Somali tech accelerator supports entrepreneurs
Somali tech accelerator supports entrepreneurs

HARGEISA, Somaliland: Innovate Ventures is re-running its successful tech startup accelerator for Somali startups, The Innovate Accelerator, to support and invest in the next wave of tech startups in Somaliland and Somalia.

1 day ago

Tanzania gets first Tigo call centre
Tanzania gets first Tigo call centre

DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania - A new Tigo call centre has been launched in Tanzania, complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity, to offer Tigo customers dedicated worldclass service.

2 days ago

Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon
Internet shutdown lifted in Cameroon

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX) welcomes the restoration of internet connectivity in the northwest and southwest regions of Cameroon after 94 days of network shutdown.

3 days ago

Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021
Dangote aims to be largest global rice exporter by 2021

LAGOS, Nigeria - Home-grown African brand, Dangote, is on track to becoming the world's largest exporter of rice in five years time. This prediction was made by Akinwumi Adesina, president of the African Development Bank (AfDB).

3 days ago

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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, where it will receive mentoring and networking opportunities to help it grow.

By Tom Jackson 21 Apr 2017

AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown
AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), on April 13, 2017, petitioned the African Union (AU) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Faith Pansy Tlakula, to intervene in the deteriorating freedom of expression and human rights situation in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon.

20 Apr 2017

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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

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Uber-style taxi app launched in Somalia

Uber-style on-demand taxi hailing app Waryaa Taxi has launched in Somalia, allowing passengers to book taxis from their smartphones for the first time in the country.

By Tom Jackson 20 Apr 2017