Here are last weekend’s top news headlines about startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa.
Africa’s Talking raises $8.6m. Nairobi, Kenya based mobile solutions and technology startup, Africa’s Talking last Thursday announced securing an $8.6m Series A round led by IFC Venture Capital. Read more on Innovation Village.
New data bundle regulations in SA. The Independent Communications Authority Of South Africa has announced new regulations that will enforce something that is already obtainable in Nigeria — local telcos now need subscriber permission to bill their airtime directly after data bundles expire. Read more on BusinessTech.
4Sight acquires AccTech for R150m. 4Sight, a South Africa-based holding company with a focus on tech-enabled ‘Industry 4.0’ companies has acquired AccTech Systems, a business solutions and professional services firm also based in SA. Read more on ITWeb.
- Easyshop Easycook secures seed financing to help drive food safety in Nigeria
- Lagos-based startup, TradeDepot raises $3 million in first external seed funding
- House of Representatives wants cryptocurrency regulated in Nigeria
- ICT projects in Nigeria got $50 million boost from development banks in 5 years
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