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...

The State of the Internet 2014

  An important and obvious market trend is the migration and use of mobile and web applications by consumers, especially middle-class mobile users in Ghana. In a country where Internet penetration is still below 30%, it is still interesting to realize how this minority population is familiar with mobile apps released in the Silicon Valley and other modern markets. On the commercial side, although...

11 Aug 12:00 PM 0 Read More...

Google Africa Drums Up Support for Nigeria’s 440

Google Africa is drumming up support for 440, the new startup accelerator founded by 88mph and L5Lab to inject between $20k-110k into startups in Nigeria for 10-25% equity. In a blog post, Elija Kitaka, Google Africa program manager said: “We are very excited to be supporting 440 in creating new opportunities for Nigerian startups to build great products for the local market, Africa and the world. Applica...

02 Aug 8:22 AM 0 Read More...
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