Dutch fintech FACTS, providing much needed working capital to established small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) in East Africa, is scaling up its activities, more than tripling the number of clients served.
Fintech startup Direct Debit recently launched E-Mandate, a valid electronic agreement that allows customers to sign and authorise debit orders and recurring payment transactions online from any web-enabled device.
Her Majesty The Queen will present a Queen’s Young Leaders Award to three exceptional young people from Ghana at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, London on Thursday 29th June.
Orange Digital Investment launches a new investment initiative of €50m devoted to startups in Africa
Orange is strengthening its corporate venture strategy by creating a new Africa section in its flagship programme for investment in start-ups, Orange Digital Ventures.
Venture capital firm, Zeno Ventures, has closed an investment in Tizeti Inc., a Menlo Park, CA and Lagos, Nigeria based startup that participated in the latest batch of Y Combinator.
The Women in Global Health (WGH) Movement honored Kenya’s Mercy Owuor of Lwala Community Alliance alongside 12 other women at the movement’s “Heroines of Health” gala event that took place last evening in the Swiss Capital Geneva, on the margins of the ongoing World Health Assembly.
After a long journey that lasted six months since the launch of the program and a day full of excitement, creativity, talent and top class competition, Mastercard and INJAZ Egypt announced the five winning teams of the “Mastercard Women’s Entrepreneurship Program”.
Facebook has selected 60 finalists from the hundreds of entries it received from across the Middle East and Africa for the Bots for Messenger Developer Challenge. The Bots for Messenger Challenge is a contest to recognise and reward developers who create the most innovative new bots on Messenger.
[Nigeria] She Leads Africa launches accelerator for women run businesses with Work in Progress Alliance
She Leads Africa has announced applications for the 2017 She Leads Africa Accelerator, a 3-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest entrepreneurs.
Aishat designs and makes shoes. Charity makes clothes and embellishes fabrics. Doren owns a flourishing purified water sachet delivery business.Despite these and many other inspiring women entrepreneurs we work with in Nigeria, there are clear obstacles to reaching this point of success for many women.
Scania has established Ghana's first vocational training scheme for heavy vehicle service technicians. Scania and other industry partners will provide in-kind and personnel support with additional funding from the German Corporation for International Cooperation, GIZ.
Inside Africa on CNN International reports from the Kibera district of Nairobi, an area which is home to around a quarter of a million people, but also a rising performing arts programme in Africa’s largest slum.
Stanbic Bank has launched a training and mentoring programme for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in partnership with Strathmore Business School.
Artisan Training Institute (ATI), a leading technical skills training organization and the MasterCard Foundation have partnered to launch a program that will bolster the capacity of Training, Vocational, and Educational Training institutions (TVETs) to provide quality education to young people in South Africa’s artisanal and skilled trades sectors.
Innovate Ventures is running for a second year their highly successful tech start-up accelerator – The Innovate Accelerator.
Facebook celebrated the achievements and products of its growing African developer and partner ecosystem at its annual F8 developer conference, held in San Jose, California, on 18 and 19 April.
The World Bank Group launched XL Africa, a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Ekene Okechukwu is Founder of Bargainmasterng.com, Nigeria's social marketplace for online sellers and buyers.
Free Public WiFi has been announced as the “Runner-Up” in Mozilla’s Equal Rating Innovation Challenge with a funding award of US$75,000.
Lidya, a leading fintech platform based in Nigeria, has announced that it has closed a US$1.25 million seed funding round to further its mission of easing access to finance for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) across Africa.
The European Investment Bank has signed two new credit lines for East-Africa for a total of approximately $100 million to be made available through Equity Bank and HFC Limited to support smaller local projects in Kenya, Tanzania, DRC and Uganda.
For years Leillah Sekalala struggled to find a consistently good salon for her Afro hair and would often find that her social circle had the same problem.
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) is proud to announce the selection of 1,000 African entrepreneurs, creating the 3rd cohort of the 10-year $100 million TEF Entrepreneurship Program.
Some 509 micro, small and medium enterprises development (MSME) owners graduated and received certificates of participation after attending two business development courses organized by the Seychelles Enterprise Promotion Agency
Tony Elumelu visited Ghana as the first stop of his UBA tour of Africa, propagating the ideal of Africapitalism.
TechPro2, the youth training initiative promoted globally by CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI), sees its latest installment launch in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Education Development Center (EDC) and The MasterCard Foundation are set to announce a $15M, five-year project that will help more than 30,000 Senegalese youth develop the skills they need to secure jobs or start a business.
General Electric and leading entrepreneurship The Tony Elumelu Foundation have announced a partnership that would allow up to 25 Tony Elumelu EF Entrepreneurs to participate in a dedicated 4-week advanced manufacturing training program every year at GE’s Lagos Garage – a hub for advanced manufacturing-based innovation, strategy development, idea generation and collaboration
Innoventures has just opened applications for the fourth cycle of its accelerator program ‘Startup Reactor’ in partnership with VC4A after a successful third cycle and its grand finale last December.
The Gambia Youth Empowerment Project will officially be launched in Banjul on 9 February, as a joint initiative of the International Trade Centre (ITC) and the European Union in partnership with the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Employment