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Source: Delegation of the European Union to Ghana |

European Union (EU) Delegation hands over control of its social media accounts to Plan International Ghana child rights activists

In Ghana, the Youth Takeover will take place on Wednesday, April 26th, from 10am – 2pm

To celebrate the launch of the revised European Union (EU) Guidelines on the Promotion and Protection of the Rights of the Child, Plan International is partnering with the European External Action Service to organize a global youth takeover of EU Delegation social media accounts. Throughout April, young people across Africa,…

Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A)
Source: Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) |

Innovate Ventures Re-Runs Successful Tech Accelerator for Somali Start-ups

The programme aims to support and invest in the next wave of tech start-ups in Somaliland and Somalia and grow the nascent start-up ecosystem in the country

Innovate Ventures (www.Innovate.so) is running for a second year their highly successful tech start-up accelerator – The Innovate Accelerator. Launched in partnership with VC4A (https://VC4A.com), Telesom and Oxfam as part of Work in Progress! project, Innovate Accelerator saw over 180 applications submitted for last year’s inaugural cohort. This year the…

Facebook
Source: Facebook |

African developers celebrated at Facebook’s annual F8 conference

African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing innovative products and services they have created for their local communities and the global market

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) celebrated the achievements and products of its growing African developer and partner ecosystem at its annual F8 developer conference (www.FBF8.com), held in San Jose, California, on 18 and 19 April. African developers shared the stage with Facebook and developers from around the world, showcasing innovative products and services they…

Source: Intracom Telecom |

Intracom Telecom’s WiBAS™-Connect Selected by EOLO SpA for Wireless Ultra-Broadband Residential Network across Italy

5G internet on its way with speed of 100mpbs in rural areas from Africa to Europe and beyond

Intracom Telecom (www.Intracom-Telecom.com), a global telecommunication systems and solutions vendor, announced today that EOLO SpA (www.EOLO.it), an Italian telecommunications operator focusing on ultra-broadband in sub-urban and rural areas, selected its WiBAS™-Connect for the implementation of an ultra-broadband wireless residential network across rural Italy. EOLO intends to complete the rollout of…

The World Bank Group
Source: The World Bank Group |

World Bank Group Launches New Program to Support Africa’s Top Digital Entrepreneurs

With support from prominent African investment groups, XL Africa will help the 20 selected start-ups attract early stage capital between $250,000 and $1.5 million

The World Bank Group (www.WorldBank.org) launched XL Africa (www.XL-Africa.com), a five-month business acceleration program designed to support the 20 most promising digital start-ups from Sub-Saharan Africa. Start-ups will receive mentoring from global and local experts, learn through a tailor-made curriculum, increase their regional visibility, and get access to potential corporate…

Source: Jumia |

Jumia unveils its third white paper on Nigerian Mobile Trends 2017

The study takes a look at the how the market has democratized mobile internet use, the consumer behaviors driving increased smartphone adoption and the role of mobile brands, mobile operators and m-commerce in creating a synergy of an enhanced customer experience

Introduction Jumia Nigeria (www.Jumia.com.ng) is pleased to present the 2017 edition of the African Mobile Trends Paper. This is the third white paper presentation from Jumia delving into mobile trends across Africa and specifically Nigeria. The study takes a look at the how the market has democratized mobile internet use,…

Source: Sage |

Vote for small business!

The party that emerges as the winner of Kenya’s general election, to be held on 8 August, has an opportunity to supercharge job creation and economic growth by adopting policies that help Small & Medium Businesses to thrive

The party that emerges as the winner of Kenya’s general election, to be held on 8 August, has an opportunity to supercharge job creation and economic growth by adopting policies that help Small & Medium Businesses to thrive. That’s according to Nikki Summers (https://goo.gl/y3egeS), Regional Director for Sage in East…

Tigo
Source: Tigo |

Tigo Launches First State-of-the-Art Call Centre in Tanzania

Boasting the latest technology, the Call Centre complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity, has been designed to offer Tigo customers dedicated world-class service

Tigo (www.Tigo.co.tz), Tanzania’s leading Digital Lifestyle company, has announced the opening of a new state of the art Call Centre, the first of its kind in the country.  Boasting the latest technology, the Call Centre complete with embedded data security measures to protect customer information and identity, has been designed to offer…

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Source: Facebook |

Facebook moves into larger South Africa premises as African growth accelerates

More than 170 million people in Africa now access the platform each month, 94% of which are on mobile

Facebook (www.Facebook.com) has moved its Johannesburg offices into new premises, creating a new home for the company to work with its partners to boost innovation and provide an African home for the Facebook culture. The new office will continue to provide support to Facebook advertisers, application developers and other key…

Mozilla
Source: Mozilla |

South African Team Runner Up in Mozilla’s Equal Rating Innovation Challenge

Project Isizwe extension Afri-Fi: Free Public WiFi wins funding award of US$75,000

Afri-Fi: Free Public WiFi has been announced as the “Runner-Up” in Mozilla’s Equal Rating Innovation Challenge (www.EqualRating.com) with a funding award of US$75,000. With this global competition, Mozilla (www.Mozilla.org) called for creative and scalable ideas to provide affordable access to the full diversity of the open internet. Mozilla offered awards,…