CcHub funds tech to curb COVID-19 on concerns of an Africa outbreak – TechCrunch

Africa’s largest innovation incubator, CcHub, will offer funding and engineering support to tech projects aimed at curbing COVID-19 and its social and economic impact. The Lagos and Nairobi based organization posted an open application on its website this week, CcHub CEO Bosun Tijani told TechCrunch on a call. CcHub will provide $5,000 to $100,000 funding […]

TechCabal Daily – Brace for Impact

Living through COVID-19 in an African country has felt like a lot of waiting around. For what? I’m not sure. While the internet says we are in an apocalypse, daily life has pretty much stayed the same. But that’s about to change: governments across the continent are shutting their borders and restricting movement in a […]

NextGens will take Africa’s family businesses digital

The next generation (NextGens) of African family business owners see themselves as agents of change for digital transformation in businesses and believe they have what it takes to succeed in a digital world. Despite their ambitions and commitment, NextGens feel constrained by the current generation of leadership about their role in driving the business forward. […]

MEST’s $50,000 African Tech startup competition is now accepting applications from entrepreneurs in nine countries!

The MEST Africa Challenge (MAC) is now accepting applications from tech software entrepreneurs in nine emerging markets in Africa. Expanding from last year’s reach, the 2020 pitch competition is targeting startups in Côte d’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sénégal, South Africa and Tanzania. The MEST Africa Challenge is a search for Africa’s emerging tech […]

MusicTime® gets a Facelift as it expands its Footprint in Africa

The logo was revealed this week via social media, following months of research and testing, and has already found favour across the market MusicTime®, the world’s first time based music streaming application has revealed its new corporate identity. The logo was revealed this week via social media, following months of research and testing, and has […]

African gov’ts must review their budgets – ECA

Business News of Tuesday, 17 March 2020 Source: thebftonline.com 2020-03-17 File photo Click to read all about coranavirus → The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) has suggested African governments to review their budgets to reprioritise spending towards mitigating the expected negative impacts from the COVID-19 pandemic on their economies. As a safety net, the think […]

Africa coronavirus: countries shut doors against Europe, America

Sudan has sealed off all sea ports, land crossings and airports, a spokesman for Sudan’s Transitional Sovereign Council, Mohamed Al-Faki Suleiman, said in a press statement Monday. The Council has declared a state of medical emergency and formed a committee that will prevent the spread of coronavirus into the country. Four countries — Egypt, Algeria, […]

Oil Firm to Fund Postgraduate Studies of Nigerians, Others in Oxford

Chineme Okafor in AbujaOil firm, Eni has announced a new Masters in Business Administration (MBA) scholarship program at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, to strengthen the future of business leadership in Africa. The new scholarship is reportedly in collaboration with Saïd Business School and would have candidates in one of the African countries […]

Dentsu Aegis Network SSA launches Dentsu Data Labs

Dentsu Aegis Network sub-Saharan Africa has launched Dentsu Data Labs – this specialist division will lead the way in data intelligence and consultancy, marketing technology and audience insights. Dentsu Data Labs has a valuable data offering, with the combination of their proprietary research they have done in the SSA region, over the last five years. […]