• Sierra Leone’s Fintech EziPaySL names Vickie Remoe as Brand Ambassador.

    Vickie Remoe has been named as the brand ambassador of EziPaySL, a money transfer app that makes it easier for Sierra Leoneans in the Diaspora to send money home. Vickie Remoe, a TV host, writer, and podcaster, has been named a brand ambassador for EziPaySL, a money transfer service...
  • Fintech: pawaPay Closes on Seed Funding of $9M co-led by MSA, 88mph and Others.

    pawaPay originated as part of the payments of pawaTech, a UK software company with more than a decade of experience building Mobile Money solutions for African markets. In early 2020, pawaPay was spun out as a standalone business with the backing of the investors behind pawaTech. Today, pawaPay is already...
  • WhatsApp Rolls Out ‘View Once’ Disappearing Photos Feature

    WhatsApp now lets you send photos and videos that can only be viewed once by recipients. The new change initially started rolling out to the iPhone users through a new WhatsApp version on Tuesday. However, shortly thereafter, the instant messaging app announced its rollout for all users, including the...
  • Eleven African Startups Selected for 2021 Y Combinator Summer Batch

    Eleven African startups have been selected for 2021 ‘s Y Combinator’s Summer Batch, with Nigeria leading the pack with four startups. An American seed funding accelerator, Y Combinator which invests $125k in selected startups in exchange for 7% equity every two years, has announced eleven African startups for the 2021...
  • Ghana’s Yemaachi Biotechnology Selected for 2021 Y Combinator Summer Cohorts

    Ghana’s Yemaachi Biotechnology which focuses on immuno-genomics, bioinformatics, and artificial intelligence selected for Y Combinator’s 2021 Summer Cohorts. American seed funding accelerator, Y Combinator which invests $125k in selected startups in exchange for 7% equity every two years, has selected Ghana’s Yemaachi Biotechnology for their 2021 Summer Batch of...
  • 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...
  • Google Partners With Maliyo Games To Launch Game Development Program

    Maliyo Games, a Nigerian company that creates casual mobile games to share the experiences of everyday Africans with a global audience has partnered with Google to host #GameUp Bootcamp in Ghana, Kenya, and Nigeria. Maliyo Games, a Nigerian mobile game developer has announced a partnership with Google to host #GameUp Bootcamp in...
  • 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...
  • Zimbwawean Startup, Bhala Launches Mobile Virtual Keyboard for African Languages.

    Bhala is the first intelligent African Language Keyboard and Stickers app designed for Africans and African Languages. A mobile virtual keyboard, Bhala that uses machine learning and state of the art deep learning models to improve the experience of writing in African languages has been launched. Launched in January,...