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Africa by it’s stature is made up of systems that spur a plethora of opportunities for generating new businesses. Explore the world of entrepreneurship, investment, science, and technology in Africa.

WiiCreate: The Artists Behind Piggyvest, Cowrywise, Bumpa, And Many You Could Think Of

There’s this unexplainable feeling we get each time we learn about a brilliant idea or a startup born of Africa geared towards innovating a product or service. Despite the political and economic struggles on the continent, it’s our job to let you know today that there’s more fun and innovative things happening right now in …

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Covid-19: Lockdowns no longer a solution, says Africa CDC

With the surge of Covid-19, going on lockdowns cutting across different parts of the world has been one of the measures in preventing the spread of the disease. However, the Africa Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) deliberated and agreed that severe lockdowns are no longer the most effective preventive measure in handlingcoronavirus waves on the continent. Governments in Africa have been advised and encouraged to …

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Omicron: “Scapegoating Africa Is Simply Outrageous”

Omicron: “Scapegoating Africa Is Simply Outrageous”

South African scientists’ research shows that no Covid-19 variant, including Omicron, emerged from Africa. But their research also shows that the Covid-19 variants are possibly mutations taking place inside infected persons – using them as host for evolution. WHAT RESEARCH SAYS ABOUT THE OMICRON VARIANT According to the research, if the immune system of a …

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COVID-19 TRAVEL BAN: Nigeria Claps Back

COVID-19 TRAVEL BAN: Nigeria Claps Back

The Nigerian Federal Government is set to restrict airlines coming from Canada, the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia, into Nigeria from Tuesday, December 14, 2021, in response to the Covid-19 “red-listing” of a majority of African nations by Canada, the UK, Saudi Arabia, etc. This decision of the Nigerian government to retaliate was disclosed by …

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OMICRON COVID-19 VARIANT: Not Yet In Nigeria- NCDC

OMICRON COVID-19 VARIANT: Not Yet In Nigeria- NCDC

The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) has said that the newly discovered variant of concern of the Covid-19, which has been named Omicron, has so far not been detected in the country. The NCDC, however, warned Nigerians against letting their guard down, advising people to avoid visiting countries where cases have been reported including …

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Ampersand Rwanda: "The Electric Age Is Here For Everyone"

Ampersand Rwanda: “The Electric Age Is Here For Everyone”

Ampersand, an electric motorbike company, targets half a decade to flood Rwanda with electric motorbikes. The company’s CEO, Josh Whale, said: “We hope we can show that the electric age is here – for everyone – and clean mobility isn’t something that’s just going to trickle down to the global south in a second-hand manner, …

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Exclusive Interview With Favour Oluma: Eco-friendly products born out of vehicle tyres

Exclusive Interview With Favour Oluma: Eco-friendly products born out of vehicle tyres

Favour Oluma, founder of Retyreglam, is making jaws drop on social media. She has taken the digital opportunity to sell her creative and eco-friendly brand to the world amid Covid-19. What looks like just a vehicle tyre, ends up making your interior more attractive than it ever was without it. She has advertised some of …

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NESG Values Three African Digital Startups At $1bn

NESG Values Three African Digital Startups At $1bn

The Nigerian Economic Summit Group known as NESG has valued three out of four digital startups to discover the assets amounted to over a billion dollars. According to Mr Asue Ighodalo, the Chairman of NESG who announced this week during the 27th Nigerian Economic Summit, the startups were founded by young Nigerian entrepreneurs. He added …

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Shares Uganda: Building East Africa's economy Through Local Relationships

Shares Uganda: Building East Africa’s economy Through Local Relationships

Founder of Shares Uganda, Marck van Esch, as his head in East Africa showing great interest in supporting local farmers as a way to succeed as an entrepreneur and to grow the economy at large. Although the businessman hails from the Netherlands. But you sure can trace where his heart is, Africa. The company so …

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The New Malaria Vaccine; A Breakthrough For Science

The New Malaria Vaccine; A Breakthrough For Science

The World Health Organization, WHO on Wednesday announced the new malaria vaccine after years of fighting the deadly disease with anti-malaria drugs and treated nets. “The long-awaited malaria vaccine for children is a breakthrough for science, child health and malaria control”, WHO Director-General, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said. He added that: “Using this vaccine on top …

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