The American online payment company, Paypal is determined to conquer more market share in Africa. To this end, it plans to partner with new Mobile Money operators to offer its services to their subscribers and stimulate the adoption of its payment service by facilitating online purchases.   According to Efi Dahan (pictured), Paypal’s general manager …

In recent years more and more young graduates from the African diaspora want to leave Europe or the United States to live and work on the continent. Founded in 2017 by Cellou Dara Diallo, a Guinean engineer based in France, Guineexpat.com is a platform that helps these young talents, thanks to their structure which advocates …

After a year of roaming the world and analyzing startup ecosystems in fast growing economies, Seedstars is proud to present the grand finale of Seedstars World, the largest emerging markets startup competition. For its fifth anniversary, Seedstars promises its very best Summit to date, gathering 65+ handpicked startups coming from Central and Eastern Europe, the …

Dedicated to the promotion of professional opportunities in Africa, the 2018 edition of the Elit ‘Forum will be held on Wednesday 11th and Thursday 12th April at ESCP-Europe and will bring together some fifteen partner companies wishing to develop their activities on the African continent.  This unique event on the territory, will be for every …

Strengthening cross-border trade in East Africa is a priority objective in the sub-region. To achieve this, East African Community member countries are considering the deployment of a mobile application that will provide access to the necessary market information in real time. The member countries of the East African Community (EAC) plan to launch a mobile …

Founded by 40-year-old Cameroonian Angoula Boniface, Camerubuntu is a startup that wants to make it easier for Africans to access computer tools. Camerubuntu offers a set of projects and open source software adapted to Africa, its mission is to promote the development and use of these software.   Introduce yourself and your journey (briefly) My …

Google Africa was visiting this week in Mauritius. A six-person team from the Africa-based IT giant visited the startup incubator La Turbine in Moka. Representatives from Google Africa include Doron Avni and Michael M. Murungi, respectively Director of Public Policy and Gov’t Relations-EMEA Emerging, and Markets Policy & Government Relations Manager. In addition to representatives …

This year Casablanca is definitely the capital of African startups. After Startup of the year Africa 2018, or Futur.E.S in Africa, the economic capital of Morocco welcomed Afrikonnect from March 22nd to 23rd. It is an event that brought together some thirty startups from Africa (Morocco, Senegal, Nigeria and Tanzania), key players in entrepreneurship and …

More than 150,000 Africans from 114 countries around the world have applied to join the fourth-year, $ 100-million, 10-year, Tony Elumelu Foundation Entrepreneurial Program. The FTE announced yesterday, Thursday, in Lagos, Nigeria, African entrepreneurs with the most innovative business ideas with high potential.   The 2018 cohort includes 250 additional contractors compared to the usual …

More than ever for Africa, unity is strength. Forty-four countries of the continent signed the agreement creating a Continental Free Trade Area (Zlec) on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 in Kigali, which is seen as essential for Africa’s economic development, the African Union (AU) announced . “Economic integration thus responds not only to an aspiration born …

Founded by Oury Diallo, a young Franco-Guinean entrepreneurial enthusiast, ODK Consulting is a structure that aims to help African entrepreneurs to carry out their projects. Through its services ODK Consulting gives these clients access to the tools and knowledge they need to realize their ideas.   Introduce yourself and your journey Oury Diallo, passionate about …

Founded by Dr. MONKAM TSOKAM Eloi Hermann, Thea [That health again] is an application that allows any patient regardless of their geographical location to chat in real time with a doctor or health professional via a smartphone or computer without to necessarily have to move.   Introduce yourself and your journey (briefly) I am Dr. …

On the occasion of March 8, International Women’s Day, the SABOUTech incubator launched “SABOU GUINEAN CODERS”, a training program in web and mobile development for young women in Guinea. This program is part of the SABOUTech Incubator’s desire to boost the empowerment of Guinean women in the digital domain. It aims to equip young Guinean …

His name does not evoke a lot of Africans, more accustomed to hearing about Aliko Dangote, the first black and African billionaire, according to the rankings of both Forbes and Bloomberg Wealth. The first of the institutions awards Mike Adenuga a $ 5.8 billion fortune in its ranking of March 2018, while Bloomberg estimates the …

Matina Razafimahefa, a 20-year-old Franco-Malagasy entrepreneur, offers developer training in partnership with local companies. The idea, to pay a portion of the cost of training by the future employer, the young can repay his share once his first salary pocketed. “I’m still a student, I’m a woman and I do not really have tech fiber,” …