Africa Business Central
Coronavirus seen as trigger for mobile money growth in West Africa
Penda Kande usually pays for taxis in cash, but since coronavirus hit Senegal, the 30-year-old nurse has switched to mobile money to avoid contamination.
African genomics startup 54Gene raises $15M led by Adjuvant Capital
Greater availability of African genomic data could lead to medical breakthroughs for the continent’s 1.2 billion people.
Trucking app Kobo360 wants to speed up deliveries across Africa
Transporting goods quickly and cheaply is vital for trade, but it’s a struggle in many African nations. Now a startup is hoping to change that.
Lidya: How one company is hoping to help small businesses thrive in Africa (Video)
“Our aim is to be the biggest alternative financier to small businesses in the world,” says Lidya Co-Founder, Tunde Kehinde.
A new Nigerian VC is trying to democratize startup funding for everyday investors
The subject of funding is nearly always top of mind in Nigerian startup and venture spaces.
Coronavirus in Nigeria catalyst to changes in financial sector
Nigeria’s Lagos, Abuja and Kaduna have announced lockdowns and other restrictions to movement. In these cities, retail banking operations are expected to grind to a halt.
Safaricom and Vodacom Acquire M-PESA Mobile Money Platform from Vodafone
Safaricom and Vodacom announce that they have completed the acquisition of the M-PESA brand, product development and support services from Vodafone through a newly-created joint venture.
The 10 most innovative companies in Africa of 2020
Fast Company has released its annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Companies of 2020. The list features 434 organizations from 39 countries including Nigeria and other parts of Africa.
Nigerian startups iROKOtv, PiggyVest try remote work in wake of coronavirus endemic
Employees at BuyCoins, a two-year old Nigeria-based cryptocurrency startup, will work from home for the foreseeable future in reaction to the threat of a coronavirus outbreak in Lagos, Nigeria’s economic nerve center.