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, incubators, chambers of commerce, media, competitive centers, influential blogs). The award focuses on disruptive startups, with a purpose of...
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 spark new thinking on how Africa’s growing youth population can transform the agricultural sector. Fifty young people will...
Orange Money customers will have access to a network of over 1,000 Shell service stations to transact from
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 community to take concrete, collective action. Named Urb, the mobile based platform allows the user to report and share...
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 dubbed 'Traction Camp', the programme aims to support the creation of globally competitive, growth-oriented, mobile and digital technology...
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 that will add 15% to the East African country's generation capacity. In a colorful and drum-accented ceremony attended by...
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 Officer, has said. Dr Mohamed with the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) Regional Office for Africa said ICT would...
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 including ex-Magento CTO Ted Pietrzak who joined the company in January last year as VP Engineering marking the first...
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 its efforts to crush dissent. According to reports by BBC Africa News, multiple reports are calming there is an ongoing...
New York Financial services-based corporation; MasterCard Corp. in partnership with Cafedirect Producers Foundation, on Tuesday launched a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East Africa; Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania, dubbed, "2KUZE". The platform will enable farmers to conduct their entire transaction of selling produce, receiving payments,...