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Nigeria's Value Seeds tops Access to Seeds Index

Nigeria’s Value Seeds tops Access to Seeds Index

April 19, 2019 • Startups, West AfricaComments (0)

A new study on seed companies operating in Western and Central Africa has identified Nigeria as a leading seed hub in Western and Central Africa. The Access to Seeds Index 2019 – Western and Central Africa ranked Value Seeds number one. Like most of the other companies from the region, it operates exclusively in its [&hellip...

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Founders Factory Africa selects 5 fintech startups to scale across Africa

Founders Factory Africa selects 5 fintech startups to scale across Africa

April 18, 2019 • East Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Founders Factory Africa (FFA) and Standard Bank have announced that they have selected and invested into the first five fintech startup businesses in Africa. Founders Factory Africa is a South African company operating across Africa delivering a...

Google's AI research lab in Ghana to solve real-world problems

Google’s AI research lab in Ghana to solve real-world problems

April 16, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Google has opened an Artifical Intelligence research laboratory in Accra, Ghana, the first of its kind in Africa. The new lab will use AI to develop solutions in healthcare, education and agriculture such as helping to diagnose certain types of crop disease....

Farmcrowdy Group partners Livestock 247 to boost trading in Nigeria

Farmcrowdy Group partners Livestock 247 to boost trading in Nigeria

April 16, 2019 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s digital agriculture platform, Farmgate Africa announced its partnership with Livestock247.com, an online Livestock Market. This partnership is following the recent launch of the commodity aggregator platform by Farmcrowdy Group an umbrella company...

Allianz appoints new CEO in Ghana

Allianz appoints new CEO in Ghana

April 15, 2019 • People, West AfricaComments (0)

Allianz has appointed Gideon Ataraire as Chief Executive Officer of Allianz Life Ghana. Gideon brings years of experience to the company and has a proven record of taking customer-centric companies like Allianz Life Ghana to the next level. Until this move,...

AfricaOnline launches JOLA service in Ghana

AfricaOnline launches JOLA service in Ghana

April 11, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

AfricaOnline a subsidiary of Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has announced the launch of its new JOLA service, a high-speed broadband satellite service powered by Avanti’s HYLAS4 satellite that offers 100 per cent coverage of Ghana through...

Nigeria's Paylater rebrands to become a 'digital financial services platform'

Nigeria’s Paylater rebrands to become a ‘digital financial services platform’

April 9, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Paylater, the Nigerian fintech company specializing in consumer lending, has confirmed its name change in light of its growing banking services.   The company is re-launching as “Carbon“, the rebrand reflects the company’s deliberate...

Visa, Branch collaborate to expand financial access across Sub-Saharan Africa

Visa, Branch collaborate to expand financial access across Sub-Saharan Africa

April 8, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Visa, the global payments technology company and Branch, the most downloaded finance app in Africa, have announced a partnership that will see virtual Visa prepaid debit cards offered to over 2 million consumers in Sub-Saharan Africa. This partnership...

Nigeria's digital content distribution platform invited to Young Africa Works Summit

Nigeria’s digital content distribution platform invited to Young Africa Works Summit

April 8, 2019 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Founders of Nigeria’s digital content distribution platform Publiseer, Chidi Nwaogu and Chika Nwaogu, have been invited by the Mastercard Foundation to participate in its Young Africa Works Summit, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa on October 17...

Turning urban data into dynamic visualisation with FABRIC

April 8, 2019 • Digital Transformation, West AfricaComments (0)

Siemens launched an extraordinary data visualization project called FABRIC at the German Africa Business Summit in Accra, demonstrating how crucial data is in transforming Africa’s urban centres into smart cities of the future. This interactive initiative...

Farmcrowdy Group partners Livestock 247 to boost trading in Nigeria

Farmcrowdy Group launches a agro-commodity aggregator platform

April 5, 2019 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Farmcrowdy Group launches a agro-commodity aggregator platform

Farmcrowdy Group (FCG), has launched a new subsidiary, Farmgate Africa, a technology-driven agro-trading market place for agriculture commodities in Africa. Led by Kenneth Obiajulu, Co-Founder & Managing Director, Farmgate Africa (FGA) is bridging the gap...

biNu Appoints Google Alumni, Stephen Newton, as CEO

biNu Appoints Google Alumni, Stephen Newton, as CEO

April 4, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on biNu Appoints Google Alumni, Stephen Newton, as CEO

#datafree pioneer biNu announced the appointment of Stephen Newton as CEO to spearhead its expansion across Africa and other emerging markets – following successes in Nigeria and South Africa. biNu addresses a major problem that continues in countries...

Nigeria's classifieds marketplace boosts presence with OLX deal

Nigeria’s classifieds marketplace boosts presence with OLX deal

April 3, 2019 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s classifieds marketplace boosts presence with OLX deal

Jiji, Nigeria’s classifieds marketplace has reached an agreement with OLX to redirect OLX users in Nigeria to Jiji and to acquire OLX businesses in Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. The transaction is supported by one of Jiji’s principal investors,...

General Electric appoints Ghana CEO

General Electric appoints Ghana CEO

April 2, 2019 • People, West AfricaComments Off on General Electric appoints Ghana CEO

General Electric has announced the appointment of Sulemana Abubakar (Abu) as the Chief Executive Officer for GE Ghana. In this position, Abu will play a pivotal role in steering the next phase of strategy and growth for GE in Ghana. Based in Accra, Abu will...

Over 2,000 students to benefit from library and ICT centre in Ghana

Over 2000 students to benefit from library and ICT centre in Ghana

April 1, 2019 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

The MTN Ghana Foundation has commissioned a modern library for a High School in the Eastern region. The facility will include a 20 seater ICT Centre and Teachers common area. In addition, the MTN Ghana Foundation partnered with Huawei Ghana to deploy fibre...

AfricaOnline launches JOLA service in Ghana

AfricaOnline appoints new MD

April 1, 2019 • People, West AfricaComments Off on AfricaOnline appoints new MD

AfricaOnline, a subsidiary of Gondwana International Networks (GIN) has appointed Foster Plender as its Managing Director. Plender, brings with him decades of telecommunications experience across both African and European markets. “I am excited to lead...