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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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Kenyan foodtech startup Kune raises $1M pre-seed for its ready-to-eat meals service

While there has been a wave of innovation in food tech worldwide, it’s still in early days for Africa. There are only a...

Cape Town Tech Startup Secures $14.5-Million More in Funding

Cape Town-founded mobility tech startup WhereIsMyTransport has secured a total of $14.5-million during a Series A extension round to continue its expansion. This is...

Cairo-based furniture marketplace, Homzmart, closes $15 million Series A

Homzmart, an Egyptian-based marketplace startup, has secured $15 million in its Series A investment round, TechCrunch reports. In February 2020, the...

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...

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Standard Bank Partners with Microsoft to Boost Innovation and Drive Growth in Africa

Yesterday, Standard Bank and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the digital transformation of Africa’s largest financial institution and further drive...

MTN to Launch OpenRAN Network in Africa

MTN Group is leveraging its expansive footprint across Africa to test and ultimately deploy OpenRAN – an innovative technology that will enable...

Hewlett Packard Launches Multi-Cloud Data Centre Solution in South Africa

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has brought a new multi-cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) data centre solution to the South African market.

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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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Standard Bank Partners with Microsoft to Boost Innovation and Drive Growth in Africa

Yesterday, Standard Bank and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the digital transformation of Africa’s largest financial institution and further drive...

MTN to Launch OpenRAN Network in Africa

MTN Group is leveraging its expansive footprint across Africa to test and ultimately deploy OpenRAN – an innovative technology that will enable...

Hewlett Packard Launches Multi-Cloud Data Centre Solution in South Africa

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has brought a new multi-cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) data centre solution to the South African market.

Kenyan foodtech startup Kune raises $1M pre-seed for its ready-to-eat meals service

While there has been a wave of innovation in food tech worldwide, it’s still in early days for Africa. There are only a...

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Standard Bank Partners with Microsoft to Boost Innovation and Drive Growth in Africa

Yesterday, Standard Bank and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the digital transformation of Africa’s largest financial institution and further drive...

MTN to Launch OpenRAN Network in Africa

MTN Group is leveraging its expansive footprint across Africa to test and ultimately deploy OpenRAN – an innovative technology that will enable...

Hewlett Packard Launches Multi-Cloud Data Centre Solution in South Africa

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has brought a new multi-cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) data centre solution to the South African market.

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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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Standard Bank Partners with Microsoft to Boost Innovation and Drive Growth in Africa

Yesterday, Standard Bank and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the digital transformation of Africa’s largest financial institution and further drive...

MTN to Launch OpenRAN Network in Africa

MTN Group is leveraging its expansive footprint across Africa to test and ultimately deploy OpenRAN – an innovative technology that will enable...

Hewlett Packard Launches Multi-Cloud Data Centre Solution in South Africa

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has brought a new multi-cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) data centre solution to the South African market.

Kenyan foodtech startup Kune raises $1M pre-seed for its ready-to-eat meals service

While there has been a wave of innovation in food tech worldwide, it’s still in early days for Africa. There are only a...

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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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Standard Bank Partners with Microsoft to Boost Innovation and Drive Growth in Africa

Yesterday, Standard Bank and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the digital transformation of Africa’s largest financial institution and further drive...

MTN to Launch OpenRAN Network in Africa

MTN Group is leveraging its expansive footprint across Africa to test and ultimately deploy OpenRAN – an innovative technology that will enable...

Hewlett Packard Launches Multi-Cloud Data Centre Solution in South Africa

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has brought a new multi-cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) data centre solution to the South African market.

Kenyan foodtech startup Kune raises $1M pre-seed for its ready-to-eat meals service

While there has been a wave of innovation in food tech worldwide, it’s still in early days for Africa. There are only a...

Nigeria’s GIGL partners Nigeria’s JET Motor Company to launch the country’s first electric cargo vans

Nigerian logistics giant, GIG Logistics (GIGL), recently introduced four all-electric cargo vans into its Lagos fleet, in partnership with indigenous automaker, JET Motor...

Google launches Android 12 Beta 2

Google today launched the second beta of Android 12. The first beta, which launched at Google’s I/O conference in May, introduced us...

Why Digital Workplaces are the Future of Remote Work

According to Gartner, a global research and advisory company, the digital workplace is a business strategy for promoting employee effectiveness and engagement...

Nigerian Lawmakers to Investigate Government’s Twitter Ban

Nigeria’s House of Representatives passed a new resolution to investigate the legality of the indefinite suspension of Twitter operations in the country. The...

Uber Launches UberX Hourly in Nigeria

On Monday, June 7, 2021, US-based ride-hailing platform, Uber, announced the official launch of UberX Hourly in Nigeria. With...

FaceTime Releasing for Windows and Android

During its WWDC keynote, California-based tech monolith Apple has announced that its FaceTime app, once only available on its iPhones and Mac...

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Standard Bank Partners with Microsoft to Boost Innovation and Drive Growth in Africa

Yesterday, Standard Bank and Microsoft announced a strategic partnership to accelerate the digital transformation of Africa’s largest financial institution and further drive...

MTN to Launch OpenRAN Network in Africa

MTN Group is leveraging its expansive footprint across Africa to test and ultimately deploy OpenRAN – an innovative technology that will enable...

Hewlett Packard Launches Multi-Cloud Data Centre Solution in South Africa

Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) has brought a new multi-cloud Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) data centre solution to the South African market.

Kenyan foodtech startup Kune raises $1M pre-seed for its ready-to-eat meals service

While there has been a wave of innovation in food tech worldwide, it’s still in early days for Africa. There are only a...

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