: Everything the Beginner Needs to Know

International shipping is the most profitable business these days. If you’re looking to start a business in international shipping, it’s exactly the right time, as the entire world is dependent on shipping for its basic to luxury needs. However, coming to its financial management you will have to be...

Motorola is set to launch its first smart TV today

Lenovo-owned Motorola is set to launch its first smart TV today in India. It seems that Motorola has followed the example of other smartphone manufacturers with intentions of releasing its first smart TV perhaps making it the third smartphone maker in recent times to venture out in the smart TV space. OnePlus...

Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa selects 12 startups for its 4th class

Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa has kicked off in Lagos, Nigeria with 12 startups selected from six countries across Africa to help solve access to financial services, education, and agriculture. According to Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa head of startup success and services, Fola Olatunji-David. “We continue to be impressed by...

Pitch AgriHack awards over £60K into African innovators transforming Agriculture

Pitch AgriHack, a competition organised by CTA to support young agricultural entrepreneurs (agripreneurs), has awarded over £60,000 to several startups for their innovations transforming agriculture in Africa. The winners of the early stage start-ups are Profish, Ghana (€7,500), and Savanna Circuit Tech, Kenya (€5,000). For the mature stage start-up...

Huawei is now selling laptops pre-installed with Deepin Linux

Huawei has been spotted selling its flagship laptop series MateBook preinstalled with Deepin Linux in China. Will it be coming to other countries? Amazingly, some of the best and affordable premium laptops on the market are now shipping with Linux pre-installed. To be specific they are shipping with Deepin, a beautiful and polished desktop...

10 Gadgets That Literally Belong To the Future

Whether you want to make your home smarter or enhance your smartphone’s usability, technological advancement has come to encompass every need of yours irrespective of how intricate or how simplistic that may be. To the point the gadgets you felt you saw only in pop culture movies are turning...

Cellulant Receives Africa Business Continuity Institute’s Award for its Resilience

Cellulant, a pan-African payments firm last evening received the most effective recovery of the year 2019 award from Africa’s Business Continuity Institute Awards (BCI) in Johannesburg, South Africa. Cellulant received the award for resilience and business continuity following the 15th January terrorist attack at the Dusit Complex that took...

Sesi Technologies & Maungo Craft win the $100K GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize

Sesi Technologies and Maungo Craft have been named winners of the inaugural $100,000 Generation Africa GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize, a new competition to select two innovative ventures. The two, Isaac Sesi of Sesi Technologies of Ghana and Bonolo Monthe of Maungo Craft of Botswana beat over 3,000 online applicants from...

Internet Solutions sets up a Shs20m Cyber Threat Intelligence Centre to firms prevent cyber threats

Internet Solutions has invested Shs20 million to set up a Cyber Threat Intelligence Centre to help companies to monitor, analyze and respond to evolving cyber threats. The CTIC will help companies in Kenya and across Africa to develop a risk-based, proactive cyber resiliency strategy that will help them prevent,...

Village Capital Agriculture Africa 2019 program startups unveiled

Village Capital Agriculture Africa 2019 program has announced startups that paricipated in this year’s program which was focused on solutions that improve outcomes for small farmers and address food security issues. The Village Capital Agriculture Africa 2019 program was held in partnership with Small Foundation and Ceniarth. Ceniarth committed...
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