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EBRD, EU extend support for women in business in Morocco amid coronavirus pandemic
09-04-2020 | 13:12:00
The EBRD, together with the European Union (EU), is stepping up efforts to support small and medium-sized enterprises managed and owned by businesswomen in Morocco, in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.
Tech startup Gravity receives digital identity certification mark from ID2020 Alliance
08-04-2020 | 08:45:00
Digital startup Gravity is among the ID2020 inaugural class of digital identity solutions to have received the ID2020 Certification Mark.
[South Africa] Standard Bank invests in 2 African tech start-ups
07-04-2020 | 07:52:00
Standard Bank Group, the largest African bank by assets, has announced two new technology start-ups who have been selected and accepted into the Founders Factory Africa (FFA) Venture Scale programme.
[Nigeria] HUMBL and One Kiosk team up on Africa home delivery network
06-04-2020 | 10:05:00
HUMBL® and One Kiosk® will be teaming up to pilot the HUMBL Mobile Pay, HUMBL Point-of-Sale (POS) and HUMBL Hubs® delivery network.
MEST Africa Challenge opens
06-04-2020 | 08:03:49
The MEST Africa Challenge returns for its third year, offering up to $50,000 in equity investment for startups based in Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sénégal, South Africa and Tanzania.
[Column] Mhlengi Ngcobo: How African entrepreneurs can use tech to solve continental problems
03-04-2020 | 09:32:37
African entrepreneurs need to be at the forefront of innovation and proactively be looking at strategies that will solve the foreseeable problems that will arise.
GreenTec invests in Coliba, waste-management start-up in Cote D’Ivoire
02-04-2020 | 06:32:00
GreenTec has invested in Coliba, an innovative Cote D’Ivoire-based recycling and waste management start-up addressing plastic waste.
Wimbart launches PR Office Hours for African tech startups
31-03-2020 | 07:22:00
Wimbart has launched its first edition of Wimbart Office Hours, a webinar and mentorship programme designed to equip African start-ups with the PR tools required to achieve their business goals.
[Column] Bob Koigi: Of coronavirus crisis and the silver lining for Africa
26-03-2020 | 09:12:00
As economies take a hit from the impacts of the Coronavirus pandemic, the crisis is birthing opportunities and continues to create crucial lessons on resilience and adaptation especially in Africa.
[South Africa] Data sharing platform Omnisient receives funding from Nedbank, Investec and Compass Venture Capital
25-03-2020 | 07:20:56
Omnisient, a Cape Town-based Privacy-by-Design startup that specializes in secure data sharing for businesses, has landed pre-Series A funding from Nedbank CIB, Investec and Compass Venture Capital.
[Startup Interview] Cyrus Mulinge, CEO, Trots Technologies, Kenya
24-03-2020 | 14:37:00
Africa Business Communities interviews the Cyrus Mulinge, the CEO of Trots Technologies, a Kenyan based mobile commerce platform.
[Startup Interview] Mathias Pwol, CEO, Trillaman Studio, Nigeria
24-03-2020 | 14:33:00
Mathias Pwol is the CEO and producer of Trillaman Studio, an entertainment and media startup based in Lagos Nigeria.
Hummingbird raising $24M to back promising, impactful tech ventures across Africa
18-03-2020 | 11:56:00
Hummingbird Impact is raising a $20M blended-finance impact fund to invest in scalable, tech-enabled social ventures at the pre-Seed, Seed and Series A stages.
[Startup Interview] Stanley Njeru, CEO, Buyer Logistics Limited, Kenya
17-03-2020 | 13:05:02
Stanley Njeru is the CEO of Buyer Logistics Limited, a Kenyan-based startup offering freight forwading, custom clearance, warehousing and motor vehicle importation services.
[Tanzania] WomenChoice Industries secures $200,000 funding from Gray Matters Capital’s coLABS
12-03-2020 | 05:46:00
WomenChoice Industries – a manufacturer and distributor of low-cost reusable sanitary towels has raised US$ 200,000 funding from Gray Matters Capital’s gender lens portfolio - coLABS
[Startup Interview] Nathaniel Ndegwa, Managing Director, Tipping Point Media, Kenya
11-03-2020 | 12:44:00
Nathaniel Ndegwa is the Managing Director of Tipping Point Media, a Kenyan digital marketing startup that has now grown its clientele to 15 countries.
SWVL names former Uber Kenya Country Manager its new General Manager
11-03-2020 | 09:04:00
Egyptian shuttle-hailing company SWVL has today announced the appointment of Dip Patel as its General Manager in Kenya.
[Startup Interview] Adeniyi Atiba, Director, Dr.3pleA Company, Nigeria
04-03-2020 | 11:34:00
Dr.3pleA Company is a tech startup domiciled in Nigeria that offers a host of services among them HR Management consulting, e-learning and provision of information on investment in real estate.
[Startup Interview] Goodnews Chibuke, CEO, Dochase, Nigeria
04-03-2020 | 11:26:00
Dochase is a Nigerian data startup that assists businesses understand their markets, clientele with a view to boosting their sales and customer numbers.
Kaspersky calling on tech startups to apply for its Open Innovation Program
04-03-2020 | 05:49:34
Kaspersky Innovation Hub (IHub) is calling on tech startups from across Africa and the rest of the world to apply for the second round of its Open Innovation Program.
[Kenya] Microsoft launches start-ups initiative to empower social entrepreneurs to achieve more using technology
02-03-2020 | 09:04:00
Microsoft, through its Microsoft for Start-ups initiative, announced the launch of its Global Social Entrepreneurship programme at a plenary session of the Sankalp Africa Summit 2020 held in Nairobi, Kenya.
UNCTAD first masterclass in Africa points women entrepreneurs to opportunities in digital economy
27-02-2020 | 11:00:00
Christelle Assirou, a serial entrepreneur from Côte d’Ivoire, is revolutionizing e-commerce in her country and beyond.
[South Africa] Insurtech startup JaSure raises funding from Santam Insurance
27-02-2020 | 05:58:00
South Africa’s on-demand insurance technology (Insurtech) startup JaSure has raised funding from the country’s leading short-term insurer Santam.
[Rwanda] 12 African ed-tech startups to receive $40,000 grant from Mastercard Foundation
27-02-2020 | 05:28:00
The Mastercard Foundation Centre for Innovative Teaching and Learning in Information, Communications, and Technology (ICT) has announced the first 12 African EdTech startups for its first cohort.
[Startup Interview] Rich Cheary, CEO, PT SportSuite, South Africa
26-02-2020 | 06:15:00
PT SportSuite is a South African company whose mission is to digitally disrupt the sporting industry’s media landscape by allowing sporting organisations to operate like commercially-minded modern media houses.
[Startup Interview] Babatunde Akin-Moses, CEO, Sycamore, Nigeria
26-02-2020 | 06:10:00
Babatunde Akin-Moses is the CEO of Sycamore a Nigerian company offering peer to peer lending while connecting lenders to borrowers.
[Kenya] Glovo opens Glover Technical Centre in Nairobi
26-02-2020 | 05:41:00
On-demand Technology delivery firm Glovo has launched a new technical center in Nairobi in a bid to enhance its service levels to consumers and riders.
[Startup Interview] Reuben Abuloye, CEO, Buyavrika, Nigeria
25-02-2020 | 14:46:02
Reuben Abuloye is the CEO of Buyavrika, a Nigeria-based startup that provides an online market place for African Art and African inspired wear.
[Startup Interview] Freeman Addico, CEO, Addicnet, Ghana
25-02-2020 | 14:30:18
With customers spread across 10 countries, Pan-African cloud computing and ecommerce solutions provider Addicnet is redefining cloud computing landscape in the continent through its unique offerings.
[Startup Interview] Ali Messoudi, President, Transpare, Morocco
25-02-2020 | 14:11:00
Transpare is a Morocco-based startup offering a digital platform targeting shippers and freight forwarders.
Ecobank Group announces 2020 edition of fintech challenge
21-02-2020 | 07:03:00
Ecobank Group, the pan-African banking group, has opened invitations to African fintech entrepreneurs to enter the 3rd edition of the Ecobank Fintech Challenge.
[Nigeria] Carbon launches $100,000 entrepreneurship fund to champion African startups
18-02-2020 | 09:47:00
Carbon has set up a $100,000 Pan-African fund to address the lack of funding and support holding back budding tech entrepreneurs on the continent.
[Startup Interview] Peter Muturi, Director, Pertom Digital, Kenya
18-02-2020 | 09:14:00
Peter Muturi is the Director of Pertom Digital an IT startup offering its services in Kenya.
[Kenya] Wapi Pay raises capital to scale operations across Africa
14-02-2020 | 06:33:16
Singapore and Kenyan based Fintech startup ‘Wapi Pay’ has raised seed capital through the accelerator Future Hub making it its first Fintech Investment in Africa.
[Egypt] E-health startup Vezeeta raises $40m Series D funding round
13-02-2020 | 08:07:00
Egyptian e-health startup Vezeeta has raised a US$40 million Series D funding led by UAE-based Gulf Capital, alongside further investment from existing Riyadh-based investor Saudi Technology Ventures (STV).
[Startup Interview] Peter Anowie, CEO, Kolics Company, Ghana
13-02-2020 | 06:05:00
Ghana-based startup Kolics Company Limited has been in the business of manufacturing ecofriendly footwear from recycled materials since 2017.
[Startup Interview] Oluwatosin Dada, CEO, Dadus Properties, Nigeria
12-02-2020 | 06:14:00
Oluwatosin Dada is the CEO of Dadus Properties, a Nigerian real estate startup of property development and management consultants.
[Startup Interview] Emmanuel Ashirifi, Founder, BDN-Africa, Ghana
12-02-2020 | 06:09:00
Emmanuel Ashirifi is the founder of Ghana-based startup BDN-Africa that is creating systems and processes to ease doing business across Africa therefore fostering integration.
[Nigeria] Aella raises $10 million debt finacing to deepen financing to underbanked in West Africa
12-02-2020 | 06:06:00
Nigerian fintech start-up, Aella has raised a $10m debt financing round, from HQ Financial Group to bolster the company’s commitment to serve the underbanked population in West Africa.
[Startup Interview] Kareem Alkaseer, CEO, MentorLycon
11-02-2020 | 11:26:00
MentorLycon is a tech startup headquartered in Russia with an active presence in Egypt and expanding to other African countries.
[Startup Interview] Mutembei Kariuki, CEO, Fastagger, Kenya
11-02-2020 | 09:56:00
As more companies and institutions in Africa leverage onthe power of Artificial Intelligence to accelerate growth, Fastagger a Kenyan startup is accelerating AI applications.
[Startup Interview] Cavin Mugarura, CEO, Skooldesk, Uganda
11-02-2020 | 09:47:34
Cavin Mugarura is the CEO of Skooldesk, a startup redefining e-learning in Uganda.
[Startup Interview] George Ugwuja, Founder, CapitalPower Multimedia, Nigeria
11-02-2020 | 09:35:00
CapitalPower Multimedia Ltd is a Nigeria-based multimedia startup whose core services include photography, videography, documentary production, drone services, animation, graphic design and prints.
[Kenya] Sanofi launches 4 health innovation challenges for African startups
06-02-2020 | 13:14:58
Sanofi is launching four challenges for African startups to find innovative solutions to improve access to healthcare and transform the health ecosystem throughout the continent.
Nigerian real-time verification startup Chekkit selected for 8th Merck accelerator
06-02-2020 | 08:48:21
Nigerian real-time verification startup Chekkit is among the 12 startups from around the world that have been inducted into 8th edition of the Merck Accelerator.
[Egypt] Food delivery startup Elmenus raises $8m series B funding
06-02-2020 | 06:23:00
Egyptian food delivery tech startup elmenus has raised $8 million Series B funding round. The round was co-led by UAE-based VC fund, Global Ventures, and Egypt’s Algebra Ventures.
[Nigeria] TLcom’s TIDE Africa fund closes at $71M
05-02-2020 | 09:21:00
TLcom, the Africa-focused Venture Capital firm, today announces it has secured an additional $31M for its TIDE Africa Fund, bringing its Sub Saharan Africa (SSA)-focused fund to $71mn
Wanted: African Startups for Interviews
05-02-2020 | 08:38:00
Africa Business Communities is conducting a series of interviews with startup businesses in Africa
[South Africa] AI tech startup GotBot secures multi-million-rand investment from Capacitech
05-02-2020 | 08:28:00
South Africa's Artificial Intelligence (AI) startup GotBot has received a significant investment boost to the value of R2,5-million from venture capital firm, Capacitech.
[Rwanda] Five African credit scoring startups selected for ENGIE challenge at Africa Tech Summit
05-02-2020 | 05:51:00
French multinational energy utility company ENGIE has announced the five credit scoring startups that will pitch on the Africa Startup Summit at the Africa Tech Summit in Kigali.
Angel investor Founders Factory Africa invests in 5 African tech startups
05-02-2020 | 05:39:00
Founders Factory Africa, a seed investor has accepted five more African tech startups into its Venture Scale programme.
[Kenya] On-demand delivery platform Sendy raises $20 million round
30-01-2020 | 12:49:24
Kenyan on-demand delivery platform Sendy has raised a $20 million Series B led by Atlantica Ventures and backed Toyota Tsusho Corporation.
Startup Guide Africa Series 2020 targets techpreneurs in East and West Africa
30-01-2020 | 09:13:00
The first-ever Startup Guide Africa Series 2020 is looking for entrepreneurs, innovators, accelerators, experts and co-working spaces.
[Column] Muhammad Nabil: There’s not enough women-led tech start-ups – and it’s costing us all
30-01-2020 | 08:26:00
Despite this momentum, however, there’s a concerning trend: Globally, women-led start-ups only receive two percent of all venture capital (VC) funding – and the picture within enterprise tech is dimmer.
[Egypt] AfDB approves $22 million to expand leasing financing to corporates and SMEs
30-01-2020 | 05:45:00
The Board of the African Development Bank has approved a $22 million Senior Loan to help Egypt’s Corporate Leasing Company (Corplease) expand its operations in the North African country.
Google launches its first Developers Space in Nigeria
29-01-2020 | 11:26:39
Google has launched its first Google Developers Space for African developers, entrepreneurs and startups in Lagos, Nigeria.
MTN Cameroon rewards winners of the MoMo startup competition
29-01-2020 | 08:46:00
MTN Cameroon has published the results of the Cameroonian edition of the MoMo Developer Hackathon Challenge 2019 competition that was launched in October 2019.
[South Africa] Skynamo receives $30million investment from Five Elms Capital to scale operations
29-01-2020 | 08:08:00
Software investor, Five Elms Capital, is investing $30m in Skynamo, field sales app and management platform provider.
[South Africa] Creative Crafting Club launches education platform that encourages entrepreneurship
29-01-2020 | 04:39:00
A Cape Town-based startup, Creative Crafting Club has launched an online platform that bridges the gap between entrepreneurship for stay-at-home parents and education for tots-to-tweens.
B2B fintechs start 2020 strong with more than $1billion in venture capital funding
28-01-2020 | 12:35:14
Venture capital (VC) is not easily available to every startup, but recently, VC investors hinted at a big year ahead for the B2B FinTech space.
[South Africa] Meerkat selected in Catalyst Fund’s latest cohort of fintech startups
24-01-2020 | 12:30:00
South Africa’s fintech startup Meerkat have been selected to participate in Catalyst Funds latest cohort to launch their innovative low-cost savings product to the South African market.
African tech startup funding hits $491m in record-breaking 2019, Disrupt Africa report
23-01-2020 | 13:01:41
2019 was the best year yet for investment into the African tech startup space, with 311 companies banking a combined US$491.6 million.
EU signs four financial guarantees to unlock Africa, Neighbourhood investment
23-01-2020 | 12:27:00
The European Commission (EU) signed four guarantee agreements worth €216 million that will help unlock €2 billion to invest in renewables, urban infrastructure and start-ups in Africa and the Neighbourhood.
[Nigeria] Flutterwave raises $35m from Worldpay
23-01-2020 | 08:28:00
Nigeria’s fintech and payment startup, Flutterwave, has raised about $35 million series B funding from Worldpay FIS.
[South Africa] SqwidNet asks entrepreneurs to use technology to solve every-day challenges
22-01-2020 | 05:36:00
SqwidNet has again challenged South African entrepreneurs to use technology to solve every-day challenges in the next round of their IoT Entrepreneurship Programme (IoT) E.
[Kenya] Timbu launches new fund to invest in travel startups
22-01-2020 | 05:27:00
Timbu, a Mauritian based online travel agency has launched an investment arm to fund and invest in Kenyan travel and hospitality startups.
African tech firms invited to join UK led growth project
21-01-2020 | 09:18:00
The UK’s Department for Digital Culture, Media and Sport launches scheme to develop next generation of African start-ups.
Janngo pledges €60m to support African startups leveraging technology
20-01-2020 | 10:55:00
Janngo has pledged €60 million to back technology startups with a double bottom line approach through its dedicated investment vehicle Janngo Capital Startup Fund.
[South Africa] Digital Lab Africa kicks off its fourth edition at Tshimologong Precinct
16-01-2020 | 09:15:00
Africa’s reference platform for next-gen content, Digital Lab Africa (DLA), has launched its next call for applications.
[Startup Interview] George Kissinger Adem, CEO, House of Kissinger, Kenya
09-01-2020 | 12:20:00
George Kissinger Adem is the Founder and CEO of House of Kissinger, a Kenyan online lifestyle management platform that connects Tourists/VIPs/Expatriates to their favourite luxury and essential goods & services.
[Kenya] African Guarantee Fund receives $33M financing from German's KfW Development Bank to support African SMEs
09-01-2020 | 12:03:00
African Guarantee Fund (AGF) has received an additional USD 33M financing from German lender KfW Development Bank to support African SMEs
[Nigeria] Fintech startup Trove secures funding from ARM
08-01-2020 | 09:37:00
Nigerian fintech startup Trove has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from Nigerian asset management firm, ARM.
Shuttle-hailing firm SWVL refutes claims that it is exiting the Kenyan market
02-01-2020 | 10:38:00
SWVL which has been having a tough ride trying to set its foot in the matatu business in Kenya says it is committed to the Kenya market and are not considering leaving.
African tech startups net over $6m in collective prize money in 2019 - Ventureburn
27-12-2019 | 11:55:00
African tech startups this year tapped millions of dollars by taking part in and winning startup competitions - at least over $6million collectively, by Ventureburn’s calculations.
[Nigeria] Publiseer launches initiative to bridge the gender imbalance gap in digital media
20-12-2019 | 09:52:00
Nigeria’s Digital content distribution platform Publiseer has launched an initiative that seeks to bridge the gender imbalance gap in the field of digital media.
Kenyan startup Alternative Circle recognized among the world’s top fintechs
20-12-2019 | 08:21:00
Kenyan start-up Alternative Circle has been recognized as one of the top fintechs in a first ever survey on the emerging industry, globally.
Fintech firm 4G Capital raises $4 for MSMEs finance
20-12-2019 | 04:16:00
4G Capital is pleased to announce the completion of its second round of fundraising. The investment was secured by a $2m debt facility from Ceniarth LLC, bringing the total raised to $4million.
Uganda, Ghana, Botswana have most women business owners in the world - Mastercard Index
19-12-2019 | 10:16:00
The third edition of the Mastercard Index of Women Entrepreneurs has listed three African countries as global leaders in terms of women-owned businesses.
Nigeria’s fintech startup Carbon expands into Kenya
19-12-2019 | 09:32:00
Carbon, Nigeria’s digital financial services company, has launched in Kenya.
AfriLabs targets African techpreneurs with Capacity Building Programme
19-12-2019 | 07:35:00
AfriLabs, the pan-African network of tech and innovation hubs, has launched the AfriLabs Capacity Building Programme
MTN Cameroon completes first phase of youth internship programme targeting 100 interns
19-12-2019 | 07:25:04
MTN Cameroon has announced the end of the first phase of its MTN Youth Internship Programme
Fintech startup Chipper Cash raises $6M to expand to Southern Africa
18-12-2019 | 06:42:00
Cross-border payment startup Chipper Cash has raised $6 million seed round led by Deciens Capital to expand into Southern Africa.
Global investment firm Partech announces its 2019 milestones and investment in African fintech startups
12-12-2019 | 08:29:00
Partech is a global investment firm with offices in San Francisco, Paris, Berlin and Dakar has announced the completion of eight transactions, six new deals and two follow-on investments in 2019.
[Kenya] Agritech startup Farmshine raises US$ 250,000 from Gray Matters Capital’s coLABS
05-12-2019 | 10:21:30
Farmshine, a Nairobi based agritech start-up has raised a USD 250,000 funding from US-based impact investor Gray Matters Capital’s gender lens sector-agnostic portfolio – GMC coLABS.
[Kenya] PortableVoices signs podcast distribution and production partnership with Afripods
05-12-2019 | 05:14:00
Kenyan based media production and podcast network start-up PortableVoices has announced a podcast distribution partnership with Afripods, an African focused platform for podcasters with head office in Nairobi.
[Togo] AUDA-NEPAD and Ecobank patner to launch Business Bootcamp for 100 SME’s in Africa
04-12-2019 | 11:58:27
The African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) will be launching its first Business Bootcamp for 100 SME’s in Africa on 4 to 6 December 2019 in Lomé Togo, in partnership with Ecobank.
Young digital entrepreneurs leading Africa into a new era, UNCTAD
04-12-2019 | 11:30:00
Game-changing entrepreneurs in the digital and technology space are turning problems into business opportunities, creating jobs and improving lives.
[Nigeria] Edtech startup uLesson raises $3.1 million seed round led by TLcom Capital
28-11-2019 | 05:22:00
uLesson, Sim Shagaya’s edtech startup, that aims to address infrastructure and learning gaps in Africa has raised $3.1mn Seed Round.
AWS uncovers the African Startups ecosystem
27-11-2019 | 12:23:00
AWS Startup Days are free events for early-stage founders, developers, and investors that aim to help early-stage founders build quickly with AWS services.
KfW, Allianz establish fund for joint investments in African companies
26-11-2019 | 08:10:00
KfW Development Bank together with Allianz Global Investors have set up a fund of funds that will provide financial resources for African private equity and venture capital funds.
[South Africa] Samsung to support entrepreneurs in the e-waste sector
20-11-2019 | 07:59:29
Samsung South Africa is running a search for two established black industrials in the e-waste sector, which require financial and business support, to take their business to the next level.
[Ghana] Jack Ma's Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative top winners announced
20-11-2019 | 03:17:56
The Jack Ma Foundation has hosted its first annual Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) grand finale awarding $1 million in prize money to 10 entrepreneurs from across Africa.
[South Africa] AlphaCode invests in diabetes health and insurtech innovator, Guidepost
14-11-2019 | 11:34:00
Rand Merchant Investments, through its fintech investment arm, AlphaCode, has taken a 25.1% stake in Guidepost, a high-touch diabetes health and insurtech innovator that is poised for international expansion.
[Kenya] Standard Chartered Bank lends KShs 6.3bn to SMEs in 9 months
14-11-2019 | 09:03:00
Standard Chartered Bank injected KShs 6.3 billion in direct and indirect lending to Micro, Small and Medium enterprises (SME) in 9 months to September 2019
Nigeria tech entrepreneurs experience over 30 power outages every month, survey
14-11-2019 | 07:51:00
Nigeria’s young tech sector faces a major hurdle in an unreliable power supply, with the average tech firm reporting over 30 power outages per month, according to a major new survey.
[Interview] Walid Amer, Partner & Senior Associate, Elevate Business Consulting, Egypt
12-11-2019 | 08:26:00
Walid Amer is an experienced Certified Management Accountant with proven leadership expertise in assisting others in understanding the instrumental role finance data plays in improving business processes.
Truecaller launches its Developer Program in Kenya
06-11-2019 | 08:20:00
Truecaller has announced that it is launching its developer program in Kenya and revealed that their app is the second highest-grossing app in the country.
[Nigeria] Interswitch acquires 60% stake in healthcare technology startup e-Clat
06-11-2019 | 06:21:00
Nigeria’s leading e-payments company Interswitch has acquired a majority stake in healthcare technology startup e-Clat.
[South Africa] uKheshe launches campaign to reward 20 micro businesses with R25 000
06-11-2019 | 05:54:00
uKheshe, South Africa’s QR cash card and micro transaction platform will reward 20 entrepreneurs with R25 000 this summer in its “Go cashless” campaign.
[Kenya] Glovo partners with News Cafe in an aggressive market expansion push.
31-10-2019 | 10:39:00
Glovo, which links motorcycle riders to consumers wishing to buy and deliver products, has partnered with News Cafe in a move aimed at expanding their market footprint in the country.