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Twiga Foods emerge as Winners at CIO100 Awards

Twiga Foods emerge as Winners at CIO100 Awards

Business, Mobile, Startups, Technology
Twiga Foods is a mobile-based supply platform for Africa’s retail outlets, kiosks, and market stalls. The company is using a mobile-based, cashless, business-to-business (B2B) supply platform to access distribution into the millions of small and medium-sized vendors in African urban markets. Twiga Foods, were the sole winners of the Plus One Award at the regional CIO100 Awards and Symposium. They won the award, in light of their spearheading efforts to digitize and ease up the entire sourcing, purchase and delivery process. Since 2014, Twiga Foods have been at the forefront of bridging gaps in the food market, this was through the development of a cutting edge platform, designed to create an efficient, fair and transparent market place. With over 17,000 farmers, and over 8,000 vendor
So long, Cameroon! Africa retailer Jumia suspends e-commerce in troubled country

So long, Cameroon! Africa retailer Jumia suspends e-commerce in troubled country

Business, Internet, Mobile, Startups
Online retailer Jumia Technologies has said on Monday that is has suspended its e-commerce platform activities in Cameroon because they were “not suitable” for the African state. Its share price hit a record low of $4.96 after Reuters reported the suspension on Monday, said it would continue supporting buyers and vendors in Cameroon using its classified portal Jumia Deals. Dubbed “the Amazon of Africa”, the company founded in 2012 by two French former McKinsey consultants has grown quickly to become the continent’s leading e-commerce firm, operating in more than a dozen countries. Cameroon’s economy is one of the largest in central Africa, but growth has been hit by a two-year separatist uprising in its Anglophone North-west and South-west regions. “We came to the conclusion that ou
Ethio Telecom to launch 4G network as the telecoms sectore preps for liberalisation

Ethio Telecom to launch 4G network as the telecoms sectore preps for liberalisation

Broadband, Business, Internet, Mobile
Ethiopia’s state-run Ethio Telecom plans to install a 4G network in the capital and other regions and to upgrade other network services, it said on Friday, as the government prepares to open up the sector to private foreign investment. In July, Ethiopia announced it would award two telecoms licenses to multinational mobile companies, signaling a move toward opening up one of the world’s last major closed telecom markets. Referring to the liberalisation drive, Ethio Telecom on Friday announced a three-year strategic plan to “reshape the company and lead with business orientation and a competitive mindset.” Based on data traffic growth and demand, Ethio Telecom will roll out 4G network capacity in Addis Ababa and other regions, and improve network coverage and capacity, the company
Huawei to launch its own HarmonyOS, after Android snub threat

Huawei to launch its own HarmonyOS, after Android snub threat

Business, Internet, Mobile, Technology
Huawei has officially announced HarmonyOS, the operating system it was rumored to be developing to replace its reliance on Android. In China the software will be known as Hongmeng. A modularized #HarmonyOS can be nested to adapt flexibly to any device to create a seamless cross-device experience. Developed via the distributed capability kit, it builds the foundation of a shared developer ecosystem #HDC2019 pic.twitter.com/2TD9cgtdG8 — Huawei Mobile (@HuaweiMobile) August 9, 2019 HarmonyOS is “the first microkernel-based distributed OS for all scenarios,” consumer group CEO Richard Yu told attendees at the Huawei Developer Conference. The company says the distributed OS, can be used in everything from smartphones to smart speakers, wearables, and in-vehicle systems to create a shar
New D4Ag Report: Africa’s Emerging Agritech Market Valued at USD 5.9 Billion

New D4Ag Report: Africa’s Emerging Agritech Market Valued at USD 5.9 Billion

Business, Internet, Technology
Cellulant’s Agrikore platform – an online marketplace for smallholder farmers, agricultural input and produce traders is tapping into Africa’s emerging Agritech market valued at €5.3 billion according to a new report by the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA) and Dalberg Advisors. The State of Digitalisation of Agriculture in Africa 2019 report identifies online marketplace solutions such as Agrikore as significant use cases of how digital tools are being built to tackle major challenges of attracting and retaining a significant number of buyers and sellers, and in thus doing, help to solve the problem of inefficient and fragmented agricultural markets. The Agriculture market in Africa is projected to grow to $1Trillion by 2030. It continues to be a catalyst