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Gokada to revamp its app, retrain drivers in a reboot strategy

Gokada, Nigeria’s foremost motorcycle hailing startup has shut down its operations and app in a move to revamp its product and retrain its drivers in to remain competitive in the hot Lagos motorcycle hailing market. Last week, the firm’s CEO Fahim Saleh announced via a Medium post that Gokada is...

StarTimes ups entertainment offering with New Telenovela

StarTimes subscribers are set to enjoy a new fascinating telenovela series – The Blood Sisters which is set to launch on Sunday 18th August on Novela E Plus channel from 09:40 pm. A single episode will subsequently run at the same time every day. This is a progressive effort by the broadcaster to sustain...

Kenya Government to Use Tablets Assembled in Local Universities for Census

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Transsion Holdings & Wapi Capital Launch a $100K Startup Fund For African Fintech Startups

Transsion Holdings, the Chinese phone manufacturer behind TECNO, Infinix and iTel brands has partnered Kenya’s Wapi Capital to invest up to $100,000 into early-stage fintech startups in Africa. Set to start in September 2019 under Transsion Holdings Future Hub, the two firms will select early-stage fintech startups from across Africa for...

Huawei Map Kit | An Alternative to Google Maps in the making

Huawei is developing its own mapping service called Map Kit, China Daily reports, and this may be an alternative to Google Maps. A catch to it though is that the service is not exactly meant for consumers. Alternatively, the idea is to give developers tools to build new applications based on...

British Airways testing VR in-flight entertainment for first-class passengers

British Airways will give its first-class passengers from London’s Heathrow airport to New York’s JFK airport a new way to pass time with VR in-flight entertainment. British Airways said in a statement on Wednesday that through the end of the year, passengers flying in may get to try out virtual...

This Is Why Ugandan Social Media Influencers Will Now Be Taxed

Social media has given creatives and people at large the opportunity to make money online. Influencers are people who are known for one particular thing, it could either be beauty, fashion, tech or anything else. For some time now most people did not understand how “influencing” would work. However, most...

Meet Nigerias Mofoluke Ayoola bringing Red Violet Company to the UK

Nigeria’s Mofoluke Ayoola, who started RedViolet Company as a traditional interior design company, in 2010, is set to launch its IKEA-styled DIY platform Shop The Look vertical in the UK. The firm, which has over the years evolved and become an ecommerce company providing access to furniture and furnishing accessories...

NilePay, new mobile money platform launches in South Sudan

NilePay, recently partnered with Zain South Sudan to launch NilePay Mobile Money in a move to eliminate significant barriers that have hindered consumers in the country from taking full advantage of global eCommerce. “NilePay Mobile Service’s partnership with Zain South Sudan is part of the company’s long-term strategy to enable eCommerce...

Notes on Startups or How to Build The Future

Zero to One: Notes on Startups or How to Build The Future by Peter Thiel with Blake Masters helps a startup founder go from zero to one or from scratch to something. It's doing something and Zero to One shows there is movement or progress and not just mere...

Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants

David And Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell shows that at times obstacles and disadvantage can be used to our advantage especially in business and everyday life. Gladwell, like a hope preachers shows that a disability, loss of parent or income, rejection and being...

Facebook updates its group privacy settings & adds admin controls

Facebook has updated its Group privacy settings and added admin controls for group safety because it wants to make it easier for users to understand its Group privacy settings. The social media site is doing away with the public, closed or secret settings. Alternatively, Groups will include two clear...

Apply for the €100,000 Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge

Hello Tomorrow Global Challenge, a global startup competition addressing the needs of deep tech entrepreneurs across several industries is open for applications for startup entrepreneurs from Africa. Founded in 2013 by two PhD students, Xavier Duportet and Arnaud De La Tour, to propel emerging technologies, Hello Tomorrow Challenge gives scientists...

KCB Group net profits hits 12.7B due to increased mobile channel activity

KCB Group has posted a 5% growth in after tax profit to KShs. 12.7 billion for the first half of 2019 ending June compared to KShs12.1 billion reported same period last year due to growth in its loan book and increased mobile channel activity. KCB Group CEO and MD Joshua...

Huawei Launches EMUI10 to Make Each Device a Super Device

Huawei has officially released its EMUI10 allowing users to connect between multiple devices as well as applications such as audio and video calls in all scenarios. The EMUI10 Beta version will be internally tested with Huawei P30 series and other models on September 8, and EMUI10 will be available on...

SOLA Group secures $26.1 financing for solar PV projects in South Africa

SOLA Group, South Africa’s solar PV builder has secured R400m ($26.1m) from  African Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), and Nedbank Energy Finance to provide affordable solar PV solutions for individuals and businesses in Southern Africa. SOLA Group installs, owns and operates solar PV facilities, selling solar energy to corporate clients and utilities...

Huawei Mate X | Launch date delayed beyond September

Huawei’s Mate X has experienced yet another delay. During a press event at Huawei’s Shenzhen headquarters today, the company told TechRadar that there is “no possibility” of the folding phone making its September launch date. This is after it was previously delayed from the original planned June release. Huawei is said to be “certain”...

How To Know If A Business On Social Media Is A Fake

My friend recently bought an iPhone on social media. She thought it was really affordable and I thought it was too good to be true. She’s all the way in Coast and her new iPhone 6s which was going for 20k was being delivered from Nairobi. I warned her...

uKheshe, a South African micro-transaction startup raises funding

uKheshe, a South African micro transaction platform that allows card holders to pay and get paid, has announced the completion of its first seed investment round from Fitech Ventures and the Ocean on 76 Group. Ukeshe was under incubation as a CSI initiative within software development house Jini.Guru. In a statement, Clayton Hayward, co-founder...

How Social Media Is Harming Young People

We are all guilty of spending a lot of time on social media. The first thing I do when I wake up is check my Instagram, regardless of whatever time it is I will always have to check my social media. Though we appreciate the convenience social media has brought...
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