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  • Seeds for Impact West Africa

    Seeds for Impact Launched to Promote Sustainable Agriculture in West Africa

    Seeds for Impact Program Launched in Ghana to Promote Sustainable Agriculture in West Africa n partnership with Alliance for a Green Revolution in Africa. Seeds for Impact Program (SIP), a programme and rolling competition that offers financial and technical assistance to seed companies and smallholder farmers across Africa, was successfully...
  • Twiga Foods

    Kenyan Startup Twiga Foods has secured $10 million from IFC and TLcom

    Kenyan start-up Twiga Foods has secured $10 million investment from World Bank’s investment arm, the International Finance Corporation and TLcom Capital. Twiga Foods connects smallholder farmers in rural areas to informal retail vendors in cities. The startup uses a mobile platform to match supply and demand, aggregating market participants...
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    11 African Startups Graduate from Google’s Launchpad Accelerator 2

    Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Class 2 announces Eleven African Startups in Lagos, Nigeria after a 3-month program to build the digital ecosystem in their countries. The second class of startups to go through Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Africa program graduated today in Lagos after a 3-month program. The 11 startups comprising Launchpad...
  • Vaya_Mobile

    Vaya, Zimbabwe’s ride-hailing service debut operations in Harare.

    A ride-hailing service, Vaya launched by Cassava Smartech, an Econet Wireless company will be available to commuters in the country’s capital, Harare from 2019. Zimbabwe now has an app based ride-hailing service which will first be available in the capital, Harare. Known as Vaya Lift, the service has been...
  • cowtribe

    Ghana’s Cowtribe Receives USD$300K Funding From Kaplan Foundation

    Ghanaian agritech startup CowTribe has secured a $300, 000 investment from the US-based Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation. The startup made the announcement earlier today in a post on Twitter. In a subsequent phone call with Ventureburn, CowTribe co-founder and CEO Awin Peter (pictured above, second from right) said the investment was in the...
  • Spotify_MENA

    Spotify Expands to 4 MENA Countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco & Algeria. 

    Music streaming service, Spotify has expanded into four North African countries: Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, and Algeria but there is a catch. Earlier this year, there was talk that Spotify, the world’s most popular music streaming platform was planning to expand into the Middle East and North Africa sometime in Q4...
  • Kwesé TV

    Kwesé TV To Stop Pay-TV Services to Refocus on Digital Streaming

    Pay television service provider, Kwesé TV, has concluded plans to reduce the number of channels on its platform to focus on streaming services for it 11 markets. Dynamic pan-African satellite TV network Kwesé TV, part of Econet Media is refocusing its business strategy and service offerings, to align them...
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    South Africa’s GovChat, a civic technology platform expands to Ghana.

    GovChat is South Africa’s largest civic engagement platform accessible online, on any mobile handset and feature phones allows governments to speak and connect with citizens at NO cost. A South African civic technology platform; GovChat that helps governments engage with citizens, will officially be launched in Ghana on 12...
  • Karmzah Heroines

    Meet Karmzah, a heroine with cerebral palsy and super powers

    For fans of comics, superheroes, and heroines, there’s a new badass heroine in town called Karmzah. Karmzah, a comic that portrays a person with cerebral palsy as a heroine was launched on Saturday, 6th October to coincide with the celebration of World CP Day worldwide. The Comic to be made...