It appears that search giant, Google, wants to invest in Kenya’s million-dollar power project, and as part of its newest marketing drive, Airtel Africa has signed on Yaya Toure. Here are the stories that made the rounds across Africa today:
Google is Considering Investing in Kenya’s $700 million Wind Power Project
Google is looking to invest in Kenya’s $700 million wind power project which upon completion will be the largest wind power project on the continent.
Circuit Atlantic Merges With Shippyme to Become Zaposta
Lagos-based international logistics companies, Circuit Atlantic and Shippyme have announced a merger to become Zaposta.
BlackBerry is Beta-Testing New Features for its App
BlackBerry Limited is beta-testing new features like private chats, and other features on its instant messaging platform, BBM.
Airtel Africa Signs On Yaya Toure as its Brand Ambassador
Airtel Africa has announced that it has signed an agreement making ace footballer, Yaya Toure its brand ambassador on the continent and also that the footballer will be the face of its next campaign drive.
Facebook Launches New Photo App
Facebook has announced its latest offering, Moments; a facial recognition app that allows users share pictures on their phone privately with friends or families.
MasterCard Partners Ecobank to Improve Electronic Payment Adoption in Africa
MasterCard has announced its partnership with Ecobank in providing Mastercard payments solutions to 32 sub-saharan African countries.
Ericsson launches mentorship initiative to support girls in celebration of International Girls’ in ICT Day
Ericsson Kenya has engaged in a three year partnership with five high schools in Nairobi on an initiative aimed at supporting, promoting and mentoring young women who are in their third and fourth year of Secondary school studies mentor young women to undertake studies in the ICT field.
Innovation Edge calls for e-learning startups, offers cash, seed funding
South African early learning hub Innovation Edge has put out a call for “bold ideas to revolutionise early learning and development opportunities”, offering a ZAR30,000 (US$2,400) and the chance to apply for up to ZAR1 million (US$80,000) seed funding.
Nigeria’s Shola Taylor appointed secretary-general of the CTO
Shola Taylor, a Nigerian citizen has been appointed secretary-general of the London-based Commonwealth Telecommunications Organisation (CTO) effective September 17th this year.