The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative is renamed UVU Africa to recognize the new pan-African approach

Cape Innovation and Technology (CiTi), recognized along with its Bandwidth Barn as Africa’s oldest technology incubator, has been renamed UVU Africa to reflect its new pan-African approach. founded in 1999, CiTi works with government, academia, business and society to foster inclusive growth of the digital economy and has significantly influenced the growth of the technology … Read more

SkillupImo: Imo State’s ambitious push into Silicon Valley | The Guardian Nigeria News

The future is digital and ICT is the new crude oil. This appears to be fueling a novel initiative in Imo State under Governor Hope Uzodimma to empower youth. In this report from INNOCENT ANORUO, tech stakeholders across the state and beyond reflect on the feasibility of this initiative. “The beauty of the digital economy … Read more

Marketing Technology Set for Accelerated Growth in Africa as Internet Penetration and Funding Grow

Here’s a little spoiler from our upcoming one Report on funding African tech startups (Releasing very soon!) – Marketing Tech had a big year in 2022 from an investment perspective. While that fact may be buried under major headlines, the future looks bright for a sector that is gaining momentum. Twelve marketing tech startups raised … Read more

Zulfah Academy Offers Learn-Earn-Pay Plan for Nigerian Learners | The Guardian Nigeria News

One of the leading software development academies in Nigeria, Zulfah Academy, has enrolled over 50 learners for various courses. During enrollment, held at Zulfah Academy’s new office in Maryland Crescent, Lagos State, learners needed to be focused and determined. Zulfah Academy team leader Abayomi Ajao highlighted the uniqueness of the academy, noting that imparting knowledge … Read more

Egyptian esports platform GBarena to acquire Tunisia’s Galactech in $15 million stock swap deal

Egyptian start-up GBarena, the leading esports platform in the Middle East, has acquired Tunisia-based Galactech in a $15 million share swap. Founded in 2016 by Mustafa Zaza and Bishoy Mesdary, gbarena aims to create an online gaming community that connects players with tournament organizers and provides them with a platform to manage their tournaments through … Read more

Konga Presents Buyers For Exclusive Mentoring With Zinox Boss | The Guardian Nigeria News

1 day ago The Multimedia Publishers Association of Nigeria (MPAN) has congratulated the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) on collecting over N10 trillion in tax revenue in 2022 against a target of N10.44 trillion, the highest tax revenue in its history. 1 day ago Senator Bola Tinubu, the All Progressives Congress (APC) presidential candidate, has … Read more

SA gaming startup Carry1st raises $27 million for product expansion

South African mobile gaming startup Carry1st has raised $27 million in funding to develop, license and publish new games and continue to grow Pay1st, its monetization-as-a-service solution. Founded in 2018 and based in Cape Town, Carry1st is a mobile games publisher serving the first generation of African smartphone users and has so far reached millions … Read more

Telcos post 4.90% growth as ISPs serve 204,810 users | The Guardian Nigeria News

• Service Providers Internet Point of Presence reaches 2,146After adding around 25 million new subscribers in 2022, taking Nigeria’s active phone lines to 222 million, data showed that the quartet of MTN, Globacom, Airtel and 9mobile posted average quarter-on-quarter growth of 4.90 percent . According to the latest subscription data from the Nigerian Communications Commission … Read more

11 startups selected for the 3rd ASIP Accelerator Powered by Startupbootcamp AfriTech

Startupbootcamp AfriTech and telecom company Telecel Group have selected 11 startups to participate in the third edition of the Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP) Accelerator. Startup bootcamp AfriTech was launched in 2017 as the first multi-company backed pan-African startup accelerator. Disrupt Africa reports in March 2021 it had entered into a partnership with a telecommunications … Read more

NITDA boss Kashifu Inuwa declares Nigeria a global IT talent factory

Kashifu Inuwa, Director General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), has named Nigeria the world’s most profitable information technology (IT) investment destination. Speaking to an international audience of tech giants, he said the country met all the criteria in terms of size, population, youth demographics, government support, and legal and regulatory framework. […] … Read more

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