• Uber Launches Taxis Boat Service in Lagos, Nigeria.

    Uber Technology Inc. launched a pilot phase of its boat business in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, on Friday, October 11, 2019. As part of its expansion plans into Africa, global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies LLC launched a pilot test of their taxi boat service in Lagos, Nigeria. As reported...
  • 12 African Startups Selected for 2019 Facebook Accelerator in Nigeria.

    Twelves startups from Ghana and Nigeria selected for the 2019 Facebook Accelerator in Lagos, Nigeria. Facebook Accelerator, Nigeria in partnership with Co-Creation Hub has commenced season two of its program aimed at supporting and empowering students and entrepreneurs to build locally relevant solutions using advanced technology. This year, the...
  • Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey to visit Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, and South Africa.

    CEO and Co-founder of Twitter, Jack Dorsey is headed to Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa as part of a four-nation tour of the African continent. Jack Dorsey, the CEO and co-founder of Twitter, is headed to Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa as part of a four-nation, month-long...
  • Andela and Github Teamed Up to Host CodeNaija Hackathon in Lagos.

    Andela and Github are hosting a hackathon in Nigeria on October 26th and 27th to showcase the talent and work of the Nigerian developer community. Andela – the African company that is solving the technical talent shortage by building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s most talented software engineers and...
  • Research: 618 Active Tech Hubs in Africa – The Backbone of Africa’s Tech Ecosystem

    Technology ecosystems across Africa have witnessed incredible growth over the past few years, mainly boosted by a torrent of venture funds, development finance, corporate involvement, as well as ever-growing, innovative communities. The latest collaborative effort by Briter Bridges and the GSMA Ecosystem Accelerator programme, identifies 618 active tech hubs....
  • Rwandan Software Development Startup, Exuus Wins Seedstars Kigali

    Rwandan software development firm Exuus has emerged the winner of last Friday’s Seedstars Kigali pitching event. Kigali-based Exuus has developed a digital and inter-operable decentralized ledger for saving groups. The startup was founded in 2014 by CEO Shema Steve (pictured above, middle). Exuus will now represent Rwanda at the Seedstars Africa summit which...
  • Edtech Startup, eCampus nominated for Mobex Africa Innovation Awards

    Ghanaian EdTech startup, eCampus – an innovative digital startup and integrated robust learning platform has been nominated for the Mobex Africa Innovation Awards. eCampus is an innovative, integrated robust learning platform that combines ease of content creation, access, and monitoring of student progress with easy payment solutions. eCampus literally...
  • Facebook Celebrates Africa’s “Icons of Change” in Ghana.

    Facebook celebrates 40 young leaders, developers, entrepreneurs, and change-makers from across Sub-Saharan Africa at their “Icons of Change” event in Ghana. Facebook at the weekend brought together 40 young leaders, developers, entrepreneurs, and change-makers from across Sub-Saharan Africa, to a two-day event in Accra, Ghana, titled “Celebrating Icons of...
  • MEST Africa invests $1.1m in Tech startups across Africa

    MEST Africa continues its commitment to early-stage startups, investing in eleven teams from its 2019 graduating cohort. Now in its 11th year investing in tech entrepreneurs in Africa, MEST Africa announced a funding round of US$1,1m in startups formed from its recently graduated 2019 training program cohort. Out of...