Ade Ayeyemi, CEO Ecobank Group (left); Amr Kamel , General Manager, Microsoft (right); Richard Uku, Directeur de la Communication, Groupe Ecobank (centre).
Microsoft, Ecobank agree to drive digital transformation in Africa

LOME, Togo – Microsoft and Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, parent company of pan-African banking group Ecobank, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to complement African governments' efforts to modernise and raise the standards of the continent's major cities through state of the art digital solutions.

13 hours ago

African entrepreneurs sought for funding programme
African entrepreneurs sought for funding programme

The Accra-based Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications to entrepreneurs in Ghana, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa and Ivory Coast to join its entrepreneurship programme and stand the chance of gaining funding of up to US$100,000.

By Tom Jackson 16 hours ago

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Digitising East Africa's agricultural sector

NAIROBI, Kenya - Mastercard has launched 2KUZE, a digital platform that connects smallholder farmers, agents, buyers and banks in East Africa. 2KUZE, which in Swahili means "Let's grow together", enables farmers to buy, sell and receive payments for agricultural goods via their feature phones. The platform brings the benefits and security of mobile commerce and payments to farmers in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania.

19 Jan 2017

Tomisin Ogunnubi, a 12-year-old from Lagos created a location app to help kids find their way home(Source: Answers Africa)
Nigerian 12-year-old creates location app to help lost children

It has not been the most positive of times in Nigeria considering the current economic climate, but every now and then a story will pop up and lift the spirits of the country. Tomisin Ogunnubi from Lagos has provided such a story for her nation in Answers Africa.

19 Jan 2017

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ECA, NEPAD launch investors' guide for Africa infrastructure

DAKAR, Senegal - International experts, ambassadors, high officials and entrepreneurs gathered in Dakar in December for the launch of ‘16 infrastructure projects for African integration'. This document is an investors' guidebook produced by the Economic Commission for Africa and the NEPAD Agency.

18 Jan 2017

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Location-based discovery app Ajo launched in Nigeria

Nigerian startup Ajo has launched its location-based discovery app, which utilises an in-built GPS system to detect a user's location and allow them to find points of interest and services within their proximity.

By Tom Jackson 17 Jan 2017

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#GambiaHasDecided campaign releases video

The campaign around #GambiaHasDecided was established to ensure that The Gambia's democracy is "preserved, underpinned by the rule of law, respect for human rights, freedom of expression, unity in purpose, and, above all, peace".

17 Jan 2017

Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi
Third annual WiSci girls STEAM camp in Malawi

The United States Department of State, the United Nation Foundation's Girl Up campaign, and other partners have announced the opening of applications for the third annual Women in Science (WiSci) Girls STEAM Camp at the Malawi University of Science and Technology in Thyolo, Malawi from July 30 to August 15, 2017. The application deadline is February 13, 2017.

17 Jan 2017