Whoa! It’s the last day of August. It’s also Monday, and you know what that means. So grab a coffee, some donuts, put away the paper and savor the Monday news roundup. It’s been a busy African monday.
Safaricom, the Kenyan mobile network operator is going to launch a new platform that will allow M-PESA users execute bank to mobile wallet transfers.
Cape Town gets some much needed startup action as a new accelerator programme revs up its engines. Visions2Ventures, Impact Amplifier and Entrepreneur Traction came together to form the blazing sword that is Enterprise Elevator.
It probably has to do with the smartphones that can do 80% of what an average PC can but PC shipments in Africa and the Middle East fell by a massive 25.6 percent from 4.4m units to 3.3m units during Q2 2015.
Hot on the heels of its announcement to transfer funds to Nigeria from the UK at zero charge, Simbapay now allows Kenyans in Diaspora to transfer funds to any Choice Microfinance bank in Kenya.
The AIA accelerator, supported by NEST, is a 12-week accelerator programme. African healthtech startups should get their A game on. Applications start… read up.
Beam, a Ghanaian startup that specializes in international remittances via bitcoins, says no more. Bitcoin, no more.
Reggie “the rockstar” Rockstone, the influential Ghanaian musician has extended an arm of partnership, full of money of course, to Ghanian developers, Nelson Klutse and Eric Hackman, for their app.
Airtel Nigeria, has launched MatchUp, a social networking portal that connects users with those who share similar interests and profiles with them. THat’s the official use, but we all know what we use things like these for, right? Right? Uhm, excuse me, I have a friend request…
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Launched early last month, Efritin, an online marketplace for used goods where buyers and sellers connect is quickly gaining traction.