Kenyan agency banking startup Tanda is expanding its operations regionally after securing funding from early-stage African tech investor HAVAÍC, Zedcrest Capital, DFS Lab, Victor Asemota and three other investors. Tanda has also secured key strategic partnerships with Mastercard and Interswitch which will further accelerate its...
Every year hundreds of the world's most promising innovations in the field of justice apply to the Innovating Justice Challenge. Do you want your justice startup to grow with our Justice Accelerator Programme? Then read on…. What is the Innovating Justice Challenge?
Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic Facebook has been working to connect people to accurate information and reduce misinformation on its platforms. Last month it announced the biggest worldwide campaign (https://bit.ly/3cGJamf) to promote authoritative information about Covid-19 vaccines - working to remove false vaccine claims, reduce distribution of...
5G technology will enable new applications in areas such as virtual reality, augmented reality and artificial intelligence for Safaricom subscribers Nokia 5G radio and FastMile 5G gateways provide ultra-fast Fixed Wireless Access services to subscribers; Safaricom also showcased 5G hologram and UHD video...
The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) (www.TonyElumeluFoundation.org), Africa's leading philanthropy dedicated to empowering African entrepreneurs, will close applications for the Tony Elumelu Entrepreneurship Programme on its TEFConnect digital platform (www.TEFConnect.com) on March 31. This year's intervention prioritises the economic recovery of small and medium scale enterprises (SMEs) and...
Technology sectors such as FinTech, InsureTech, AgriTech, eCommerce, HealthTech, and CleanTech are not only solving some of Africa's most pressing problems, they are also contributing significantly to the continent's economy. In fact, the so-called Internet economy is set to reach 5.2% of gross domestic product (GDP)...
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) listed firm, Sanlam Kenya PLC, a leading non-bank financial services firm in Kenya has posted a Kshs 43 million pretax profit in its just-released full-year 2020 trading results, a 92 % decline against the Kshs 550 million in 2019 primarily attributed to the...
Committed to democratizing access to tech education for the African youths, Kabakoo has launched in March 2021 the first no-code training in West Africa for a batch of twenty learners at its Bamako campus. This intensive “FullStack” program is designed and delivered in partnership with Contournement, the...
A KnowBe4 poll of mobile users across Africa has revealed that awareness of cyber risk is on the increase, but that convenience overrides risk when it comes to WhatsApp data privacy concerns Africa's mobile users are increasingly concerned about the mobile risks and the...
The Communications Authority of Kenya has introduced three new categories in its annual KUZA Awards 2021, as it kicked off the People’s Choice SMS voting platform that will enable audience to vote for their preferred broadcaster. The new categories include; Patriotic Award category, to celebrate all...
Security solutions provider Securex Agencies has launched a smart home security kit targeting domestic residences.  Branded as the 'Rafiki by Securex' do-it-yourself (DIY) home security kit, the solution will help to curb the increasing burglary incidences in domestic homes by providing surveillance, deterrence, self-monitoring,...
Real Estate firm, Mizizi Africa Homes has today announced  it is adopting new house designs for its projects to tap into a growing population of savvy millennial buyers. The developer is adding multi-functional spaces to key features like Master Bedroom, sunken lounge, dining area...
Brave Generation Academy is looking for people with the passion to make the difference to become partners in opening new educational Hubs across Africa The Brave Generation Academy, a disruptive approach to education that will change the course of schooling, is now looking for...
As part of its Next Innovation with Japan project (Project NINJA), the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is expanding its start-up accelerator program (NINJA Accelerator) to Kenya, scheduled to take place in Nairobi on April 7th, 2021, in partnership with the Double Feather Partners (DFP) /...