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GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

June 14, 2019 • Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

GE Healthcare hosted a two-day “Healthcare Dialogues” event in Ghana, bringing together public and private sectors’ industry stakeholders including policymakers, healthcare professionals, decision makers, academia, investors and financing institutions to drive conversations around innovative sustainable healthcare solutions to help...

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WorldRemit launches new product for business payments to South Africa

WorldRemit launches new product for business payments to South Africa

June 12, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on WorldRemit launches new product for business payments to South Africa

Digital money transfer company WorldRemit has launched WorldRemit for Business, a new service that enables small and medium-sized business owners to pay their employees and contractors in 140 countries worldwide, including fast-growing markets such as Ghana,...

Headliners at AfricaCom 2019

MTN launches Africa’s first AI service for Mobile Money

June 7, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN launches Africa’s first AI service for Mobile Money

MTN Group is proud to announce the launch of Africa’s first Mobile Money (MoMo) artificial intelligence service or “chatbot”. The chatbot went live in Ivory Coast in May and will be rolled out across MTN’s MoMo footprint in the next...

Egyptian operator deploys AI for unbanked subscribers.

fonYou opens office in Nigeria to deploy mobile money and fintech

June 6, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on fonYou opens office in Nigeria to deploy mobile money and fintech

fonYou announced a new office in Nigeria, where more than 30 million new mobile subscribers are expected to come online by 2025. With 190 million people, Nigeria has the largest population of any country in Africa. According to the GSMA, Nigeria has a mobile...

Publiseer selected as one of the 100 most innovative African startups

Publiseer selected as one of the 100 most innovative African startups

June 3, 2019 • Online & Social, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Publiseer selected as one of the 100 most innovative African startups

Africa Moves has announced the selection of 100 of the most innovative and promising African startups for the June 17-21 Africa Moves’ Summit in Tunisia. The selection was carefully made from a pool of over 1000 applications by a jury of experts. The jury...

UNICEF provides software and machine learning support in Sierra Leone

UNICEF provides software and machine learning support in Sierra Leone

May 30, 2019 • General, West AfricaComments Off on UNICEF provides software and machine learning support in Sierra Leone

UNICEF is collaborating with the Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) in the Office of the President, on a knowledge exchange partnership, around innovative Machine Learning techniques in Sierra Leone.​ ​A two-person team from the...

Nigeria's on-demand motorcycle taxi app secures Series A funding

Nigeria’s on-demand motorcycle taxi app secures Series A funding

May 27, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s on-demand motorcycle taxi app secures Series A funding

  Gokada, a Lagos-based on-demand motorcycle taxi app, has secured a Series A funding of $5.3 million. Led by Rise Capital with participation from Adventure Capital, First MidWest Group, IC Global Partners and several local investors, Gokada will deploy...

Facebook continues to train startups across Nigeria

Facebook continues to train startups across Nigeria

May 22, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook continues to train startups across Nigeria

Facebook is celebrating a year since the doors of NG_Hub opened in Lagos. The company has further cemented its ambitions to train users across Nigeria in digital skills. Facebook released an infographic highlighting key milestones over the past year. Created...

Telecoming to expand its offering in the African mobile market

Telecoming to expand its offering in the African mobile market

May 21, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Telecoming to expand its offering in the African mobile market

Telecoming, a European technology company that specialized in digital services monetization has closed an agreement with African company Maliyo Games, a mobile gaming company in Nigeria, to distribute its offer in the region. This agreement will allow...

Orange selects Engie for the operation and maintenance of its data centre in Côte d’Ivoire

Orange selects Engie for the operation and maintenance of its data centre in Côte d’Ivoire

May 21, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Orange selects Engie for the operation and maintenance of its data centre in Côte d’Ivoire

Orange Services Group has selected Global energy company, Engie for the operation and maintenance of its data centre in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. This data centre of the latest generation, built by the Orange Service Group (GOS), is one of the few...

MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria lists on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

May 15, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria lists on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

MTN Nigeria has announced announce that it has received approval to list on the Premium Board of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (“NSE”). The listing is set to proceed on 16 May 2019 and will be done by way of an introductory listing. This means that...

Applications for the Cape Town FastTrack close on 19 May

Applications for the Cape Town FastTrack close on 19 May

May 15, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Applications for the Cape Town FastTrack close on 19 May

The search is on for top-performing disruptive startups seeking solutions for positive change in Africa. Startupbootcamp AfriTech (SBC AfriTech) is calling on high-growth startups in the tech industry to apply to a three-month programme to help companies...

Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

Hiperdist partners Pelco Networks for distribution across West and East Africa

May 13, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, West AfricaComments Off on Hiperdist partners Pelco Networks for distribution across West and East Africa

Hiperdist, a regional value-added distributor has announced a strategic partnership with Pelco for the West and East Africa regions. Santosh Sansare, General Manager of Hiperdist said, “We are glad to partner with Pelco, one of the leaders in security...

Airtel Nigeria launches 4G network in Enugu state

Airtel Nigeria launches 4G network in Enugu state

May 10, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel Nigeria launches 4G network in Enugu state

Airtel Nigeria has launched its 4G LTE in major cities and towns in Enugu state in an aim to help boost communications in the region. Regional Operations Director, South Region, Dapo Dosunmu, who represented the Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, said...

Publiseer selected as one of the 100 most innovative African startups

Nigeria’s Publiseer selected as finalist for Halcyon Incubator Fellowship in Washington

May 10, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Publiseer selected as finalist for Halcyon Incubator Fellowship in Washington

Nigerian digital content distribution platform, Publiseer, founded by computer programmers and Internet entrepreneurs, Chidi Nwaogu and Chika Nwaogu, has been selected as a finalist for the Halcyon Incubator’s Fall 2019 Fellowship. Out of 423...

ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

May 10, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

Rwanda based Platform as a Service start-up known for its ‘Smart Business in a Box’ solar-powered kiosks, ARED, has announced that it has set up 10 such kiosks with 10 women micro franchisees; thereby marking its expansion into its first international...