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Subtle racism and insidious neocolonialism in Nigeria’s startup ecosystem

Subtle racism and insidious neocolonialism in Nigeria’s startup ecosystem: Paul Adepoju

One of the big stories in Africa’s startup ecosystem this month was the announcement of Chan Zuckerberg Initiative’s $24 million investment in Nigeria-linked startup Andela. We saw it as a great moment for the African tech space.

Abacus launches Nairobi Stock Exchange Android app. Credit:

Abacus launches Nairobi Securities Exchange Android app

Abacus is a web and mobile software that lets you keep tabs on whatever is going on with the Nairobi Securities exchange in real time.

US President Barack Obama (L) and M-KOPA Solar representative. M-KOPA, headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, is the global leader of “pay-as-you-go” energy for off-grid customers.

The African tech startup scene has been transformed in just four years

Last month DEMO Africa took place in Lagos, Nigeria, with 30 tech startups pitching to an audience of investors.

A view of the Yaba district in Lagos, home to Nigeria's dominant start-up scene (Reuters/Akintunde Akinleye)

Why Nigeria's newest startups are sprouting up outside the megacity of Lagos

Even though Nigeria is Africa’s largest economy, Lagos, its commercial capital, still has a disproportionately strong hold over all business sectors.

Here are the 5 startups chosen at DEMO Africa to pitch in Silicon Valley

Here are the 5 startups chosen at DEMO Africa to pitch in Silicon Valley

One of the continent’s most-talked about startup events, DEMO Africa 2015, recently concluded with five startups chosen to pitch in Silicon Valley.

SimbaPay wins DEMO Africa 2015

SimbaPay wins DEMO Africa 2015. Next stop: Silicon Valley

At DEMO Africa 2015, SimbaPay showcased a new app that enables the opening of bank accounts in Africa from outside the continent.

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DEMO Africa 2015 to be hosted in Lagos for second year in a row

For the second year running, Lagos is going to host 2015 edition of DEMO Africa.

Fernando de Sousa, General Manager Africa Initiatives at Microsoft and HumanIPO's Paul Adepojuat DEMO 2014

Microsoft and 88mph announce partnership to support startups in Nigeria

Technology company Microsoft today announced a partnership with seed fund and accelerator 88mph to expand Microsoft Ventures program into Nigeria.

Kabelo Makwane, Managing Director, Microsoft Nigeria

We want to invest in Nigeria and we want to be present in one of Africa's largest markets: Kabelo Makwane, MD of Microsoft Nigeria (Video)

Microsoft recently announced the elevation of Microsoft Nigeria to a stand-alone subsidiary, in recognition of the maturity of the Nigerian market and the immense opportunities the country offers.

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Microsoft sponsors DEMO Africa 2014

Microsoft Corporation has announced it is a platinum sponsor of 2014 DEMO Africa that will be held later this month in Lagos, Nigeria.

Bosun Tijani, CEO and Co-Founder, CcHUBNigeria

Nigeria's CcHUB launches $500K investment fund

Lagos-based incubator hub, the Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), has launched a $500,000 seed investment fund to help early-stage-startups.