In a bid to understand and engage with digital audiences across Africa, the British Broadcasting Corporation through its international news service, BBC World Service and it’s digital innovations team, Connected Studio, recently held a two-day hackathon in Nairobi, Kenya.
Africa Courier Express (ACE), formerly A-Post, a Nigeria-based and Africa-focused technology driven e-commerce logistics and warehousing firm has received funding of US$850,000 from Interswitch’s recently launched ePayment Growth Fund, as part of a $2.6 million USD investment that would enable the company expand across Africa.
These startups cater to local problems, such as Poeyek’s specifically designed tablet for informal economies, Green Energy’s car and generator ready petrol derived from plastic waste and Lumkani’s smoke detector for slums or densely populated areas.
In this post in the Innovation in Africa series, we take a critical look at how big data is helping BIOFEM to fight counterfeit drugs using a mobile-based solution.
The Innovation in Africa series explores how big data and other key technologies are creating huge opportunities for a smarter life in Africa. Interestingly, a convergence of these technologies is now a key source of competitive advantage for organisations around the world.
It seems that earlier talks between Vodacom and Spotify to launch in South Africa have fallen apart, as latest reports from Bloomberg suggests that Deezer may have agreed a deal with the telecoms company to expand further into Africa, ahead of its rival.
Carporter is launching its online vehicle export service in Nigeria that allows users to find, buy and import cars directly from U.S. dealers through its secure online platform.
TruSpot, the Africa-focused music social network has rolled out a major upgrade on its platform that allows users discover, listen and share songs from their favourite African music artists.
Now that Rocket Internet, the German-based venture builder with stakes in JUMIA, the leading e-commerce site in Africa, is preparing to go public on October 2, we got a hint to look into its financials and see what the numbers say about its largest operation in Africa, JUMIA.
Remember the mobile messaging service with the most audacious goal of becoming the WhatsApp for the world’s over 5 billion feature phones? The awesome app out of Ghana’s MEST that allows you to message your phone contacts, Facebook contacts and have anonymous streetchats at a go, even from a feature phone.
A new taxi-sharing service called KabuKabu (pronounced, Kah-boo-kah-boo) has launched to help you share rides and split the fares to and fro work with your colleagues, friends and others.
In a deal that underscores the importance of mobile in the retail sector, Africa’s leading price comparison service, PriceCheck and the continent’s leading mobile operator, MTN Group have launched a co-branded shopping discovery app in Nigeria, similar to the one announced in South Africa back in March.
Here’s a guide to setting up a verified PayPal individual account in Nigeria.
Volo, the cloud-based service that is bringing a significantly less expensive way to deliver high-speed broadband Internet to Africa has been launched in Gulu, a town located in Northern Uganda, about 300 km (by road) from Uganda’s capital city of Kampala.
After making great strides in the flight and hotel booking space, Africa’s leading online travel company, Wakanow is now getting into the bus ticketing space in Nigeria with the recent acquisition of online bus ticketing start-up, Oya.com.ng, Techloy has learnt.
While Google was busy throwing in the trowel on its online local classified ads product, Trader (launched in 2011) in late 2013, one of its execs, Lola Masha was eyeing the opportunity that lied in this fast-growing e-commerce space, albeit with a competitor.
Online retailer, Konga is experiencing major issues with its affiliate programme launched last October which basically allows blogs and websites to earn a commission for selling Konga products through their platforms, Techloy has learnt.
Three young developers, Zachary Collins (19), Dustin Snider (19) and Ahmad Mukoshy (24), have teamed up to build Yarnfeed, a new way to share and connect with topics that interests you in Nigeria.
DailyPost, one of the leading online newspapers in Nigeria, has began legal action against Naij over an alleged piracy of several of its news reports, TechLoy has learnt.
Raphael Afaedor, the former co-CEO of JUMIA Nigeria who officially left the Rocket Internet-backed e-commerce company in January 2014, is finally breaking his silence today with the announcement of a new venture.