Features, long reads, My Life In Tech
16th October 2019

My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. Obi Ozor may or may not be a red cap chief but his company, Kobo360, in just under two years, has become one of the leading technology logistics service providers across […]

My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. From Bengaluru to Damascus, young people are swapping weekend fun activities with intensive classes under AI Saturdays’ community-driven Artificial Intelligence training programme. Now in more than 60 countries globally, the free-to-attend […]

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African Tech Roundup, News
18th October 2019

Nigerian car auction company Cars45 has announced its expansion into Kenya. The company, whose core service involves technical inspection, valuation and sale of used vehicles within an hour, is positioning itself to tap into the increasingly attractive East African market. Kenya is its first foray beyond West Africa and this announcement comes as it looks […]


Press Room

Nigerian motorcycle-hailing company Metro Africa Express (MAX.ng) has built its first electric motorbike in Lagos, Nigeria. The company first announced plans to introduce electric bikes into the market in June after it closed a US$7 million funding round led by Kenyan Novastar Ventures and backed by Japanese manufacturing giant, Yamaha. “We’re piloting electric motorcycles in […]

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Co-creation Hub’s network of technology centres is shaping into an innovation galaxy. At their design lab in Kigali, product designers and engineers are applying emerging technologies across multiple disciplines, from healthcare to governance. In Kenya, the newly acquired iHUB bolsters the company’s support and strategy architecture. While they add to cumulative innovation capital on the […]

AfCFTA, Business, Features, Government, Opinion, Policy, Politics
15th October 2019

The world is getting increasingly insular. Borders are getting shut and walls are being proposed. Migrant children are being locked in cages, denied such luxury as soaps and beds. Our former colonial overlords, the Brits as they’re affectionately known, are also at it again. Since 2016, they’ve contorted themselves into several unseemly shapes as they […]


Investor interest in African tech comes and goes in waves. In 2014, e-commerce received the lion’s share of investment, buoyed by Jumia and Konga, until the sector collapsed as African economies plummeted into recession. Investors then turned to the fintech sector, which still dominates the lion’s share of capital inflows into Africa’s tech sector.  But, […]


Ride hailing company, Uber says regulatory concerns will now play a bigger role in its expansion plans across Africa. The company made this known during a recent townhall event held in Lagos, Nigeria.
Apps, Business, Government, News
11th October 2019

Uber launched a boat service in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital, as the global transport company continues its expansion plans in Africa’s largest economy. The boat service will now undergo a two-week pilot phase, Uber officials said at a press conference on Friday. The launch of the service comes months after Global Head of Business Development, […]


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