iDEA, the government-backed, not-for-profit organisation that supports the development of indigenous skills and capabilities in software development has launched a new entrepreneurship programme called FAST, an acroynm for ‘Fostering and Accelerating Startups in Tech’.
Leading retail bank, Diamond Bank Plc, has announced the launch of a finger print recognition feature on its Mobile App, a first in Africa.
Despite the fact that Nigeria has the largest mobile phone subscriber base in Africa with mobile internet data subscriptions reaching 65 million monthly, according to the Nigeria Communications Commission, a recent report shows that Nigerians use their computers more than their mobile devices to make bookings for hotels online.
Leading pan-African integrated payment, processing and transaction switching company, Interswitch today announced the launch of a $10 million USD ‘ePayment Growth Fund’ which has already made its first investment.
InMobi, a leading mobile advertising platform, today announced that it reached over one billion unique mobile devices on its network in Q4 2014, making it the only mobile-first advertising platform to reach this landmark milestone. The key InMobi network statistics show that over 100 million consumers interact with InMobi at least six times per day…
The African Blogger Awards are back! The first edition of the African Blogger Awards held last year recognised the leading online and social influencers and bloggers across the African continent, in terms of their reach, resonance and relevance. Just like last year’s, the awards are open to Bloggers, Instagrammers, Tweeters, Facebookers and YouTubers across Africa, …
With partnership from Edutech Software Solutions, a Lagos-based Education Technology company that designed and developed an indigenous and comprehensive eLearning solution for the programme, the University has made it possible for its students to learn on-the-go, from anywhere in the world, for the first time.
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.
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security has announced the deployment of prepaid EMV banking cards to complement Vodacom’s m-pesa mobile wallet service in South Africa.
Online money transfer service, WorldRemit and African telecoms giant, MTN have signed a global partnership that will enable WorldRemit customers to send remittances instantly to MTN’s Mobile Money customers.
Back in March 2013, we reported that international online payment service, Stripe may be making its way into Africa. Well, it hasn’t officially launched as a payment platform yet, but it has allowed merchants in some African countries to accept payments using its API.
Leading Pay-TV channel, DStv has launched a new app called DStv Now that basically allows you to stream and watch Live TV and download your favourite DStv CatchUp content on your mobile phone and tablets.
The world’s largest mobile advertising network, Opera has acquired AdVine, a South African mobile ad network for an undisclosed fee, in what appears to be the company’s first acquisition in the region.
An online petition on Change.org 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.
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 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 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…
German-based venture builder, Rocket Internet today released key financial results from 12 of its leading companies, including JUMIA, the company’s largest e-commerce operation in Africa.
Here are the 13 of the most promising education start-ups in Africa for 2014.
A new MEST incubator startup, Beam is attempting to use Bitcoin technology to allow Africans to remit money, cheaply and instantly.