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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...

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...

New Startups in Africa Can Now Take Advantage of This Amazon Accelerator

Amazon Web Services has launched the AWS Startup Loft Accelerator, a 10-week, virtual, equity-free acceleration program for early-stage startups in countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Participants of the startup accelerator will have tailored personal training with access...

4 Things You Didn’t Know About Google’s $1-Billion Investment in Africa

US-based tech monolith Google, a subsidiary of Alphabet Inc, has announced its plans to invest $1-billion over 5 years to accelerate and support digital transformation across Africa through a series of new initiatives, from faster internet to backing startups. The...

Nigeria’s Andela Achieves $1.5-Billion Valuation in Latest Series E Round

Andela, a global engineering talent outsourcing company launched in Nigeria in 2014 has secured a $200-million investment during a Series E funding round led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, the venture capital arm of Japanese mega-corp SoftBank. This latest funding...

MTN Announces Partnership with FinTech Unicorn Flutterwave

MTN today announced a new mobile money partnership with one of Africa’s leading payments technology companies and unicorn startup, Flutterwave. This partnership will allow businesses integrating Flutterwave in Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Rwanda, Uganda, and Zambia to receive payments via MTN...

4 Lessons Private Equity Can Learn After a Huge 2020 for African VC

Despite the limitations of a global pandemic and its attendant lockdowns, African venture capital had a bumper year in 2020. According to a report from the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, the number of total reported venture capital...

There Are More Fintech Startups in Africa Now Than Ever Before

Africa’s fintech sector is growing and maturing, with more startups active in the space than ever before, platforms increasingly offering a variety of services, and investment and acquisitions taking place to an unprecedented degree. Every two years since June 2017,...

INTERVIEW Africa’s Business Heroes Awarding $1.5-Million to Africa’s Next Top Tech Entrepreneurs

The worldwide pandemic has spurred digital transformation across the African continent. Tech is booming in Africa, it is all too clear to see. Now more than ever, driven African entrepreneurs and startup founders are innovating new waves into the...
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Ericsson & MTN Collaborate for Digital Skills & Sustainability

Ericsson and MTN Group have unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) at the Mobile World Congress Barcelona 2024 in...
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