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Moove raises $105M to scale its vehicle financing product across Asia, Europe and MENA

Moove, an African mobility fintech that provides vehicle financing to drivers of ride-hailing platforms like Uber and other...

Sendbox raises $1.8m seed to digitise deliveries for African SMEs

Sendbox, the Nigerian startup digitising deliveries for e-commerce and social commerce sellers in Africa, has closed a $1.8 million seed round to...

Quro Medical, the South African startup pioneering hospital-at-home services, has raised a $1.1m seed round

South African digital healthcare startup, Quro Medical, has just secured $1.1 million in seed funding. This round was led by Kenyan and South...

MTN MoMo Extends Partnership with Pick n Pay South Africa

MTN MoMo (Mobile Money) has revealed that its South African subscribers will now be able to cash-in and cash-out at Pick n Pay...

Facebook launches profile frames that help you encourage friends to get the Covid-19 vaccine

As Covid-19 vaccines are becoming more readily available to larger groups of the U.S. population, Facebook has teamed up with the U.S. Department of...

Apple Pay goes live in South Africa with Absa, Nedbank and Discovery Bank cards

Apple users in South Africa can now make payments using Apple Pay following a launch of the service this week for the...

Facebook denies its algorithms are a problem, but launches a tool to more easily view a non-algorithmic News Feed

Following years of backlash over its algorithms and their ability to push people to more extreme content, which Facebook continues to deny, the company...

DiDi Chuxing expands to South Africa, to take on Bolt and Uber

Chinese ride-hailing company, DiDi Chuxing has started operations in South Africa today according to Reuters. Founded in 2012, the Beijing...

Savyt launches, set to provide investors up to 15% on savings & investment

In its quest to help Nigerians grow wealth and earn increased returns on their savings and investments, Savyt (pronounced ‘Save+It), a fintech start-up, has...

Apple releases iPhone, iPad, and Watch security patches for zero-day bug under active attack

Apple has released an update for iPhones, iPads and Watches to patch a security vulnerability under active attack by hackers.

Kenya’s Safaricom launches 5G network; first in the region

Today, Safaricom has announced the launch of 5G technology trials for its customers In Kenya. The trial will begin with both individual...

Amazon Appoints Former Exec as New CEO of AWS

Amazon has appointed Adam Selipsky as the new CEO of cloud-computing division, Amazon Web Services (AWS). Selipsky succeeds Andy Jassy who is...
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Ayoken raises $1.4M to grow its NFT marketplace for creatives

Ayoken, an NFT marketplace for creatives, has raised $1.4 million pre-seed funding to enable users grow their revenue...

Betastore gets $2.5M to solve stockouts, financing challenges for informal retailers in West and Central Africa

About 80% of household retail in sub-Saharan Africa is delivered through informal channels, which perennially face several challenges like stockouts,...

Crown Flour Mill’s economic contribution gets presidential recognition 

Crown Flour Mill Limited (CFM), the wheat milling subsidiary of Olam International, an agribusiness firm, has won Nigeria’s National...

Government-directed internet shutdowns in Africa threaten digital penetration and inclusive growth

Africa’s leaders say they want high standards of living, educated citizens, and a quality of life underpinned by science,...