Nigeria’s 54gene closes $25m Series B to advance global drug discovery capabilities

BY TOM JACKSON Nigerian startup 54gene, a health technology company advancing African genomics research for improved…

Online Service Made Benin the Fastest Place in the World to Start a Company

Benin set up a service early in the COVID-19 pandemic to allow people to register…

Bridging the gap between technology and the legacy education system

By William Mzimba The purpose of the existing education system is to meet the manpower…

How this Nigerian startup spun out of a Nigerian startup to boost informal merchants

BY TOM JACKSON The story formation of Nigerian startup Sabi, a B2B marketplace serving Africa’s informal…

Egyptian fintech startup Kashat raises $1.75m bridge funding round

BY TOM JACKSON Egyptian fintech startup Kashat has raised a US$1.75 million bridge funding round to…

Egyptian B2B e-commerce startup Capiter raises $33m Series A round

BY TOM JACKSON Egyptian B2B e-commerce startup Capiter, which brings together manufacturers, brands, wholesalers and retailers…

Nigerian digital commerce startup OurPass raises $1m pre-seed round as it launches app

BY TOM JACKSON Nigerian digital commerce startup OurPass has announced a US$1 million pre-seed round as…

Ghana’s Redbird passes 400 pharmacy mark, launches rewards programme in wake of funding round

BY TOM JACKSON Launched in 2018, Redbird provides patients with easy access to their digital health records via…

Tech And Apps In The Time Of Covid In South Africa

BY NAFISA AKABOR LEVEL 5 OF LOCKDOWN in South Africa was a particularly traumatic time,…

Nigeria’s Autochek expands to Kenya, Uganda with Cheki acquisitions

BY TOM JACKSON Nigerian auto-tech startup Autochek has expanded to Kenya and Uganda after acquiring the…