UN Women, AfDB launch digital market platform for women farmers in Cote d’Ivoire

COTE D’IVOIRE – The UN Women has partnered with African Development Bank (AfDB) to launch a digital market platform in Cote d’Ivoire dubbed Blaatto, aimed to connect women farmers in the country to markets. The platform is part of the UN agency’s Buy From Women initiative, targeting women smallholder farmers and members of women-led agricultural cooperatives in the country’s central…

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Xlinks to build Morocco-UK subsea green electricity cable

MOROCCO – British green energy company, Xlinks is set to build twin high-voltage subsea cables that will transfer green electricity from Morocco to the United Kingdom in a new factory in Scotland. Xlinks is the project developer of the Morocco-UK Power Project that is set to cover 1,500 square kilometers of land in Morocco, to connect the Moroccan electricity farm…

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CWP Global partners Bechtel to advance energy transition in North Africa

NORTH AFRICA – Renewable energy development company CWP Global, has partnered with Bechtel Energy Technologies & Solutions (BETS) to support developments of large-scale green hydrogen and ammonia facilities in North Africa. CWP is a pioneer developer of innovative, large-scale renewable energy across four continents, with a proven record of designing, financing, and operating utility-scale wind and solar, and a fast-growing…

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DPO Group enhances USSD payment option in Nigeria

NIGERIA – Pan Africa payment service provider, DPO Group has added a new form of payment that will allow merchants to get paid by their customers via a USSD code in Nigeria. The new feature allows merchants to receive payments from customers who don’t have access to mobile banking or a payment card. Paired with DPO’s robust and scalable payment…

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Fintech Stitch launches linked-account payments product for secure payments

AFRICA – Stitch, a payments and data API fintech, has announced the launch of LinkPay, a linked-account payments product. Businesses in South Africa and Nigeria can use LinkPay to accept secure, one-click payments directly from a user’s bank account. Payments are as simple as they are with a tokenised card, but without the high fees or chargebacks. LinkPay can be…

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Student accommodation marketplace DigsConnect.com secures investment

SOUTH AFRICA – DigsConnect.com, a student accommodation marketplace, has secured an investment from Africa’s leading venture builder, The Delta, as part of a new funding round. The Delta is a South African-founded venture catalyst with a proven blueprint to build, launch, and fund ventures. This follows just days after DigsConnect.com was voted one of the top ten start-ups in South…

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South Africa based insect protein processor Inseco raises US$5.3m in seed funding round

SOUTH AFRICA – South African insect protein producer, Inseco, has raised US$5.3m in what is termed as the country’s largest ever startup seed funding round, to boost its production capacity. The round was led by Futuregrowth Asset Management, with participation from E4E Africa, Oak Drive Ventures, and a raft of private investors, reports Feed Navigator. Inseco currently produces more than 100…

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Edtech startup Ubongo appoints Mwasi Wilmore as new CEO

TANZANIA – Ubongo has appointed Mwasi Wilmore as its new CEO to lead the organization into a new era of Pan-African growth and sustainable impact. Ubongo is a pan-African, non-profit social enterprise aimed at significantly improving school readiness and learning outcomes and promoting social and behavioral change communication through localized edutainment (educational entertainment) for kids and their caregivers.  Mwasi joins…

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Totalenergies launches first solarized service station in Tanzania

TANZANIA – TotalEnergies Marketing Tanzania Limited officially launched its new identity and the first solarized service station, TotalEnergies Samora service station. The station makes TotalEnergies the first and only Oil Marketing Company in Tanzania with solarized service stations. To meet the company’s ambition, TotalEnergies Marketing Tanzania Limited launched its first solarized service station in Dar es salaam Tanzania, TotalEnergies Samora…

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South Korea’s Yanolja makes first investment in Africa through HotelOnline

KENYA – Yanolja, a South Korean travel technology company, has realized its ambition to enter the African market by investing in Kenya’s HotelOnline. This is not only their first investment on the continent, but also the first investment in the travel technology business by a Korean corporation in recent years, paving the way for other Korean companies to investigate potential…

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