The development of Africa is conditioned by access to electricity. This access is unfortunately heterogeneous in the continent. Indeed, North Africa and South Africa have an access rate higher than 75%. However, the countries of sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have a rate of access that does not exceed 50% and for some even does not exceed …

On the occasion of Mobile World Congress, Orange partners with KaiOS Technologies and UNISOC to market a $ 20 smart voice-enabled mobile in 16 countries in Africa and the Middle East: Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Republic Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Conakry, Jordan, Liberia, Madagascar, Mali, Morocco, …

The startup kobiri, co-founded by Mohamed Aly Sidibé, a master student in Software Engineering and Information Systems at the Computer Science Department (DGI) of ESP, was awarded this Sunday, February 17, 2019, as part of the first edition “Fintech Challenge” of the Open Innovation Program of the Central People’s Bank of Morocco (BCP). This distinction …

The Guinean government launched last week the country’s first industrial cashew processing plant in Kankan, Upper Guinea, reports Commodafrica. With an installed processing capacity of 10,000 tonnes of raw material per year, the unit is expected to provide employment for 500 people over time. It was made possible thanks to an investment by Diaouné Agro-Industrie, …

Africa ranks third in terms of amounts received from its diaspora, behind Asia-Pacific and Latin America. More than ever, it is important to galvanize transfers for an even greater impact. According to the African Institute of Remittances (AIR), remittances from the African diaspora reached $ 65 billion in 2017, more than doubling Africa’s official development …

From vegetables to cereals to fruits, the problem of post-harvest losses (PPR) are most acute on the African continent. While the continent’s food demand is expected to explode in the coming years, their reduction remains crucial to improve the results of African agriculture. In the agricultural sector, post-harvest losses refer to the food losses that …

Senegal hosts a training and research program in Africa that will be dedicated to renewable energies. This initiative was launched by Canada’s International Development Research Center (IDRC) and the French company Meridiam. The program will be led by the International Center for Training and Research in Solar Energy (CIFRES) of the Ecole polytechnique de Dakar. …

Investing in the digital sector (ICT) in Côte d’Ivoire Do you want to invest or do business in Africa, but do not know where to find reliable market information or profitable business ideas? At AfrikaTech, we decided to tackle the problem by looking for quality information on the ground! Here are our promises: Reliable and …

Visa, a company specializing in electronic payment systems, announced on February 13, 2019, the launch of its accelerated financial technology support program – FinTech in Africa. This investment is in line with its ambition to develop the next generation of digital payment solutions on the continent. This program will offer innovative Fintechs in Africa a …

Nigeria will benefit from a $ 3 billion “investment fund” from its diaspora, announced this week Abike Dabiri-Erewa (photo), presidential adviser for the affairs of the Nigerian diaspora. In an interview with Bloomberg, the manager said that this new investment should be made mostly by the Nigerian community residing in the United States. The agriculture, …

Rocket Internet is currently preparing the introduction of Jumia, the African e-commerce platform, on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). According to indiscretions collected by Reuters, the Initial Public Offering (IPO) ahead of the stock market, is coordinated by banks Citi, Morgan Stanley and Berenberg. Jumia’s listing on the New York Stock Exchange is just …

Despite a slight rise in trade in Africa, the continent is struggling to take the plunge. Founded by Idrissa DIALLO, MAKITI is a collaborative B2B purchasing network for African traders and manufacturers. The platform aims to encourage trade in Africa and facilitate trade between international manufacturers and traders on the continent. AfrikaTech went to meet …

Four young Cameroonian women have developed an application that links patients and potential blood donors. Aged between 13 and 14 years old and enrolled in the fourth grade at Quality International School in Yaounde, their names are Queenie Gold Ekinde Mekolle Muke, Rose Diella Tikum Ngo Sii, Julienne Daphne Tchouenmegne Ngomegni and Joyce Lesley Forkou …

Edem Adjamagbo dreams big for his country and his continent. The entrepreneur wants to contribute to the best use of technology in financial transactions. A goal that pushed him to launch Semoa Group Togo. During the two previous years, the man made speak of its structure, in the best way with several prices. The startup …

Born in 1960 in Somaliland, residing in London, Ismail Ahmed is the founder and boss of the startup WorldRemit, specializing in money transfer to Africa. Since his childhood, he knows the importance of these transfers for the economy of the continent. “In the 1970s and 1980s, many Somalis were going to work in the Gulf …