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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...

MTN Group sells stake in Jumia, reportedly makes net proceeds of $142 million

South African telecommunications giant, MTN Group has, on Friday, October 30, 2020, announced the sale of its stake in Jumia, one of Africa’s...

Nigerian HR startup, SeamlessHR, raises a seven-figure round to drive pan-African expansion

Nigerian HR startup, SeamlessHR, has raised a new round of funding in a bid to drive pan-African expansion. Founded in...

Nigeria’s CcHub acquires Kenya’s eLimu to build the content creation arm of re:learn

Nigeria’s Co-creation Hub (CcHub) has announced its acquisition of Kenyan edtech startup, eLimu for an undisclosed amount. This is coming a year since it acquired...

Airtel to exit Ghana operations as government prepares takeover

Indian telecom giants Bharti Airtel has announced that it plans to end its Ghana operations by selling all of its 100% stake...

After raising $10k from an angel investor, Pickmeup wants to expand outside Nigeria

Source: Techpoint Abeokuta-based transport and logistics startup, Pickmeup, has raised $10,000 from an angel investor. This is according to the...

Insurance Companies could’ve Avoided Loss of R7 billion during 2019, According to ICB

Nowadays, it is customary that people who own certain goods obtain insurance to protect their belongings. Car insurance companies are the most...

New WhatsApp Update for iOS and Android

WhatsApp has unveiled new beta updates for iOS and Android, according to WABetaInfo. These new features include advanced wallpaper configuration tools that allow...

South Africans could soon need a TV License for their Smartphones and Laptops

The SABC has revealed its plans to push new regulations that would call for South Africans to pay TV Licence fees.

Rain Introduces ‘My Rain’ Mobile App

Rain South Africa has introduced ‘My Rain’, its new mobile app which is expected to allow customers to manage their accounts and...

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