Startups

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Zimbabwean Startup Bhala Introduces An African Language App That Uses Machine Learning To Improve Writing Experience

June 18, 2021, 1:47 p.m.

A mobile virtual keyboard that uses machine learning and advanced deep learning models to improve the experience of writing in African languages has been launched. read more

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Uganda: A Profitable Business From Converting Farming Waste Into Green Charcoal

June 17, 2021, 3:42 p.m.

Having to train customers on using the product slowed initial adoption, but Yoga says that once they know how to use it, they get much better results than traditional wood charcoal and at a cheaper … read more


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Nairobi-based Foodtech Startup Kune Secures $1 Million Pre-seed Round

June 17, 2021, 2:22 p.m.

Founded in 2020 by Robin Reecht, Kune delivers freshly-made, ready-to-eat meals at affordable prices to Kenyans. In Kenya, getting tasty and affordable meals conveniently, is almost an impossible task. One could use food couriers like … read more


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Full-service Healthtech, Helium Health Launches Its Services In Kenya

June 16, 2021, 2:19 p.m.

“We have been planning to expand into Kenya’s thriving health tech sector since last year. So we are very excited to be hitting the ground and running in 2021. We are already working with three … read more

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Distribution Automation Platform Marketforce Acquires Digiduka To Expand Its Services Across Africa.

June 15, 2021, 12:52 p.m.

Digiduka, on the other hand, is an eCommerce platform that allows informal retailers to make extra money by reselling digital services such as airtime, electricity tokens, and bill payments. Since its launch, Digiduka has acquired … read more


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Akofresh Emerges Winner Of The OpEx Prize Competition's Maiden Edition

June 15, 2021, 11:18 a.m.

“Their business concept aimed to eradicate post-harvest loss through their innovative preservation technology and give farmers in Akomadan the bargaining power,” explained Mathias Charles Yabe, the co-founder. read more

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