Africa's Talking

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Africa's Talking is a technology infrastructure company that specializes in creating APIs that developers can build on. Its current APIs are SMS, USSD, Airtime, Voice, IoT.

HQNairobi, KE
Employee Ratings3.9

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Employees (est.) (Apr 2022)90
Cybersecurity ratingDMore
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Key People/Management at Africa's Talking

Samuel Gikandi

Samuel Gikandi

Group CEO / CEO AT Labs
Anthony Thuku

Anthony Thuku

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Africa's Talking Office Locations

Africa's Talking has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, Kigali, Dar es Salaam and in 1 other location
Nairobi, KE (HQ)
Mbabane Rd
Lagos, NG
249 Herbert Macaulay Way
Kigali, RW
3rd floor, Grand Pension Plaza, 2 KN 3 Ave
Dar es Salaam, TZ
Tanzanite Park, 7th Floor, Bagamoyo Rd
Kampala, UG
John Babiha (Acacia) Ave
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Africa's Talking Financials and Metrics

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Africa's Talking total Funding

$14.6 m

Africa's Talking latest funding size

$8.6 m

Time since last funding

4 years ago

Africa's Talking investors

Africa's Talking's latest funding round in April 2018 was reported to be $8.6 m. In total, Africa's Talking has raised $14.6 m
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Africa's Talking Operating Metrics

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Africa's Talking Cybersecurity Score

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Africa's Talking Online and Social Media Presence

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Africa's Talking Blogs

Building an Event Registration USSD with Africa’s Talking, NodeJS, Mongo and Docker

From setup to build and deploymentIntroductionIn this tutorial we’ll cover how to build a simple event registration service on Africa’s Talking with Node. Traditionally, USSDs have been a challenging endeavour. Initially simple to build but gets complicated when you need to track state and manage da…

KOKO: Building Healthier Communities Using Clean Energy Technology

According to The Lancet Planetary Health report released in 2021, Air Pollution and Development in Africa:“Ambient air pollution is increasing across Africa. In the absence of deliberate intervention, it will increase morbidity and mortality, diminish economic productivity, impair human capital form…

AgraBot: The Paradigm Shift in Agricultural Technology

The agricultural sector has radically transformed over the past 50 years. Land has been cultivated more efficiently and at scale primarily as a result of advancements in machinery. Currently, the industry finds itself in the early days of yet another revolution, at the heart of which lie data and co…

Africa’s Talking at 12 : Interviews — Bitange Ndemo

Africa’s Talking at 12 Interviews | Prof. Bitange NdemoAs we reflect on the past 12 years of Africa’s Talking’s existence, we are starting a series of conversations with those who have been part of our journey. One of those is Prof. Bitange Ndemo, the Kenyan Ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium, an …

Jacaranda Health: PROMPTS — Promoting Mothers During Pregnancy & Postpartum Through SMS

Jacaranda Health: PROMPTS — Promoting Mothers During Pregnancy & Postpartum Through SMSCreating a world where all mothers experience childbirth safely and with respect, and all newborns get a safe start in life!Mothers should not lose their lives during childbirth. While a lot of work has been …

#BreakingTheBias Around Gender Inequality

The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is #BreakTheBias, and I’d love to walk through some effective ways to do #BreakTheBias around gender inequality.More awareness and conversation on gender equality at the workplace and in society.A fundamental reason we have not yet achieved gender …
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Africa's Talking Frequently Asked Questions

  • When was Africa's Talking founded?

    Africa's Talking was founded in 2010.

  • Who are Africa's Talking key executives?

    Africa's Talking's key executives are Samuel Gikandi and Anthony Thuku.

  • How many employees does Africa's Talking have?

    Africa's Talking has 90 employees.

  • Who are Africa's Talking competitors?

    Competitors of Africa's Talking include 9mobile, BroadNet and SmartPhone.

  • Where is Africa's Talking headquarters?

    Africa's Talking headquarters is located at Mbabane Rd, Nairobi.

  • Where are Africa's Talking offices?

    Africa's Talking has offices in Nairobi, Lagos, Kigali, Dar es Salaam and in 1 other location.

  • How many offices does Africa's Talking have?

    Africa's Talking has 5 offices.