Andrew Christian

Andrew Christian

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Andrew Onyeama is a battle-hardened content developing prodigy and a social media specialist who started writing in bid to give people voices, make places known and provide a different perspective of the way the world works. As a tech writer at Weetracker, he is looking to give African startups voice and make a difference altogether. If you want to be heard as an African start-up, contact him at andrew.christian @weetracker.com

Flow, The S.A App That Rewards Tenants For Good Behavior, Has Raised USD 1.5 Mn Pre Series A

South Africa’s VC firm Kalon Venture Partners have announced that it led an investment round worth SAR 10 Mn (USD

S.A’s Naspers Fully Acquires Russia’s Leading Classifieds Avito With USD 1.16 Bn Deal

South Africa’s classifieds business OLX Group, which owned by Naspers, has pumped funds worth USD 1.16 Bn into Russian classifieds

World Economic Forum Coming To Africa For The First Time: Ethiopia To Play Host

Ethiopia will be hosting the World Economic Forum next year, accommodating political leaders, business executive and decision makers in international


AfDB Okays USD 25 Million For Renewable Energy In Africa

From the USD 250 Mn private equity fund for renewable projects across Africa, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has given

US Private Equity Firm Berkshire Buys Major Stake In African Data Center Teraco

Boston-based private equity firm Berkshire Partners LLC has bought a major stake in Teraco Data Environments Pty Ltd. to become

Tanzania Wants To Raise Money From Tourism By Registering Airbnb Operators

In a bid to raise more funds from tourism in Tanzania, the East African country’s government has announced a 50-day

Three African Enterprises Win USD 600 K Each At Zayed Sustainability Awards

Rwanda’s BBOXX, Tanzania’s Sanku and South Africa’s Africa Leadership Academy have each grabbed home USD 600 K, having emerged three of

Tesla Or No Tesla, Nigeria’s Energy Market Will Do Significantly Well

Earlier reports have spread what could be said to be falsifications about Tesla’s intention to invest in Nigeria’s energy market.

Kenyan Saas Firm SuperFluid Labs Raises Investment From GreenTec Capital

GreenTec Capital, an investor in African startups and SMEs, has invested in Kenya-based data analytics firm SuperFluid Labs. The investee

TBR Africa Raises USD 2 Mn From U.K’s CDC Group To Improve Women’s Presence In Boardrooms

Delight-filled and thankful tweets from both parties have confirmed that TheBoardroom Africa has raised £1.6 Mn (USD 2,063,464) from U.K’s

African Bike-Hailing Market Get Ready, Self-Driven Bikes And Scooters Are On Their Way

It won’t be long now before you can leave your bike by the pole of a street light and enter

Uganda-Focused Neopenda Raises USD 300 K From Its Crowdfunding Equity Campaign

Neopenda, a Chicago-based public benefit corporation with a focus on Uganda, has completed its crowdfunding equity campaign with more than

Sub-Saharan Africa Among World’s Fastest Growing Economies In 2019 – IMF

 According to the International Monetary Fund, sub-Saharan Africa is among the fastest-growing economies in 2019, which is a repeat of its

Kenya’s E-commerce Startup Copia Ropes In USD 2 Mn Equity Financing From Goodwell Investments

Kenya-based ecommerce startup Copia has raised USD 2 Mn in equity financing from Dutch impact investor Goodwell Investments to expand

This Kenyan Healthcare App Backed By Safaricom Bags USD 1.5 Mn

The French Development Agency (AFD) has pumped fund worth KES 150 Mn (USD 1,476,378) in Safaricom-backed healthcare app M-Tiba. The

African Private Equity Fund Manager AFIG Invests In Nigeria’s NEM Insurance

Leading African private equity fund manager AFIG Funds has invested in Nigeria’s NEM Insurance Plc., by acquiring 29.9 percent of

Syntaxis Capital Africa Has Launched USD 5 Mn For Nigerian SMEs

Syntaxis Capital Africa, in collaboration with Afrinvest Asset Management Limited, has unveiled an NGN 12-billion (USD 5,517,242) private equity fund

Over USD 5.3 Bn Was Invested In Cybersecurity Companies In 2018 – Strategic Cyber Ventures Report

2018 happened to have finished strong in a variety of ways. Strategic Cyber Ventures – a cybersecurity-focused investment firm, has

Mozambique’s Solar Works! Nabs USD 2 Mn From SunFunder For Energy Distribution

Mozambique-based pay-as-you-go solar home system and energy service company Solar Works! has raised USD 2 Mn in debt financing from

Ethiopian IT Solutions Firm Zaytech Raises Undisclosed Series A Investments

Addis Ababa-based IT Solutions Share Company Zaytech, the parent company of ridesharing services ZayRide, has completed a funding round from a

S.A’s Reserve Bank Proposes Tougher Crypto Regulations

In the wake of relentless crypto scams and fake ICO offerings across the continent, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) has released

India’s Telecom Giant Bharti Airtel To Buy Telkom Kenya

Sources familiar with both parties have revealed that India’s telecoms giant Bharti Airtel is making a move to purchase Telkom Kenya, the East

Facebook Commits USD 30 Mn To Local Journalism Development

To fulfill its longstanding promise to revive journalism, Facebook will be investing USD 300 Mn to help in the survival

Zimbabwe’s Internet Shuts Down Following Fuel Hike Protests

According to an array of breaking reports, Zimbabwe’s entire internet has been shut down from all angles. Another Social Media

Nigerian E-Commerce Startup Gloo Shuts Down After 7 Years

In a tweet that took customers and followers by surprise, the ‘Chief Glootian’ announced that his online grocery store is

BBOXX’s E.Africa Business Raises USD 31 Mn From AIIM

London-headquartered solar firm BBOXX has raised USD 31 Mn in private equity from Africa Infrastructure Investment Managers (AIIM), under the

Branch Cumulatively Loans Kenya USD 10 Mn After Recent USD 5 Mn Issuance

San Francisco-based digital lender Branch has announced its commercial paper issuance of KES 500 Mn USD (USD 4,922,000) in Kenya.

Naspers Fully Acquires Dubizzle For USD 190 Mn

The investment arm of South Africa’s Naspers – Myriad International Holdings – has decided to go all in and acquire the

Bharti Airtel Agrees Bigger Stake Give-Out To Tanzanian Government

India-based Bharti Airtel has consented to give part of its Airtel Tanzania stake to the government, raising the country’s mobile

Kenyatta’s CBA To Acquire Jamii Bora Bank For USD 137 Mn

Commercial Bank of Africa, under the auspices of the Kenyatta Family Business, has made a cash offer of Ksh 1.4