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Proparco, Bic-Bred et le Groupe Touton s’associent pour soutenir les exportations de cacao et café d’Afrique

02-02-2023 | 12:53:16
Après un premier partenariat entre Proparco, Bic-Bred Suisse SA et Céréalis en faveur des importations de céréales et oléagineux en Afrique de l’Ouest et centrale, Proparco continue de soutenir le financement du commerce avec l’Afrique.

Toggle Market has expanded its B2B buy now, pay later (BNPL) solution to Rwanda

02-02-2023 | 12:35:00
Toggle Market’s B2B ‘Buy Now Pay Later’ continues its expansion across the African continent and now launched in Rwanda in addition to other four African countries.

Convergence Partners raises $296 million to drive digital inclusion across Africa

02-02-2023 | 12:15:00
Private equity investor Convergence Partners, which is dedicated to the technology sector across sub-Saharan Africa has announced the successful closing of its Convergence Partners Digital Infrastructure Fund (CPDIF) at $296 million.

Digital banking revolution can help SA banks regain their customers’ love, says BCG

02-02-2023 | 12:09:00
Retail banking in South Africa is increasingly competitive, with fintechs, neobanks and digital players disrupting the banking value chain with new and emerging technologies.

[Kenya] Microsoft ADC collaborates with local universities to improve their curriculum

02-02-2023 | 12:04:00
The Africa Development Centre, Microsoft's premier engineering arm, has announced a collaboration with Kenyan technology universities to review their curriculums and make them more relevant to industry.

FONSIS et Bureau de Mise à Niveau des entreprises ont signé un accord pour faciliter des PME et PMI

02-02-2023 | 10:42:00
Le FONSIS et le Bureau de Mise à Niveau des entreprises mutualisent leurs efforts pour faciliter l’accompagnement au développement économique des PME et PMI

Cellulant partners with Dubai fintech company Money Q to boost mobile remittances in Africa

02-02-2023 | 10:06:00
Cellulant, Africa's Payments Solutions Provider has partnered with Dubai-based fintech solutions company to enable expatriates to seamlessly pay for bills and recharge airtime for their beneficiaries across Africa.

Brastorne connects the unconnected in Cameroon

02-02-2023 | 09:39:59
Brastorne has officially launched mAgri in Cameroon, the service will be marketed under the name Myfarm, and it continues to give farmers access to agricultural information, marketplaces and short-term financing to smallholder farmers in Cameroon.  

Heifer International selects ThriveAgric, DigiCow and Brastorne as winners of the 2022 AYuTe Africa Challenge

02-02-2023 | 09:25:05
Showcasing Young Tech Talent Delivering for African Farmers, Heifer International selects ThriveAgric, DigiCow and Brastorne as winners of the 2022 AYuTe Africa Challenge

[Kenya] Sendy unveils Payment on Delivery product for e-commerce in Africa

02-02-2023 | 09:19:00
Kenya's fulfillment and Logistics enabler, Sendy, has introduced a Payment on Delivery product for e-commerce and social commerce vendors in Africa.
 
Features

[Startup Interview] Don Okoth, General Manager, Sendy, Kenya

01-30-2023 | 12:52:00
Don Okoth is General Manager for Kenyan Fulfillment and Logistics startup Sendy. In this interview, he talks about the current state of logistics in Kenya and beyond, including Sendy's role in shaping the industry.

[Interview] Chris Okoro, CEO, Eunisell Interlinked, Nigeria

01-30-2023 | 11:46:00
Chris Okoro is an entrepreneur and business strategist skilled in the Financial Services and Engineering sector. He's currently the Managing Director and CEO of Eunisell Interlinked Plc., Nigeria.

[Column] Patrick Evans: Governing cybersecurity from the top as a strategic business enabler

01-30-2023 | 08:32:00
C-Suite executives still don’t take cybersecurity seriously enough while boards are not nearly as engaged in cybersecurity as they are in other areas of oversight, says Patrick Evans, CEO of SLVA CyberSecurity.

[East Africa Business Week] Bob Koigi: What the entry of Somalia to the EAC means for region

01-27-2023 | 13:30:00
This week, The East African Community (EAC) officially launched the verification mission to assess the Federal Republic of Somalia’s readiness to join the Community.

[Column] Christopher Mwangi: Connecting Africa’s potential metre by metre, country by country

01-26-2023 | 15:44:29
With stable internet connectivity spread out throughout the continent, and greater bandwidth being consumed, we can finally drive down the cost of connectivity.

[Column] Tejpal Bedi: IoT innovation: Connected systems and opportunities for Kenyan businesses

01-26-2023 | 13:53:37
With an estimated global market value of $478.36 billion this year, which is set to grow exponentially, IoT technology has the potential to become the next-generation business solution and enabler of new digital functions and services.

[Column] Tridiv Vasavada: 3 Key Trends for Africa’s Informal Retail Sector in 2023

01-26-2023 | 11:36:00
Tridiv Vasavada, Chief Technology Officer at Wasoko, Africa’s largest B2B e-commerce network, explores three key industry trends to look out for this year.

[Column] Chester Wisniewsk: ChatGPT’s impacts will be social, not technical

01-26-2023 | 11:20:00
The technology world was on fire about the latest artificial intelligence demonstration by OpenAI in the waning months of 2022, ChatGPT.

[Column] Hannah Kebble: Artificial Intelligence in Africa: Levelling the narrative

01-25-2023 | 13:17:00
Oxford Insights highlights this because governments require the appropriate environment to support AI development - including adequate data infrastructure, and an innovative vision to implement progress at the state level.

[Rapport Partech Africa 2022] : Ecosystème tech africain continue de se développer avec $6,5 milliards en 2022

01-25-2023 | 09:09:00
Dans un contexte de recul drastique du financement par capital-risque à l’échelle mondiale, l’écosystème tech africain se distingue avec une croissance de + 8 % par rapport à 2021.