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U.S. Company Acquires African Mobile Messaging Startup Saya

New Jersey-based Kirusa, a developer of Voice SMS based Mobile Value Added Services (MVAS) for emerging markets, has acquired Saya, a Ghana-based developer of mobile messaging apps for feature phones. Often described as the ‘WhatsApp for feature phones’, Saya is a mobile messaging app that caters to high-growth mobile markets worldwide, bringing cheap mobile messaging […]

Becoming an investable startup in east africa the pivot east criteria – april 2014 from John Kieti

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Technology Entrepreneurship as Panacea to Youth Unemployment in Nigeria

By Kenneth Omeruo I am of the opinion that perhaps the ugly, unfortunate and regrettable incident where many young Nigerians lost their lives in a stampede during the Nigerian Immigration Service recruitment exercise could have been avoided if the government had taken youth unemployment a bit more seriously and as a top priority over the years. […]

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Nigerian financial security app i.Sec has raised $10 million in new funding from local investor Synergy Capital. Currently in stealth mode, i.Sec is preparing for its public launch in May and seeks to bridge the gap in business processes and socioeconomic structures with its locally-focused technology. i.Sec is a graduate of incubator program Techlaunchpad and seeks to be […]

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  Invitation to GSMA M4D Summit   We’re delighted to invite you to the GSMA Mobile for Development Summit, the debut of an annual thought leadership event, taking place in Cape Town, South Africa, 11 – 12 November 2013. The two-day event will feature an engaging series of keynotes, discussions, workshops and networking opportunities to […]

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VENTURES AFRICA –Sub-Saharan Africa has witnessed dramatic growth in ICT access the past few years – and whilst being the fastest growing region for e-infrastructure development, lack of accurate knowledge on past and current development projects creates uncertainties that hamper the effectiveness of investments. Speaking to Ventures Africa, Louis Papaemmanuel, Director of the iMENTORS project, […]

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DEMO Africa just announced the 40 entrepreneurs selected to launch at this year’s DEMO Africa conference, held in Nairobi, Kenya, on October 24 and 25. DEMO Africa is a must-attend event for both investors, entrepreneurs, tech media & others looking for Africa’s “next big things”. You can now book your tickets online. This year DEMO Africa […]

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Global technological giants Google have joined the ‘Africa rising’ bandwagon by launching a competition in which entrepreneurs, creatives, innovators and web lovers across the continent will share their stories of how the web has transformed their lives and work. “Whether you’re a photographer, an entrepreneur, a fashion designer or a community activist, if the internet […]

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Kenya’s huge success with mobile money and the M-Pesa platform has launched Africa into the startup spotlight.

But African innovation goes way beyond mobile money. Whether it’s ecommerce in Nigera, price comparison in South Africa or mobile advertising in Tanzania, African startups are not only changing their continent, but the world.

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African Institution of Technology (AFRIT) Technology non-profit organization working with schools, SMEs and governments in Africa Ndubuisi Ekekwe is the founder of the non-profit African Institution of Technology. Dr. Ekekwe, featured in Marquis’ Who’s Who in America, is the Chair of the IEEE (Institute of Electrical & Electronics Engineers) Boston GOLD Executive Committee. An inventor, […]

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