Category archives for: Software

Silicon Valley Entrepreneur Moves To Ghana And Raises $4.8 Million From Local Investor

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August 15, 2017//-Since repatriating to Ghana, Silicon Valley tech entrepreneur, Paul Owusu partnered with tech entrepreneur Kojo Sarpong to form LOGIQUE, tech accelerator and parent company to tech products Stack, SmartLobby and Coast.

SA’s iflix Secures Additional $133 Million Funding for Expansion

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Cape Town, South Africa, August 8, 2017//-iflix, the world’s leading Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, today announced it has completed a $133 million funding round as it continues to deliver on its vision of bringing the world’s best entertainment to its audiences.

Uber, Visa to Offer Seamless Payment Experience to African Consumers

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Nigeria,  August 5, 2017 – Uber Technologies Inc, a global transportation network company operating in over 475 cities worldwide and Visa have announced a multi-year strategic agreement that aims to grow digital commerce across Africa.

Kenya’s Presidential Debate Attracts 9.6 Million Viewers

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Nairobi, Kenya, July 31, 2017//-Seven television stations in Kenya showed a live broadcast of the 2017 Kenyan Presidential debate on 24th July 2017 which attracted approximately 9.6 Million viewers countrywide.

Ghana: 60,000 Passports Uncollected 

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Accra, July 28, 2017//-More than 60,000 Ghanaian passports which are ready for collection are gathering dust at the Passport Office because their owners are nowhere to be found, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs and Regional Integration, Mohammed Tijani, has revealed.

Faster, Better and Together: The Road to Inclusive e-commerce in Africa

Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., gestures as he speaks at SoftBank World 2014 in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. As SoftBank Corp. Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son pushes for a takeover of T-Mobile US Inc., the Japanese billionaire is asking banks to commit financing for a longer-than-usual amount of time, underscoring the intense regulatory review he faces. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Jack Ma

“E-commerce has the potential to make a difference for development. But this will only be the case if we move faster, react better and move together” July 21, 2017//-“Small is beautiful, small is powerful.” This is the creed embedded in the foundation of a global e-commerce giant: Alibaba. But the creed not only defines the genesis […]

Egyptian, Ugandan and Liberian Emerged Winners of Innovation Prize for Africa 2017

IPA 2017 award ceremony

Accra, July 19, 2017/ — The sixth edition of the coveted Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) culminated with a bang as the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) awarded three more African innovators for their incredible innovations.

Alibaba Founder Jack Ma to Visit Africa for the First Time

Jack Ma, chairman of Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., gestures as he speaks at SoftBank World 2014 in Tokyo, Japan, on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. As SoftBank Corp. Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son pushes for a takeover of T-Mobile US Inc., the Japanese billionaire is asking banks to commit financing for a longer-than-usual amount of time, underscoring the intense regulatory review he faces. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg *** Local Caption *** Jack Ma

Geneva,  Switzerland, July 12, 2017 –  UNCTAD Secretary-General Mukhisa Kituyi will co-host UNCTAD Special Advisor for youth entrepreneurship and small businesses, Jack Ma, when he lands in Africa for the first time later this month on a mission to share entrepreneurial insights with African youth and small businesses. 

Apart from Ghana These are Other African Countries That Have Satellites in Space

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On Friday, July 7th 2017 Africa and the world at large celebrated the successful launch of Ghana’s first satellite into space. This technological feat was made possible by the efforts of a team from a private University in the West African country, the All Nations University.

GOtv Ghana Slashes Decoder Prices by 50%

Kingsley Afful, GM for GOtv

GOtv Ghana Limited announced a massive 50% reduction in prices for its decoders.

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