The Director General of the National Electricity Company (SNEL), Jean Bosco Kayombo affirmed Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in the National Assembly that only half of the demand for electricity is available for the city of Kinshasa. Faced with this glaring lack of electrical energy, some companies and individuals are multiplying initiatives to fill this gap. …

Ecobank has increased its customer base by 40% in 2017 and aims to reach 100 million customers by the end of 2020. Ecobank was awarded two trophies at the African Banker ceremony held at the Paradise Hotel in Busan, South Korea. Impressed by the way Ecobank has leveraged digital financial services and an improved service …

The announcement was made at VivaTech held last week in Paris, AFD launches Digital Africa, a platform for innovation support in Africa. More than unlocking funding for start-ups, it’s about creating an ecosystem for digital entrepreneurs … a kind of startup incubator. Initially, Digital Africa was a start-up contest for young African entrepreneurs. In the …

The digital revolution at work in Africa is fully expressed at the VivaTech Paris 2018, the largest exhibition dedicated to technology and innovation in Europe. Indeed for the first time, some fifty African startups from Senegal to Cape Town via Togo and Cameroon, Rwanda, Nigeria …, are present at the dedicated Afric @ Tech dedicated …

The US company Facebook, in partnership with CCHub, inaugurated its first ever technology center in Africa on May 23, 2018. The infrastructure based in Montgomery Road in Yaba, a suburb of Lagos, Nigeria, is named NG_Hub from Facebook . It will provide software developers, technology entrepreneurs and students with the means to develop their advanced …

The Palais des Congrès in Paris is preparing to host a major meeting on 22 June, a high-level international forum for African diasporas. It is an ideal setting for meetings, exchanges and sharing of experiences between members of African diasporas, economic and political decision-makers. It will be necessary to highlight the important role played by …

Founded in 2016 by Paulette Fotsing and Patrick Kengne Kamga Wouri Entertainment is a company specializing in the African film industry. This Cameroonian company tries through its platform to increase the visibility of African cinema. “The initial idea came from the following observation: contrary to what we can commonly think, Africans know how to make …

Janngo, a start-up based in Côte d’Ivoire, which supports high-growth businesses and digital platforms in Africa, made its first fundraising of 1 million euros (1.18 million euros) $) from an investor pool. Fatoumata Bâ, Founder and CEO of the startup, said the funds raised will help develop new digital platforms targeting African SMEs and open …

Dedicated to start-ups and innovation, VivaTech will be held from May 24th to 26th 2018 in Paris and will showcase innovators from around the world, particularly from Africa (ie AfricaTech aka African Tech scene), as well as dynamic sectors through conferences, events and dedicated spaces. Here are the 80 startups present at the event. AFRICA’S TALKING …

Serving at the same time production, creation and prototyping workshops, practice-based training sites and social link facilitators, fab labs help to reduce the traditional frontal opposition between “knowing” and “doing” . The fab lab wave originated in the United States in 1998 under the leadership of Neil Gerhenfeld, a professor at MIT. These are workshops …

From Cameroon to Morocco, start-ups make digital a weapon to fight against medical deserts. Some of them will be in Paris for Viva Tech. It flies to the rescue of future mothers to remote areas, even shaken by the jihadists of Boko Haram. Founded in Yaoundé (Cameroon) in 2013, start-up Gifted Mom (a talented mother, …

After the final clap of the Google developer conference, the Google I / O 2018 was under the sign, as trends in recent years have shown, the rise and range of artificial intelligence but especially vocal assistants. The giant Mountain View has made 100 ads, SocialNetLink magazine has identified 5 interesting for the BtoB area …

The delegate general to the rapid entrepreneurship of young people and women (DER), reiterated Friday in Dakar the ambition of its structure to finance the projects of its targets throughout the territory “without any discrimination”. “Our goal is to fund young people and women across the country without any discrimination,” he told a meeting with …

“African entrepreneurs are the heroes of the integration of the continent, they give it a concrete reality. That is why we wanted to pay tribute to them, identifying 150 companies – half African, half multinational, who are at the forefront of the integration of the continent. Interview with Patrick Dupoux, Senior Partner & Managing Director …

The AgTech sector, the new technologies serving agriculture, is booming on the African continent. The number of startups has increased by 110% in the last two years and over $ 19 million has been invested over this period. Today, some 82 agro-technology startups operate in 16 African countries. If startups are present on this theme …