Microsoft appoints Kunle Awosika as Managing Director of its Africa Transformation Office

AFRICA – Microsoft, a technology corporation, has appointed Kunle Awosika as the new Managing Director of its Africa Transformation Office (ATO). He takes over from Wael Elkabbany who has served in the position for barely nine months before being appointed as the firm’s head of Africa Regional Cluster. Kunle, who has an in-depth understanding and passion for Africa’s growth, has…

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Africa Data Centres begins works on Samrand facility expansion

SOUTH AFRICA – Africa Data Centres, a business of Cassava Technologies, a pan-African technology group, has announced that it has broken ground on the expansion of its Samrand facility in Johannesburg, from 10MW to 40MW of IT load. The company recently said it is expanding its capacity in Johannesburg to 100MW of IT load. This announcement comes hot on the…

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E-commerce company Wasoko partners Zanzibar’s government to launch innovation hub

ZANZIBAR – Wasoko, an e-commerce company leveraging innovative technology to transform the informal retail supply chain, has announced the official launch of the “Wasoko Innovation Hub” in partnership with the Zanzibar government. Located in Fumba Town, Zanzibar, the new Hub will focus on building world-class tech solutions that will drive Africa’s e-commerce industry for years to come, becoming home to…

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#DEALSTREETNEWS; Anchor secures pre-seed investment, OBM raises funding, Homefarm secures seed capital, Zeew raises seed round

Fintech platform Anchor secures US$1m pre-seed investment Nigerian fintech firm offering banking as a service Anchor, has secured US$1 million in pre-seed investment. Byld Ventures, Y Combinator, Luno Expeditions, Niche Capital, Mountain Peak Capital, and angel investors like SeamlessHR CEO Emmanuel Okeleji support the BaaS fintech. The Y Combinator-backed business intends to utilise this funding to hire top people, upgrade…

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