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Spark Accelerator Program Launched to Boost Tech Startup’s in Africa

Leading Fortune 500 global trading and business company’s – Sumitomo Corporation, launched their Spark Accelerator program together with Safaricom’s M-PESA Africa calling on tech startup's to help them accelerate early-stage start-up's to grow and scale their businesses. The 3 month...

Top African Business Opportunities to Watch out for in 2024

Despite rising food and fuel costs, weakening currencies, climate change effects, security threats, political instability, severe power shortages, infrastructure limitations and several other economic and social challenges, Africa is still one of the fastest-growing emerging economies in the world...

10 Most Influential African Tech Entrepreneurs 2023

The growth and investment in the African tech scene have undergone rapid acceleration in recent years. Nigeria is becoming known for its innovative tech startups and being an epicenter and hub for some of the biggest tech companies on...

Leaderex 2023- Igniting South Africa’s Digital Future

Over 500 speakers will be gathering together at the Sandton Convention Centre from 12 - 14 September for the annual Leaderex conference that kick started yesterday at 9:00am. The convention featuring talks from industry experts extensively explores all aspects of...

Omnisient – South African Tech Startup Most Likely to Change the World

Each year, the American VC and tech publication TechCrunch chooses 200 early-stage tech start-ups globally to invite and sponsor at their annual Disrupt conference in San Fransisco. They are invited to participate in the Startup Battlefield 200 to receive pitch...

How Africa’s Technology Revolution is Changing Perspectives on the Continent

A new report that includes the surveyed opinions of 4,500 Africans from Kenya, Nigeria and Ghana has revealed that the recent wave of technology innovation coming out of Africa is changing how Africans view the continent. When asked if recent...

Women in Tech: New Startup Accelerator Launches in Ethiopia

The Tech African Women (TAW) programme has officially launched in the hopes of providing support and acceleration to women-owned African tech startups, taking their businesses from the idea stage into real-world operations. TAW is spearheaded by the United Nations Economic...

Central Bank of Kenya Cracks Down on Flutterwave, Chipper

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) says that the fintech startup, Flutterwave, is not registered to operate in Kenya. CBK governor Patrick Njoroge said, according to Business Daily, that the company, as well as Chipper Cash, are not allowed to...

African Union Unveils New Digital Vaccination Platforms

The African Union launched two main flagship initiatives at the Boma 2022 event: the African Vaccine Passport and eHealth backbone and a digital platform for accelerating the implementation of the AfCFTA. The African Vaccine Passport allows every African Union citizen to...

African Fintech Funding Forecast to Double in Just 3 Years

New research for blockchain-based mobile network operator World Mobile shows that African business leaders are forecasting a surge in spending on tech start-ups as foreign direct investment and improved internet connectivity help establish the continent as a tech superpower. The...
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APO Group Appoints New Chief Operating Officer (COO)

APO Group, the premier Pan-African communications consultancy and press release distribution service, is excited to announce the appointment of...
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