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.
Google doodles, especially the ones that celebrate an event such as a country’s independence day, are always anticipated and revered. Since 2010, Google has been creating illustrative artwork that feature the colours, cultures, flags or fabrics of Nigeria.
Co-founder and developer lead of Tranzit, Rodney Jackson-Cole is leaving the start-up to continue his education.
Thanks to the proliferation of budget Android devices from manufacturers such as TECNO, Nigeria is now officially an Android nation.
Whogohost has emerged the largest domain name and web hosting company in Nigeria with over 7,000 domain names hosted on its servers, according to WebHosting.Info.
Telecommunications company, Airtel and music channel, TRACE have teamed up to launch what could become the biggest music competition in Africa, by allowing contestants to audition right from their phones for a chance to become the next big music star.
Mobile internet data subscribers in Nigeria now averages 65 million, according to data from the Nigerian Communications Commission as at June 2014.
As part of its drive to support new digital players and help them grow by accelerating innovation, Orange is launching its start-up accelerator programme, Orange Fab in Côte d’Ivoire.