Ghana: Social network LoveRealm rebrands

January 27, 2015 • StartupsComments (0)

LoveRealm, the Christian social network based in Accra, Ghana has revealed that it has rebranded its current landing page. Speaking to the press, Yaw Ansong Jnr, CEO of LoveRealm stated that: “The essence of the redesign of our landing page is to announce to the world our re-branding efforts.” Yaw Ansong Jnr continued by saying ...

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Moving beyond the start-up phase

January 27, 2015 • Opinion, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Building a great business in Africa involves more than just hard work, good networking skills, and a fair degree of luck. Whilst the core of any good business venture in Africa is a business that enables you to satisfy a customer’s need in a unique or...

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Technology will drive growth in Africa over the next five years

January 22, 2015 • Opinion, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Chika Nwobi and Kresten Buch of Nigerian startup accelerator and funding programme 440ng discuss, with IT News Africa, the tech trends which will shape Africa in the next five years. Africa is booming and a lot of this economic growth stems from investment in...

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Fintech startup reveals money transfer service for West Africa

January 21, 2015 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Azimo, an online money transfer service, has revealed that consumers across Europe can now send money to recipients in Benin, Burkina Faso, Ivory Coast, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo in West African CFA francs for instant cash pick-up. Michael...


South Africa: GoMetro Mini to support 11 official languages

January 19, 2015 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

South African transport mapping start-up GoMetro has introduced a new version of its mobile transport application site GoMetro Mini. According to the developers, GoMetro has now been equipped with all 11 official South African languages. According to the...

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7 start-ups built on Ampion Venture Bus in Tunisia

December 29, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Seven start-ups have emerged from the Ampion Venture Bus in Tunisia during 2014. After the Grand Final at Tunisia’s university ESPRIT, a jury of high-level investors, bankers and decision makers from the Maghreb region crowned the eventual winners...

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Microsoft to support start-ups in Nigeria

December 12, 2014 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Microsoft and 88mph have revealed the expansion of the Microsoft Ventures program into Nigeria. As part of the 4Afrika Initiative, the collaboration, according to both parties, will help improve start-ups’ productivity by offering tools, resources,...

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Ampion Venture Bus to create ICT start-ups in Tunisia

December 8, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

From December 14 to December 19 the final Ampion Venture Bus will embark on a journey to create innovative ICT start-ups when travelling throughout Tunisia. Tunisia, has become famous for its lively scene of bloggers and engaged citizens. Fittingly, the...

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Nigeria: Airtel reveals Catapult-a-Startup initiative

December 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria has revealed an entrepreneurial initiative named ‘Catapult-a-Startup,’ a platform which aims to inspire innovation and assist start-up mobile app developers towards actualising their business goals and dreams. With this initiative,...

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Nigeria: NITDA to train 600 youths in software & technology

December 3, 2014 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The Subsidy Reinvestment Programme, SURE-P, has signed a partnership agreement with the National Information Technology Development Agency, NITDA to train a selected group of youths in the field of software and technology. According to, the...

To qualify for the fund, start-ups must have a working product or service with an active user base that demonstrate their ability to create transformative solutions

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Kenya: Safaricom reveals USD 1 Million venture fund

November 27, 2014 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Kenyan operator, Safaricom, has revealed a USD 1 million venture fund. The fund is aimed at accelerating the development of mobile applications. According to Safaricom, the Spark Venture Fund will be offered to mobile ICT start-ups based in Kenya, either...

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Zimbabwe: Avelgood Apps announces 10 millionth download

November 26, 2014 • StartupsComments (0)

Avelgood Apps is a mobile apps development firm based in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. According to the company, its apps have now been downloaded a cumulative 10 million times. Avelgood published its first app, a flashlight app, on Nokia Ovi Store in August 2012 and...

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Microsoft set to drive innovation in North Africa

November 20, 2014 • North Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

At this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES) in Morocco, Microsoft signed a new strategic alliance with Tunisian startup Saphon Energy, a company that specialises in the research and development of wind energy. The company also introduced the first...

According to Tigo, the installation is set to enhance customer experience and reduce the inconvenience of customers having to memorise the various short codes for different products and services.

Rwanda: Think Incubator invests in 4 new start-ups

October 15, 2014 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

Rwandan technology incubator Think, in association with Tigo and Millicom, has unveiled its first round of companies selected for support. According to Think, the four selected teams represent innovative digital private sector services that demonstrate the...

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MainOne secures deal with Lagos Garage start-up hub

October 14, 2014 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian provider MainOne, has secured a deal with Lagos Garage. According to the company the deal will ensure that the start-ups will have the high-speed internet service they need to build and deliver their products. The is a fund and...


New African music-based social network on the rise

October 3, 2014 • StartupsComments (0)

TruSpot is attempting to make listening and sharing of music easier and more social. The online social network has upgraded its services in order to make this happen. According to the social network: “We have hit the reset and wiped out all former data,...