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AFC’s $900 Million Power Infrastructure Project in Ghana Gets Underway

AFC’s $900 Million Power Infrastructure Project in Ghana Gets Underway

In a bid to reaffirm its commitment to President Obama’s Power Africa initiative, the Africa Finance Corporation (AFC) today announced the ground-breaking of the USD$900 million Kpone Independent Power Project (Kpone IPP) in Ghana.


Online Petition Seeks 10 Million Signatures For A Fashola/Duke Presidential Ticket

An online petition on is seeking 10 million signatures for a presidential ticket that pairs Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State and former Governor of Cross River State, Donald Duke to run for the office of the President and Vice President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria respectively.


Meet BrianTab iw10, The First Nigerian Made Windows Tablet

For some years now, several Android tablets claiming to be locally made have been released into the African market, but most of them have hardly been tailored to the local market. By tailored, we mean the device having relevance to the needs in terms of apps and content as well as providing multiple use cases


JUMIA Receives $150 Million In New Round Of Funding

JUMIA has received a new round of funding amounting to €120 million (about $150 million USD) from its existing shareholders — MTN, Millicom and Rocket Internet — through the Africa Internet Group (AIG) to further strengthen the company’s position as the leading online retailer in Africa. With this latest cash injection, it brings the company’s

Google Brings Its Startup Launch Programme To Africa

Google has introduced its Startup Launch programme to hundreds of entrepreneurs in Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, and South Africa in a bid to help them fast track their tech start-ups with, yeah you guessed right, Google products. In case you don’t know, Startup Launch which was launched in June “provides startups in all stages with