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Applications for the Mastercard Start Path Global 2017 open until April 23, 2017. (image: mastercard.us)

Mastercard Seeks Innovative Startups for Start Path Global 2017 Class

April 12, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mastercard invites startups who are reshaping the future of commerce to apply for the Start Path Global 2017 class, the company’s global initiative to support innovative later-stage start ups. The programme is open to startups from across the world who are rethinking banking and payments and have raised a significant seed or Series A round [&hellip...

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Alex Acton, WWC Head of Business in Africa.

World Wide Creative (WWC) expands into Africa

April 10, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, West AfricaComments Off on World Wide Creative (WWC) expands into Africa

Innovation Agency, WWC is quickly becoming recognised as an agency that understands a continent with very unique business challenges. Through its partnerships with global brands, they have provided digital services in Ghana, Cameroon, Uganda, Zambia, Rwanda,...

Norman Moyo, CEO of Cumii.

Cumii: Bringing connected Things and Transformation to Africa

February 15, 2017 • East Africa, General, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Cumii: Bringing connected Things and Transformation to Africa

Cumii is a pan-African IoT company that focuses on disruptive technology that transforms Africa. Its philosophy and DNA is built from the “The Internet of Things” (a vision where everything is connected), “Machine to Machine” and Big Data. Recently,...

The Innotribe Start Up Challenge will return to Africa for its 3rd consecutive year. (Image source: Swift)

Africa’s chance: 10,000 EUR Startup Challenge returns

January 31, 2017 • Africa By Region, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s chance: 10,000 EUR Startup Challenge returns

SWIFT Innotribe, one of the worlds leading startup competitions, announced today that the Startup Challenge for Africa is open for applications. In its third successive year, the Startup Challenge will be part of SWIFT’s African Regional Conference (ARC)...

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MTN invests $1 million to change perceptions of African history

January 26, 2017 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN invests $1 million to change perceptions of African history

With a US$1 million dollar donation, MTN Group has confirmed its backing of a United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) led drive to rewrite Africa’s history from an African perspective, through the General History of Africa...

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10 African startups to watch in 2017

January 25, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 10 African startups to watch in 2017

In Africa, technology and startups continue to grow as more people search for solutions to everyday problems. African Tech startups raised upwards of US$129 million in funding in 2016 and this is expected to grow in the coming years. Disrupt Africa monitors...

18 African startups to compete at Seedstars Summit.. (image: startups.com)

Startups from 18 African countries to compete for $1 million

January 24, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Startups from 18 African countries to compete for $1 million

African startups to pitch for funding at Seedstars global final in April. The startups are from 18 African countries and will take part in the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland. The summit according to Disrupt Africa will give startups the opportunity to pitch...

Siemans African Digitalisation Maturity Report 2017 (Image Source: http://ebooks.capgemini-consulting.com/)

Digitalisation could add $300 billion to African economy by 2026

January 24, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Digitalisation could add $300 billion to African economy by 2026

Digitialisation in African countries could see $300 billion added to the continents economy by 2026 according to a report released on Monday by global technology firm Siemans. The assessment was sent to Siemens’ existing and potential clients in the...

A 17% rise in number of African tech startups funded in 2016.

African tech startups funding rises by 17%

January 23, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

A report released today by Disrupt Africa, Disrupt African Tech Start Up Funding Report, showed that 146 startups from across the African content raised $ 129,133,200 in funding over the course of 2016. This is coupled with a 16.8% rise from 2015 in the...

Africa's 7 Highest Internet Penetrated Countries.

15 Best Countries For Business in Africa

January 20, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 15 Best Countries For Business in Africa

The African continent is buzzing with potential. Rich in natural resources, a hardworking population, and huge gaps and opportunities for anyone who wants to succeed in business. Yes there are challenges, but there is also huge potential for growth in almost...

Nokia announces update to IMPACT solution.

African first: Nokia, Ooredoo Algeria achieve 1 Terabit-per-second

January 10, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on African first: Nokia, Ooredoo Algeria achieve 1 Terabit-per-second

Working in partnership, Ooredoo Algeria and Nokia have successfully achieved a ground-breaking transmission speed of 1.2 terabits per second over optical fibre in Africa’s first field trial of innovative optical communications technology.   The trial...

The agreement between Societe Generale and American Express involves both online sales and POS payments through electronic payment terminals.

Societe Generale partners with American Express in Africa

December 1, 2016 • Finance, North Africa, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Societe Generale partners with American Express in Africa

Societe Generale (SocieteGenerale.com) announces that it has signed a merchant acquiring partnership with American Express (AmericanExpress.com) in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where the Bank operates. These countries include Benin, Burkina Faso,...

Bruce Zhou, CEO, AXILSPOT.

AXILSPOT expands operations to the Middle East and Africa

November 29, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AXILSPOT expands operations to the Middle East and Africa

AXILSPOT has launched its operation in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. As part of its regional expansion plans, the company will appoint reputed distributors and strengthen its channel network by onboarding partners across the region. AXILSPOT offers...

Necessities for your eCommerce site. (image: garagestock)

Key contributors to the rise of eCommerce in Africa

November 24, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Key contributors to the rise of eCommerce in Africa

E-Commerce has rapidly grown in the recent years across Africa and the world at large. This is conceivably because of the plentiful positive outcomes it has had on various industries including travel, tourism, and hospitality sectors, with a ripple effect on...

Nokia announces update to IMPACT solution.

Nokia enables Orange Egypt to launch personalized services faster

September 9, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Top StoriesComments Off on Nokia enables Orange Egypt to launch personalized services faster

Orange Egypt has commissioned Nokia to deploy its Subscriber Data Management (SDM) platform to be able to launch new, customized services faster to its subscribers. The platform, based on Nokia One-NDS (One-Network Directory Server) platform, will consolidate...

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Africa could become ‘The New China’, says Frost & Sullivan

August 26, 2016 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa could become ‘The New China’, says Frost & Sullivan

Africa has been identified as the continent with the potential to become the next China. Africans have embraced mobile communication technologies faster than any other parts of the world and the continent is being recognised as the next potential enabler of...