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AIG Express Wants To Be The Logistics Network For Logistics Services in Africa

AIG Express Wants To Be The Logistics Network For Logistics Services in Africa

It has been said that one of the key factors, perhaps the most important in building successful e-commerce ecosystems in any market boils down to one word: Logistics. That’s why e-commerce players in Africa such as Konga’s KExpress and ACE (founded by former Rocket Internet directors) have begun keying into that area in order to


Startup Week Is Coming To Lagos This July

Startup Week, a 5-day event that brings entrepreneurs, local leaders, and friends together to build momentum and opportunity around the technology community’s unique entrepreneurial culture and identity is coming to Lagos in July. The event, which consists of keynote sessions, meetups, panel discussions, workshops, pitches as well as several networking opportunities would provide the knowledge,


Kenya’s FinTech Startup, Weza Tele Acquired By AFB For $1.7 Million

Kenyan financial technology startup, Weza Tele has been acquired by financial services group AFB for US$1.7 million, reports Disrupt Africa. In a statement on the company’s website, chief executive officer, Hilda Moraa said: “Weza Tele Ltd is pleased to announce that we are now part of AFB, a pioneering organization providing credit access to customers


Africa-Focused Technology Logistics Company, ACE To Receive $2.6 Million USD In Funding

Africa Courier Express (ACE), formerly A-Post, a Nigeria-based and Africa-focused technology driven e-commerce logistics and warehousing firm has received funding of US$850,000 from Interswitch’s recently launched ePayment Growth Fund, as part of a $2.6 million USD investment that would enable the company expand across Africa.

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Vigitabs Allow OAU’s Online Distance Learning Students Learn On-The-Go

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.


Meet The 8 African Startups To Compete At Seedstars World Final Competition

These startups cater to local problems, such as Poeyek’s specifically designed tablet for informal economies, Green Energy’s car and generator ready petrol derived from plastic waste and Lumkani’s smoke detector for slums or densely populated areas.


Meet The 23 Entrepreneurs That Got Into The Green Pioneer Acceleration Program

Impact Amplifier, Growth Africa, VC4Africa and Hivos has announced its next set of entrepreneurs selected to participate in the 2015 Green Pioneer Acceleration Program. The Green Pionner Acceleration Program is a business accelerator that seeks to support social enterprises with innovative products and services concerned about the effects of climate change. 11 committed entrepreneurs were