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YC-backed Termii raises $1.4m seed round to expand to North Africa

Nigerian-founded Communication Platform as a Service (CPaaS) startup, Termii has raised $1.4m seed round from African early-stage VC firm, Future Africa and  Africa-focused Japanese...

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Nigerian startups could bag more government ICT contracts with new policy

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has launched a policy that may see Nigerian startups enjoy more government ICT contracts. On...

Kenyan Insurtech Lami raises $1.8 million seed funding

Lami, a Kenyan insurtech company democratizing insurance products and services for low-income Kenyans, has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. The funding...

Rwandan startup Ampersand raises $3.5M, largest-ever e-mobility investment in sub-Saharan Africa

Last week, Ampersand, Africa’s first electric motorcycle company, secured a $3.5 million investment from the Ecosystem Integrity Fund (EIF). This is the...

Tanda Secures Funding for East African Expansion

Kenyan-based startup Tanda is expanding its operations after securing funding from early-stage African tech investor HAVAÍC, Zedcrest Capital, DFS Lab, Victor Asemota...

Sawari Ventures and Algebra Ventures stake $150m on North African startups

One billion Egyptian pounds. That is how much Sawari Ventures raised for its Egypt-based fund. The fund has plans to ramp up...

African insurtech startup, Curacel, raises $450k pre-seed to expand to 10 new African countries

Nigerian artificial intelligence insurtech startup, Curacel, has announced a $450,000 pre-seed raise led by Atlantic Ventures and Consonance, with participation from Kepple Apple...

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Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Agency Appoints Kaspersky as Cybersecurity Partner

Africa House London – a trade agency established to encourage trade, commerce, and investment between the UK and a selected number of Sub-Saharan...

Paystack expands to South Africa

Paystack, a fintech company that powers growth and payments for businesses in Africa, today announced its official launch in South Africa after a six-month...

Twitter rolls out improved ‘reply prompts’ to cut down on harmful tweets

A year ago, Twitter began testing a featurethat would prompt users to pause and reconsider before they replied to a tweet using “harmful”...

People

Instagram Founder could become New TikTok CEO

TikTok is reportedly talking to founder and former CEO of Instagram, Kevin Systrom. This comes after Kevin Mayer resigned from his position as...
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Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Agency Appoints Kaspersky as Cybersecurity Partner

Africa House London – a trade agency established to encourage trade, commerce, and investment between the UK and a selected number of Sub-Saharan...

Paystack expands to South Africa

Paystack, a fintech company that powers growth and payments for businesses in Africa, today announced its official launch in South Africa after a six-month...

Nigerian startups could bag more government ICT contracts with new policy

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has launched a policy that may see Nigerian startups enjoy more government ICT contracts. On...

Twitter rolls out improved ‘reply prompts’ to cut down on harmful tweets

A year ago, Twitter began testing a featurethat would prompt users to pause and reconsider before they replied to a tweet using “harmful”...

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Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Agency Appoints Kaspersky as Cybersecurity Partner

Africa House London – a trade agency established to encourage trade, commerce, and investment between the UK and a selected number of Sub-Saharan...

Paystack expands to South Africa

Paystack, a fintech company that powers growth and payments for businesses in Africa, today announced its official launch in South Africa after a six-month...

Nigerian startups could bag more government ICT contracts with new policy

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has launched a policy that may see Nigerian startups enjoy more government ICT contracts. On...

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Uber Expands Ride-Hailing Service in Kenya

Uber has expanded its ride-hailing service and online food delivery business to Nakuru, Kenya. According to Business Daily, this move...

Jumia raises $348.6 million as it completes sale of secondary shares

Last week, we reported that the ecommerce company, Jumia, was looking to raise around $400 million in a secondary share offer. The secondary offering was announced...

Jumia plans to raise millions by selling 18 million shares

Africa-focused eCommerce company, Jumia, is looking to raise millions of dollars from investors by selling 9 million American depositary shares (ADS) and...

YC-backed Termii raises $1.4m seed round to expand to North Africa

Nigerian-founded Communication Platform as a Service (CPaaS) startup, Termii has raised $1.4m seed round from African early-stage VC firm, Future Africa and  Africa-focused Japanese...

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Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Agency Appoints Kaspersky as Cybersecurity Partner

Africa House London – a trade agency established to encourage trade, commerce, and investment between the UK and a selected number of Sub-Saharan...

Paystack expands to South Africa

Paystack, a fintech company that powers growth and payments for businesses in Africa, today announced its official launch in South Africa after a six-month...

Nigerian startups could bag more government ICT contracts with new policy

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has launched a policy that may see Nigerian startups enjoy more government ICT contracts. On...

Twitter rolls out improved ‘reply prompts’ to cut down on harmful tweets

A year ago, Twitter began testing a featurethat would prompt users to pause and reconsider before they replied to a tweet using “harmful”...

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Global Accelerex, one of Nigeria’s leading fintech companies and a member of the Accelerex Holdings Group, has been certified as one of...

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Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Agency Appoints Kaspersky as Cybersecurity Partner

Africa House London – a trade agency established to encourage trade, commerce, and investment between the UK and a selected number of Sub-Saharan...

Paystack expands to South Africa

Paystack, a fintech company that powers growth and payments for businesses in Africa, today announced its official launch in South Africa after a six-month...

Nigerian startups could bag more government ICT contracts with new policy

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has launched a policy that may see Nigerian startups enjoy more government ICT contracts. On...

Twitter rolls out improved ‘reply prompts’ to cut down on harmful tweets

A year ago, Twitter began testing a featurethat would prompt users to pause and reconsider before they replied to a tweet using “harmful”...

Facebook launches Neighborhoods, a Nextdoor clone

Facebook is launching a new section of its app designed to connect neighbors and curate neighborhood-level news. The new feature, predictably called Neighborhoods,...

Microsoft’s new partnership with the Nigerian government aims to upskill 5 million Nigerians

The Nigerian Federal Government recently announced a partnership with tech giant Microsoft to accelerate the country’s digital economy. This announcement follows a...

Nigerian government extends NIN registration again – new deadline is June 30

The Federal Government of Nigeria has extended the May 9 deadline for Nigerian mobile subscribers to link their National Identity Numbers (NINs)...

Kenyan Insurtech Lami raises $1.8 million seed funding

Lami, a Kenyan insurtech company democratizing insurance products and services for low-income Kenyans, has raised $1.8 million in seed funding. The funding...

Sony announces investment and partnership with Discord to bring the chat app to PlayStation

Sony and Discord have announced a partnership that will integrate the latter’s popular gaming-focused chat app with PlayStation’s own built-in social tools. It’s a...

Twitter expands Spaces to anyone with 600+ followers, details plans for tickets, reminders and more

Twitter Spaces, the company’s new live audio rooms feature, is opening up more broadly. The company announced today it’s making Twitter Spaces available to...

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Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Agency Appoints Kaspersky as Cybersecurity Partner

Africa House London – a trade agency established to encourage trade, commerce, and investment between the UK and a selected number of Sub-Saharan...

Paystack expands to South Africa

Paystack, a fintech company that powers growth and payments for businesses in Africa, today announced its official launch in South Africa after a six-month...

Nigerian startups could bag more government ICT contracts with new policy

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has launched a policy that may see Nigerian startups enjoy more government ICT contracts. On...

Twitter rolls out improved ‘reply prompts’ to cut down on harmful tweets

A year ago, Twitter began testing a featurethat would prompt users to pause and reconsider before they replied to a tweet using “harmful”...

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