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South Africa launches digital Nomad visa

South Africa’s government has made rules about nomad visas, like the digital Nomad visa. This is a big step towards getting skilled people to work from home.  A big step forward has been made in the country’s attempts to fully utilise the skills of the growing number of digital nomads. With the Nomad Visa, people […]

Staff Writer
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SunCulture secures $27M funding to power water pumps in Africa

In the heart of Africa, a revolution is taking place, transforming how smallholder farmers cultivate their land. SunCulture, a Nairobi-based startup, is at the forefront of this transformation, having secured a significant $27 million investment.  This funding round is not just about the money; it’s a powerful endorsement from some of the world’s most renowned […]

Hauwa Ali Abdul
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Starlink categorises Zimbabwe as unauthorised territory

Starlink’s communication categorises Zimbabwe as an “unauthorised territory” for SpaceX’s satellite Internet service, emphasising the lack of official approval for this technology within the country’s borders. This characterization aligns Zimbabwe with South Africa and Botswana, where similar authorizations for SpaceX’s broadband satellite Internet service are pending. The absence of formal authorization signifies regulatory challenges faced […]

Olumofe Temitayo
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Elon Musk to lay off 10% of Tesla’s global workforce

Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, recently disclosed plans to downsize Tesla’s global workforce by more than 10% owing to a decrease in demand for electric vehicles. This reduction in workforce was detailed in a memo where Musk cited redundancies in roles and the imperative to streamline costs as the primary motivations behind the layoffs. […]

Olumofe Temitayo
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Pula secures $20M funding for more insurance options in Kenya

While based in Kenya, Pula is an insurance technology company that has been working to make it easier for small-scale farmers in developing markets to get agricultural insurance since 2015. This would protect them from losses caused by pests, diseases, and/or extreme weather events like floods and droughts. The insurance tech company has already helped […]

Modupeoluwa Olalere
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How to use Meta AI to chat on WhatsApp, Messenger and Instagram

To jump into the Artificial Intelligence (AI) trend, Meta introduced the Meta AI chatbot in its messaging apps, WhatsApp, Instagram, and Messenger. Meta commenced trials in India and Africa. To attend to the demand and curiosity of netizens Meta, here is a guideline on how to use Meta AI on WhatsApp and Instagram. Read also: […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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Injini Mastercard Foundation supports 12 startups in South Africa

The Injini Mastercard Foundation EdTech Fellowship in South Africa has selected twelve startups and provided access to funding and other forms of support as it commences the second edition of its ed-tech accelerator program. After extensive application and interview processes, twelve ventures have been chosen for the second edition of the programme. They will have […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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YouScribe, MTN unveils digital library in Ghana with diverse catalogue

YouScribe, a French-based digital reading platform, has collaborated with Digital Virgo and MTN to expand its presence and foster cultural connections through a multilingual digital library, launching its services in Ghana. Expanding the digital reading library into Ghana represents an ambitious endeavour to grant Ghanaian readers access to a wide-ranging content catalogue. This encompasses nearly […]

Olumofe Temitayo
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Niger, Togo to finalise free-roaming deal for travellers

Niger and Togo are set to finalise a bilateral free-roaming partnership, enabling electronic communications services for travellers between the two nations. This development mirrors agreements signed by Mali and Benin, Togo, with Niger now joining this group of countries. In October 2023, Benin and Togo entered into a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to enable free […]

Olumofe Temitayo
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Nigerian mobility startup, Moove secures $110 Million in Q1 2024

In a quarter marked by cautious investor sentiment, Nigerian mobility startup Moove has emerged as a beacon of success in Africa’s startup scene. The company secured a staggering $110 million, accounting for nearly a quarter of the continent’s total startup funding in Q1 2024. This includes a notable $100 million Series B round spearheaded by […]

Hauwa Ali Abdul
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Meta conducts AI tests in India, Africa

Meta has announced that it is conducting tests with Instagram, Messenger, and WhatsApp users in India and certain regions of Africa. The aim is to gauge their experience with Meta AI, its chatbot powered by a large language model.  This is a big step towards Meta’s goal of scaling its AI offerings by tapping into […]

Felicia Akindurodoye
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Why data harmonisation is critical for development

In 2016, when Clive Humby declared that “Data is the new oil”, its value continues to emerge for both the private and public sectors. For example, governments have begun to focus on its importance in different aspects such as security, economic planning, infrastructure, and overall national development. India captured the data of their less privileged […]

Pelumi Apantaku
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GetBundi offers free digital skills for African women

An invitation to women exhibiting interest in tech-related careers. The GetBundi Education Foundation’s TechSis programme aims to provide free digital skill training to 10,000 African women by 2023—a Foundation-registered trademark. GetBundi Education primarily targets groups that could be left behind, such as women and girls, internally displaced pupils, refugees, and those with disabilities. In our […]

Modupeoluwa Olalere
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