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CDC’s Gridworks to invest $300m in electricity networks across Africa

Gridworks, a new company by UK’s development institution CDC, has announced it will invest over US$300 million to improve transmission, distribution and off-grid electricity infrastructure in Africa. The money will be invested in long-term projects over the coming years to bring about sustainable, affordable and reliable power for Africa’s 600...

3 Digital Technologies for Successful Online Business Start-Ups

To be a competitive and, therefore, successful online business, having an idea isn’t enough. These days, utilising effective technology is just as crucial as your drive and determination. Whether you manage a commerce business or offer some kind of service to your customers, technological solutions are a must. They will...

Why fintech in Africa is growing at a fast pace-Disrupt Africa

Africa’s fintech sector is growing at a fast pace, with the number of startups operating in the space growing by more than 60 per cent in the last two years, while funding has hit new records according to a new report from Disrupt Africa. According to Tom Jackson, co-founder of...

Huawei Y9 Prime 2019 to be launched later this month in Kenya.

A smartphone with a panoramic viewing experience and an auto pop-up selfie camera The HUAWEI Y9 Prime 2019 is set to come out later this month. The new device boasts an all-new HUAWEI Ultra Full View Display, a completely bezel-less design free of any notches, holes or a slider. The...

Huawei prepares for 40% to 60% drop in overseas smartphone sales

Source: Phone Radar The impact Huawei’s blacklisting by the U.S. government will have on its smartphone business has been quite a hot topic for weeks. According to reports, the impact will be huge, considering Huawei had just overtaken Apple for the number two spot globally, and had only Samsung to...

Nigerian taxi startup Max.ng raises $6m to launch in Ghana & Ivory Coast

MAX, a motorcycle taxi startup transforming moto-taxi mobility in Nigeria has raised between $6m and $7m to expand across Africa. With the funding, the firm aims to expand to Ghana and Ivory Coast and a fourth city in Nigeria. Speaking to Reuters, Max.ng co-founder Adetayo Bamiduro said the expansion into...

The End of Landline: What Will Be The Next Business Solution?

It’s official: It’s estimated that by 2022, physical landlines and PSTN (Public Switched Telephone Network) will be coming to an end. Although this may still be a few years from now, the end is near and businesses need to prepare for it. Technological advancements in phone networking systems will cast out all other...

10 Tech Influencers on YouTube You Need to Know

In 2019, who doesn’t have a YouTube channel or two that they simply can’t live without? Doesn’t matter if it’s about food, design, entrepreneurship, gaming or just about anything. From a group of friends I talk to, just about everybody has a selection of YouTubers they love, subscribe to, and watch...

Jobberman Nigeria appoints ex-McKinsey consultant to drive growth

Jobberman Nigeria has appointed Mrs. Hilda Kabushenga Kragha as the new Chief Executive Officer, responsible for the growth and operations for the company. Mrs. Kragha was previously an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company, advising blue chip clients on strategy, human capital, and organisational transformation projects. Jobberman Nigeria which recently lost...

Honor 20, Budget Huawei with P30 Pro best features

The Huawei P30 Pro was showcased to the world in March and it certainly sent shivers into its rivals. The P30 Pro features a stunning 6.47-inch screen, fast Kirin 980 processor and quadruple rear camera. This is definitely a top-class phone but it also arrives at a very premium price....

KaiOS Adds New Form Factors, Features, and Markets This Year

KaiOS is the most popular mobile phone operating system you almost never hear about in the media. The OS that powers some quite popular feature phones, like Nokia’s 8810 4G or Orange’s $20 Sanza, runs on an estimated number of 100 million feature phones around the world. Most of...

Inter Africa Transport Forex raises undisclosed funding from Emerging Capital Partners $640m Africa Fund

Mauritius-based Inter Africa Transport Forex (IATF), a fintech platform that enables transport companies, especially cross-border ones – to better procure, manage and track their costs has raised undisclosed funding Emerging Capital Partners (ECP). Founded in 2007, IATF is a Mauritian fintech provides a one stop shop of online payment...

SA Insurtech startup Inclusivity Solutions raises $1.56m to expand to new markets in Africa

Cape Town-based insurtech startup Inclusivity Solutions has raised $ 1.5 million first tranche of its Series A round to expand its digital insurance products into more emerging markets through partnerships with mobile operators, banks and other distribution partners and insurance companies in East and West Africa. The Series A...
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Kenya takes the lion’s share of Sh143 billion private equity deals in EA region

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