Ecobank launches fintech challenge for start-ups

Pan-African banking conglomerate, Ecobank, has launched a fintech challenge for start-ups. The challenge is open to Africa’s entrepreneurs, innovators and developers, providing then with an opportunity to win $500,000 in funding as...

Ugandan StartUp ThinVoid crowned African Startup of the Year

ThinVoid, a startUp based in Uganda has been voted as the Africa Startup of the year. The award is a contest organized by Bonjour Idée with the support of 50+ partners (international corporations,...

The Mastercard Foundation’s young africa works summit puts youth at centre of green revolution

More than 300 global and African thought leaders and youth agripreneurs will come together for The MasterCard Foundation’s second Young Africa Works Summit on February 16-17 in Kigali, Rwanda. The event will...

Vivo Energy, the Shell licensee in Africa, and Orange announce a collaborative Pan-African partnership...

Orange Money customers will have access to a network of over 1,000 Shell service stations to transact from

Ugandan Innovators Design Civic Engagement Platform for Cities, Urban Centers

A team of Ugandan young innovators, Sparkplug, has developed a platform for city dwellers to engage and set agenda for dialogue to change their cities as well as connect with their...

East African Tech Hubs Partner to Support Regional Mobile, Digital Businesses

Outbox hub has struck a partnership with four technology and incubation hubs across East Africa to host a six month accelerator Programme for startups in the region. Led by Kenya’s m:lab and...

Power Africa Partner Gigawatt Global to construct 7.5MW Solar Field in Burundi

Amid the lush and rolling hills of Mubuga, 100 km outside the Burundian capital of Bujumbura, 2,500 people came yesterday to celebrate the festive ground-breaking for a 7.5 MW solar field...

ICT critical for advancing agriculture modernisation – FAO

Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is critical for advancing the agenda for modernizing agriculture and meeting the food security and nutrition needs of Africa, Dr AgBendech Mohamed, Senior Food and Nutrition...
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JUMO Names Warren Squires as Director of MTN Channel

According to JUMO, they gained more than 100 new staff members last year and has plans to double its staff complement in this year. The company boasts a strong line-up of talent...
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JUST IN: Internet Blocked in Bamenda Regions of Cameroon

Of recent, Ethiopia’s authorities were restricting access of internet to it's people leaving many of them frustrated. An Amnesty International report then accused the Ethiopian government of systematically and illegally blocking access to social media in...
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A total of 30 students from Suye and Moshono Secondary Schools in Arusha City under the supervision of technological experts from Korea, are currently...