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Ecobank names 11 African startups as fintech challenge finalists

Ecobank has listed the final eleven startups that will grace the second edition of the bank's annual Fintech Challenge in Lome, Togo. A statement issued revealed that the list includes startups from...
Goods Express

The Daily Brief: Goods Express closed with shoppers’ money, and more

Here's a brief look at the day's activity as it has happened across the continent. Goods Express closed with millions of its shoppers' money locked in its wallet In November last year,...
one acre fund

One Acre Fund receives $5 million to support small-scale farmers

One Acre Fund has received a $5 million loan from investment company Calvert Impact Capital. The announcement was made by the latter, affirming that the loan will be to "purchase products which will be...
HiiL innovating Justice

These are the 2018 HiiL Innovating Justice Accelerator Challenge finalists

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) Innovating Justice Accelerator finalists for 2018 Challenge have been announced. " pleased to announce the Ugandan finalists for its Innovating Justice Challenge 2018m," read part...
Goods Express

Goods Express closed with millions of its shoppers money locked in its wallet

In November last year, e-Commerce platform Goods Express made an announcement to its Ugandan customers that it was shutting down "temporarily". However, this eventually turned into a closure from the Ugandan market....
TED fellowship

You can now apply to become a TED Fellow

Technology Entertainment and Design (TED) Conferences has announced that applications to its 2019 TED Fellowship program are now open. The organization is looking for "extraordinary thinkers and doers" as well as "innovators on...
African Countries

Becoming a magnet for manufacturing — How African countries can move beyond just sales and marketing

I will always remember our discussion of Intel Corporation’s decision to open its semiconductor plant in Costa Rica in 1996 as an eager MBA student at Thunderbird School of Global Management...
Kevin Lubega was named among Forbes Under 30 Africa for the year 2018. Photo: Kevin Lubega

We’re grossing over $50 Million annually with Ezeemoney – Kevin Lubega

2018 has been a wonderful year for Kevin Lubega, the Group General Manager at Ezeemoney. Not only was he named among the Forbes Under 30 for Africa, he was selected among...
GSMA

Here’s how GSMA startups are using mobile technology to deliver their services

GSMA has released a report  that dives deep into how the startups in their portfolio are using mobile technology to "offer services with impact." Titled "startups and mobile in emerging markets",...
The Medical Concierge Group

The Medical Concierge Group has raised $200,000 as it marks its 5th birthday

The Medical Concierge Group (TMCG), which celebrated its 5th birthday last week, has announced that it recently closed $200,000 in equity angel investment. The company preferred to keep the details of...