Thursday, February 27, 2020
Kenyan audio production and podcast startup PortableVoices opened its first recording studio in Nairobi, which will serve as an open space for the production of encrypted digital audiobooks, podcasts...
Go! app launched in Mogadishu promising affordable and convenient options in the city’s bustling transport sector. The e-hailing service is starting out with 20 motorcycles, allowing customers to order their rides online or hail...
Google AI
A rural farmer in Tanzania hovers over a wilting cassava plant with her phone. In seconds she gets a diagnosis of the disease affecting her plant and how best to manage it to...
Jiji, one of the largest marketplaces for classifieds in Africa, acquired their main competitor on the African market, OLX, and their businesses in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania. The acquisition means...
Uber Africa
Uber launched a new feature on their Movement platform, known as Speeds. An online tool created for cities to use data to spur new ideas that improve urban mobility. The...
Gokada
Lagos based motorcycle ride hailing start-up, Gokada raised $5.3 million in a series A round to scale its transit business in Nigeria. Gokada, founded in 2018 has completed nearly...
Facebook Africa
Facebook in a statement last week said that it had purged a network of hundreds of pages, groups and Instagram accounts it labeled as producing “coordinated inauthentic behavior” toward Africa. The...
iHub Nairobi
Kenya posted an impressive 136 percent year-on-year growth in tech start-up funding in 2018 to net Sh34.8 billion ($348m), outpacing rivals South Africa and Nigeria, as reported by US based global investment firm...
Volkswagen Rwanda
It’s been a year since one of the world’s biggest automotive companies, Volkswagen, bet on tiny and landlocked Rwanda as part of its expansion strategy in Africa. Since the 1950s,...
Kenya's largest mobile operator and home to MPesa, Safaricom CEO Bob Collymore’s tenure is reportedly coming to a close. Bob Collymore has headed one of the most successfully carriers in Africa for almost...