Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 6/15/2018
Google has announced that it will open an artificial intelligence (AI) research facility in Accra, Ghana, later this year with the aim of bringing together "top machine learning researchers and engineers in this new center dedicated to AI research and its applications."
Tom Jackson, 6/12/2018
Drone technology, so often tainted by association with warfare and controversy, is starting to have a beneficial impact on the lives of Africans.
Tom Jackson, 6/11/2018
They are best known for their use in warfare, while there have been reports of them flying far too close to aircraft in the UK.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 5/15/2018
Digital payment specialist Cellulant, which is already active in 11 African markets, has raised $47.5 million in a Series C round of funding led by The Rise Fund, an investment vehicle managed by growth equity platform TPG Growth.
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 4/27/2018
Africa's Talking, a leading distributor of mobile communications and payments APIs (application programming interfaces) to developers, is to benefit from a Series A funding round of US$8.6 million from a group of investors led by the World Bank's International Finance Corporation (IFC). Orange Digital Ventures Africa and Social Capital also contributed ...
PRESS RELEASE, 4/23/2018
PRESS RELEASE -- LOME, Tog -- Ecobank (www.Ecobank.com), the leading pan-African banking group, is inviting African fintech entrepreneurs to enter its Ecobank Fintech Challenge. Now in its second year, the initiative gives African start-ups the chance to promote their fintech solutions, and potentially to partner Ecobank in rolling-out their solutions ...
Ray Le Maistre, International Group Editor, Light Reading, 4/18/2018
Fintech startup MFS Africa has raised $4.5 million in a Series B round of funding and, in doing so, has become the first African fintech company to attract investment from a Chinese venture capital firm.
PRESS RELEASE, 4/11/2018
LONDON -- ONEm Communications (www.ONEm.com) is bringing internet-like services to millions of people without the internet. On any ordinary mobile, users can engage in group communication with each other like people do on the internet.
PRESS RELEASE, 4/9/2018
HARGEISA, Somaliland -- Innovate Ventures (www.Innovate.so), a pioneer in the Somali start-up space, has just opened applications for the next round of its Hargeisa-based tech accelerator.
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