Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey — Africa ‘Will Define’ the Future of Bitcoin

Bitcoin (BTC) will see its future “defined” by Africa, one of its best-known proponents has predicted after completing a tour of the continent. RELATED READING: TWITTER...

Fintech Investment in Africa Valued at $3 billion by 2020

Fintech investment in Africa is likely to be valued at $3 billion by 2020, with SA and Nigeria receiving a significant portion of these investments. This...

Equatorial Guinea Plans to Build a 70KM Subsea Gas Pipeline Worth US$100M

Equatorial Guinea has revealed plans to build a 70km subsea gas pipeline that will link the Alen platform with the Punta Europa petrochemical hub....

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey Plans to Spend Up to 3-6 Months in Africa

Twitter Inc. Chief Executive Officer Jack Dorsey returned from a trip touring African startups ready to go back. He said in a Twitter post last week...

Ghana Becomes a Safe hub for Multinational Car Companies

With Toyota, Volkswagen and Nissan all planning to set up bases in the country, Ghana is becoming increasingly attractive to automotive investors. In his 2016...

Investors Pour Almost $400m into African Fintech in a Week

Investors have poured almost $400m into payments companies based in Nigeria in the past week, in a sign of how seriously venture capital firms...

Africa’s Mara Group Launches Phone Factories in Durban, Kigali

Calling them the first “Made in Africa” smartphones, the Mara Group has opened two factories this month, with a $100 million investment near Durban,...

Cassava Smartech Launches EcoFarmer Diaspora Agriculture Finance Plan (DAFP)

Cassava Smartech has launched the EcoFarmer Diaspora Agriculture Finance Plan (DAFP) that is set to allow Zimbabweans living in the diaspora to remit funds,...

The Africa Investment Forum – Catalyzing Investment Flows

Dealmakers will descend on Johannesburg next week for the 2nd annual Africa Investment Forum, aimed at raising capital and turning a multi-billion-dollar pipeline of...

Sasai Exhibits at AfricaTech

SASAI, the latest application developed by Econet’s Cassava Fintech International (CFI), has a remittance feature that has attracted crowds to their exhibition stand AfricaTech...

Distributed Power Africa to Install Solar Power Plant in Kenya for Africa Data Centres

Africa Data Centres, a pan-African company that provides data services, has expanded its use of solar power by ordering the installation of a 1.2...

Facebook Pulls Russian Accounts Over Political Meddling in Africa

Facebook has once again caught Russians trying to meddle in the politics of other countries, this time in Africa. The social media giant has pulled a total of 66...

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