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Egyptian eCommerce startup Kemitt raises six-resolve funding

Egyptian eCommerce startup Kemitt raises six-resolve funding

Kemitt, an e-commerce startup headquartered in Egypt, has secured an undisclosed six-figure amount in funding from a group of Saudi Angel investors. Founded in 2018, Kemitt is a marketplace that enables product and furniture designers…

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Constructing in silence: CEO Gbenro Dara speaks on Olist’s exclaim

Constructing in silence: CEO Gbenro Dara speaks on Olist’s exclaim

In 2019, when Opera introduced OList it was with a rather silent launch. Compared to other product lines like Opay or Oride, there was no press release announcing the launch of OList, just a mention…

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NCC lifts embargo on SIM registration in Nigeria

NCC lifts embargo on SIM registration in Nigeria

After four months of suspending the registration of new SIM cards, Nigeria’s Communications Commission (NCC) has done an about face. The suspension of SIM registrations began in December 2020 when the NCC said that all…

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Samurai Incubate closes $18 million fund to speculate in Africa’s ‘mighty four’ startup countries

Samurai Incubate closes $18 million fund to speculate in Africa’s ‘mighty four’ startup countries

Rena Yoneyama (managing partner, Samurai Incubate Africa), Nao Koike (manager, Samurai Incubate Africa), Kentaro Sakakibara (Founder & CEO, Samurai Incubate). Source: Samurai Incubate As success stories from Africa’s startup scene spread across the world, more…

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In Nigeria, ‘Banks vs Telcos’ row over $103m USSD debt can also merely enter another round

In Nigeria, ‘Banks vs Telcos’ row over $103m USSD debt can also merely enter another round

The row between Nigerian banks and telcos over who should pay a $103m Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) debt may enter a fresh round.  In June 2020, the value of USSD transactions in Nigeria was…

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PiggyVest and uduX novel PopRev, a platform that lets tune followers put money into artistes

PiggyVest and uduX novel PopRev, a platform that lets tune followers put money into artistes

Nigeria’s first domestically launched music streaming service, uduX has developed a new product called PopRev in partnership with PiggyVest. PopRev will allow music lovers to invest in their favourite musician’s project and make profits based…

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Tolulope Ogunsina changed into once an engineer at Amazon, now his startup is helping children and adults brush their teeth better

Tolulope Ogunsina changed into once an engineer at Amazon, now his startup is helping children and adults brush their teeth better

My Life In Tech is telling the stories of Africans making a difference in the world of tech. The life of an entrepreneur is a peculiar thing. You make many sacrifices to start the journey…

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Quro Clinical, the South African startup pioneering correctly being heart-at-house companies, has raised a $1.1m seed spherical

Quro Clinical, the South African startup pioneering correctly being heart-at-house companies, has raised a $1.1m seed spherical

South African digital healthcare startup, Quro Medical, has just secured $1.1 million in seed funding. This round was led by Kenyan and South African venture capitalist firms Enza Capital and Mohau Equity Partners. This funding…

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MTN is speaking up its cellular money industry in hopes of a future IPO

MTN is speaking up its cellular money industry in hopes of a future IPO

MTN Group has big ambitions for its mobile money business and is presently considering publicly listing that side of the business in an initial public offering (IPO). While there’s no timeline yet for an IPO,…

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#Akwaaba – Twitter’s first Africa location of job will be in Ghana

#Akwaaba – Twitter’s first Africa location of job will be in Ghana

Social media giant, Twitter is setting up its first African office and it will be in Ghana. The announcement was made through a tweet by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey where he thanked the president of…