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Africa: The New Technology Frontier

Written by Eunice Baguma Ball on Monday, 16 March 2015.

For a while now, Africa has been considered an increasingly important market for global business.

However, not until the last decade has it been looked at seriously as a source of growth opportunities in the technology sector.

Now as Africa's billion-plus population continues to adopt technology at unprecedented rates, international tech powerhouses are increasingly targeting Africa for investment and new growth opportunities.

Sudamed's simple tech solution for the healthcare sector

on Friday, 25 July 2014.

Political instability and civil unrest have long prevented many countries in Africa and the Middle East from developing the efficient medical services that they desperately need. Things could soon be changing, though, as one young David looks set to revolutionise the healthcare systems of not only its native Sudan, but also Ethiopia, Kenya, Lebanon and Jordan.

mWakili: revolutonising Kenya's legal system

on Friday, 25 July 2014.

Legal advice frequently ranks among the most expensive professional services available to the general public, but soon this may no longer be the case. Kenya-based mWakili has come up with a clever money-saving way of obtaining legal advice - without involving a lawyer.

SleepOut: disrupting Kenya's travel industry

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Friday, 25 July 2014.

Africa's booming e-commerce sector has a new rising star. SleepOut, a platform that connects travellers with accommodation options at discounted rates, has quickly established itself as the region's preferred online booking portal.

EntrepreneurCountry Nigeria Launches in Lagos

on Tuesday, 08 July 2014.

Today, more than ever, the co-operation between corporate and startups is vital.
Corporates seek innovation, new ideas for revenue stream differentiation, and young start-ups are in need of a way to scale their businesses, where their innovative solutions can achieve their potential. entrepreneurcountry was created to help 'David and Goliath Dance'. We help Corporates reduce the cost of discovering the 'Digital Enablers' and also reduce the cost of disruption by Digital Enablers. It all happens at www.entrepreneurcountry.com and across the European continent.

Sapama offers helping hand to Kenyan estate agents

Written by Amit Pau on Tuesday, 08 July 2014.

The competition in the online property listings market is certainly fierce, but exciting Kenyan startup Sapama is innovating its way to the top. And founder Edwin Mugendi plans to make the most of its market share by shaking up the sector in the process.

Savannah Fund boosts Africa's startup scene

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Tuesday, 03 June 2014.

The Nairobi-based Savannah Fund has accepted three more tech startups into its accelerator class. The latest entrants, Zevan Limited from Kenya, Ghana's BIGxGh and Nigeria's UniSmart, take the tally of supported companies to 13 in just a few years.

Startup revolutionises African education

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Tuesday, 03 June 2014.

Most people in sub-Saharan Africa may not have a computer, but 60% of them (and rising) have phones: and Sterio.me is using them to empower African education systems.

ESOKO: harnessing the network effect

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Monday, 12 May 2014.

Agricultural networks in Africa are better connected today thanks to the work of Esoko's innovative communications platform. The principle behind Esoko is that agricultural value chains can be enhanced by better sharing of information. For example, partners can help farmers by sharing live changes in market prices, enabling them to negotiate fair prices; or distributors can track the progress of shipments via SMS to better manage logistics and keep clients informed.

How MYC4 is changing the funding landscape

Written by EntrepreneurCountry Global on Monday, 12 May 2014.

African economic growth is expected to rise to 4.7% this year, but there are concerns that the US Federal Reserve's exit from quantitative easing will stem the capital inflow required to sustain this level of growth. Innovative startup MYC4, co-founded by Mads Kjær (one of Denmark's most successful entrepreneurs), is emphatically addressing these concerns.

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Africa: The New Technology Frontier

by Eunice Baguma Ball

For a while now, Africa has been considered an increasingly important market for global business.

However, not until the last decade has it been looked at seriously as a source of growth opportunities in the technology sector.

Now as Africa's billion-plus population continues to adopt technology at unprecedented rates, international tech powerhouses are increasingly targeting Africa for investment and new growth opportunities.

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Sapama offers helping hand to Kenyan estate agents

by Amit Pau

The competition in the online property listings market is certainly fierce, but exciting Kenyan startup Sapama is innovating its way to the top. And founder Edwin Mugendi plans to make the most of its market share by shaking up the sector in the process.

Read more