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Nigerian data analytics company Terragon acquires Asian mobile ad firm Bizense

Nigerian consumer data analytics firm Terragon Group has acquired Asian mobile marketing company Bizense in a cash and stock deal.

Africa Roundup: Local VC funds surge, Naspers ramps up and fintech diversifies

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African financial technology startups move beyond payment services

If mobile money was the first phase in the development of digital finance in Africa, the next phase of digital financial services on the continent will focus on lending, insurance and wealth manageme

Africa Roundup: Paga goes global and 4 startups raise $99M in VC

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African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Tw

With a $10 million round, Nigeria’s Paga plans global expansion

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Tw

MallforAfrica goes global, Kobo360 and Sokowatch raise VC, France explains its $76M fund

B2B e-commerce company Sokowatch closed a $2 million seed investment led by 4DX Ventures. Others to join the round were Village Global, Lynett Capital, Golden Palm Investments and Outlierz  Ventu

MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site

MallforAfrica and DHL are giving African merchants a global stage. This week the online retailer and delivery giant launch MarketPlaceAfrica.com: an e-commerce site for select African artisans to se

African VC TLcom Capital invests $5M in Nigerian data analytics firm Terragon Group

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EdTech is having a renaissance, powered by the emerging world

So-called ‘EdTech’ has seen many false dawns over the years. After being lauded as the teaching platforms of the future, most MOOCs (Massive Open Online Course platforms) have not quite li

Uber Eats will expand to 100 new cities in Europe, the Middle East and Africa in 2018

Uber Eats is pushing its international growth with a sizeable expansion across EMEA markets today. The Uber-owned on-demand food delivery app intends to serve 100 new cities spanning Europe, the Middl

Africa Roundup: Uber says it’s staying, Konga could be epic startup fail

Despite exit rumors and quitting Morocco, Uber is staying in Africa, according to its General Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Alon Lits. Speculation Uber could leave the continent surfaced late last

Uber launches a new lower-priced service called Chap Chap in Nairobi

Uber has launched a new, lower-cost service in Nairobi called Uber Chap Chap. Made possible by using a fleet of fuel-efficient budget sedans, Uber Chap Chap (Swahili slang for "hurry, hurry") is curre

Africa’s SureRemit joins the tokenized race to win the global remittance market

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Safaricom launches innovation center to move beyond M-Pesa

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Tw

Kenyan startup BRCK launches SupaBRCK device to solve Africa’s internet equation

Kenyan communications hardware company BRCK unveiled its SupaBRCK this week -- a waterproof, solar-powered Wi-Fi box that operates as a 3G hotspot and off-grid server.

Safaricom and mSurvey launch Consumer Wallet to map Africa’s cash economy

Kenya’s leading mobile provider, Safaricom, is teaming up with data collection startup mSurvey to launch Consumer Wallet ― an online platform using mobile and SMS to map Africa’s cash-based econ

Africa Roundup: Zuckerberg’s visit, IBM’s new research center

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Mark Zuckerberg’s Africa tour tracks tech’s growing interests on the continent

Jake Bright Contributor Jake Bright is a writer and author in New York City. He is co-author of The Next Africa. More posts by this contributor Africa’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Tw

Responding to the demand for reliable data collection in Africa, mSurvey raises seed funding

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