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    Seedstars World and StartupYourLife Welcomes 30 startups from Africa

    CASABLANCA, MOROCCO: February 2nd – Seedstars World (SSW), the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, joined forces with StartupYourLife (SYL), one of the major Moroccan startup organizations, to host Seedstars Africa, the first edition of an annual Africa Summit that connects African entrepreneurs, investors...
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    Financial Times lauds “frighteningly clever” mPedigree founder Bright Simons

    UK newspaper, The Financial Times (FT) has lauded Ghana’s technology entrepreneur, Bright Simons, describing him as a “frighteningly clever” individual. In an article published on Monday, FT praised Mr Simons and three others as “tech tycoons” for shaking up the African technological market with their innovative digital products. Mr Simons was applauded for innovating mPedigree,...
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    iROKO Closes on $19m in Funding for Content & Capital Deals

    African mobile entertainment and internet TV pioneer, iROKO, has announced multiple deals totaling $19 million to enable them to scale across Africa. The figure is made up of content development and capital funding deals from French media giant CANAL+ and existing investor Kinnevik AB. iROKO will channel the investment...
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    Startups: Announcing Seedstars Africa 2016 Events

    Talent is everywhere, which is why the SeedStars World Team are traveling to 52+ countries to find & invest into the best entrepreneurs & analyze startup ecosystems. After years of traveling through over 15 African countries, meeting hundreds of entrepreneurs in dozens of cities our view is clear: SeedStars...
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    Online Real Estate Front-runner meQasa Supports Agents with Free Branding

    Inspired by an amazing year and the commencement of the cheerful season of giving, meQasa, Ghana’s go-to online real estate search portal, is paying it forward with free brand identity assistance for real estate agents across the country. Throughout the holiday period, the company is offering to design professional logos...
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    Organic Nigerian Food Entrepreneur wins She Leads Africa Contest

    Kasope Ladipo-Ajai, founder and owner of a Nigerian food production startup called Omo Alata Foods, has won the She Leads Africa 2015 Entrepreneur Showcase for women entrepreneurs. The She Leads Africa Entrepreneur Showcase is hosted annually to promote and boost women entrepreneurs on the continent. Ajai was among six finalists chosen from...
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    Is YOCO South Africa’s Growing Mobile POS Provider?

    South African startup – Yoco offers an easy way for SMEs in South Africa to securely accept card payments at their stores or on the go. A fully licensed merchant aggregator and the first in South Africa, they offers businesses a choice of two mobile card readers that connect...
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    MasterCard Foundation Commits US$ 74 million to Youth Employment

    The MasterCard Foundation has launched an innovative youth employment initiative in Uganda and Ghana at a meeting in Entebbe, Uganda. The five-year, US$74 million initiative will reach more than 200,000 economically disadvantaged young people, aged 15-24 and living on less than $2 per day, who are out of school,...
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    10 Shortlisted for Tigo Ghana Digital Change-Makers Competition

    Tigo Ghana, in partnership with Reach for Change, has announced the shortlisting of 10 Social Entrepreneurs for the Tigo Ghana Digital Change-Makers competition for 2015. The competition, which closed the deadline for applications on November 6th, received hundreds of entries with varied technological innovations across a wide range of...
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    Metro Africa Xpress (MAX) Makes TechCrunch Disrupt London Finals

    Metro Africa Xpress (or MAX, for short),  founded by Adetayo Bamiduro and his co-founder Chinedu Azodoha is a last-mile delivery service for urban Africa based in Lagos, Nigeria. They presented in front of multiple groups of industry leaders serving competing for £30,000 and the highly coveted Disrupt Cup in London. The...
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    TaxiJet – The Uber Of Francophone Africa

    Uber, the famous and controversial taxi-hailing app, has reached South Africa, Nigeria, and Kenya but not Francophone Africa, and three Ivorian entrepreneurs have come up with their own version called— TaxiJet, BBC reports. After rolling out the first app of its kind in Abidjan, they have ambitions to take...
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    $100,000 One Africa Award Winner Announced.

    The 2015 ONE Africa Award recognises Africa-driven; Africa led advocacy efforts that have demonstrated success at community, national or regional level. The award is aimed at recognising, rewarding, and advancing the exceptional work of organisations, founded by Africans and based in Africa, dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals....
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