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Gokada’s new CEO on expansion, Okada ban and competition

Last month Gokada announced Nikhil Goel as its new CEO. He’s been responsible for leading the Nigeria-based last-mile delivery, logistics and transportation start-up since...

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...

LinkedIn is Testing ‘Social Audio Experience’ to Rival Clubhouse

LinkedIn is testing a ‘social audio experience’, according to TechCrunch. This feature would allow app users to “connect with their community” across its...

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...

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...

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...

DiDi Ride-Hailing Service to Rival Uber in South Africa

DiDi Chuxing Technology Co has announced it would launch a ride-hailing service in South Africa. The Chinese company already has more than 600...

Why Cybersecurity is Crucial in the Age of Tap-to-Pay

Tap-to-Pay is by no means a new technological development, but thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become increasingly popular as a...

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Microsoft to Acquire Nuance Communications in ‘Biggest Deal’ Since LinkedIn

Microsoft is set to acquire AI software company Nuance Communications – marking Microsoft’s second-largest acquisition ever. The “Nuance deal would...

Facebook, Instagram users can now ask ‘oversight’ panel to review decisions not to remove content

Facebook’s self-styled ‘Oversight Board’ (FOB) has announced an operational change that looks intended to respond to criticism of the limits of the self-regulatory content-moderation...

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...

MTN is talking up its mobile money business in hopes of a future IPO

MTN Group has big ambitions for its mobile money business and is presently considering publicly listing that side of the business in...

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