Posted in Africa internet service providers Recent Funding Startups TC Tech Tizeti Y Combinator

Expanding its internet service to more countries in Africa, Tizeti raises $3 million

Tizeti, the Nigerian internet service provider behind the brand Wifi.com.ng, has raised $3 million in a new round of funding as it expands its unlimited internet…

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Posted in Africa China DC Exclusives - Freelance Financing Politics World

China Pledges Another $60 Billion To Africa, Forgives Debts

The Chinese government promised an additional $60 billion worth of financing and aid to African counties earlier Monday during a speech to several African leaders….

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LemonBox brings US vitamins and health products to consumers in China

China is rising in many ways — the economy, consumer spending and technology — but still many of its population looks overseas, and particularly to…

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Sokowatch closes $2 million seed round to modernize Africa’s B2B retail

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Update: EV startups Alta, Energica, and Zero could reboot the motorcycle industry MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace…

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MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup…

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Posted in Africa apps Automotive carsharing europe India Middle East Transportation Uber

“Everyone is talking to everyone” — rideshare investor bypasses Uber-Careem rumor

Ride-hailing giant Uber is in talks over a possible merger with Middle East rival Careem, according to Bloomberg — citing three people familiar with the matter. The…

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Posted in Africa China DC Exclusives - Opinion Opinion Politics The Daily Caller

China Targets Africa With Arsenal Of Debt-Trap Diplomacy And Military Expansion

5:56 AM 06/30/2018Lawrence Sellin | Retired Colonel, U.S. Army Reserve share on facebook tweet this share Share Print Reddit Share Email WhatsApp According to a…

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Posted in Africa business carsharing Column economy Nigeria Private equity TC transport Uber United States UPS

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech this…

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Posted in Africa Column energy france Paris South Africa

Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech this…

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Posted in Africa artificial intelligence Column machine learning ML natural language processing South Africa TC United States

Navigating the risks of artificial intelligence and machine learning in low-income countries

Aubra Anthony Contributor On a recent work trip, I found myself in a swanky-but-still-hip office of a private tech firm. I was drinking a freshly…

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Posted in Africa Corruption Voice of America

Somalia Seizes Nearly $10M From UAE Plane in Mogadishu

Somali security officials said they have seized a large cache of money that arrived Sunday at Mogadishu airport from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Two…

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Africa Will Break Up Into Two Continents Over Time, Say Researchers

By Martin23230 (Own work) [CC BY-SA 3.0 or GFDL], via Wikimedia Commons It’s not going to happen anytime soon, but Africa will break up into…

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Posted in Africa globalpost South Africa water

In drought-stricken Cape Town, residents gather at a watering hole

“It’s just good water to drink,” Sabine Heckscher says. It’s a simple, straightforward statement, but one weighted with relief in Cape Town in 2018. The…

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Posted in Africa globalpost South Africa water

Journalist Saya Pierce-Jones on water beat helped Cape Town avoid ‘Day Zero’

Saya Pierce-Jones got a cactus for Valentine’s Day and she keeps a bottle of treated wastewater on her desk. These are the souvenirs Pierce-Jones has…

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Posted in AFP Africa Corruption travel

Mozambique’s renewed efforts to solve its spiraling “secret debt”

Mozambique’s renewed efforts to solve its spiraling “secret debt” crisis have again collapsed, leaving the country struggling to recover its reputation as one of Africa’s…

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Posted in AFP Africa chocolate commodities ivory coast world bank

Billion Dollar World Bank Loan Will Help the Ivory Coast Export More Cocoa and Cashews

The World Bank will provide Ivory Coast $1 billion for development, in particular to help it get more value out of its agricultural exports, a…

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Posted in Africa Politics South Africa Voice of America

Cambridge #Analytica Played Roles in Multiple African Elections

Long before its controversial roles in the 2016 Brexit vote and the U.S. presidential election, Cambridge Analytica influenced elections in Africa. The data mining company,…

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Posted in AFP Africa animals

The Last male northern white rhino, named Sudan, has died in Kenya

The last male northern white rhino has died in Kenya at the age of 45, his keepers announced Tuesday, leaving only two females of his…

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