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    2018 Ventureburn Tech Startup Survey on South African Startups

    Leading technology and startups blog; Ventureburn has released its 2018 Ventureburn Tech Startup Survey which took a look at 153 South African startups. Ventureburn has released its 2018 Ventureburn Tech Startup Survey powered by Telkom Futuremakers which took a look at 153 South African startups to gauge the state of...
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    Ghana’s Famerline Wins USD$50K USAID’s Fall Army Worm Tech Prize

    Ghanaian Agritech company; Farmerline and five others have won the USAID’s Fall Army Worm Tech Prize Frontier Innovation Award. The U.S. Agency for International Development, Land O’Lakes International Development, and the Foundation for Food and Agriculture Research announced the six winners of the Feed the Future Fall Armyworm Tech Prize at...
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    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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    Boomplay and Universal Music Group Strike Distribution Partnership in Africa

    Boomplay strikes partnership with Universal Music Group to distribute music from UMG’s world-renowned labels to users in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia Boomplay, Africa’s leading music streaming and download service, has struck a licensing agreement with Universal Music Group covering multiple markets within Africa. The company,...
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    Payments, e-Commerce & FinTech on High Agenda at Seamless West Africa 2018

    Seamless West Africa 2018 promises to bring together the greatest international innovators from the payments, fintech & e-commerce industries for 2 days of keynote presentations and roundtable discussions. The payments, banking, and financial sectors are currently at the height of change, defined by innovation and development in technology and regulation. As...
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    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...
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    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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    Airbus Bizlab To Foster New Aerospace Business Models with African Startups.

    Airbus BizLab launches a call for African startups to rethink how their technology could interact with Aerospace. Airbus announced the launch of its second edition of #Africa4Future, a joint accelerator program between Airbus’ global aerospace accelerator BizLab and Make-IT in Africa, a programme by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale...
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    MEST Africa Opens East African Incubator in Nairobi, Kenya.

    MEST Africa officially launched its flagship East African space in Nairobi, Kenya after the launch of MEST Lagos and MEST Cape Town Incubators. A shared space with the Meltwater Nairobi Office in Nairobi Garage, the MEST Incubator Nairobi is home to Portfolio Companies Sharehouse and Nestmetric. The new Nairobi Incubator will...