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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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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…

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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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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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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Jack Ma Foundation AFRICA

Jack Ma Foundation announces 7 Judges for the Semi Finalists of Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative

The semi-finalist judging panel for this year’s Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) have been announced. The ANPI is a prize competition for African entrepreneurs spearheaded by the Jack Ma Foundation….

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AFRICA

Sports Betting in Africa- What is fuelling it?

A few days ago I watched a video of Tanzania fan of Yanga (Young Africans Sports Club) talking about how he was feeling bad after losing the match to arch…

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AFRICA

One Source Live A Festival of ‘Creative Revolutionaries’

People all over the world can’t stop talking about One Source Live A Festival of ‘Creative Revolutionaries’, and they’re already looking forward to it. Finding other festivals that specifically celebrate…

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ShowMax Kenya AFRICA

Focus on local content is giving ShowMax Kenya an edge over competition

If you have a few million dollars and you want to enter into competition with a company like Netflix that is worth almost a billion dollars then you have already…

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Verve Card AFRICA

12 Banks in Kenya sign to use Verve Card (The first African card that competes with Visa and MasterCard)

Interswitch Group has announced that 12 Banks in Kenya have signed with Verve International. Verve International is the company’s payment solution which allows customers to make payments across the lenders’ network in over 3,000 point of…

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Spending habits of Youth consumers in Sub-Sahara Africa

  Youth consumers in Sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) are very image conscious and are spending over 50% of their earnings on personal care items, this is according to a recent GeoPoll…

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AFRICA

Finally, Airtel Africa on a path to profit

Airtel Africa is on a path to profit. This is according to the latest financial report that puts Airtel Africa at a $90 million loss- $80 million less than the…

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Total AFRICA

Total will acquire a stake of 21.6% from Tullow Oil’s exploration interests in the Lake Albert project in Uganda

French oil and gas company, Total, will acquire a stake of 21.6 percent from Tullow Oil’s exploration interests in the Lake Albert development in Uganda. The deal is approximately valued…

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NexTech Africa AFRICA

NexTech Africa : Microsoft’s new flagship technology event tailored for Africa happening in Kenya come February, 2017

NexTech Africa is Microsoft’s new flagship technology event tailored for Africa. It was created by Africans currently working at Microsoft. Nairobi, Kenya’s capital, is back again into the limelight. It…

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AFRICA

#Blog4Dev Contest: Enter the World Bank blogging competition for a chance to win an all-expense paid trip to Washington DC

The #Blog4Dev Contest is an ideas-sharing platform. The platform is mainly focused for youth in Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda. It is a brainchild of the World Bank. This year, the…

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AFRICA

Liquid Telecom marks its entry into Tanzania by acquiring controlling stake in Raha, Tanzania’s largest ISP

Growth is inevitable and Liquid Telecom knows that. This is why the firm has acquired a controlling stake in Tanzania’s largest Internet Service Provider (ISP), Raha. With this move Liquid…

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AFRICA

East Africa’s Largest Solar Plant Starts Operations

Located on a 33 acre plot of land in Soroti District, the power plant has the potential to increase its net output capacity by a further 20MW of solar energy….

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AFRICA

United Kingdom makes a commitment to deliver Uganda from energy poverty

The United Kingdom has committed to help Uganda create a more modern and inclusive economy through an agreement signed between the two governments.  The pact is meant to reduce energy…

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AFRICA

Britain won’t turn its back on Africa following Brexit

Brexit does not mean that the British government will turn its back on Africa. Speaking at the first ever Africa Trade Forum which is being hosted by the Economic Commission…

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AFRICA

ICT experts rally for a common reporting framework on ICT and development for Africa

Over 32 countries have assembled in Addis Ababa for the annual Africa review and follow up of the progress in achieving the World Summit on Information (WSIS) outcomes. The experts…

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AFRICA

Little Ride, a taxi hailing service by Craft Silicon and Safaricom, to launch in Nigeria and Uganda early in 2017

Craft Silicon have their ambitions set on a bigger picture. With the backing of Safaricom Limited they were able to launch a taxi hailing service dubbed Little Ride. Their first…

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AFRICA

TV White Spaces Brings New Cheaper Internet Acesss at 300 a Month

Remember TV White Spaces? The  Microsoft initiative to bring internet to the masses? Well, It’s on, ladies and gentlemen. Microsoft has been touting the beauty of this technology in ‘Empowering…

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