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African startups in Lagos, Nairobi and Cape Town don't need to chase unicorn status

African startups in Lagos, Nairobi and Cape Town don't need to chase unicorn status

In 1938, when the Nigerian author D.O. Fagunwa published his seminal work, Ògbójú Ọdẹ nínú Igbó Irúnmalẹ̀, it was the first novel ever written in the Yoruba language of southwest Nigeria.

Bitcoin's Big Opportunity In Africa

Bitcoin's Big Opportunity In Africa

On a Tuesday night at a Nairobi tech incubator, Michael Kimani preaches the virtues of crypto currencies to a small gathering of tech-savvy Kenyans.

Kenya's BitPesa Raises $1.1M

Kenya's BitPesa Raises $1.1M in 2nd round funding led by San Francisco-based Pantera Capital

BitPesa, the Nairobi-based startup that’s taken aim at the global remittance business, announced that it’s raised $1.1 million in a second round of funding led by San Francisco-based Pantera Capital.

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Mobile Money Is Driving Africa's Cashless Future

The evolution of African markets faces significant barriers: cost, distance, and a lack of infrastructure. Less than 30% of the population have bank accounts, and even fewer have credit cards.