AFRICA

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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….

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’…

DIDIX Lab
AFRICA

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…

AFRICA EMERGING TECH KENYA TECHNOLOGY

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…

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….

AFRICA BUSINESS GLOBAL KENYA

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…

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…

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…

AFRICA

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Afriex
AFRICA

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…

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…

Huawei Ads
AFRICA

Huawei Ads comes to Africa

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) has announced the expansion of their advertising business into overseas markets including the MEA (Middle East, Africa, and Pakistan) region. HUAWEI Ads is a supply-side and…

Pan-African Fintech Accelerator
AFRICA

Applications for Pan-African Fintech Accelerator now open

Funded by the SANAD Fund for MSME, in partnership with MEST Africa and Impact Lab, the Pan-African Fintech Accelerator is a six-month virtual program designed for high potential technology businesses…

tuk tuks on the move
AFRICA

Electric Tuk tuks arrive in East Africa courtesy of Sokowatch

Sokowatch, the innovative East African e-commerce platform, has announced the groundbreaking launch of electric tuk tuks to its delivery fleet in Uganda, making the vehicles the first to be used…

Africa50 Innovation Challenge
AFRICA

Africa50 unveils winners of its first Innovation Challenge

Africa50 unveiled the winners of the first edition of its Innovation Challenge, which aimed at sourcing innovative solutions, to help increase access to reliable and affordable internet connectivity in under-served…

Africa Tech
AFRICA

Africa Fintech Summit 2020 and APO Group Announce Partnership to Drive Opportunities in Africa Tech

Dedalus Global and Ibex Frontier are pleased to announce a strategic partnership with APO Group for Africa Fintech Summit 2020 (www.AfricaFintechSummit.com). The partnership is intended to catapult the growth of…

African Fintech Summit
AFRICA

5th Africa Fintech Summit to be held virtually

The fifth Africa Fintech Summit  will be hosted virtually this year through the Accelevents platform on November 9th, 10th, and 12th, 2020. The Summit takes place at the backdrop of the global COVID-19 pandemic that…

AFRICA

Facebook announces its new office in Lagos, Nigeria

In 2016 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stopped in Lagos, Nigeria in his first trip to sub-Saharan Africa, where he held meetings with developers and entrepreneurs to learn about the many…

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