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This Tanzanian Clean Tech Company Aims To Light Up Africa In A Decade

Tanzania-based clean technology company, Off Grid Electric, has received $7 million from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital and Omidyar Network to deliver electricity through solar energy to millions of homes in Africa by 2025.


The Awareness And Usage Of Mobile Money Remains Low in Nigeria [REPORT]

Since the Cash-less Policy was introduced in Nigeria in March 2012, the landscape for digital financial services such as mobile money, card payments and electronic funds transfers has changed rapidly, but the awareness and usage of these services remain low, according to a new study by EFInA and InterMedia.


Tony Elumelu’s Heirs Holdings Invests In U.S. Space Technology Startup, Planet Labs

San Francisco-based Heirs Holdings, the pan-African proprietary investment company founded by former United Bank for Africa Group CEO, Tony Elumelu, has announced an undisclosed investment in US start-up Planet Labs.


2013 In Review: Google’s Most Significant Projects For Africa

Here are our editor’s picks of Google’s most significant initiatives and projects for the African continent in 2013.


Google Is Quietly Building “Project Link” A Fibre-Optic Backbone Infrastructure in Africa

Internet search giant, Google announced on Wednesday that it will be making one of its biggest moves yet in Africa as it launches Project Link, its fibre-optic backbone infrastructure to turbo-charge broadband access in the region.

Facebook Brings Secure Browsing For Web And Mobile Users By Default

Facebook has announced that it is bringing secure browsing by default to its web and mobile users. The company said that your browser is told to communicate with Facebook using a secure connection, as indicated by the “https” rather than “http” in https://www.facebook.com. This uses Transport Layer Security (TLS), formerly known as Secure Sockets Layer

Arsenal FC And Sterling Bank To Issue Co-Branded Debit Cards In Nigeria

England-based Arsenal Football Club has announced a new partnership with Sterling Bank to issue co-branded debit cards in Nigeria. According to a statement on the club’s website, the card will offer a range of Club-related benefits and incentives to Sterling Bank’s customers and Arsenal fans in Nigeria such as official merchandise and tickets to see


Interswitch Spins Off Its Two Core Divisions For Regional And International Growth

In a move that would see its core divisions — Verve (the payment card solution) and Switching & Processing (the switching platform) — focus on their core competencies and best facilitate regional and international expansion, leading payment processing and transaction switching company, Interswitch, today announced that it has separated both businesses.