TIGO Tanzania has today launched a brand new 4G LTE technology that will make it the biggest and fastest Internet network in the country.   The 4G LTE network means faster speeds to surf and download content from the Internet and make Skype calls. It also significantly enhances the customer experience for video streaming or conferencing. The new technology is about 5 times faster than the 3G technology currently available in the market.   The […]


Established in Ghana in 2008, MEST  is a school of incubator for African Start-ups.  MEST offers aspiring African entrepreneurs a fully sponsored twelve month, intensive full-time program. Sourced from top graduates in Ghana and with the inclusion of Nigeria this year, 30 of these Entrepreneurs-In-Training (EITs) are selected each year and receive comprehensive training across the spectrum of skills required to build successful tech businesses, including computer programming, software development, product management, finance, marketing, sales and […]


Everjobs, Cameroon’s new online job portal, recently started its operations in Douala. During a press conference, Co-founder and Managing Director for Africa, Eric Lauer introduced the company officially to the public. Everjobs’s mission is to simplify the job search and hiring process by connecting job seekers with employers in a matter of clicks. The website offers helpful tools and intuitive features, such as a CV creation tool, user-friendly site navigation, enhanced search filters, and professional […]


 Oracle Academy and the Raspberry Pi Foundation today officially launched Oracle Raspberry Pi Weather Station for Schools, an ambitious project to join thousands of schools in Africa and around the world in a global science experiment. Participating schools will receive a Raspberry Pi hardware kit for students to build and operate their own weather station with the aim of gaining valuable skills spanning computing, meteorology and geography. Schools are encouraged to register their interest on […]


 Following the recent changes to the energy sector in Mozambique, it is hardly surprising that His Excellency Minister Couto is the most sought after man in Southern Africa’s energy sector today.  The transformation of the Ministry that is currently in the planning stages will change the dynamic of interaction for many established investors, as well as what is required for new investors looking to enter the sector.   With all this considered, EnergyNet (http://www.energynet.co.uk) is […]


Ghana’s startup investor and incubator, Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) and South Korean OEM, Samsung Electronics have partnered in an initiative that will provide more opportunities, resources and tools to West African entrepreneurs, resulting in several areas of positive impact for the tech ecosystem.   Having finalised the deal earlier at the 2015 Mobile West Africa, currently ongoing in Lagos, both companies plan to roll-out a series of events together in the coming weeks.   MEST trains, invests and incubates aspiring African […]


The 12 African cities to host regional heats of the 2015 global startups competition, Seedstars World have been announced, with the first African event set for May.   The 2014 competition saw Seedstars World visit 36 countries across the world, eight of which were African countries. However, the organisation said this year, it had the intention of  taking the competition to more African countries.   Based on this, the competition will visit 12 African cities […]


MOBOfree.com , the leading African social marketplace, today announced that it had experienced an increase of more than 44% in the number of registered users of MOBOfree.com in Nigeria over the past 12 months, resulting in a 1042% increase in the number of classifieds published on MOBOfree.com in Nigeria which makes more than 500 000 active listings on platform in Nigeria only. Over the same period, the number of registered users of MOBOfree.com in Uganda […]


Lagos co-working space/incubator, Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) has announced it has begun accepting ideas for its first 2015 Call for Ideas in Nigeria. CcHub said an innovative idea that solves a real Nigerian problem is up for $25,000 in investment as well as networks and market entry support.   The CcHub Call for Ideas aims to collate creative ideas on how to solve the Nigeria’s real issues in areas of governance, transportation, healthcare, education, food security […]

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