Africa

Money Transfers Africa

African money transfer firms thrive as pandemic spurs online remittances

Having fled an economic implosion in his native Zimbabwe, Brighton Takawira was able to provide for his mum back home with small earnings by a small perfume business he set up in S...

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Bitcoin meets the real world in Africa

Just over four months ago, entrepreneur Abolaji Odunjo made an intrinsic change to his company selling mobile phones in a bustling street market in Lagos. He started paying his pro...

HealthTech

HealthTech pins hope on Africa’s COVID-19 shift to online care

When Loveth Metiboba’s infant had diarrhoea, she worried that taking him to a clinic near her home in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, might expose them both to the coronaviru...

Facebook

Facebook, telecoms businesses plan sub-sea cable to connect Africa, Middle East and Europe

Facebook and a group of African and global telecom majors have struck a deal to build one of the world’s largest sub-sea cable networks, boosting internet availability across...

Platform News: Apple logo on a retail store window

Apple expands services business to markets in Africa and beyond

Apple has just said it would expand its App Store, Apple Music and other services to dozens of new markets in Africa, the Middle East and beyond in the biggest geographical expansi...

Facebook, West African Governments

African governments team up with tech giants to fight lies surrounding COVID-19

Governments across Africa are teaming up with technology giants including Facebook and WhatsApp to fight misinformation about coronavirus on social media platforms that could prope...

Rocket

Rocket Internet sells stake in Africa e-commerce business Jumia

German tech investor Rocket Internet said on Thursday it had sold its stake in African e-commerce company Jumia, which has seen its shares steadily fall since they listed last Apri...