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Kenya: ICT start-ups to get boost from upcoming innovation showcase

February 26, 2015 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

The ICT Authority has announced that Kenya will hold the inaugural ICT Innovation forum, bringing together novel technology-based ideas, solutions and practices on the 2nd – 3rd March, 2015 at KICC, Nairobi. The forum which has a national outlook will be graced by the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta. The event, which will bring together ...

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Nigeria: Airtel set to fund 7 start-ups

February 18, 2015 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria has invested in seven entrepreneurs with exceptional apps and business start-up ideas with a sum of 1 million Naira each. According to the company, this is to support entrepreneurship initiatives, empower application developers and start-ups,...

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Uganda: Africa 118 launches online business directory

February 17, 2015 • East Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (1)

According to start up “Africa 188″, you can now find local services in Uganda at the click of the button. The East African tech firm, which has been supplying a mobile directory service in Kenya that bridges the information gap for both...

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Startups will dominate e-commerce in 2015

February 12, 2015 • Opinion, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

2015 will see many more new e-commerce start-ups along with continued growth and innovation by established niche players, predicts PayGate CEO, Peter Harvey. According to Harvey, “Five years ago we’d load ten start-ups onto our payment gateway for every...

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Nampak Bevcan set to aid township business growth in SA

February 4, 2015 • Online, Southern Africa, Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

A new interactive website designed to help township outlets with their customers as well as grow their business has recently launched in South Africa. The new website,, has been launched by Nampak Bevcan’s consumer facing brand dubbed...

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Fuel alert app FillApp hits South Africa

January 29, 2015 • Startups, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to application developer TouchFoundry its latest application dubbed “FillApp” is set to save consumers money when it comes to the recent volatility price of fuel in South Africa. According to the developer, many South Africans find...


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...

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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...