Binance hires Yele Bademosi to strengthen its position in Africa

January 16, 2019

Binance, a global cryptocurrency exchange, has hired Yele Bademosi to join the firm’s expansion plans that are being implemented by Binance Labs. According

Uganda’s Public Taxi app edges close to Shs3.7bn innovation prize

January 15, 2019

Public Taxi Uganda, an application developed Cavendish University students to improve the safety and security of people using commuter taxis in Uganda, has

African startups attracted record funding in 2018 – report

January 15, 2019

Funding African startups increased by almost four times in 2018, underlying the continent’s increasing uptake of business and information technology, the 2018 venture

10 things your boss is tired of hearing

January 14, 2019

By Vartika Kashyap The boss-employee relationships can be “overly complicated” at times, especially when there are unnecessary excuses instead of meaningful results. Whether

Kiira EVS: What you need to know about the Ugandan-made sedan

January 14, 2019

Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) recently unveiled its latest automobile, the Kiira EVS. The journalist Andrew Mwenda was among the first people to announce

Funding call: UNICEF set to invest up to Shs370m in startups

January 12, 2019

The United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (unicef) through its Innovation Fund is ready to invest up to US$100,000 (about Shs370 million) in

In Kenya, UberASSIST launched for senior citizens, disabled people

January 12, 2019

Uber Kenya has added another feature to the ride-hailing application aimed at improving the transport service for people with special needs. Dubbed UberASSIST,

Samuel Kiggundu gets jobs at Fezah

January 12, 2019

Samuel Kiggundu a.k.a. Sami K has joined Fezah, an entertainment’s booking app, as a Talent Scout, the company announced on January 11. According

Nominations for 2019 Forbes Africa Under 30 open

January 10, 2019

If you want to feature on the 2019 Forbes Africa Under 30 list, or you know someone you would like to appear on the

African startups called to apply for 2019 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

January 9, 2019

Innovators creating technology tools to solve problems in the Agriculture, Connectivity, Energy, Health, or Water sectors have been called to apply for the

SolarNow collects Shs33.6bn to expand operations in Uganda

January 9, 2019

SolarNow, an off-grid solar company based in Kampala, Uganda has closed a funding deal worth US$9 million (about Shs33.6 billion) to expand its

ARED Group to boost internet connectivity in Uganda, Rwanda with smart kiosks

January 9, 2019

African Renewable Energy Distributors (ARED) Group has embarked on expanding its footprint in Rwanda and Uganda by rolling out more smart kiosks so that

4 Ugandan entrepreneurs named among 2019 Builders of Africa’s Future

January 9, 2019

The African Diaspora Network, or ADIS, has featured four Uganda innovators and entrepreneurs — Solomon King Benge, Pamela Anyoti Peronachi, Barbara Birungi Mutabazi,

Morrison Rwakakamba lands jobs at US energy firm

January 8, 2019

Morrison Rwakakamba, a Harvard Kennedy School alumnus, is joining pay-go energy company Fenix International as a Global Senior Director of Policy. Rwakakamba announced

Dickson Mushabe scores University of California gig

January 8, 2019

University of California, or UC, Berkeley has appointed Dickson Mushabe, the chief executive officer of Hostalite to the judging panel for the 2018-2019

Why is Taxify becoming the most hated ride-hailing app in Uganda?

January 7, 2019

When Taxify launched in Uganda in October of 2017, the Estonian-based ride-hailing firm put forward enticing offers, convincing some people that it could

Villgro Kenya invests $80,000 in Maisha Meds, Turaco

January 5, 2019

Villgro Kenya, an early stage startup incubator focusing on health ventures in East Africa pumped US$80,000 into activities of Maisha Meds and Turaco.

The two questions to ask before you fire someone

January 5, 2019

By JT McCormick When I took over as CEO of Scribe Media, one of the first things I did was evaluate the current

Shs1.9bn innovation race is looking for hardware startups

January 5, 2019

The ASME Innovation Showcase (ISHOW), a global innovation competition, is hunting for hardware-led ventures that can tackle problems in the following sectors: environment,

Careem expands business portfolio with tuk tuks in Egypt

January 4, 2019

Dubai-based ride-hailing firm Careem is exploring the market potential of tuk tuk services in Egypt, reported MenaBytes Thursday. Careem, which is Uber’s main

Little leads Uber in race for bus services in East Africa

January 3, 2019

Kenyan-grown ride-hailing service Little has become the first company to introduce bus-booking services in East Africa, starting with Nairobi, the capital of Kenya.

Two European firms release Shs111bn to support Ugandan entrepreneurs

January 3, 2019

Dfcu Bank received US$30 million (about Shs111 billion) from two European firms — Proparco and the Dutch development bank or FMO, to support

Co-Creation Hub set to open unit in Rwanda

December 28, 2018

Co-Creation Hub, an 8-year-old innovation center based in Lagos, Nigeria has announced it will be commissioning its second unit in Africa which will

Bill & Melinda Gates sponsor innovation challenge for Africa solutions

December 25, 2018

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation which is said to be the largest private foundation in the United States is supporting an innovation competition

Africa Tech Ventures secures $7.5 million investment

December 24, 2018

The African Development Bank (AfDB) announced an investment of US$7.5 million in Africa Tech Ventures, a venture capital firm based in Kenya. The

Seanice Kacungira: How to deal with a bully client

December 23, 2018

In the business life, we make deals with two groups of people – those who have become dear friends and those we keep

Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu named Tony Elumelu Foundation CEO

December 21, 2018

Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu is the new chief executive officer of The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF). Ugochukwu, who replaces Parminder Vir, will be taking over

Kagame: How I’m making Rwanda an innovation powerhouse

December 20, 2018

Paul Kagame, the president of Rwanda is the 2018 African of the Year, according to Forbes. Kagame, who is also the chairman of

Uganda’s Ketty Adoch secures multimillion AI deal with Microsoft

December 20, 2018

Ugandan innovator Ketty Adoch is among the eleven “changemakers” that have been selected to receive Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation

Norwegian firm commits Shs7.4bn to IT skilling in Uganda

December 19, 2018

The Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation (NORAD) has announced a fund to a tune of US $2 million (about Shs7.4 billion) to be