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Somali tech accelerator supports entrepreneurs

Innovate Ventures re-runs successful tech accelerator for Somali startups, to support and invest in the next wave of tech startups in Somaliland and Somalia...

1 day ago

Ethiopian startup accepted into Silicon Valley water innovation accelerator

Ethiopian water network management startup Triple Bottom Line Enterprises has been accepted into the Silicon Valley-based water innovation accelerator ImagineH2O...

By Tom Jackson 21 Apr 2017

Barclays Accelerator reveals 2017 Africa programme participants

Thursday, 20 April 2017, saw the announcement of the top 10 companies selected for the Barclays Accelerator 2017 Africa programme...

21 Apr 2017

Uber: No deal breakers for doing business in sub-Saharan Africa

Transportation network company Uber had to tweak its developed-country business practices to align with the local realities in African countries such as South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria...

By Jaco Maritz 21 Apr 2017

Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report...

By Tom Jackson 20 Apr 2017

Mozilla Equal Rating Innovation Challenge winners

With its Equal Rating Innovation Challenge, Mozilla called for creative and scalable ideas to provide affordable access to the open internet. The winning teams were from India, South Africa, and Brazil...

5 Apr 2017

Aspiring Innovators Programme catapulting African tech startups

The Aspiring Innovators Programme will take place at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2017, profiling African technology startups to an audience of over 1000 CIOs and senior IT executives...

20 Mar 2017

Facebook heads to Nigeria for a social call

Facebook's chief product officer travels to Nigeria to meet local entrepreneurs and creatives…

1 Mar 2017

#DesignIndaba2017: Featuring future technologies and ideas

Speakers from Google, Airbnb, MIT and other tech startups will share their future visions with design graduates and others from 1-3 March 2017...

27 Feb 2017

Samsung launches $150m early-stage startups fund

Samsung has launched its Samsung NEXT Fund, a $150 million venture capital investment fund aimed at supporting early-stage startups globally...

By Tom Jackson 11 Jan 2017

Applications open for 2nd Barclays Techstars Accelerator in Africa

Applications have opened for the Barclays Accelerator programme, powered by Techstars, an initiative aimed at uncovering the next M-Pesa or Paypal...

30 Dec 2016

Community Tablet set to accelerate digital inclusion in rural Mozambique

The internet is a key enabler of social development and education. While internet services have shown phenomenal success in other parts of the world...

28 Dec 2016

Vast digital transformation expected

According to a new report, digital transformation sits atop the strategic agenda for enterprises...

20 Dec 2016

Nigerian fintech startup Paystack closes on $1.3m seed funding

Nigerian fintech startup Paystack has closed on seed investment of $1.3 million from international investors Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments...

19 Dec 2016

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International

New FAO satellite tool helps African farmers optimise water productivity

With FAO's new tool, the WaPOR open-access database going live, measuring how efficiently water is used in agriculture, particularly in water-scarce countries, is going high-tech. The new tool taps into satellite data to help farmers achieve reliable agricultural yields and allows for the optimisation of irrigation systems.

3 days ago

Cognifide reports on the Adobe US Summit 2017 in Vegas

In a dazzling splash of lights, big screens and booming sound, Adobe hosted over 12,000 attendees at their 2017 Summit in Las Vegas.

By Jay Smith 21 Apr 2017

Alibaba backs decision to add video games to 'Asia Olympics'

BEIJING, China - Online retail giant Alibaba on Thursday batted down criticism over a decision to add e-sports to the lineup of the 2022 Asia Games in China, responding to scepticism about an event it will play a major role in promoting.

21 Apr 2017

F8: Connectivity, artificial intelligence and more from day two

Day two of F8 2017, saw chief technology officer Mike Schroepfer, director of connectivity programs, Yael Maguire; director of applied machine learning, Joaquin Quiñonero Candela; chief scientist of Oculus research, Michael Abrash; and VP of engineering and building 8 Regina Dugan present their keynote thoughts.

21 Apr 2017

Apple touts greater use of recycled metal in gadgets

NEW YORK, US - Apple wants to "one day" end the need to mine materials from the earth to make its gadgets, the technology giant said in its annual environmental responsibility report out Thursday.

21 Apr 2017

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