Orange DRC & Airtel Congo RDC Have Laid 2Africa Submarine Cable in Democratic Republic of Congo

Meta (formerly Facebook) and the 2Africa consortium – made up of telecom operators China Mobile International, Bayobab (formerly MTN Global Connect), Orange, center3 (formerly stc), Telecom Egypt, Vodafone, and WIOCC – has laid the 2Africa cable in the Democratic Republic of Congo, off Muanda in the Kongo-Central province. 2Africa will be the world’s largest submarine cable […]

Microsoft-backed FAST Accelerator Announces 12 African Startups Selected for Artificial Intelligence (AI) Program

Flapmax, a leading data, and AI technology company, announced today the twelve companies selected for the second cohort of the FAST Accelerator startup program, created in partnership with Microsoft to help strengthen and scale Africa’s digital ecosystem.  Following the conclusion of its 2-week Online Bootcamp, which saw 60+ tech companies participate in intensive online training […]

ROAM Launches New Electric Shuttle Bus Built Entirely in Kenya

Kenyan electric mobility company ROAM has launched a new all-electric shuttle bus called the Move, which is assembled entirely in Kenya. Details In August 2022, ROAM celebrated the official launch of its first all-electric mass transit bus, the Rapid. It featured priority seats for elders and people with limited mobility, extended legroom, and designated areas for wheelchairs, in […]

EBANX Expands Operations To Eight More African Countries Including Ghana and Senegal

EBANX, a global technology company specializing in payments for rising markets, announced during the seventh edition of its Payments Summit, held from September 18th to 20th in São Paulo, Brazil, the expansion of its operations to eight more countries on the African continent. This strategic expansion follows EBANX’s successful entry into the African market in […]

Ghana Lands Commission To Sign $85 Million Contract With Private Investor To Improve Its Services

The Ghana Lands Commission has signed a contract with a Ghanaian-owned private investor who will inject $85 million into the Commission’s operations. The contract agreement is expected to be signed between the Lands Commission and PDB Ghana Limited, a wholly-owned Ghanaian Land Administration Company, by the end of 2023. Details The contract will span a […]

Turaco Acquires MicroEnsure Ghana to Deepen Affordable Insurance Coverage across Africa

Turaco, an African tech-enabled affordable insurance company, acquired MicroEnsure Ghana, a microinsurance company, from MIC Global. The amount of the deal was not disclosed. MicroEnsure will rebrand as Turaco Ghana and retain the expertise of the existing team and leadership. Details The expansion increases Turaco’s operational markets to four–Kenya, Uganda, Nigeria, and Ghana–and active policies by 25%, […]

Uber and Enterprise Group Partner To Provide Comprehensive Insurance Packages for Uber Drivers in Ghana

Uber Ghana has announced an agreement with Enterprise Group PLC & its subsidiaries in the General Insurance, Life Insurance, Health Insurance, and Funeral services business, for the rollout of a unique bundled insurance package for a segment of Uber drivers. The product has been bundled together to offer insurance cover for the vehicle as well […]

ANKA Raises $5M Funding in Pre-Series A Extension

ANKA, the “all-in-one SaaS for global African businesses”, has announced the closure of a US$5M pre-Series A extension round led by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) with participation from Proparco and the French Public Investment Bank. The new round of funding brings the company’s total investment to date to US$13.5M since being founded in 2016 as ANKA fuels its efforts […]

Société Générale Ghana’s Q3 Catalyst Series to Educate SMEs In Ghana

Société Générale Ghana Home of Business holds Quarter 3 Catalyst Series on Thursday, September 14, to educate Small and Medium Enterprises about risk resilience. The Catalyst Series is an initiative of Société Générale Home of Business that provides a capacity-building platform for MSMEs by training, mentoring, and coaching them on various pertinent subjects. The project […]

29 African Healthcare Supply Chain Startups Selected to Receive Funding From Gates Foundation

Investing in Innovation Africa (i3), a pan-African initiative for startups building the future of healthcare supply chains has announced its second cohort of 29 companies. Details Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and sponsored by Cencora (formerly AmerisourceBergen), Merck Sharpe & Dohme (MSD), Microsoft, and Chemonics, i3 is dedicated to facilitating the commercialization of promising […]