The capital-investor has finalized the raising of its first fund, dedicated to African start-ups. In parallel, it opens in Nairobi its second office on the continent, after that of Dakar. Partech Africa announced Thursday, January 31, the “final closing” of its first investment vehicle dedicated to start-ups in the technology sector in Africa. The fund …

In Senegal, 2,300 localities were electrified between 2012 and 2018, according to Baba Diallo, the director general of the Senegalese Rural Electrification Agency (ASER). “In 2012, the country’s electrification rate was 24%, representing 1,640 electrified localities. Today, thanks to the efforts made by the State, we have been able to electrify 2,300 additional localities. ” …

On the occasion of the International Conference on the emergence of Africa held in Dakar, Omar Cissé, head of the InTouch group, has been entrusted with the “Africa Point” on the issues of the sector of the finch to the a time when many young companies are looking to attract investors. His cell phone keeps …

We must welcome the publication of this third installment of the young collection “Cahiers du CIAN *”, whose theme is entirely contained in the title: “The African diasporas, accelerators of the economies of the continent.” The book appears indeed at the right moment, in a context favorable to a new glance focused on Africa as …

Ranked among the five most promising African start-ups at the 2018 edition of Vivatech by the prestigious Strategies magazine, CoinAfrique has enjoyed unprecedented growth since its launch in 2015. In the space of 3 years, the startup is now positioned as the leader of mobile classifieds in French-speaking Africa. With the opening of a new …

If a few years ago the word “startups” was foreign to the African continent, today it makes sense and even tends to become legion. With the rise of new technologies in Africa and the democratization of access to them and training on digital, more and more young Africans are pushing the doors of entrepreneurship and …

Presentation of Talenteum and one of its co-founders: Nicolas Goldstein TALENTEUM is a web platform that invests in human capital in Africa and remotely intervenes on behalf of companies around the world. Mainly via teleworking or remote work. One of the co-founders is Nicolas Goldstein, expert in outsourcing for 15 years and well involved in …

Social economy? The social economy or social and solidarity economy (SSE) refers, in the French-speaking context, to the branch of the economy grouping private organizations (companies, cooperatives, associations, mutuals or foundations) seeking to reconcile economic activity and social equity. From fair trade to solidarity savings, through social innovations in the field of environmental protection, the …

Banks have played almost nothing in Africa yet. Moody’s new outlook confirms this. According to the US rating agency, “the penetration rate of banks is still low.” Indeed, in the field, 80% of the African population manage their money without the assistance of a bank. Taking advantage of the openings offered by the purchase of …

Over the years, Africa’s technology sector is gaining credibility as an investment destination. The data compiled for this purpose by Wee Tracker demonstrates this. African start-ups have raised more than $ 725 million in investment in 2018. In its 2018 annual report “Decoding Venture Investments in Africa”, the platform reveals that the continent’s start-up ecosystem …

The issue of industrialization remains crucial for an Africa that aspires to emergence and socio-economic development, said Thursday in Diamniadio (outskirts of Dakar), the President of the Republic of Senegal, Macky Sall. “Africa, in search of emergence, can not be resigned to exporting raw materials, which are often poorly paid and at random prices. Emerging …

The Consumer Electronics Show (www.CES.tech) is the world’s largest innovation-focused technology show, with more than 190,000 visitors in 2019 in Las Vegas, United States. For the second year, GAINDE 2000 presents its innovations at CES and thus demonstrates the dynamism of the innovation ecosystem in Africa and positions Africa as a major player in digital …

Promoter of the Cameroonian start-up Will & Brothers, who launched the first service of drones made in Cameroon, William Elong, who recently launched Algo Drone, a holding company based in Germany, reveals to have successfully completed the closing of its lifting operation announced in early 2018, at 2 million euros, a little over 1.3 billion …

AfrikaTech went to meet Elisabeth Medou Badang. Present in the telecom world for more than 20 years. This great woman native of Cameroon is zone manager and spokesperson for Orange Middle East & Africa. Through this interview we will learn more about Orange Money, its beginnings, the reasons for its success and its vision for …

A recent World Bank study [1] highlights a “serious crisis in the education and training of young people in Africa” ​​that undermines the growth of the region and harms the well-being of its people. The continent has made significant progress in schooling in recent years. Access to primary school benefits 80% of children, compared to …