Africa 118 up and about

Africa 118 is recognized by KEPSA and The World Bank

Africa 118 was recognized by the Kenya Private Sector Alliance (KEPSA) and The World Bank for its active participation in the Kenya Youth Empowerment Project (KYEP). Over the past 3 years, Africa 118 has offered over 20 internships in Nairobi to participants of the KYEP initiative. As part of the ...
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Africa118 signs deal with the Complementary Schools Association of Kenya (CSAK)

Africa 118 signed a deal with the Complementary Schools Association of Kenya (CSAK) that will help more than 70 schools in the association receive 'starter packs' that will increase their presence online​. Currently over 40 schools have committed to honoring the agreement.
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Businesses urged to set up websites for easy marketing

The business community has been advised to embrace technology in order to easily market their business presence online. Mr. Jerome Mukunda, speaking in Kampala said that, ​“Having an online presence such as a website sells the businesses across borders,” he said, adding that in this era, most of ...
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Q and A with Ezana Raswork, Africa118 founder

On Febraury 11, 2015, Africa 118, an East African tech firm introduced a business directory in Uganda, dubbed ‘InfoMoby’.The directory sorts business information categorically and by location, making it easier for users to find information, hours of operation, websites and physical addresses. Going ...
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Five startups win Microsoft 4Afrika awards to jumpstart IT on the world's least connected continent

At this moment, students, men, and women are walking door-to-door in Kampala, Uganda with Windows phones, gathering information about local businesses—phone numbers, precise location, photos, hours of operation—to build an accessible online database and search engine for users.Source: ​techrepublic
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5 directories that will increase visibility of your business online in Uganda

One sure easy way to get your business online is by simply adding it to the good old directories. No development costs. No hosting costs. No maintenance.But someone might argue that social media is a better alternative to directories. My response is that you need both. Thousands of people still ...
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Microsoft announces an innovation grant program to fast-track African startups

On February 3rd 2014, Microsoft Corp. announced the five African startups it will award innovation grants designed to provide the financial support needed to cross borders and empower the next generation of developers and entrepreneurs in Africa. The grant is part of the company’s 4Afrika ...
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Africa 118 Launch in Uganda

​Africa 118, the East African tech firm which has been supplying a mobile directory service in Kenya, launched its online directory in Uganda today dubbed ‘​​InfoMoby​’. The directory covers thousands of businesses in Jinja, Kampala, Entebbe and other significant areas in Uganda. For more about ...
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