Tech Debates

Rwanda to play host to Africa Tech Summit

Following last year’s Africa Tech Summit (ATS) which connected more than 500 decision-makers representing 345 companies from 45 countries, the 2020 edition will host three tracks – The Money and Blockchain Summit, Africa Start-up Summit and The Future Summit. The third annual Africa Tech Summit Kigali will take place in February next year, bringing together corporates, startups and investors […]
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Why revolutionary technologies will drive African prosperity

Right now, we’re at a tipping point in Africa’s development. We’re hurtling headlong into the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), which has the potential to turbocharge the socio-economic development of the entire African continent. We’ve got the youngest continent in the world, with 60% of Africa’s 1.25 billion people under the age of 25. If we […]
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Venture Capital for Africa Announces 12 Ventures Series-A Showcase

Venture Capital, VC4A announces 12 ventures 11 Series A and 1 Seed+ for its 2019 Venture Showcase representing the best investment opportunities on the continent. The companies have been vetted by 40 VC investors through a rigorous referral and selection process. The companies demonstrate strong revenues and competitive edge, are well-positioned for regional and internal expansion […]
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CcHUB buys out iHub

Nigeria’s technology innovation centre, Co-creation Hub (CcHUB), has acquired Kenya’s iHub for an undisclosed fee. The deal will see iHub’s team become part of CcHUB’s wider central support and strategy network, whilst retaining its name and senior management structure. CcHUB’s co-founder Bosun Tijani continues as CEO across both locations. As part of the acquisition, CcHUB […]
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Vodacom, Smart Lab in a $150k Accelerator Program for Tech Start-ups in Tanzania

Vodacom, Smart Lab in a $150k Accelerator Program for Tech Start-ups in Tanzania

Are you an early-stage or growth-stage company in Tanzania? Well, here is a great opportunity for you, thanks to a new partnership between Vodacom Tanzania and Smart Lab. Dubbed as the “Vodacom Digital Accelerator,” the program will run yearly and support tech startups in Tanzania in mobile, telecom, fintech, media, health, education, and e-commerce. Speaking at […]
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10 Tech trends Directors Need to Know as 2020 Approaches

Heading into fall with eyes on 2020, corporate boards should brace for the increasing impact of digital migration, artificial intelligence (AI), and cultural shifts on their companies – and what this means for their role as directors, says WomenCorporateDirectors Foundation (WCD). “Trends point to a very different reality for boards today than five or ten years ago,” says Susan […]
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International Bootcamp Coding School comes to Nairobi

Nairobi will for the first time play host to an international Bootcamp programme dubbed Coding School (CS), which aims at equipping future programmers with critical 21st-century coding skills. The Coding School is supported by Boeing, the aerospace company and manufacturer of commercial jetliners, defence, space and security systems, and service provider of aftermarket support and […]
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Kaspersky: The dark side of apps

Mobile device security threats are on the rise and it’s not hard to see why. In 2019 the number of worldwide mobile phone users is forecast (http://bit.ly/2Hga58i) to reach 4.68 billion of which 2.7 billion are smartphone users. So, if you are looking for a target, it certainly makes sense to go where the numbers are. Think […]
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