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December 9, 2019

African tech boffins gather in Lagos to shape the continent’s digital path

LAGOS – Last week 12 technology start-ups from across Africa were in Lagos, Nigeria, for the Google Launchpad Start-up Week, vying for attention from potential investors, and wise words from previous participants of the accelerator class.

Google Nigeria’s head of Start-up Success and Launchpad Africa, Fola Olatunji-David, says entrepreneurship is cool right now, particularly in South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria

“A few years ago if you wanted to be a cool kid (in Nigeria) you were in oil and gas.

This year you’re an entrepreneur.

“There’s a lot of noise (about tech entrepreneurship) but when you sift through all of that noise, you’ll find actual gems,” [...]

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December 4, 2019

Twitter CEO Wants To Move To Africa, Which Will “Define The Future”

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey plans to move to Africa next year for three to six months, he said after a month-long trip to entrepreneurial hubs on the continent.

“Sad to be leaving the continent…for now,” Dorsey tweeted. “Africa will define the future (especially the bitcoin one!). Not sure where yet, but I’ll be living here for 3-6 months mid 2020. Grateful I was able to experience a small part.”

He has spent the month of November visiting entrepreneurs in Ethiopia, Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa.

The bearded CEO posted a number of selfies with various groups of young entrprenerus he met, including one with “inventors in [...]

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August 20, 2019

Mobile phones are replacing bank accounts in Africa

It doesn’t look like the hub of an online bank. But that’s what the yellow and blue metal kiosk becomes when Albert Agane locks himself behind the metal bars every day at 6am.

From his perch along a dusty suburban thoroughfare in Accra, the 28-year-old helps fellow Ghanaians withdraw or deposit cash for accounts they operate from their mobile phones. All they need do is text.

Mobile money is the fastest-growing source of income for wireless-network operators like MTN and Vodafone’s Safaricom unit, outpacing data since many Africans don’t have the latest smartphones. They need agents like Agane because ATMs and bank branches are out of reach, or too costly.

“In a [...]

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August 14, 2019

E-learning education conference looks to unlock Africa’s future

As a Russia-Africa summit opens in Sochi on the Black Sea on October 24, a more modest but significant conference will take place in Abidjan, the capital of Côte d’Ivoire.

The conference, eLearning Africa, will bring together international education and technology specialists, government ministers, entrepreneurs and investors to discuss opportunities for expanding Africa’s education sector.

It is a subject at the heart of the African Union’s plans for turning Africa into a “transformed continent” by 2063 and it will be discussed and debated during three days of presentations, workshops, seminars and ministerial meetings from October 23 to 25.

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