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Abuja-based Aiivon Innovation Hub officially opens to the public

1 week ago
A social tech centre in the heart of Abuja, Aiivon Innovation Hub has officially opened its co-creative workspace and every other thing it offers to the general public. Located on 167, Adetokumbo Ademola Crescent in Wuse 2, the innovation hub aims to provide a platform for tech ideas and digital businesses to develop and compete globally....
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11 startups selected for Seedstars Johannesburg

1 week ago
Seedstars World, the biggest seed stage startup competition for emerging markets, has selected 11 startups for Seedstars Johannesburg with the top startups advancing to the grand finale. Seedstars World announced few weeks back the fourth edition of its seed stage startup competition in Africa will hold this year and will see it cover more countries...
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Nigeria’s Tizeti raises funds to expand across Africa

1 week ago
Lagos-based Information Communications Technology (ICT) provider, Tizeti Inc. has raised an undisclosed amount of funds from venture capital firm, Zeno Ventures to bring its service to more people on the continent. Launched in 2012, Tizeti is on a mission of providing decent and affordable Internet connectivity to people living in urban areas. The company is...
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Orange Liberia begin operations

1 week 1 day ago
One of the world’s leading telecommunications operator, Orange has announced its Liberian subsidiary, Orange Liberia has commenced operations in the country as it looks to provide superior telecom services to its over 1.6 million customers. Orange entered into the country, which has a population of 4.6 million people and relatively low mobile penetration rate (70%...
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Irofit, Sokowatch & Vugapay win Innotribe’s Startup Challenge for Africa

1 week 1 day ago
Nigeria’s Irofit Technologies, Kenya’s Sokowatch and Rwanda’s VugaPay have emerged winners of Innotribe’s Startup Challenge for Africa for 2017, with each picking up US$11,100 (€10,000) cash prizes and a spot at this year’s Sibos in Toronto. Announced earlier this year, the challenge was aimed at giving young African financial technology startups the opportunity to showcase their products and receive expert...
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Microsoft to deliver cloud services from data centres in South Africa

1 week 1 day ago
Software giant, Microsoft has announced plans to deliver its complete cloud services from data centres situated in Africa – Johannesburg and Cape Town in South Africa – for the very first time. From the unnamed data centres, Microsoft will deliver Azure, Office 365, and Dynamics 365 to businesses and individuals in need of them, thereby...
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TechCrunch Battlefield is coming to Africa this October for the first time

1 week 1 day ago
TechCrunch Battlefield isn’t entirely new to startups in Africa. A couple have participated in the US$50,000 early stage startups contest – Nigeria’s agritech startup Foodstantly being the most recent participant. The competition has mostly been held in San Francisco and London. Things are about to change this time around as TechCrunch has announced a partnership...
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Tunisia’s Expensya raises US$1.1 million for international expansion

1 week 4 days ago
Tunisian expense management startup, Expensya has raised US$1.1 million from undisclosed private investors for Research and Development (R&D) and international expansion. Launched in 2014, Expensya’s cutting edge technology and apps, both mobile and web, make expense reporting management easy, secure, fast and smart. The apps save employees, managers and accountants a huge amount of time...
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Uber launches on-demand boat transport service in Egypt

1 week 4 days ago
World’s popular taxi hailing service, Uber has launched its on-demand boat transport service in Egpyt’s capital, providing users an alternative and fun way to beat Cairo’s traffic and get to their destinations. Known as UberBOAT, the service allows users to hail/request a boat on the Uber app, same way they’ll do for an Uber taxi,...
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CcHUB’s US$8 million Innovation Centre to open in 2020

1 week 5 days ago
The planned US$8 million Innovation Centre by Lagos-based incubator and accelerator, Co-creation Hub (CcHUB) will be ready for use in 2020, according to Quartz. The hub’s founder and CEO, ‘Bosun Tijani revealed plans of the new innovation centre few weeks back in response to talks in the industry on whether Yaba is truly Nigeria’s own...
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7th Mobile West Africa to hold in Lagos this week

2 weeks ago
All Amber, an organization that produces interactive, discussion-based events specifically aimed at high-level strategists in mobile technology across Africa, has announced the 7th edition of Mobile West Africa will hold in Lagos, Nigeria this week. Started as far back as 2011, the highly acclaimed technology conference brings together industry stakeholders to discuss pertinent issues as...
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Free Wi-Fi now available in parks, gardens across Lagos

2 weeks ago
Lagosians now have one more reason to visit parks and gardens dotting the State: to access the Internet. Thanks to the Lagos State Government and communications services company, MainOne Cable Company, parks and gardens across the State will now have free, reliable Wi-Fi Internet. This, of course, will enable Lagosians do things such as access...
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Former MTN Nigeria CEO, Ahmad Farroukh joins Smile Telecoms to lead operations

2 weeks 1 day ago
Pan-African telecommunications group, Smile Telecoms Holdings Ltd (“Smile”) has announced the appointment of Ahmad Farroukh to its Board as Executive Director, Operations. Ahmad, who has extensive experience working in Africa and an impressive ability to drive strategy and profitability, has worked at Investcom Holdings and the MTN Group where he held executive management positions. He was...
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Nigeria and Chelsea FC star, Victor Moses becomes Opera’s Ambassador in Africa

2 weeks 1 day ago
Victor Moses’ fantastic season at Chelsea FC has caught the attention of everyone across the world, including Norwegian software company best known for its mobile browser with the same name, Opera. The company has announced a partnership with the Nigerian professional football player, making him the brand ambassador of its Opera Mini browser, which is the...
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Merck opens applications for digital health accelerator in Kenya

2 weeks 1 day ago
Leading science and technology company, Merck has opened applications for its digital health accelerator program in Kenya, which will see selected startups receive mentoring and regular coaching, and financial support. Launched last year, the equity-free accelerator program runs for three months and is specifically designed to support early-stage startups in Africa focused on the field...
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AfriLabs Annual Gathering to hold in Egypt this October

2 weeks 1 day ago
AfriLabs, the largest network of technology and innovation hubs in Africa, has announced its Annual Gathering for this year will hold this coming October in Cairo, Egypt. Described as the biggest convergence of key stakeholders in the African technology ecosystem, the event brings together tech players on the continent to network, share ideas & experiences,...
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100 entrepreneurs selected for Cape Town’s #YouthStartCT Challenge

2 weeks 1 day ago
100 entrepreneurs have made it into the final of Cape Town’s #YouthStartCT Entrepreneurial Challenge where they’ll receive mentorship and training, and the opportunity to win cash prizes. Organized by the City of Cape Town’s Social Services Directorate, the challenge is aimed at contributing to business skills development, innovation and the growth of entrepreneurs in Cape...
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Last chance to apply for CcHUB’s Next Economy Accelerator

2 weeks 2 days ago
Nigeria’s social innovation centre, Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) and Next Economy are accepting applications for the 2017 Next Economy ‘Grow Your Business’ Accelerator, which will see the best two startups secure cash grants. The 3-month accelerator program is aimed at empowering startups with the potential to grow their business to create more jobs. It is tailored to help early stage startups grow...
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Andela Nigeria moves to new, epic headquarters in Lagos

2 weeks 4 days ago
Talent accelerator, Andela Nigeria has moved to a spanking new and epic headquarters in a bid to accommodate its growing employees and better support the Lagos tech ecosystem. Called EPIC, an acronym for the company’s core values – Excellent. Passion. Integrity. Collaboration – the new office will serve as Andela’s Lagos, Nigeria headquarters from henceforth....
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SA’s WeThinkCode_ secures US$4.4 million to train more software devs

2 weeks 4 days ago
South African not-for-profit organisation with a mission to train Africa’s future coding talent for free, WeThinkCode_ has secured US$4.4 million (R60 million) to train even more software developers. Launched 2016, WeThinkCode_ aims to transform technology education in order to bridge the gap between undeveloped talent and the desperate IT skills shortage in South Africa. For...
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