• STEMbees: Aburi Girls SHS To Represent Ghana at Global Robotics Competition.

    Twelve students from the Aburi Girls’ Senior High School in the Eastern region are representing Ghana this year in the 2021 FIRST Global Challenge — the fifth iteration of the global Olympics-style robotics event. This year’s theme, “Discover & Recover,” focuses on overcoming the COVID-19 pandemic by discovering opportunities...
  • Nigeria’s Plentywaka Raises $1.2 million and acquires Ghana’s Stabus.

    Nigerian mobility startup, Plentywaka has raised $1.2 million in seed funding after successfully completing the Techstars Toronto Accelerator Program in July 2021. Stabus, a Ghanaian mobility startup, was also fully acquired by the startup. Isidore Kpotufe founded PlentyWaka in 2019 as a bus-hailing solution that allows commuters to book...
  • #FixTheCountry One Million Signatures Petition: Vote of No Confidence in Ghana’s 1992 Constitution.

    #FixTheCountry, a non-partisan and non-political civic movement by Ghanaian youths, calls for 1 Million Signatures in their campaign against Ghana’s 1992 Constitution. On 28th April 1992, the people of Ghana went to a referendum to adopt a new constitutional document. The Constitution was supposed to provide a rebirth for...
  • Cellulant Acquires Ghana License to deploy Tingg Digital Payments

    Digital payments have seen tremendous growth in the past couple of years. As of January 2021, 38.9 per cent of the population aged 15 years and older had a mobile money account in Ghana. The share of mobile money users has increased over the previous three years as Ghanaians...
  • MTN Launches 2021 Ayoba Hackathon Contest.

    MTN Ghana has launched its 2021 Ayoba Hackathon Contest aimed at driving its digitization agenda while providing opportunities for developers and start-ups. Through the Hackathon, MTN will avail affording App developers and innovators the opportunity to use their creativity to launch their services through micro-apps on Ayoba, a super...
  • Ghana’s Jetstream Secures $3M to Expand It’s Africa’s Trade Operations

    Ghana’s Jetstream lands $3M to build the digital infrastructure for Africa’s trade corridors Ghanaian logistics startup Jetstream, a platform that enables African businesses to see and control their own cross-border supply chains, has closed a funding round of US$3 million to expand its operations. Local and international investors participated in the...
  • 22 Startups Selected for UNICEF Startup Lab’s Second Cohort.

    UNICEF is excited to welcome this new cohort of 22 startups from across Ghana to the UNICEF StartUp Lab for 2021. UNICEF has announced the launch of the 2021 cohort of the UNICEF StartUp Lab – a co-creation space and incubator, that engages young startups in the development of...
  • Twitter to Establish Its Presence in Africa, Selects Ghana as HQ.

    Social media giant, Twitter announced today it has established an African foothold in Ghana and is now hiring staff for its office. Twitter has selected Ghana for the establishment of its presence in Africa, the social media company announced this on Monday in a statement on its website. Twitter...
  • Ghanaian Fintech startup, BezoMoney raises $200k in seed round

    BezoMoney, an Accra-based fintech startup, has secured US$200,000 in a seed funding round led by Goodsoil VC, a venture capital firm based in London. According to the fintech, the funding will be used to acquire the Payment and Financial Technology Service Providers (PFTSP) license in Ghana, build and deploy...