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[South Africa] Insurtech startup Pineapple accepted into US Insurance accelerator

12-13-2018 | 08:41:59
More than a year and a month after insurance tech startup Pineapple raised R5.2m from Lireas Holdings, the strategic investment arm of Hannover-Re Group Africa, the startup has now been accepted into The Hartford Insurtech Hub.

Vubiquity partners with TelOne to launch video on demand services in Zimbabwe

12-13-2018 | 08:29:00
Vubiquity, has announced a deal with Discover Digital to provide new international content in Africa starting with TelOne DEOD, Digital Entertainment On Demand, in Zimbabwe.

[Kenya] Toshiba’s go Africa program registers huge market share for its storage business

12-13-2018 | 07:48:00
Leading storage device manufacturer Toshiba has announced that its go Africa initiative has seen its market share in the storage business grow by 400 percent since the program was launched two years ago.

Year in Search: What South Africans Searched for on Google in 2018

12-13-2018 | 06:49:00
Google has released South Africa’s Year in Search results, an overview of the searches and questions that drove South Africans online throughout 2018.

Moroccan Airports Authority partners with National Aviation Services to launch electronic gates at Airports in Marrakech

12-13-2018 | 05:55:00
The Moroccan Airports Authority (ONDA) has partnered with National Aviation Services (NAS) to launch the first electronic gates (E-gates) at the Pearl Lounge in the Marrakech Menara Airport departures area.

Ecobank appoints MFS Africa as digital payment partner

12-12-2018 | 13:22:25
Pan-African bank Ecobank has appointed MFS Africa as digital payment partner enabling cross-platform payment services for Ecobank account holders.

[South Africa] Startup Guide, the global guide for startup launches innovation hub in Johannesburg

12-12-2018 | 10:03:00
After launching in Cape Town earlier this year, Startup Guide, the global guide for startups in high-growth innovation hubs in Europe, the US and the Middle East, is open to nominations in Johannesburg.

Konza Technopolis and Huawei to set up an innovation hub in Kenya

12-12-2018 | 09:36:19
Konza Technopolis Development Authority and Huawei have announced plans to set up an innovation hub in Kenya, at Machakos University dubbed Konza Innovation Hub.

Continental free trade area to boost e-commerce in Africa

12-12-2018 | 08:05:33
Opportunities abound for Africa to engage in and benefit from e-commerce and the digital economy as the African Continental Free Trade Agreement comes into force.

Google releases an overview of searches and questions that drove Kenyans online in 2018

12-12-2018 | 07:40:26
Google has released Year in Search 2018, an overview of the searches and questions that drove Kenyans online throughout the year. The trending searches in 2018 were mainly dominated by events and personalities

IDOOH partners with Abercairn Digital to bring in-taxi entertainment to Nigeria

12-12-2018 | 06:35:00
IDOOH International has expanded to Africa through a partnership with Nigeria’s Abercairn Digital to deploy 1,000 in-vehicle media screens with ride-hail drivers in Lagos.

[Kenya] More collaborative efforts required to fight mobile money fraud and cyber crime

12-12-2018 | 06:17:21
The Director of Public Prosecution Noordin Haji has called on all stakeholders in financial institutions and banking sector to work together to strengthen the fight against mobile money fraud and cybercrime.

[Nigeria] TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018 highlights achievements of top innovators and startups in Africa

12-12-2018 | 05:58:00
M-SCAN, a company that develops portable mobile ultrasound devices, was crowned as Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most Promising Startup at TechCrunch Startup Battlefield Africa 2018, held in Lagos, Nigeria.

[Egypt] e-health startup Vezeeta receives $1m funding from IFC

12-11-2018 | 13:18:00
Egyptian e-health startup Vezeeta has raised $1 million in additional funding from IFC to add to the $12 million in Series C financing it raised earlier this year to continue its international expansion.

Kenya becomes first country to adopt air cargo quality platform

12-11-2018 | 13:13:16
Kenya is set to become the first country in the world to adopt TIACA’s new Cargo Service Quality (CSQ) tool nationwide.