African Innovators Shine during Zayed Sustainability Prize’s 2019 Awards Ceremony

African innovators excelled at this year’s Zayed Sustainability Prize annual awards ceremony on January 14 2019, winning in three out of five categories including Energy, Food and Global High Schools. The 2019 Zayed Sustainability Prize, which is the UAE’s pioneering global award in sustainability, honoured leaders whose work and spirit of enterprise has resulted in […]

Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [14/05/2018]

Looking to get into the South African startup scene or brush up on some of your skills? Well, you’ve come to the right place. This article is part of a weekly series that highlights all the top startup competitions, networking sessions, workshops and conferences around South Africa, and the greater region. If you have any event […]

Ghana’s PlaySafe making feminine hygiene products more accessible

Ghanaian startup PlaySafe is aiming to make feminine hygiene products more accessible across Africa, and has just launched its first product – a online period starter kit subscription service. The startup has just rolled out Pinkibox, an online period subscription kit service currently available in Accra and Tema. “The whole idea started in my final year […]

Finde, an exciting new App that finds tourist sites, announces events, describes businesses

There are many beautiful tourists sites in Ghana hidden but begging to be found and patronized. There are many businesses, small-scale enterprises operating in the dark waiting for cheaper, a better place to announce their presence and their services. If you are neither a tourist nor a business owner, you, at least, must have organized […]

BitPesa plotting continued African expansion

Kenya-based payments startup BitPesa is planning further expansion across Africa after making Ghana its latest market, but is focused on strategic partnerships rather than further funding at this point. Disrupt Africa reported last week BitPesa, a digital foreign exchange and payments platform that leverages blockchain settlement to lower the cost and increase the speed of business payments […]

Transportation

  The provision of infrastructure and operations in all modes of transport in Ghana are dominated by the state. Except in the case of road transport, the public sector has been heavily involved in operations in all modes and has monopoly over rail and inland water transport. Road: Road transport is very important to the […]

Airtel Tigo integrates money transfer platforms

Customers of Airtel Money and Tigo Cash will by the end of April 2018, be integrated into a single platform to allow for mobile money transactions. This is according to the CEO of Airtel Tigo, Roshi Motman. The move which will make them the second biggest mobile money operator in the country also forms part […]

Airtel Tigo joins calls for 5G network in Ghana

The Chief Executive Officer of Airtel Tigo, Roshi Motman has called on the National Communications Authority (NCA) to work towards the acquisition of a 5G Spectrum in the country to reflect the evolving communication space in the world. According to her, the NCA has not been clear on its policy direction towards improved internet coverage […]

NITA gets new Director-General Ministry of Communications

Mr. David K. Gyewu has been appointed Acting Director-General of the National Information Technology Agency (NITA) with immediate effect. A statement issued by the Ministry of Communications holds that Mr. Gyewu is an experienced business operations strategist and technology specialist with experience at a high and senior level in both the private sector and governmental […]

Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) is expected to issue a second 4G spectrum in June

Ghana’s National Communications Authority (NCA) is expected to issue a second 4G spectrum in June this year, according to the country’s communications minister Ursula Owusu Ekuful. The Minister said the license would be issued via auction, which places pressure on Ghana’s second largest operator Vodafone to secure the license after MTN secured the first one […]

Africa’s newest startup hubs are expanding beyond its legacy tech markets

Almost 130 tech hubs have opened across Africa in under two years, showcasing a maturing entrepreneurial ecosystem and a rising interest in the potential of local markets. A total of 442 active incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces were recorded on the continent as of early March by the global telecoms industry body GSM Association. That’s a jump from 2016 […]

MTN wants to be Africa’s biggest bank

MTN, Africa’s biggest mobile operator, is gunning to become Africa’s biggest bank. The ambitious business strategy was revealed by MTN CEO Rob Shuter yesterday during the Deloitte Africa in 2018 Outlook conference in Woodmead. “The core digital service that we have decided to put our money on is Mobile Money,” said Shuter. “Mobile Money is […]

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