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Lidya raises $6.9 million in Omidyar Network investment fund
Lidya, the digital financial services platform focused on improving...
AfDB and Korea launch the Korea-Africa energy investment facility
The Government of Korea and the African Development Bank...
Korea announces $5-billion financial package for Africa
The Government of Korea and the African Development Bank...
World Leaders on Facebook reveals that Botswana Government has busiest page
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the most followed...
IDC officially opens new Emalahleni Office in Mpumalanga
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has officially opened its...
Telecom Egypt secures $200 million Afreximbank financing for ICT infrastructure
The African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) will commit up to...
Ecsponent to invest ZAR400 million into venture capital company Capitis
Ecsponent Limited today, 23 May 2018, announced a transaction...
East African Banks dominate 2018 African Banker Awards
Winners of the 2018 African Banker Awards (AfricanBankerAwards.com) have...
Regional cooperation, structural reforms key to Africa’s economic transformation
Africa’s development agenda must focus on the socio-cultural and...
Facebook officially launches first hub facility in Africa
Facebook today, 22 May 2018, unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos,...

Digital

Lidya raises $6.9 million in Omidyar Network investment fund

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Lidya raises $6.9 million in Omidyar Network investment fund

Lidya, the digital financial services platform focused on improving access to credit for micro-, small-and medium-sized enterprises (MSMEs) in Africa, today announced that it has raised $6.9 million in a Series A investment round, one of the largest in Nigerian tech history. The funding was led by Omidyar Network, the Silicon Valley impact investment firm

Janngo raises seed funding to shape digital ecosystems in Africa

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Janngo raises seed funding to shape digital ecosystems in Africa

Janngo closes its first funding round, launches its Paris and Abidjan offices and unveils its strategy of building digital ecosystems in Africa during Paris Tech for Good Summit and Viva Technology. This €1 million seed funding will...

The impact of digital disruption on ICT companies in Africa

Monday, May 21st, 2018

The impact of digital disruption on ICT companies in Africa

As a technology company, we spend a vast amount of our energy on advising our clients, in various sectors, on the ways that they can smartly adopt new technologies, business models and mindsets in order to survive...

Siemens wins 2018 Digital Solutions of the Year award at Africa Utility Week

Thursday, May 17th, 2018

Siemens wins 2018 Digital Solutions of the Year award at Africa Utility Week

Siemens has won the Digital Solutions of the year award for its Siemens South Africa Head Quarters Micro Grid Project at the Africa Utility Week Industry Awards evening which took place in Cape Town last night. Why...

Digitalisation – an unavoidable key to unlocking future opportunities

Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

Digitalisation – an unavoidable key to unlocking future opportunities

With local businesses facing a ‘perfect storm’ of data sources, manipulations and stores, there is a growing imperative to act now based on this new paradigm. The combined forces of the Internet of Things (IoT), which brings...

Smart cities – how to tap into innovation networks

Wednesday, April 11th, 2018

Smart cities – how to tap into innovation networks

Many cities – an increasing number of major African metros among them – are beginning to outgrow themselves. Ageing populations, increasing urban density, resource issues and mobility constraints – these are among the primary issues faced by...

Tshimologong Precinct, JP Morgan launch Africa Rising 4.0 start-up programme

Tuesday, April 10th, 2018

Tshimologong Precinct, JP Morgan launch Africa Rising 4.0 start-up programme

JP Morgan, in collaboration with Tshimologong Precinct, has launched Africa Rising 4.0, an incubation programme aimed at powering digital entrepreneurship and early stage startup growth in Johannesburg. This 12-week intensive incubation programme is designed to coach the disciplines of...

Why businesses need a digital workplace strategy

Thursday, April 5th, 2018

Why businesses need a digital workplace strategy

The surge in digital in South African businesses has had massive implications on how employees work. Digital workspaces are no longer a luxury but a necessity for survival and growth. Do businesses care about a digital workspace...

Next Einstein Forum calls for science improvement across Africa

Wednesday, March 28th, 2018

Next Einstein Forum calls for science improvement across Africa

The presidential panel that opened Day 2 of the 2018 Next Einstein Forum (NEF) Global Gathering in Kigali on 27 March 2018 lifted the level of debate at the conference a notch higher as policymakers and scientists...

Africa needs more young women in technology

Thursday, March 8th, 2018

Africa needs more young women in technology

As women, we’re no strangers to the stereotypes that surround our often more detailed approach to getting tasks done. Too pedantic. Too fussy. We’ve heard them all. But the truth is there’s nothing wrong with wanting to get...

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