Tag "east africa"

Kenya turns to M-Pesa mobile-money to stem the spread of COVID-19

March 16, 2020 0

Kenya’s largest teleco, Safaricom, will implement a fee-waiver on East Africa’s leading mobile-money product, M-Pesa, to reduce the physical exchange of currency in response to

AWS partners with Kenya’s Safaricom on cloud and consulting services

February 28, 2020 0

Amazon Web Services has entered a partnership with Safaricom — Kenya’s largest telco, ISP and mobile payment provider — in a collaboration that could spell

Africa Roundup: Trump’s Nigeria ban, Paga’s acquisition and raises — Fluterwave $35M, Sendy $20M

February 4, 2020 0

The first month of the new-year saw Africa enter the fray of U.S. politics. The Trump administration announced last week it would halt immigration from

Nigeria’s Paga acquires Apposit, confirms Mexico and Ethiopia expansion

January 22, 2020 0

Nigerian digital payments startup Paga has acquired Apposit, a software development company based in Ethiopia, for an undisclosed amount. That’s just part of Paga’s news. The

Africa Roundup: Yamaha backs MAX, Founders Factory and Norrsken support startups, inside Ethiopia’s tech scene

July 2, 2019 0

Competition in Africa’s two-wheel ride-hail market is accelerating. Nigerian motorcycle transit startup MAX.ng was the latest startup to add funding, raising a $7 million funding

MAX.ng raises $7M round backed by Yamaha and pilots EVs in Nigeria

June 20, 2019 0

Nigerian motorcycle transit startup MAX.ng has raised a $7 million funding round led by Novastar Ventures, with participation of Japanese manufacturer Yamaha. Based in Lagos,

Africa Roundup: Zimbabwe’s net blackout, Partech’s $143M fund, Andela’s $100M raise, Flutterwave’s pivot

February 7, 2019 0

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund to $143 million Zimbabwe’s government faces off

Partech is doubling the size of its African venture fund to $143 million

January 31, 2019 0

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Zimbabwe’s government faces off against its tech community over internet restrictions Flutterwave and Visa launch African consumer

African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect

September 16, 2018 0

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Harley-Davidson is opening a Silicon Valley R&D center to power EV production With a $10 million round,