Management 

JA Ghana appoints new Executive Director

Abeiku Greene has been appointed as the new Executive Director of Junior Achievement (JA) Ghana which became effective since August 1, 2020. JA Ghana is a member of JA Worldwide, one of the world’s largest global, nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success by enhancing the relevance of education. Abeiku takes up the position of Executive Director after serving as Programs Manager for four (4) years. He joined the organization in 2016 to spearhead its relaunch and operations in Ghana after three years of dormancy.…

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Africa Startups 

11 African AI startups take part in First Artificial Intelligence Accelerator Cohort from Ghana

11 Artificial Intelligence startups riven from Ghana, Uganda, South Africa, and Rwanda have been shortlisted for the  Africa AI accelerator program, which is a partnership between  Ghana Tech labs, IBM, and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH. The chosen startups will take part in a structured 5-month accelerator program working closely with technical mentors from business development consultants and IBM to convert their AI ideas into viable solutions. The startups are leveraging on Machine Learning and AI to innovate operational solutions on healthcare, agriculture, financial freedom, transportation, and software…

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Africa Healthcare Retail 

Kenya-based credit data marketplace CARMA indications agreement for preliminary rollout in Zambia

Kenya-based credit information marketplace CARMA, which provides loaning companies with access to real-time credit information on a peer-to-peer basis through a pay-as-you-go service, has signed an arrangement for an initial launch in Zambia ahead of a full continental rollout. Describes itself as the world’s first credit data market, dealing with the space in markets underserved by credit bureaus by offering lending companies with access to important information to facilitate loaning. Though headquartered in Nairobi, the startup’s initial launch will occur in Zambia, where it has actually signed a contract with…

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Financial Services Fintech Startups Technology 

Fintech in Nigeria, shows expanding business scopes

The report discusses Farmcrowdy and Cowrywise, as 2 leading start-ups in the space currently running wealth management platforms. Cowrywise objectives for the Nigerian middle-class with their online financial investment items. Farmcrowdy gives financiers an opportunity to co-own farms by providing farmers capital expense options. Other fintech startups provide digital insurance coverage to; auto companies, the health sector, education, and funeral services. Rates charged for the cover are as low as $0.50 monthly. The report highlights some shortcomings such as the slower pace in setting up a fintech start-up in Nigeria,…

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Africa Startups 

Founder Institute Lagos Opens Application For Cohort III

Creator Institute is supporting a lot more startups to launch new companies throughout Nigeria and the rest of Africa. Stanbic IBTC Creator Institute Lagos which released in the fourth Quarter of 2018 has given that then, produced over 40 companies through its very first 2 cohorts. Now, FI is set to get and examine applications for its 3rd mate. Founder Institute is the world’s largest pre-seed start-up accelerator which is based in Silicon Valley with chapters throughout 65 countries. In Nigeria, FI currently has chapters in Lagos and Abuja, and…

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