CcHUB, Google presents 9 startups for Fintech Incubation Programme in Rwanda

RWANDA – Co-Creation Hub, in collaboration with Google, Ministry of ICT and Innovation Rwanda, and Mojaloop Foundation is excited to announce the nine startups selected for the Fintech Incubation Programme. The Fintech Innovation Project consists of the Fintech Incubation Programme and other developmental programmes. The programme is part of the ongoing efforts to turn Rwanda into the Fintech hub of…

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Algeria Venture partners Google to launch startup acceleration program

ALGERIA – state-owned Algeria Ventures has partnered with Google for start-ups MENA to launch startup acceleration program in Algeria. The new program was launched in the presence of Yacine El-Mahdi Oualid, Minister Delegate to the Prime Minister responsible for the knowledge economy and start-ups. The program, dubbed ‘Boost Competencies Entrepreneurship (BCEP)’  has already promoted 14 start-ups from seven provinces across…

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Technology company Google launches product development center in Kenya

KENYA – Google, an American multinational technology company, has announced the launch of a product development center in Nairobi, its first in the continent, to build “transformative” products and services for the African market and the world. The center is Google’s second major research and development investment in Africa, after the tech giant set up an AI and research center…

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Liquid Intelligent Technologies acquires fibre pair on the Equiano subsea cable

SOUTH AFRICA – Liquid Intelligent Technologies, a business of Cassava Technologies, has announced it has acquired a fibre pair on the Equiano subsea cable, Google’s privately funded submarine cable. This will allow the company to transport traffic up to 12 Terabits, bringing a much-needed increase in international connectivity in Western and Southern Africa. In a statement, the company says with…

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CSquared Lands Google’s Equiano’ Subsea Cable In Togo to transform broadband landscape

TOGO – CSquared, an open-access wholesale broadband infrastructure company, has landed Google’s Equiano in Togo to transform the broadband landscape in the country. Google’s Equiano is a subsea internet cable running through Portugal to South Africa, connecting the continent with Europe. This makes Togo the first landing point of Google’s Equiano in Africa. The subsea cable will have a direct…

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Google for South Africa launches support for startups SMMEs and non-profits

SOUTH AFRICA – Google for South Africa has launched its support for startups SMMEs and non-profits in a bid to accelerate digital transformation and help South Africa’s economy. This follows announcements made in October last year where Google and Alphabet CEO Sundar Pichai, announced a plan to invest US$1 billion over five years to support Africa’s digital transformation. These investments…

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Comair embarks on digital journey with Google Cloud investment

SOUTH AFRICA – Google Cloud has teamed up with Comair, operator of the British Airways brand, and the Kulula, the budget carrier in Sub-Saharan Africa, to modernize the airline’s IT infrastructure and legacy applications, reports IT Web. According to a statement released to the media, Comair completed its infrastructure optimization plans as it migrated six labor-intensive, on-premises datacentres to Google…

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Niral Patel to lead Google Cloud operations in Sub-Saharan Africa

SSA – Google has appointed former Oracle South Africa Managing Director  Niral Patel as head of its cloud operations in sub-Saharan Africa. His official title is regional director at Google Cloud, which is the world’s third-largest cloud computing infrastructure provider after Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure. He will be based in Johannesburg. “He will have overall responsibility for the company’s…

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MY.GAMES Venture Capital, Google launches second season of their joint business acceleration

EMEA – MY.GAMES Venture Capital (MGVC), the investment division of MY.GAMES, and Google have launched the second season of their joint business acceleration program for mobile game developers. The first season was launched in November 2020, offering EMEA developers free consulting services, including expert evaluation, key metrics analysis, recommendations on step-by-step improvements, as well as advice on scaling and international…

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15 startups gets selected for the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa

AFRICA – Fifteen startups have been selected for the sixth class of the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa, which aims to support African tech startups through their crucial growth phases. The Google for Startups Accelerator is a three-month online programme that includes three intensive virtual training bootcamps, mentorship, and Google product support. For the second year in a row, the…

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