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Peter Pedroncelli, 5:51 am
Andela, a startup that trains and outsources African coders to work for global firms, has secured a Series C round of funding to continue the company’s expansion. The Lagos and Nairobi-based startup that recruits Africa’s best software developers has successfully raised $40 million in the most recent round of funding. The substantial investment was led by Pan-African venture firm CRE Venture Capital, while other investors include DBL Partners, Amplo, Salesforce Ventures, and Africa-focused TLcom Capital.
Peter Pedroncelli, 7:05 am
Facebook plans to roll out its Developer Circles initiative in four cities across South Africa, which serves to allow members to interact and learn about developing on the social media platform. The free community-driven initiative will now be available to developers in Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban and Pretoria. Developer Circles members meet up on a regular basis to discuss projects that they are working on and assist each other in solving problems.
Peter Pedroncelli, 5:00 am AFKI Original
App development is on the rise, with many innovative apps developed in South Africa with a focus on solving a problem or providing for a specific local need. These applications are going a long way to helping people in the country with a variety of issues from the more important questions around education, finances and employment, to simpler matters including uncomplicated mall parking. Here are 12 mobile apps that are solving South African problems.
Dana Sanchez, 4:40 pm
Africa doesn’t have a gaming culture…yet, but its top economies have a gaming market, according to CNBCAfrica. Game developers have the responsibility to create that culture, a stakeholder said, but they have an asset: the African story. “The African storytelling ability creates a fun factor for people all around the world.”
Kevin Mwanza, 5:29 am
Talent accelerator, Andela has marked its official launch with a seed round of funding to train another set of developers in Africa. The bright developers chosen by the startup for the training will earn up to $500 monthly stipend (over N80,000), while they get trained to become world-class developers ready to satisfy the need of top firms globally, who require quality.
Kevin Mwanza, 8:13 am
Over the recent years African tech innovators have taken to create gaming apps for the local market. But even with increasing number of games that look to tap into African folk tales, entrepreneurs that venture into this have not been making enough money to even break even. Kenya’s iHub, a tech incubator in Nairobi, has natured a number of such entrepreneurs and they are working to break the marketing and monetization jinx that plaques the sector.
Kevin Mwanza, 5:58 am
International and regional retailers foray into new African markets to tap into a growing middle class, with a growing appetite for quality goods and convenience needs, is fueling the construction of shopping malls on the continent. Among the retailers seeking to expand in Africa include Wal-Mart’s South African subsidiary Massmart, Kenya’s Nakumatt and other South African retailers like Woolworth, Pick n Pay and Foschini Group.
Kevin Mwanza, 2:50 am
Nigeria’s Kuluya, which means ‘action’ in Igbo language from northern Nigeria, is one of the emerging gaming companies on the continent and is estimated to be worth more that $2 million after producing 70 new African games in just 18 month after it was set up. The firm started with just $50,000 and now employs about a dozen people.
Kevin Mwanza, 3:51 am
New home owners in Kenya will be fined up to 1 million shillings ($12,000) if they do not install solar panels on their buildings in the next three month, the standard quoted the Energy Regulatory Commission (ERC) saying on Tuesday.
Makula Dunbar, 2:36 pm
According to Biz Tech Africa, techies in Kenya will be the first to benefit from the efforts of Intel Corporation’s Intel Software and Services Group, a global division of the company. Part of the investment initiative includes three startups receiving special attention and training from silicon valley experts.
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