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Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitiveness
Africa needs effective ICT policies to enhance competitiveness

It is crucial for African organisations and governments to understand the dynamic and significant role that information and communication technologies play in enhancing competitiveness...

12 Jun 2019

Seedstars World returns to Africa
Seedstars World returns to Africa

Seedstars World, the early-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, returns to Africa for the seventh time...

10 Jun 2019

Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries
Nestlé launches innovation challenge in 6 African countries

Nestlé has launched a Research and Development (R&D) innovation challenge in sub-Saharan Africa to provide a platform for startups and universities to contribute to local sustainable growth...

28 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa
#AfricaMonth: Grey Jabesi on nurturing creativity and innovation in Africa

We chat with Grey Jabesi, an entrepreneur, Blockchain enthusiast, cryptocurrency evangelist, analyst, and investor based in Africa....

By Evan-Lee Courie 20 May 2019

Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda
Rwandan startup Ared expands micro-franchising model to Uganda

Rwandan PaaS (platform as a service) startup Ared has marked its first international expansion by setting up 10 women-run 'smart business in a box' solar-powered kiosks in Uganda...

13 May 2019

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All the winners from Digital Lab Africa Pitch

The winners of the Digital Lab Africa Pitch competition have been announced and the 10 winners each receive R42,000 in cash and residence period in France...

6 May 2019

Landmark NYSE listing for Africa's unicorn, Jumia
Landmark NYSE listing for Africa's unicorn, Jumia

Pan-African e-commerce platform, Jumia, has become the first African startup to list on the New York Stock Exchange...

15 Apr 2019

Jack Ma, Alibaba founder.
Africa Netpreneur Prize calls for entries

The application process for the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative (ANPI) is now officially open to African entrepreneurs from all sectors, age groups, and countries in Africa...

29 Mar 2019

Zipline drone distribution centre, Rwanda.
#DesignIndaba2019: Bringing 'Wakanda' to life with life-saving drones

How an American and Rwandan partnership brought the mythical 'Wakanda' to life by harnessing drone technology to deliver life-saving medical supplies...

By Louise Marsland 1 Mar 2019

Startupbootcamp AfriTech 2019 applications now open
Startupbootcamp AfriTech 2019 applications now open

Startupbootcamp AfriTech's global FastTrack Tour for 2019 has been confirmed and the search for top-performing disruptive startups seeking solutions for positive change in Africa is now on...

8 Feb 2019

Driving value in Africa's e-commerce landscape
Driving value in Africa's e-commerce landscape

Seven of the top ten fastest growing internet populations in the world are in Africa, and there is an 81% mobile penetration rate on the continent...

By Mike Higley 31 Jan 2019

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Brand Finance releases report for the world's most valuable brands in 2019

Italian supercar manufacturer, Ferrari, has reclaimed the title of the world's strongest brand, having last held it in 2014, according to the latest report by Brand Finance...

22 Jan 2019

Search is on for Africa's best innovators and makers
Search is on for Africa's best innovators and makers

Facebook heads to TechCrunch Startup Battlefield 2018 in Lagos to celebrate African innovation...

3 Dec 2018

No Silicon Valley for Africa just yet
No Silicon Valley for Africa just yet

There is opportunity, but it's distinctly African say delegates from the 2018 Africa Early Stage Investor Summit...

22 Nov 2018

#AfricArena 2018: Putting the spotlight on Africa startups
#AfricArena 2018: Putting the spotlight on Africa startups

Momentum was a word used frequently at AfricArena, a conference that showcased Africa's best startups and innovators...

19 Nov 2018

Think the world's connected? Think again. A slide from BRCK's AfricaCom 2020 session.
#FairnessFirst: How Africa's digital divide is being diminished, one innovation at a time

The final two sessions of the 2020 track of AfricaCom - focused on how the 'smart feature phone' will revolutionise the digital landscape in Africa and what will happen when 1bn Africans are connected to the internet...

By Leigh Andrews 19 Nov 2018

All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners
All the 2018 AfricaCom Awards winners

The 2018 AfricaCom Awards were announced at a colourful and festive Mardi Gras themed event in Cape Town...

15 Nov 2018

Airbus launches its second edition of #Africa4Future
Airbus launches its second edition of #Africa4Future

Airbus is set to foster new aerospace business models with African startups, with the launch of the second edition of #Africa4Future...

2 Nov 2018

Mobile app launched to empower Africa's SME sector
Mobile app launched to empower Africa's SME sector

UK-based fintech company, Fiskl is launching a mobile app that aims to assist SMEs to better manage everyday tasks...

31 Oct 2018

TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield heads for Nigeria
TechCrunch's Startup Battlefield heads for Nigeria

TechCrunch is returning to Africa with Startup Battlefield. The world famous startup competition will take place in Lagos in partnership with FBstart...

23 Oct 2018

#GartnerSYM: The next phase of digital transformation
#GartnerSYM: The next phase of digital transformation

Digital business transformation is upon us. Enterprises, small and large, have recognised the power of tech to transform their ability to deliver value. But where do we go from here?

By Evan-Lee Courie 17 Sep 2018

Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced
Top 10 nominees for Innovation Prize for Africa 2018 announced

The top 10 nominees in the African Innovation Foundation's (AIF) Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 have been announced...

14 Sep 2018

Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem
Empowering Africa's women-led entrepreneurial business ecosystem

The 4th Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) announces opening keynote speakers...

11 Sep 2018

Women-led tech startups on the rise in Africa
Women-led tech startups on the rise in Africa

On the surface, sub-Saharan Africa boasts the world's highest rate of women entrepreneurs at 27%...

3 Sep 2018

Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa.
Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa 2nd cohort announced

Google has announced the 11 startups selected to join the second Launchpad Accelerator Africa class...

By Gabriella Mulligan 29 Aug 2018

African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment
African recruitment startups evolve to tackle unemployment

Unemployment rates across Africa are too high, but tech startups are coming up with more and more innovative ways of connecting jobseekers with opportunities...

By Tom Jackson 29 Aug 2018

Africa is transitioning towards the on-demand economy
Africa is transitioning towards the on-demand economy

The African continent is gradually transitioning towards the gig economy, as early-stage entrepreneurs and funders increasingly favour on-demand services...

By Tom Jackson 23 Aug 2018

Sarah Heck, an advisor on international entrepreneurship and youth programs to the Obama Foundation and head of entrepreneurship at Stripe.
Why Africa's youth should be encouraged to launch tech startups

'Focus on tackling Africa's greatest challenges through entrepreneurship...'

By Tom Jackson 16 Aug 2018

Nigeria's WaraCake expands and launches WaraChow service
Nigeria's WaraCake expands and launches WaraChow service

Nigerian e-commerce startup WaraCake has expanded into 23 Nigerian states and has also announced the launch of a new food delivery service called WaraChow...

13 Aug 2018

Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop
Shop on Amazon from Ghana with startup Eazyloop

Ghanaian startup Eazyloop is allowing users to shop on international platforms like Amazon and have their purchases delivered to their door within two weeks...

By Tom Jackson 13 Aug 2018

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