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Cape Town Start-Up Invents New Radical Way to Make Townships Safer

A Cape Town start-up has come up with a new and innovative way to make townships safe by building affordable smart alarm that sends notifications to communities on an app, reports Business Insider. Jonga, in isiXhosa, means "to watch" and...

Interview: Riccardo Spagni co-founder of a new open source blockchain

South African cryptocurrency expert and lead maintainer of the Monero project Riccardo “fluffypony” Spagni has co-founded a new open source blockchain protocol named Tari. Tari is being built as a blockchain protocol for managing, transferring, and using digital assets, and...

Seedstars World reveals top 10 startups to pitch in Maputo

Seedstars World, the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, is continuing its tour through Africa to scout for the best startups in Maputo. In line with its mission to place the spotlight on entrepreneurs from...

Innotribe opens doors for East African fintech startups

Swift expects even greater innovation and a shift away from mobile technology at the 2016 Innotribe Startup Challenge for Africa. The Challenge, now open for applications, will take place at Swift’s African Regional Conference (ARC) in Mauritius on 17-19...

Microsoft to support start-ups in Nigeria

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, expertise and routes to market...

Kenya: Safaricom reveals USD 1 Million venture fund

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...

5 African start-ups receive Microsoft funding

Microsoft today announced innovation grants for five African start-ups through the 4Afrika Initiative, which aims in part to invest in high performing, African start-ups. In addition to financial backing, these start-ups will receive technical support and mentorship from Microsoft. The...
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Huawei’s IP Service Partner of the Year: Africa Connect 2024

In2IT Technologies, a prominent global IT services and consulting firm focused on providing IT Consultancy, Application Development and Maintenance,...
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