Zimbabwean Pasi William Sachiti Building Driverless Cars In The UK

Pasi William Sachiti who is a Zimbabwean, is building driverless cars in the UK, using a combination of advanced robotics and driver-less vehicle technology. He...

Africa’s First Drone and Data Academy Opens in Malawi

Malawi has opened Africa’s first Drone and Data Academy. The initiative, according to UNICEF, is part of efforts to promote the use of drones in programs and...

This Year’s Calender of Top African Tech Conferences, Expos & Startup Summits – 2020

Get your calendars out and diarise these key dates for the most important tech conferences, expos and summits that will take place in Africa...

Startup Funding in Africa Broke Records in 2019 After Surpassing $1 Billion

The inflow of venture capital into the African technology ecosystem is not slowing down. Last year, startups operating on the continent received a total of...

South African Drone Startup Cloudline Receives Seed Funding From UNICEF’s Innovation Fund

The UNICEF Innovation Fund recently announced that six new drone startups, developing open-source, emerging technology digital public goods to address global challenges and create...

Young Zimbabwean Software Engineer Hope Ndhlovu Scoops Award at World Bank Youth Summit Awards

Hope Ndhlovu a young Zimbabwean software engineer has won the 2019 World Bank Youth Summit award for developing an application that seeks to make...

Two Nigerian Brothers Ngozi and Chijioke Dozie Building A Better Bank For Africa

Challenger banks, such as Monzo, N26 and Starling, have steadily grown in number and popularity, disrupting the traditional banking system with data-driven features and...

e-Commerce Platform Copia Raises $26 million to Serve the Unbanked Customers in Rural Kenya

The promise of e-commerce over the past decade across Africa’s urban middle class lies in the ease and convenience of making and paying for...

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...

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...

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...

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