Year 3 | Edition 3 | 30 January 2020
 

Google launches its first Developers Space in Nigeria

Google has launched its first Google Developers Space for African developers, entrepreneurs and startups in Lagos, Nigeria. 

Google CEO Sundar Pichai made a commitment to African entrepreneurs, in July 2017, to start the Launchpad Accelerator Africa program and launch a space to house these efforts in Nigeria. The space will be a home for African entrepreneurs, developers, VCs and investors can connect and collaborate with each other...

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[South Africa] Skynamo receives $30million investment from Five Elms Capital to scale operations

Software investor, Five Elms Capital, is investing $30m in Skynamo, field sales app and management platform provider.

Skynamo will use the investment to accelerate adoption of its field sales mobile app and cloud-based management platform, while scaling up operations to improve service to its rapidly growing customer base in the US, UK and Southern Africa. Skynamo serves its customers from its South African and London offices and has chosen Atlanta as its US...

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Airtel Zambia enters video streaming market with launch of TV

Airtel Networks Zambia Plc has redefined video streaming experience for its subscribers by launching Airtel TV.

Speaking at the launch, Airtel’s Marketing Director Hussam Baday said Airtel was committed to continue bringing innovative products and services and the new Airtel TV App enabled customers to enjoy news on the go as well as other programming such as movies, music, reality shows, children’s’ shows as well as documentaries which include BBC...

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[Column] Miana Naude: SA needs a clear, rational approach to tech investing amid current challenges

A chronic ICT skills shortage, poor macro-economic conditions, and tightening corporate budgets are all contributing to a tough operating environment for South African startups and top blue-chip enterprises alike.

“The current challenges demand a clear and realistic approach to tech investing that understands how the growth strategies of big business can meaningfully intersect with new and innovative solutions on offer from high-potential startups,” says Miana Naude, Director of TechNvst, a strategic...

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Africa Business Communities Networking Event | Nairobi | 13 February 2020
Africa Business Communities is open for networking! Every last Thursday of the month you are welcome to meet our team and network. This edition Africa Business Communities founder Bas Vlugt will join us.

Please note: this is an open, informal, non-sponsored networking event. There will be no program - so no waste of time - this is pure business networking. You will be...

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News Headlines

17-02-2020 | 10:28:00
[South Africa] Internet Solutions, Liquid Telecom partner on wholesale 5G services for enterprise businesses
Liquid Telecom South Africa, part of the pan-African telecoms group Liquid Telecom, has partnered with Internet Solutions to provide them with wholesale 5G connectivity.


17-02-2020 | 09:05:00
Digital transformation reshapes ICT investment in the oil and gas industry
Businesses from the Middle East and Africa's resource industries including oil & gas mining, other mining, and agriculture, spent $5.17 billion on information and communications technology (ICT) in 2019.


17-02-2020 | 07:32:00
MPESA Foundation, partners invest in two maternal health centers
Maternal health services in Kenya’s Samburu County has received a major boost after M-PESA Foundation constructed and equipped a new born unit at Maralal Referral Hospital.


17-02-2020 | 07:25:00
[South Africa] Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town invest in University Technology Fund
Stellenbosch University (SU) and the University of Cape Town will be co-investing with the newly established R150-million University Technology Fund


14-02-2020 | 13:07:48
Uber and African Management Institute launch project to educate and empower women entrepreneurs
Uber has launched a high-impact learning programme to help women drivers and those in their communities to develop the skills needed to thrive as independent entrepreneurs and make the most of earning opportunities.


14-02-2020 | 11:00:00
QURAS partners with Blockchain Nigeria User Group to extend reach across the continent
QURAS, a next-gen blockchain protocol that enables anonymous, private-protected transactions, has partnered with the blockchain non-profit association in Africa, Blockchain Nigeria User Group.


14-02-2020 | 06:33:16
[Kenya] Wapi Pay raises capital to scale operations across Africa
Singapore and Kenyan based Fintech startup ‘Wapi Pay’ has raised seed capital through the accelerator Future Hub making it its first Fintech Investment in Africa.


14-02-2020 | 06:28:00
Kamari and ZeU to deploy blockchain-based medical record and identity system across Africa
Kamari and ZeU Crypto Networks have announced a plan to roll out a new blockchain-based identity and medical record system across the African continent.


13-02-2020 | 08:15:54
Parallel Wireless and Robin.io extend partnership agreement
The partnership aims to help global Mobile Network Operators bring benefits of automation in the webscale data center to the heterogeneous embedded systems environment of the RAN across 2G, 3G, 4G and 5G.


13-02-2020 | 08:07:00
[Egypt] E-health startup Vezeeta raises $40m Series D funding round
Egyptian e-health startup Vezeeta has raised a US$40 million Series D funding led by UAE-based Gulf Capital, alongside further investment from existing Riyadh-based investor Saudi Technology Ventures (STV).


13-02-2020 | 07:48:28
[Column] Tamara Parker: Digitization, unemployment and the future of work in South Africa
In less than a month, South Africa has witnessed a massive wave of rentrenchments, as companies across multiple sectors have announced job cuts running into almost 10,000.


13-02-2020 | 06:19:26
GE hosts female students in Ivory Coast to STEM roundtable
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies are becoming increasingly important for the continuous development of innovative solutions to solve challenges in diverse sectors.


13-02-2020 | 05:54:00
Intra African remittances to soar to record numbers in 2020, WorldRemit predicts
Online international money transfer company WorldRemit predicts that 2020 will be the year of intra-African remittances.


13-02-2020 | 05:34:35
SES’s and Gilat Telecom restore internet connectivity in DRC
Gilat Telecom and SES have announced that they have restored internet connectivity in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) just four days after the West Africa Cable System (WACS) undersea cable cut.


13-02-2020 | 05:21:00
Paxful ready to build on its African market success in 2020
Paxful believes that the world has much to learn from Africa about the future of the crypto-economy and that 2020 will be a landmark year for the African crypto and blockchain industry.


 

 
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