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Ericsson and Orange launch 4G network in Sierra Leone

Ericsson and Orange launch 4G network in Sierra Leone

March 29, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ericsson and Orange launch 4G network in Sierra Leone

Ericsson and Orange launch 4G network in Sierra Leone in the nation’s capital, Freetown, on 27 March 2019, which will be providing its residents with fast and reliable 4G access. Orange will use Ericsson Radio System products and solutions to offer 4G in 60 sites, which is designed for low latency and fast mobile broadband [&hellip...

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The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative is officially open

The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative is officially open

March 28, 2019 • Events, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on The Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative is officially open

The application process for the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) is officially open to African entrepreneurs from all countries, sectors and age groups. The ANPI is a prize competition founded by the Jack Ma Foundation that will award US$10 million...

South African start ups called to take part in the 2019 SA Innovation Summit

Oracle’s global startup program will support 500 startups in Ghana

March 27, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Oracle’s global startup program will support 500 startups in Ghana

The Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem and the Government of Ghana have announced the Ghana-Oracle Digital Enterprise Program, a new collaborative effort to support technology-enabled startups and entrepreneurs across Ghana. The Oracle Global Startup Ecosystem,...

West Africa-based pay-as-you-go solar company raises $25 million Series C funding round

West Africa-based pay-as-you-go solar company raises $25 million Series C funding round

March 25, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on West Africa-based pay-as-you-go solar company raises $25 million Series C funding round

West Africa-based pay-as-you-go (PAYG) solar company, PEG Africa has completed a US$25 million Series C round from existing and new investors to take its total raised to date to US$50 million. PEG will use this latest round of investment to cement its...

Tax reform, digitisation key to financing development

March 25, 2019 • Digital Transformation, East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Tax reform, digitisation key to financing development

Africa must digitise its economies, broaden its tax base, prevent further deterioration of fiscal and debt positions, and aim for double-digit growth to achieve the UN 2030 global goals (SDGs), and the AU Agenda 2063 according to the 2019 Economic Report on...

Farmcrowdy Group partners Livestock 247 to boost trading in Nigeria

Farmcrowdy closes $1 million additional seed funding

March 22, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Farmcrowdy closes $1 million additional seed funding

Nigeria’s digital agriculture platform, Farmcrowdy announced that it has closed on additional seed funding of $1 million. This follows on from the company’s initial investments of $1 million in 2017. International investors Cox Enterprises and...

OneFi acquires Amplify to shape Nigeria's fintech infrastructure

OneFi acquires Amplify to shape Nigeria’s fintech infrastructure

March 22, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on OneFi acquires Amplify to shape Nigeria’s fintech infrastructure

One Finance Limited (OneFi) has announced the acquisition of Amplified Payments (Amplify), a fintech company that builds and facilitates payment solutions and digital financial transactions in Nigeria. The deal, completed for an undisclosed fee, will see...

Turning talent into skills and skills into success

March 22, 2019 • Education, Events, West AfricaComments Off on Turning talent into skills and skills into success

As the African continent prepares for a period of profound change, with the launch of a drive to create a common free trade area, increasing exposure to global markets and technological innovation affecting every sector, this year’s eLearning Africa will...

Ecobank Omni-Lite helps empower Nigerian businesses

Ecobank Omni-Lite helps empower Nigerian businesses

March 18, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ecobank Omni-Lite helps empower Nigerian businesses

Ecobank’s newly upgraded online banking platform, Omni-Lite is specifically optimised for local corporates, public sector and SMEs. Managing Director at Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan has urged business owners to register for Ecobank Omni Lite to...

Sir Tim Berners-Lee celebrates 30th anniversary of the web in Nigeria

Sir Tim Berners-Lee celebrates 30th anniversary of the web in Nigeria

March 15, 2019 • General, West AfricaComments Off on Sir Tim Berners-Lee celebrates 30th anniversary of the web in Nigeria

Africa-focussed venture capital firm, TLcom hosted Internet founder and pioneer, Sir Tim Berners-Lee at Westwood Hotel, Ikoyi, Lagos. The VC firm welcomed Sir Tim to an intimate tech industry reception, with key figures from Africa’s tech community in...

Yodiwo partnership to transform smart retail sector in Africa

Konga migrates to Intel Retail Accelerator Programme

March 15, 2019 • Retail, West AfricaComments Off on Konga migrates to Intel Retail Accelerator Programme

Nigerian e-commerce site, Konga has announced that it has migrated to the Retail Accelerator Program of global technology company Intel, thereby becoming the first e-commerce company in sub-Saharan Africa to achieve the feat. Konga’s elevation to the...

Vodafone Institute launches the next round of F-LANE

Vodafone Ghana to rollout 4G network on March 19

March 14, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodafone Ghana to rollout 4G network on March 19

Vodafone Ghana has announced that it will launch its 4G network service across major cities in Ghana on Tuesday, 19 March 2019. The Chief Executive Officer of Vodafone Ghana, Yolanda Cuba, revealed at the pre-launch that the technical team of the company have...

20 African start ups enter World Bank Group tech acceleration program

20 African startups enter World Bank Group tech acceleration program

March 12, 2019 • Finance, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 20 African startups enter World Bank Group tech acceleration program

Twenty Francophone African tech startups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle residency in Mali, a full-week boot camp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group’s XL Africa, tech start-up accelerator. From 24 to 30 March,...

Nigerian and Tanzanian students lead Huawei's ICT competition

Nigerian and Tanzanian students lead Huawei’s ICT competition

March 12, 2019 • East Africa, General, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian and Tanzanian students lead Huawei’s ICT competition

Students from Nigeria and Tanzania were the overall joint winners of this year’s Sub Saharan regional finals of Huawei’s global ICT Competition. The winners were announced at the Huawei regional headquarter in Woodmead, Johannesburg. Together with...

Winch Energy lights up 24 Villages in Sierra Leone

Winch Energy lights up 24 villages in Sierra Leone

March 12, 2019 • Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Winch Energy lights up 24 villages in Sierra Leone

Winch Energy has announced that it has signed a contract with the Ministry of Energy in Sierra Leone; to provide electricity to 24 towns and villages in northern Sierra Leone through solar mini-grids as part of a public-private partnership project. The Rural...

MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria rolls out smart feature phone running on KaiOS

March 11, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria rolls out smart feature phone running on KaiOS

MTN has started to roll out its new Smart S 3G phone across all of its African markets. The telco launched MTN Smart, a smart feature phone running on Kai Operating System (KaiOS) in Nigeria. MTN Smart comes with two cameras, a 2-day battery life with...