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How calling your mother can help you get a micro-loan in Kenya

Micro-loan provider, Tala, uses smartphone data to determine credit scores.

Five principles for developing a killer, market-disrupting app

The South African wiCode creator, Bevan Ducasse, on his rules for success.

Cheaper smartphones and internet access key to boosting African tech

Despite so many smart applications and services, these two things are holding Africa back.

Profile: ‘It pays to solve a really big problem,’ says Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

The Nigerian entrepreneur has three start-ups behind him. His fourth, Flutterwave, was launched this year.

The father of M-Pesa on being innovative in Africa

Listening to customers – and the data gathered from them – is key.

The Nairobi co-working space tempting start-ups away from coffee shops

Setting up a successful co-working space is less straightforward than it seems.

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    Why China’s WeChat is paying South Africans to eat Big Macs

    25 November, 2016
    Messaging platform WeChat partners with McDonald's in bid to gain traction in South Africa.
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    Start-up snapshot: Customer feedback platform encouraging businesses to ‘bua’ (talk)

    24 November, 2016
    BUA is a website that enables customers to give feedback to businesses.
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    Five principles for developing a killer, market-disrupting app

    18 November, 2016
    The South African wiCode creator, Bevan Ducasse, on his rules for success.
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    Outsourcing key to start-up success, says DealDey CEO

    17 November, 2016
    The Nigerian deals website learned this lesson the hard way.
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    South African company predicts Trump win (and Brexit) where polls fail

    15 November, 2016
    BrandsEye is using social media to find out what people really think.
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    The company trying to make northern Nigeria a tech hub

    14 November, 2016
    Changing the region’s work culture is half the battle.
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    Why MTN is venturing into livestock tracking in Nigeria

    10 November, 2016
    The telco is set to launch its mobile app to help cattle owners and herdsmen monitor and track their livestock.
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    Cheaper smartphones and internet access key to boosting African tech

    4 November, 2016
    Despite so many smart applications and services, these two things are holding Africa back.
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    Profile: ‘It pays to solve a really big problem,’ says Iyinoluwa Aboyeji

    3 November, 2016
    The Nigerian entrepreneur has three start-ups behind him. His fourth, Flutterwave, was launched this year.
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    How calling your mother can help you get a micro-loan in Kenya

    1 November, 2016
    Micro-loan provider, Tala, uses smartphone data to determine credit scores.
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    Adapt to rapid internet growth or risk irrelevance

    1 November, 2016
    Dynamic policy, faster internet and building trust important for both government and business.
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    The Nairobi co-working space tempting start-ups away from coffee shops

    28 October, 2016
    Setting up a successful co-working space is less straightforward than it seems.
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    The father of M-Pesa on being innovative in Africa

    26 October, 2016
    Listening to customers – and the data gathered from them – is key.
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    From 3D printers to drones: Five technologies that could shape the continent’s future

    26 October, 2016
    The technology being invented and adapted to solve problems unique to African countries.
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    Africa’s most valuable business worth less than what it owns

    24 October, 2016
    The whole company is worth only US$72bn, less than its $88bn stake in Shenzhen-based Tencent Holdings Ltd.
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