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TECNO to Target Young People with an All Screen Camon 12 Air

The TECNO Camon 12 series is here, but there is another member of the trio that has somehow not been publicized enough probably because it may not make it to the Kenyan market: the Camon 12 Air. The device, which is apparently made for the youth was announced alongside...

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...

Huawei Devices Expected to Be Launched at Their Munich Event Tomorrow

The growing tension with the U.S. hasn’t stopped Huawei rollout of new devices, albeit it has accelerated their launch but tomorrows event has us all biting the tips of our nails. Huawei will be unveiling new devices in Munich, Germany and all eyes will be on them. At this...

South Africa’s First Commercial 5G Network is Finally Live For $68 a Month

A South African telco has finally launched their 5G network today, becoming the first network to do so in the continent. Rain has launched their new 5G service which will have theoretical top speeds of upto 700Mbps. According to the company, although it will reach speeds of upto 700Mbps...

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...

Huawei Offers $1.5 Billion to Entice Global Developers

Huawei is now offering $1.5 billion to attract global developers to partner with them and help build software for the tech giant amid the tension between them and the U.S. Ken Hu, Huawei Deputy Chairman said that the money is an investment to the company’s existing developer program spread over...

Podcast App Pocket Casts Is Now Free, Launches Subscription Service

The podcast business is getting competitive. Popular android podcast app, Pocket Casts has gone free for its app download and they have launched a subscription service under a new business model. The app had a $3.99 price to download the app from the Google Play Store and the Apple...

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...

Andela is Letting Go Over 400 Developers in Africa in Major Overhaul

Andela, the well known outsourcing and software developer training company has decided to make a radical shift in its business model. The company today has announced that they are closing their D0 program in Nigeria, Kenya and Uganda. This means that they will let go of approximately 250 junior...

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...

WhatsApp’s “Delete For Everyone” Found Not To Work Well on iOS

WhatsApp has had the “delete for everyone” feature for some time now. This feature allows you to delete something that you had sent inadvertently and can save you from embarrassment. You can pull texts or media files that you sent, but it seems it doesn’t work that well with iPhones....

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...

Kenya Firm Helps Track a Missing Child Featured in Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s AS Roma Video

It is always good when local firms go out of their way to offer services that surpass what we have come to expect of them. The Kenyan space, for instance, is filled to the brim with for-profit organizations that use technology in one or another to serve their customers....

OPPO To Introduce Reno Ace with 65W Fast Charging in October

OPPO spun the flagship Reno line to theoretically take over from the Find series, which was updated last in 2018 with the crazy and expensive Find X. Reno handhelds, which include the Reno 10x Zoom that we reviewed a few days ago, are excellent devices. While the ordinary one,...

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...

Facebook Has a Tool for Advertisers That Can Potentially Be Used to Spread Disinformation

There has been a continued fight against disinformation and misinformation being spread on Facebook but now, the Mark Zuckerberg-owned platform has one tool that could be used to make spreading disinformation and misinformation even easier. Facebook has a tool for advertisers that lets them change the displayed headline for news...

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...

South African Court Rules Mass Surveillance as “Unlawful”

Today, a South African court has ruled against a piece of legislation that gives the government the ability to spy n the electronic communication of its citizens. The court found that parts of the Regulation of Interception of Communications and Provision of Communication Related Information (RICA) Act are unconstitutional....

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...
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