Business

Orange opens new Middle East and Africa Head Office

Orange opens new Middle East and Africa Head Office

Business
Orange officially inaugurates the Orange Middle East and Africa operational head office in Morocco in the presence of Stéphane Richard, Chairman and CEO of Orange; Alioune Ndiaye, CEO Orange Middle East and Africa; the members of Orange’s Executive Committee and local officials. The new headquarters is located in Casablanca Finance City Tower (CFC) in the heart of Casablanca. The building meets the most recent standards with international “LEED Gold” certification from the World Green Building Council. With 900 m2 over two floors, the Orange Middle East and Africa head office is at the cutting edge of technology with video-conference and telepresence rooms enabling the teams to remain connected to other countries in the region, as well as a Social Hub that supervises and monitors the di
Bookings Africa Launched its new app

Bookings Africa Launched its new app

Business, Mobile
Bookings Africa launched its new mobile app, which is believed to revolutionize the pan-African marketplace for the Gig economy. Bookings Africa is a leading pan-African marketplace that leverages technology to disrupt and revolutionize how talent in the lifestyle, entertainment & media industries across Africa is sourced. Founder and CEO, Fade Ogunro, announced the launch of the app and the successful completion of the company’s latest fundraising round. Bookings Africa’s mission is to unlock the earning potential of young entrepreneurial Africans and monetize their latent skillset. Through the app, users can search for a variety of talent, compare their transparent prices, book online, pay securely and provide ratings and reviews for services across Nigeria, South Africa and Ke
Taxi-hailing apps increase competition in transport

Taxi-hailing apps increase competition in transport

Business, Startups, Technology
Taxi-hailing apps such as Uber and Bolt, formerly Taxify, are now part of the daily lives of people living in cities such as Nairobi. Also, a rising number of major town has homegrown taxi-hailing services. Such technological advances that were unimaginable few years back continue to revolutionize logistics, steamrolling over traditional methods of operations. Mobile-supported applications have now shifted to truck and bus hailing services. Apart from the innovators, the main beneficiaries of this transformation are consumers who are not only enjoying sharp reduction in transport and commuter costs, but a high level of convenience. All they need to do is just press a button on their smartphones at the comfort of their living room and their travel or logistics...
FarmERP raises Series A funding from TechnoGen IT

FarmERP raises Series A funding from TechnoGen IT

Business, Technology
Shivrai Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which operates agriculture enterprise resource planning platform FarmERP, has raised Series A funding from software company TechnoGen IT Services India Pvt. Ltd. Santosh Shinde, co-founder and chief operating officer at FarmERP, said in a statement the company will use the funds to enter new markets to solve the problems agriculture faces. Currently, the company has a presence in about 25 countries, including in Europe, North America and Africa. Pune-headquartered FarmERP will also use the money to build solutions that can help users limit risks that the agriculture sector faces due to climate change. The company didn’t disclose the amount it raised from TechnoGen, which has offices in Mumbai and Singapore. FarmERP was founded as Farm Manageme
inDriver Introduced in Gaborone making life easy

inDriver Introduced in Gaborone making life easy

Business, Mobile, Technology
Thanks to technology, Gaborone has been introduced to a new app which will see local passengers have the choice of which driver should take them from A to B. inDriver, an international online transportation application headquartered in USA, today becomes available to residents of Gaborone. inDriver users can independently set the price for their trip, while drivers can choose the most profitable and convenient orders. According to information available to biztechafrica, inDriver allows passengers to set their own fare for their chosen route. Nearby drivers who receive notice of ride requests have three choices - accept the fare offered, ignore the offer or bargain for a higher price. Gaborone is the first city in Botswana where inDriver was launched. inDriver has already connected more