The Opportunity Cost of Doing Business for SMEs in Africa

The African economy has gathered momentum over the years, with an estimated increase of 3.8% of the real output growth in 2017. As the largest economies gradually strengthen, the 2018/2019 performance should reach 4.1% according to the African Development Bank. This economic growth and sustainable development has largely been contributed by Small and Medium Enterprises […]

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Guest Post: How Online Dating Changes Our Cultural Perceptions

Online dating slowly but confidently revolutionizes the way people interact with each other. More and more individuals every day find it easier and better to look for partners online rather than waiting for them in real life. The majority made its decision and such services as Tinder might very possibly provide you with a very […]

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Naspers Sets Up A $9m Fund To Support South African Tech Startups

South African media company Naspers has set up a R1.4bn ($96m) Naspers Foundry fund to invest into South African technology startups. The money will fund and support startups seeking to address big societal needs. The group announced the move at the inaugural South Africa Investment Conference 2018 in Johannesburg to help talented and ambitious South […]

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536 East Africa companies compete for the coveted 2018 CIO100 Awards

With entries coming to an end, 536 East Africa companies participated for the analysis as 200 companies make it for final screening. According to the CIO100 technical team, the data was collected for the last four months ending 30th September, 2018. The team will therefore proceed to sieve out from the bunch of 200 companies to […]

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Liquid Telecom and other Industry leaders to gather in Kigali for the Africa Tech Summit.

Industry leaders will from 14th -15th February gather in Kigali Rwanda for the Africa Tech Summit. They will include international players and investors who want to drive growth in Africa. Liquid Telecom will join the  innovators and influencers from across the African ecosystem at the event that will provide unrivalled insight, networking and business opportunities – […]

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Valentine Gift Ideas for the Plugged-in Lover

The month of February is a close replicate of the just ended festive season; a month to celebrate love, giving and a second chance to extend special treats to our special someones. If you happen to be the tech savvy type, or your loved one happens to be the ultimately plugged in geek, then, here […]

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Why Wechat is a threat to Safaricom’s M-Pesa.

A few days ago I visited Chinese internet finance museum for a blockchain event organized by okcoin, one of Bitcoin’s large players. The 3 giants in Chinese internet: Baidu, Alibaba and Tencent occupied the most entries with their products and their subsidiaries numbering around 20 companies for each(photo below). The event area was in a […]

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Egyptian Tech Firms Expand Footprint in Africa, to sign Business Deals Worth USD 7 Million

As a part of the country’s efforts to increase IT exports and achieve ambitious economic goals, Egypt’s Information Technology Industry Development Agency (ITIDA) is partnering with Egyptian companies and 17 leading African telecom companies, financial institutions and ICT enterprises, in 6 different African countries. This is part of the country’s efforts to increase IT exports and achieve […]

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World Bank launches crowdfunding support for Kenyan clean-tech startups

The World Bank’s Kenya Climate Innovation Centre (KCIC) has launched the first ever crowdfunding mentorship programme for entrepreneurs in East Africa; the four month programme teaching participants how to effectively leverage crowdfunding. Under the trial phase of the programme, KCIC has helped six clean-tech startups design and implement crowdfunding campaigns; with the organisation aiming to […]

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