FinAccess AFRICA

HAVAĂŤC backs FinAccess to grow across Africa

 Cape Town-headquartered venture capital (VC) firm HAVAĂŤC this week announced a US$500,000 investment in FinAccess, an East African headquartered software solutions provider that digitises community banks or SACCOs (Savings &…

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USIU’s Freida Brown To Be Replaced By Margee Ensign As New Vice Chancellor

The United States International University-Africa (USIU-Africa) University Council Chairman Kris Ole-Senanu has announced the appointment of Professor Margee Ensign as the new substantive Vice-Chancellor of USIU-Africa with effect from September…

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Visa Inc is ready to introduce futuristic shopping and payment experience in Sub-Saharan Africa

Last week we told you about the new Innovation Studio that Visa Inc had launched in Kenya for Sub-Saharan Africa, but what we didn’t do was tell you just what…

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game of learners season 3 AFRICA

Microsoft’s GOL Season 3 is here

In 2020 Microsoft launched Game of Learners, a competition that pitties groups of university students against each other to come up with robust applications that can solve a penitent societal…

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Google’s high-speed underwater internet cable arrives in Lomé, Togo

In 2019, Google announced the  Equiano subsea cable,  the first subsea cable to incorporate optical switching at the fiber-pair level, rather than the traditional approach of wavelength-level switching that is…

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Microsoft announces initiative to support 10,000 African startups over the next 5 years

Microsoft has announced new initiatives intended to accelerate the growth of 10,000 African start-ups and fast-track investment in Africa’s start-up ecosystem over the next five years. Through Microsoft for Startups…

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digital readiness AFRICA

Kenya ranks 1st in sub-Saharan Africa (17th globally) in digital readiness

 Leading African economies that have struggled to improve their infrastructure, business conditions and overall competitiveness are generally performing better against other emerging markets in areas that measure their digital skills…

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Microsoft ADC AFRICA

Microsoft ADC to host a Disability Inclusion event on 3rd, December, 2021

Microsoft Africa Development Center (Microsoft ADC), the engineering center for Microsoft, will host a Disability Inclusion event across Africa focused on engineering and non-engineering talents living with disabilities on the 3rd of…

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africa tech festival AFRICA

Winners of Africa Tech Festival 2021

Africa Tech Festival 2021 – WINNERS Celebrating Digital Democracy and Green Tech Champions Across Africa As the 24th Africa Tech Festival (with anchor events AfricaCom and AfricaTech) draws to a close…

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Rwanda Coding Academy AFRICA

Samsung to Equip Rwanda Coding Academy

Samsung Electronics launched their partnership with the Government of Rwanda through the Ministry of ICT and the Ministry of Education to equip the Rwanda Coding Academy. The launch for the…

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies AFRICA

IFC partners with Liquid Intelligent Technologies to boost Africa’s digital infrastructure

In efforts to support universal and affordable broadband access in Africa, the international financial institution, IFC has partnered with Liquid Intelligent Technologies (Liquid.Tech) to expand data center capacity and the rollout…

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egypt AFRICA

New report tracks emergence of Egypt as African tech startup powerhouse

Substantial increases in startup activity and a massive inflow of capital has seen Egypt establish itself as one of Africa’s “big four” within a relatively short period of time, with…

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Africacom AFRICA

Africa Tech Awards (AfricaCom) 2021 Shortlist

The Africa Tech Festival Awards (formerly known as AfricaCom Awards), turns 14 in 2021.  These established industry awards acknowledge and recognize innovations and innovators who are enabling transformation, inclusivity, and…

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TLcom Capital AFRICA

TLcom Capital Announces 3rd Africa Tech Female Founder Summit

TLcom Capital, the Africa-focussed venture capital firm, has officially announced the launch of the 2021 Africa Tech Female Founder Summit, which will be held virtually on Wednesday 13th October 2021….

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facebook accelerator programme AFRICA

2 Kenyans are awarded as winners of Facebook’s 2021 Community Accelerator Program in Africa

Facebook today announced the winners of the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program, highlighting the 13 Facebook community leaders from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The winners, who include the Teachers’…

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Huawei DIGIX Lab to empower developers on the African continent

For developers out there, having a designated space to go to when working on your next big App idea will without a doubt play an instrumental role in the successful…

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Digital Lessons Kenya Should Borrow from Estonia as President Kertsi Kaljulaid Tours the Country

Estonian President Kertsi Kaljulaid has said that Kenya has so much potential to leapfrog with the help of technology. The first-time female president who governs the world’s most advanced digital…

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2Africa AFRICA

New Branches for the 2Africa Subsea Cable System

The 2Africa consortium, comprised of China Mobile International, Facebook, MTN GlobalConnect, Orange, stc, Telecom Egypt, Vodafone and WIOCC, announced today the addition of four new branches to the 2Africa cable….

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Waste Management: The three R’s That Will See Nairobi County Move from Trash to Treasure

Nairobi, was initially a Green city in the sun owing to its geographical location, built on an interesting mix of rainforest and savanna grasslands, with several rivers running through. Since…

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Apps Up 2021 AFRICA

Huawei Apps UP 2021 is here, where are your Apps? $200, 000 in prizes up for grabs

The HUAWEI Apps UP 2021 contest is in full swing and all mobile App developers across the African continent are invited to showcase their best work.  HUAWEI is reminding all…

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The 2021 HMS App Innovation Contest AFRICA

Huawei extends the deadline for Africa developers in the 2021 HMS App Innovation Contest

Huawei has announced that developers across Africa have extra time to ensure their entries are submitted for the 2021 HMS App Innovation Contest, AppsUP, with the entry deadline extended to…

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Digital transformation initiative for Africa’s agri-food sector unveiled

An initiative that will avail digital tools and training resources to small-scale farmers and agriculture-linked small businesses in Africa has been launched. The programme is a partnership between Microsoft’s 4Afrika…

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Brand Africa 100® AFRICA

Brand Africa 100® ranks Samsung Electronics top in the electronics/computer category yet again

Samsung Electronics has proven its enduring popularity in Africa with the release of the latest Brand Africa 100® list. Samsung was ranked as number one in the electronics/computer category and third Most…

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ATU Africa Innovation Challenge AFRICA

ICT Innovators in Africa to Benefit from ATU Africa Innovation Challenge

The second edition of the ATU Africa Innovation Challenge was today launched by the African Telecommunications Union (ATU). ATU made the announcement in Nairobi-Kenya, in a virtual ceremony hosted with…

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Soliyana Gizaw AFRICA

Ten year old girl Soliyana Gizaw won the the inaugural AfriCANCode Challenge

Much has been written about the importance of advancing digital literacy on the African continent, especially among its younger citizens. With more than half of the world’s under-25s expected to…

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data science AFRICA

South African top Data Science Training Institute, opens learning in Kenya

South Africa’s world leading data science training institute, the Explore Data Science Academy (EDSA), will soon offer its range of online data science and data engineering courses in Kenya.  This…

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mobile money fraud AFRICA

Mobile money fraud cost Africa USD 4 billion last year, and tech companies join hands to mitigate that

European technology companies Evina and Telecoming have signed a global alliance to work hand in hand in promoting DCB as the safest and most appropriate payment method in the new…

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Game of Learners AFRICA

That Game of Learners (GOL) program by Microsoft is back for season 2

Remember Game of Learners? If not click here.  Microsoft has announced the kick-off of Season 2 of the Game of Learners (GOL) program, an initiative aimed at enhancing digital and…

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Y Combinator-backed Afriex raises $1.2m seed round as it expands across Africa

Y Combinator-backed fintech startup Afriex has raised a seed funding round worth US$1.2 million as it bids to scale its payments and remittances platform across Africa. Founded in late-2019, Afriex…

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tech4dev AFRICA

Microsoft and Tech4Dev to train girls and women across Africa in coding

Microsoft and non-profit social enterprise, Tech4Dev have partnered on an initiative to train girls and women across Africa in coding and deep tech skills, aiming to bridge the digital and…

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