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Investment into African tech startups hit record high in 2017

Investment into African tech startups hit the highest levels since records began in 2017, with 159 startups raising in excess of $195 million...

3 hours ago

Egypt's Startup Reactor calls for applications

Egypt's Startup Reactor is seeking applications for its fifth cycle. The six-month accelerator programme is designed to support innovative startups with high growth potential in Egypt...

9 Jan 2018

12 African startups to watch in 2018

Disrupt Africa's annual list of the innovative African startups that will be making an impact in the year to come...

By Gabriella Mulligan 5 Jan 2018

Predictions for 2018: What the investors said

We're into a new year, and it's time to get to work. But what does 2018 have in store for us?

By Gabriella Mulligan 4 Jan 2018

UN launches tech innovation lab in Egypt

The United Nations (UN) has announced the opening of its African Technology Innovation Lab (UNTIL) in Egypt, in line with its framework to deploy a global network of such labs.

By Tom Jackson 4 Jan 2018

Applications open for Unreasonable East Africa accelerator programme

Applications have opened for the Unreasonable East Africa accelerator programme, which claims to give an "unreasonable advantage" to entrepreneurs creating solutions to the region's biggest social and environmental problems...

By Tom Jackson 28 Dec 2017

Q&A: African entrepreneurs should realise value of USSD

Entrepreneurs across Africa are rolling out apps catering to every aspect of life, and no self-respecting tech startup doesn't have a responsive website - right?

By Gabriella Mulligan 22 Dec 2017

African Entrepreneurship Award winners announced

BMCE Bank of Africa, sponsor of the African Entrepreneurship Award 2017, a program to assist innovative African entrepreneurs, has announced the winners...

18 Dec 2017

BASA expands Creative Futures Business Engagement into Ethiopia

Business and Arts South Africa is significantly expanding its African partnership initiative with the implementation of Creative Futures programme's Business Engagement in Ethiopia...

Issued by Business and Arts South Africa 13 Dec 2017

Women and Girls Startup Challenge launched

Vera Songwe launches the women and girls startup challenge to promote digital entrepreneurship...

12 Dec 2017

Startupbootcamp Cape Town's top 10 startups sign 32 deals

The Startupbootcamp cohort showcased its top 10 startups, selected from a pool of 514 applicants, to global investors, sponsors, and partners at its first Africa-based demo day...

6 Dec 2017

Strategic partnership to promote African entrepreneurship

APO Group and Mara Foundation, Mara Group's philanthropic arm will collaborate to elevate opportunities for African entrepreneurs to find mentors...

1 Dec 2017

Macron to urge entrepreneurship on first African tour

PARIS - French President Emmanuel Macron will tour Africa this week to try to boost France's flagging influence on the continent and convince young people eyeing Europe's shores they have a future at home...

28 Nov 2017

MEST expands in key African markets

MEST announces partnership with Metta as program continues to expand its presence across the continent...

21 Nov 2017

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International

Daily Mail returns to Virgin Trains after outcry

LONDON, UK: Virgin boss Richard Branson on Monday said he would resume offering the right-wing tabloid the Daily Mail on his trains after a decision not to stock them sparked accusations of censorship last week.

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ADC juries for four design categories announced

NEW YORK - The One Club for Creativity has announced the 40 creatives who will judge work on the four design categories of the ADC 97th Annual Awards.

19 hours ago

Understanding the role of colour in branding

Colour is one of the primary elements involved in branding, but it doesn't get nearly the attention it deserves among small businesses and startups. While there are certainly other things to think about, choosing which colours you want to associate your brand with is a major decision that shouldn't be taken lightly.

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 1 day ago

UK's Guardian daily goes tabloid to cut costs

LONDON - Britain's Guardian newspaper has adopted a new tabloid format and a re-designed masthead with simple black lettering from Monday as part of a drive to cut costs.

1 day ago

H&M 'racist' ad adds to company's woes

STOCKHOLM - A racism scandal at H&M is the latest indication of management problems at the Swedish clothing giant, once the darling of shoppers but now struggling to make the switch to e-commerce, analysts say.

1 day ago

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