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12 African startups accepted into Knife Capital’s 4th Grindstone Accelerator

11-21-2018 | 05:39:00
South African venture capital firm Knife Capital has announced the twelve African startups that will take part in its fourth Grindstone Accelerator programme.

NASCU and Mastercard announce landmark agreement to drive financial inclusion in Zambia

11-20-2018 | 11:19:00
NASCU and Mastercard today announced a landmark agreement to drive financial inclusion by extending formal financial products and services to undeserved members of cooperatives.

[South Africa] Fintech company Sureswipe acquires Humble Till

11-20-2018 | 10:11:00
Sureswipe has acquired a 50.1% majority stake in the Point of Sale software company Humble Till, a move which will enhance Sureswipe’s offering to small and medium-sized businesses using card payment solutions in-store.

Competition, international connectivity power Kenya’s telecom industry

11-20-2018 | 10:10:00
The landing of four fibre-optic international submarine cables in recent years dramatically reduced the cost of phone calls and internet access.

[South Africa] Liquid Telecom wins AfricaCom award for Best Network Improvement

11-20-2018 | 10:08:00
Liquid Telecom collected the Best Network Improvement award at the annual AfricaCom Awards last week, in recognition of the recent completion of its Cape to Cairo network.

ECA, Omidyar Network to establish Africa digital identities

11-20-2018 | 06:07:18
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) and the Omidyar Network have announced a partnership to establish legal digital identities in Africa.

World Bank Group launches L’Afrique Excelle to support Francophone Africa’s top tech entrepreneurs

11-19-2018 | 12:55:00
The World Bank Group has announced L’Afrique Excelle, a six-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising growth stage technology start-ups operating in Francophone Africa.

Kirusa targets Africans traveling to diaspora with sim-less number store

11-19-2018 | 10:20:00
Technology company Kirusa has announced a feautre alllowing Africans traveling abroad buy foreign numbers from its InstaVoice ReachMe app.

HealthCarePoint establishes BlueCloud Africa to improve research using smart city approach

11-19-2018 | 10:15:00
BlueCloud by HealthCarePoint has established BlueCloud Africa to work with local organizations to improve the healthcare and clinical research ecosystem.

Talia, Kymeta Corporation to deliver mobile satellite broadband to remote areas in Africa

11-19-2018 | 08:30:00
Satellite, and terrestrial network operator Talia Ltd has entered into a partnership arrangement to supply Kymeta™ products across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

[Nigeria] MTN goes for mobile banking licence

11-19-2018 | 07:53:00
MTN Group will apply for a mobile banking licence in Nigeria and plans to launch the service there next year.

Morocco creates mobile money service “m-wallet”

11-19-2018 | 07:49:00
Moroccans can now use their mobile phones to send or receive money and pay for services.

UNICAF raises $28 million to meet rising demand for higher education in Africa

11-19-2018 | 06:18:00
UNICAF, the largest online higher education platform in Africa, has announced a $28 million Series B financing to meet the growing demand for high-quality university education across the continent.

Huawei Cloud launches in South Africa

11-19-2018 | 06:15:00
Huawei Cloud, the cloud-computing services of Huawei, has unveiled a new region in South Africa.

[Kenya] IFC and TLcom invest $10 million in Twiga Foods

11-16-2018 | 13:05:00
IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, TLcom, and the Global Agriculture and Food Security Program (GAFSP) have announced a $10 million investment in Twiga Foods.