gOman Deliveries Seeks To Disrupt Courier Service in Ghana

    As part of my online series on Ghanaian startups creating products and services that are disrupting well-established businesses, this week's focus is on gOman. gOman, is a delivery and courier service targeted at providing quick, secure and affordable deliveries to ecommerce sites, product shops, banks and corporate organizations and private individuals who may have need for the convenienc...

04 Sep 7:44 PM 0 Read More...

Jumia Responds To Africa’s Growing Mobile Market

The mobile internet sector in Africa is developing rapidly, with smartphones becoming much more affordable and growing in popularity. Jumia - Africa’s leading online retailer, has taken advantage of this with a mobile app that allows an increasing number of Africans to access the e-commerce platform wherever they are. The number of mobile subscriptions in Africa has risen rapidly in recent years, from fewer t...

04 Sep 1:07 PM 0 Read More...

2014 Finalists For Anzisha Prize for Young Entrepreneurs Announced

Togo and Ivory Coast have Anzisha finalists for the first time and five amazing young women have made the cut with projects varying from tourism, art and energy. For the first time ever, African Leadership Academy and The MasterCard Foundation are delighted to have Anzisha Prize finalists from Togo and Ivory Coast (http://www.anzishaprize.org), revealing strong growth in entrepreneurship activity amongst youth i...

26 Aug 1:08 PM 0 Read More...

Kirusa Acquires Ghanaian Startup - Saya Mobile

Voice messaging and social media apps firm Kirusa has acquired Ghana-based Saya Mobile, which provides instant messaging apps geared specifically for African consumers. The deal sees Kirusa acquire the technology, intellectual property and workforce of Saya, which will now be working on Kirusa’s mobile apps. Kirusa said the acquisition was evidence of its increasing commitment to Africa, with the buyout e...

21 Aug 5:25 PM 0 Read More...

Nigeria: Easy Taxi Pre-installed on Samsung S5 Smartphones

Easy Taxi, the world’s largest taxi booking app, has teamed up with Samsung to offer its services to even more customers across Nigeria, with the Easy Taxi app to be pre-installed on all new Samsung Galaxy S5 devices as part of the Galaxy Gift Exchange.  At the launch of the new Samsung Galaxy S5 in Lagos, Samsung West Africa Director, Mr. Emmanuel Revmatas praised the app for its vision to provide users of...

14 Aug 7:34 AM 0 Read More...
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