Uber Launches in Lagos; Offers N2,000 Discount On First Ride.

Uber - a popular ride-sharing  service that connect passengers with drivers of vehicles for hiring services officially launched in Lagos, Nigeria with Chocolate City’s Ice Prince Zamani been the first Nigerian to hitch a ride on the service. Unlike other taxi apps, Uber offers not just taxis but also regular and luxury salons and SUVs. So the service is basically like having your own luxury driver for one ...

24 Jul 6:01 PM 0 Read More...

The Race to Bring Internet Access to Africa

This is a guest post by Brandon Engel. Follow him on Twitter: @BrandonEngel2 for more. Even though Africa is home to over 15% of the global population, African citizens constitute a comparatively miniscule 7% of global internet users, and only 16% of the total population of Africa is online. The majority of African internet subscribers are in countries with more urban areas, like South Africa, Morocco, Nig...

14 Jul 8:25 PM 0 Read More...

Philips Africa Roadshow 2014 in Accra, Ghana

Royal Philips is currently undertaking its 5th consecutive pan-African Cairo to Cape Town roadshow from 14 April - 3 September, 2014 continuing to focus on key challenges facing Africa today - the need for energy-efficient lighting and the revitalization of African healthcare infrastructure. The roadshow is visiting Ghana for the 3rd time and will make a stop in Accra from 15th to 17th July 2014. On this occasi...

14 Jul 7:29 PM 0 Read More...

Kitiwa, PaySail & PollAfrique Wins At Seedstars Accra Event

Despite the never-ending rains in Accra, about 20 startups joined in the fun as they pitched their products at the Seedstars Accra event. The event, held at the Lizzy Sports Complex in East-Legon in partnership with Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) on June 5, 2014 brought together several investors, tech entrepreneurs and stakeholders in the Ghanaian tech space. Kitiwa - a startup f...

09 Jun 9:47 PM 0 Read More...

The Accra Technology and Innovation Startup Scene

Cross-posting from the Seedstars World Blog Accra, “4th City to Visit According to the New York Times” and Now West Africa’s Startup Hub. Welcome to Accra. Ghana’s capital and West Africa’s Startup Hub. Believe it or not, there are more startup founders here than the rest of the sixteen member ECOWAS countries. Located on the Lokko Streets of the Christiansburg Estates in Osu, Accra and also on...

04 Jun 6:05 PM 0 Read More...
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