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  • Research: 618 Active Tech Hubs in Africa – The Backbone of Africa’s Tech Ecosystem

    Technology ecosystems across Africa have witnessed incredible growth over the past few years, mainly boosted by a torrent of venture funds, development finance, corporate involvement, as well as ever-growing, innovative communities. The latest collaborative effort by Briter Bridges and the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator programme, identifies 618 active tech hubs....
  • Fintech: Nvoicia Adjudged Best Startup At Seedstars Accra Event.

    On the 8th of August, during Seedstars Accra, Nvoicia won the Ghana round of Seedstars World 2019 and will potentially represent the country at the Seedstars Summit in Switzerland to compete for up to USD 500,000 in equity investment and other prizes....
  • Fintech: Africa’s untapped potential as an e-Commerce market

    Africans, largely unburdened by a history of formal banking and credit card use, has embraced technology — particularly mobile/smartphone technology — with gusto, using it to develop their own payment and purchasing methods. This has removed many of the previous barriers to e-commerce and is fueling growth that mirrors...
  • Technology is a liberating force for African women

    Guest post by Charles Onyango-Obbo, highlighting innovative projects tackling entrenched gender inequality among African women entrepreneurs. As ride-hailing apps proliferate the globe, An Nisa Taxi in Kenya is one of the standouts in Africa. Developed by 33-year-old Mehnaz Sarwar, An Nisa is run by women and serves female passengers...
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    Feature: The Impact of Disruptive Technological Innovation on the African Continent

    Africa can be thought of as having a blank canvas. It is not marred by legacy systems which inhibit the adoption of new technologies. This invariably necessitates the creation of a robust infrastructure across Africa to allow for the construction and development of telecommunications systems, mobile payment systems, and...
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    Applications Open: 2019 MEST Entrepreneurial Training Program.

    Applications are still open for the 2019 Meltwater Entrepreneurial Training Program that equips the trainees with seed funding for their ventures/startups. The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), like the name, suggests is an entrepreneur training program that also goes as far as equipping the trainees with seed funding...
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    Report: African Countries Are Becoming More Open to Each Other.

    The latest report by Visa Openness Index shows African countries are becoming more open to each other, with indications that travel within the continent is getting easier. In this 3rd edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index Report 2018 published by the African Development Bank and the Africa Union Commission,...
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    Beyond Mobile Money – the FinTech Future for Africa

    Africa is leveraging mobile and digital technologies in its own ways to bring financial services to people in undeveloped places on earth. Africa is a great testing ground for new banking services: the region’s relatively low penetration levels for traditional financial services married to high proliferation of mobile phones...
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    How Africa is Embracing Drone Technology to Solve its Major Problems

    Recently, the deployment of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles i.e. drone has increased in different sectors in African Entrepreneurship scene. It has managed to seep into various parts including – surveillance, agriculture, health, e-commerce, entertainment and lots more. Drones, which were specifically made for security purposes in the military back then...