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  • Ghanaian App Connects Churches With Followers Via Smartphone

    Ghanaian entrepreneur Nana Opoku W.O. Agyeman. Photo - YouTube - connects churches By Ann Brown, 2:55 am AFKI Original

    Ghanaian entrepreneur Nana Opoku W.O. Agyeman founded Asoriba, a web-based church management application that keeps the church connected to its members throughout the week, and not only on Sundays. So far, Agyeman has signed 395 churches in Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, and the U.S. He has registered 30,000 church members to Asoriba, which was named the Ghanaian startup of the year in 2015.

  • Fintech Startup In Uganda Gives Access To Loans Via App

    fintech By Staff, 8:09 am

    Last week was a big week for Ugandan fintech startup Numida, as it was declared winner of the Kampala leg of Seedstars World, securing its place at the global final in Switzerland next year where it stands the chance of securing $500,000 in funding. The startup already secured $140,000 in funding from angel investors, and is in the process of raising a $500,000 seed round. The startup has seen 15 percent week-on-week growth since March, and has disbursed 160 small business loans to 105 clients.

  • South African Eating-Out App Raises $175K In Funding From Silicon Valley

    Eating out app By Staff, 7:35 am

    Feastfox, an eating out App from Cape Town, revealed that it successfully closed its Angel fundraising round, raising $175,000 primarily from Silicon Valley-based Angels and VC firms. Feastfox focuses on spontaneous eating out with its “book now, eat now” concept. Co-founder Stuart Murless explains “by raising Angel funding from California venture capital firms and Angel investors, we proved that it is possible to get early-stage, Silicon Valley financing for a mobile startup in South Africa.”

  • Mali Skin Doctors Use New App To Reach Distant Patients

    Mali skin doctors By Staff, 8:13 pm

    In Mali, where skin conditions are widespread and skin doctors are scarce, physicians have turned to a new app to treat patients remotely. From his Bamako office, Professor Ousmane Faye, one of a small number of dermatologists in Mali, examines photos of an arm and a torso afflicted by a skin disorder. The photos arrived the same day the patient visited his doctor in Koulikoro, 35 miles away. Faye’s program lets general practitioners in even the most remote areas to consult with a specialist.

  • Tanzanian Innovators Explore Plans For Smart Cities

    smart cities By Staff, 8:19 am

    Innovators recently converged in Dar es Salaam to discuss issues ways of supporting the creation of smart cities. Organized by the Dar es Salaam-based Sahara Sparks, the event discussed ways by which innovators can contribute towards improving Tanzania’s environment. “We are looking at ways of changing practices in the real estate and informal housing sector and this will directly improve the standard of living by providing settlement options for people,” Sahara Sparks’ Jumanne Mtambalike said.

  • A Nigerian Tech Startup Thrives On Developing Apps For African Churches

    By Kevin Mwanza, 11:56 am

    Asoriba, an internet-based application for church administrators with detailed information on the leaders and church operations is set to revolutionize the way people worship across Africa. The software that was developed by Nana Agyeman-Prempeh and three of his Christian colleagues in 2014 is already changing religion in West Africa with the ease of communication between religious leaders and their congregations

  • 12 Apps Boosting Agriculture In Africa

    By Julia Austin, 4:31 am AFKI Original

    Agro-Hub is a crowd-sourced information app based out of Cameroon. Through the app, farmers can learn everything from food storage tips to how to optimize their sales on social media. According to the company’s website Agro-hub.com, their main objective is to, “Combat poverty among rural farmers in Cameroon by improving farmers’ household incomes through agricultural market development.”

  • 12 African-Created Apps That Were Used Around The World

    By Julia Austin, 10:35 am

    A South African app, Kids Aid offers users critical first aid information at the touch of a button. The app includes a voice-guided CPR walk through, a GPS to tell where the nearest hospital is and emergency phone numbers that can be contacted directly through the app. Check out these 12 African-created apps being used around the world. They were originally developed to solve specific problems unique to specific African communities, but it turns out people can use them everywhere.

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