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Merck acquires Kenya’s ConnectMed to improve primary healthcare access

Merck KGaA, a German multinational pharmaceutical, chemical and life sciences company headquartered in Darmstadt has acquired ConnectMed Ltd to leverage ConnectMed ś platform in connection with CURAFATM points of care in Kenya for novel independent services. The details of the transaction were not revealed. Merck will take over the ConnectMed’s...

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 in affiliation with Cathay Capital Private Equity, have launched the “Cathay Africinvest Innovation” Fund, a Pan-African Venture Fund to connect the whole continent and the world’s leading...

Global Partnership for Education injects $176m to fund children’s education

The Global Partnership for Education (GPE) is putting US$176.6 million in new grants to work to support high-quality schooling for children in Benin, Burundi, Nepal, Papua New Guinea, Tanzania and Uzbekistan. The grants were approved by the GPE Board of Directors. The new funding will help the governments of the six countries...

Facebook’s AI team is creating Africa’s detailed population density maps

Facebook is using artificial intelligence (AI) and big data to address large-scale social, health and infrastructure challenges in sub Saharan Africa such as rural electrification in Tanzania to vaccinating people in remote corners of Malawi. Facebook is applying the processing muscle of its compute power, its extensive data science...

4th edition Nairobi Tech Week Set For April 24th – 26th 2019

The 4th edition of ​Nairobi Tech Week is set to take place on April 24th to 26th, 2019 at Strathmore University with GIZ – Make IT Africa as this year’s Title Sponsor. Powered by Moringa School, the event is themed, “​Technology in Africa: The Past, The Present and The Future”...

Poa! Internet wants to double network coverage area by the end of April

poa! internet, a community internet service provider (ISP), has announced it will double its network coverage area by the end of April, with the launch of services into six new areas across Nairobi and Kiambu counties. The new networks will then be followed in June by the launch of...

The Role Of Social Media In Having Engaging Audiences

The Internet has really changed the way that businesses are marketing these days. In fact, being that this is an era of online retail it really is essential for any business to have a website. Actually, you not only need a website, but you need a social media account. Social media is...

Blended, a platform linking schools & families wins Seedstars Global 2019

Blended, the leading school platform in Latin America, improves communication between schools and families with a simple technology. Federico Hernandez won the most prestigious prize dedicated to emerging economies’ startups: up to $500,000 in equity investment and unique growth opportunities. “The Seedstars experience, I believe, is very important for...

EzeeMoney co-founder joins Fenix International as its Chief Commercial Officer

EzeeMoney co-founder and digital finance expert Junior Zerubabel Kwebiiha has joined Fenix International as its Chief Commercial Officer to lead all commercial aspects of Fenix, including sales, distribution channels, business development, marketing, and customer experience, to ensure Fenix meets its ambitious global expansion plans. Kwebiiha will work alongside Fenix’s...

Five Women led companies win KES 1 million in seed funding

iMAGE CREDIT:scieng-women-ontario.ca Standard Chartered and @iBizAfrica, Strathmore University yesterday announced the top five winners of this year’s Standard Chartered Women in Technology Incubator 2019. The firms selected five women led teams shortlisted from over 170 applicants. The women won KES 1 million in seed funding each for their businesses. The...

New AI technology uses David Beckham’s voice petition to end Malaria

Instead of collecting signatures, a new voice campaign is harnessing ground breaking AI technology to help end malaria globally. Dubbed Malaria Must Die, So Millions Can Live, the campaign, voiced by football legend David Beckham asks people around the world to use the power of their voice to demand action...

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 Accra to save power costs, create value and contribute to the energy revolution in Ghana. Daystar Power Ghana sees that although grid electricity is relatively stable compared...

Samsung Galaxy S10+ Specs and Price in Kenya

Being one of the most anticipated flagship smartphones of the year, Samsung hit the right cords with the Samsung Galaxy S10e, and the premium S10 and the S10 plus. From the vantage point of its pricing, the $1000 price tag is absolutely the right amount for any premium smartphone lover-that...

Why Do Live Online Games Continue To Be So Popular?

Many people have a love for games. Video games in particular. Sure, there are some people that take their obsessions to a whole new level, but over the years it has been proven that video games can be beneficial in many different ways. That being said it is also hard to deny that...

GoBEBA goes live to disrupt the on-demand logistics market in Kenya

GoBEBA, an on-demand ecommerce logistics platform has gone live in Kenya in a move expected to disrupt the hyper-local on-demand logistics market in Kenya, taking on the likes of Glovo, Sendy, SafeBoda, UberBoda, TaxifyBoda, BusyBoda and GetBoda among others. Launched by Mr. Peter Ndiang’u, a former OLX Country Manager...

The Nest Hub launches a tech innovation park to give youths mentorship, business tools & funding

The Nest Hub has launched its technology innovation park to create an enabling environment for technology enthusiasts to thrive, collaborate and achieve their desired results. Within the innovation park, Nigerian youths passionate about technology can meet, collaborate and work on solutions to local problems as well as grow their ideas into big...

Safaricom partners Clouds Media to unveil East Africa’s Got Talent Show

Tanzanian media conglomerate, Clouds Media has partnered to bring the inaugural season of East Africa’s Got Talent TV show to our TV screens in Kenya. The show will be shot in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda and will be adapted for the East African Market in partnership with Freemantle SYCO...

Paylater relaunches as “Carbon” to become a ‘digital financial services firm

Paylater, the Nigerian fintech company specializing in consumer lending, today confirmed its much-anticipated name change in light of its growing banking services. Re-launching as “<a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="https://mailtrack.io/trace/link/6cbda81409a6b950de0da7d9780aa9e343402755?url=https%3A%2F%2Fgetcarbon.co%2F&userId=2327147&signature=282ca7dc7afc8b77"...

India’s reservations site InResto partners with EatOut to launch in Kenya

Kenya’s restaurant discovery platform EatOut has partnered with Delhi based ​Dineout India​ in a move that will see it launch Dineout’s Restaurant Technology Platform – InResto...

Mobile Lending App Branch Raises $170 Million

Fresh from launching in India, Branch International, a micro-lending app for emerging markets has raised $170 million in Series C financing led by Foundation Capital and Visa. B Capital,...

Standard Chartered launches Africa eXellerator innovation hub in Kenya

Standard Chartered Bank has officially opened its Africa eXellerator lab, an innovation hub at its headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya. The hub, its first in Africa, will serve as a platform to...

Showmax, Safaricom partner to appeal to more customers

In a move to bolster their user numbers, Showmax, a video on demand subscription service has partnered with Safaricom to offer a one month unlimited access to its content at no cost. The offer...

Kobo360 officially launches in Accra, Ghana

Kobo360, an Africa focused logistics and supply chain platform has officially launched its operations in widened its operations to Ghana as part of its Pan-African expansion. Having recently...

Huawei’s P30 Series to launch in Kenya

Huawei Rewrites the Rules of Photography with Groundbreaking HUAWEI P30 Series Huawei P30 series was launched globally with plans to launch in the Kenyan Market in a matter of days.  The...

African tech startups raised $1.163B in equity in 2018-Partech Africa

African tech startups raised $1.163B in 2018 according to Partech Africa’s 2018 annual report (PDF) on the financing on the continent confirming the attractiveness of African entrepreneurs...

YouGotaGift launches a rewards platform to help HR Managers to recognize & reward employees

YouGotaGift, a UAE digital gift card company launched Rewards by YouGotaGift, an employee rewards solution for organisations of all sizes across the region to help employers reward employees...

Egypt’s Brimore, a retail distribution platform raises $800k in seed funding to connect manufacturers with consumers

​Brimore​, the direct-selling distribution platform that connects manufacturers with consumers has raised $800k in seed funding co-led by ​Algebra Ventures and ​Endure Capital​, with...

African Music Streaming Service Boomplay Completes $20 Million Series A Funding

Boomplay Music, Transsionand NetEase‘s music streaming service has raised $20 million to fuel its continued expansion in Africa through content acquisition, product optimization and...

4 Technological Trends That Will Impact the Future Of Gaming

Technology really is an amazing thing. This is especially true when it comes to gambling and online gaming. There is a good chance that as a gambler, you have probably already seen the major...

The Power of Blockchain and AI Technology for Poker

A lot of people today make use of online casinos for good reasons. One, you don’t really have to go to an actual casino which means saving time and money – both of which would be better...
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