• NopeaRide

    Kenya’s Electric Vehicle Taxi Brand, NopeaRide Exits Kenyan Market.

    NopeaRide, Kenya’s first fully electric taxi service, is exiting the market after being unable to raise additional funding to keep it afloat. Kenya’s first fully electric taxi service, NopeaRide, is exiting the market after its parent company EkoRent OY failed to raise additional funding to keep it afloat. NopeaRide...
  • Afrobarometer

    Afrobarometer Receives $6 Million Grant from SIDA.

    The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has announced a three-year, US$6 million in support of Afrobarometer`s new 10-year strategy. To support Afrobarometer’s new 10-year strategy, the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) has announced a three-year, 66 million Swedish Kronor grant (roughly USD 6 million). This will enable...
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    Is Mastodon The Social Media Platform Black Twitter Needs?

    Many users have been looking for a new social networking site to call home ever since Elon Musk took control of Twitter. Is Mastodon the answer? Since Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover, many users have been searching for a new social networking platform they can call home. Mastodon, a social network...
  • Meta Announces Layoffs Affecting 11,000 Employees.

    In one of the most significant tech layoffs this year, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, fired 13% of its staff, or more than 11,000 workers. Facebook’s parent company, Meta, has announced it will lay off 11,000 employees or around 13 percent of the company’s total staff. CEO Mark...
  • Whatsapp Has Officially Launch Its Communities Tab.

    New functionality called “Community” is being added to the app of WhatsApp, a platform owned by Meta and used worldwide. The popular messaging service has been active this year, and the most recent feature addition is a new Communities option that appears next to the standard Chats page on...
  • Sincerely Accra Podcast

    “Sincerely Accra” Podcast Selected for $100K Africa Podcast Fund by Spotify.

    Sincerely Accra was created to contribute to public discourse on a variety of unfiltered topics affecting life in Ghana and how young adults, millennials, and generation z are getting by. Episodes alternate between vox pops and in-studio interviews predominantly in English, with an occasional blend of Pidgin, Twi, and...
  • african-startups-ecosystem

    African Startups Need An Enabling Ecosystem To Succeed.

    Fintech continues to be the dominant industry within the ecosystem, with the top investment destinations on the continent being Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, and Kenya. The thriving African startup market is well-positioned to become a pillar of the continent’s digital economy, fostering local innovation through relevant solutions to societal...
  • MEST Africa Challenge Announces Top Five Finalists.

    MEST Africa Challenge has announced the top five finalists going into the final stage of the 2022 MEST Africa Challenge pitch competition. The startups that will compete in the 2022 MEST Africa Challenge pitch competition are Sproutly (Nigeria), Kweli (Senegal), Swoove (Ghana), Hisa (Kenya), and Desert Green Africa (South...
  • M-KOPA Unlocks $600 Million in Credit for Underbanked Customers in Africa.

    The fintech platform M-KOPA, which offers digital credit to customers who are underbanked, has announced the publication of its 2021 Impact Report. By utilizing data to link digital micropayments with the Internet of Things technology, M-KOPA, a fintech platform founded in 2011 that offers connected finance and digital...
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