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The Facebook Small Business Store provides information & inspiration for small businesses

The Facebook Small Business Store provides information & inspiration for small businesses

If you run a small business on Facebook and you’re looking to grow it to a very enviable height, you might want to check out The Facebook Small Business Store. The Facebook Small Business Store houses useful materials that are designed to inspire, educate and support small businesses to grow with Facebook. From the store,


Cre8 to house FinTech startups in Nigeria for one year for free

Cre8, Nigeria’s first FinTech hub, has announced it is searching the best and most innovative FinTech startups in Nigeria to house at its space for one year for free. The startups it is looking for must be focused on exploiting the Nigerian market and have capabilities in machine learning, lending, digital banking solutions, trading, cyber


SEACOM’s channel partners in South Africa increases, to launch Business solutions in Kenya

SEACOM, Africa’s foremost network service provider and ICT enabler, has announced that its channel partners in South Africa servicing the business market has increased to more than 65 companies of all sizes, up from 20 in October last year. In addition, the company, together with the channel partners, has been processing orders from business customers


Kenyan startup, Ongair opens Hong Kong office

When Ongair, a service that enables businesses to engage with their customers on instant messaging (IM) platforms such as WhatsApp, WeChat and Messenger, raised funds from Nest, a global accelerator, late last year, it had its eyes on the Asian market. Today, the Kenyan startup has announced the opening of its new South-east Asia headquarters


SA SME financier, BPL launches in Uganda, to further extend services across Africa

Business Partners Limited (BPL), a leading risk financier for local small and medium enterprise (SMEs), has launched in Uganda as it looks to permanently expand its investment model across Africa. Business Partners International (BPI) Uganda – located in Kampala – will provide customised financial solutions, sectoral knowledge, mentorship, and other added-value services to formal small


Interactive Intelligence launches customer engagement cloud service for South African businesses

Interactive Intelligence Group Inc., a global leader of cloud services for customer engagement, communications and collaboration, has announced the launch of a new customer engagement cloud service for businesses throughout South Africa. The unique PureCloud Engage℠ architecture, along with its advanced functionality, fast deployment, and simple month to month subscription terms offer contact centres accelerated


Western Union Business Solutions Launches Digital B2B Platform to Drive SME Growth Internationally

Western Union Business Solutions, a business segment of The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, has announced the launch of a digital business-to-business (B2B) platform which will enable small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to trade internationally with confidence and ease. The platform – WU EDGE – has been described as ‘ground-breaking’ for


Messenger Integrates KLM For Easy Travel Bookings And Flight Management

Online social networking giant, Facebook has announced the integration of KLM into Messenger, its instant messaging service, for easy travel bookings and flight management. With the integration, travellers can receive their KLM flight confirmation message, access their KLM boarding pass, receive check-in reminders, and get flight status updates right inside Messenger. Travellers also have the


Sudanese Government launches online stock market

The Sudanese Government has announced the launch of an online stock market in the country’s capital, Khartoum – a landmark development in the Sudan’s financial history. The online trading system will be instrumental in promoting rapid development of the Khartoum Stock Exchange Market, which is a central element in the country’s financial market. The e-trading


Tata Communications, Anam to help MNOs fight against SMS fraud and grey routing

Tata Communications, a leading provider of A New World of Communications, has partnered world’s fastest growing application-to-person (A2P) messaging monetisation service provider, Anam to support mobile network operators (MNOs) in the fight against SMS fraud and grey routing. The partnership will see both parties create an end-to-end solution that helps mobile network operators globally to


Jumia launches ‘Credit Card on Delivery’ payment method in Egypt

Jumia, Africa’s leading e-commerce platform, has announced the launch of a new payment method in Egypt which allows customers to pay using their credit card right at their doorstep. Through a partnership with PayMob and MasterCard, the ‘Credit Card on Delivery’ payment method will be effected through Mobile POS. Hesham Safwat, CEO Jumia Egypt said,


iHub Consulting launches developer-on-demand service

The consulting arm of iHub, a Nairobi-based part co-working space, part vector for investors and part pre-incubator for startups, has announced the launch of a developer-on-demand service. Through the service, iHub Consulting’s team of 16 developers (Python/Django, PHP/Laravel, AngularJs, HTML5/CSS3/SASS, frontend design, DevOps, Android) will help both small and big businesses get their project moving


Cranium One officially opens for business today

Cranium One, a warm, open and inviting shared workspace for entrepreneurs and small businesses, is set to officially open for business today, March 18, 2016. Located in Victoria Island in Lagos, Cranium One seeks to foster collaboration, openness, innovation, creativity, community, accessibility and sustainability. The working space houses hot desks side by side. Meeting rooms

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Uber to expand into Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana

Uber, the U.S-headquartered uber taxi hailing service, has announced plans to expand into Tanzania, Uganda and Ghana before the year runs out. As it preps to launch in these countries, Uber will focus on convincing traditional taxi drivers to work for them. This is because traditional taxi drivers see Uber as a threat to their


Clavister opens office in North Africa to drive growth in the region

Clavister, a leading security provider for fixed, mobile and virtual network environments, has announced the opening of an office in North Africa to give direct sales and technical support to its customers and partners in the whole region. To ensure customers gets the best of sale services and technical support, a team of sales and


AccorHotels now available on Jovago

AccorHotels, a world leading hotel operator, is now available on Jovago, a leading online hotel booking platform in Africa, following the signing of an innovative partnership between both parties. The partnership would firstly involve the incorporation of 30 AccorHotels hotels located in 13 countries on the Jovago platform and then, the overall hotels of the


Mahindra Comviva partners Mondial Multimedia, to strengthen its digital music portfolio in Africa

Mahindra Comviva, a global leader in providing mobility solutions, has announced a partnership with Mondial Multimedia, a leading partner of mobile media platforms in Africa, to further strengthen its digital music content portfolio in Africa. The partnership will see Mondial Multimedia provide the most popular content from local artists like Josey, Serge Beynaud, Force One,


Innovating Justice partners OIIE, set to launch Lagos hub

In a bid to nurture the Lagos (and Nigeria) entrepreneurship buzz with some legal innovation, the Innovating Justice Accelerator has announced a partnership with the Nigerian Office for ICT Innovation and Entrepreneurship (OIIE). Through the partnership, both organizations will support Nigerian-based entrepreneurs using cutting-edge technology to develop solutions aimed at empowering citizens and small-and-medium enterprises


IHS acquires HTN’s tower sites in Nigeria

IHS Holding Limited (“IHS”), a mobile telecommunications infrastructure provider in Africa, Europe and the Middle East, has announced the acquisition of 1,211 diversified tower sites belonging to Helios Towers Nigeria Limited (“HTN”), the pioneer of tower infrastructure sharing in Africa. The transaction, which is still subject to requisite regulatory approvals, will see IHS acquire the


Safaricom partners Flytxt for customer experience improvement

Safaricom, the largest integrated telecommunication service provider in Kenya, has announced a partnership with Flytxt, a leading mobile consumer analytics solution provider for enterprises, for the deployment of its Customer Value Management (CVM) solutions. Flytxt will use its advanced analytics powered solutions to enable Safaricom improve customer experience through personalized and contextually relevant engagement with