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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.

TWITTER SETS UP AFRICAN HEADQUARTERS IN GHANA

TWITTER SETS UP AFRICAN HEADQUARTERS IN GHANA

Twitter announced on Monday, 12th April, the recruitment of an eleven-member team in Ghana, thereby making the West African country its headquarters for the African continent. In an official statement released by the company, it said: “Today, in line with our growth strategy, we are pleased to announce that we are building a team in …

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COVID-19: Nigeria Produces Local Vaccines

COVID-19: Nigeria Produces Local Vaccines

On Monday, 22nd of March, Secretary to the Government of the Federation and Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on COVID-19, Boss Mustapha, mentioned that Nigeria has, courtesy of its scientists, produced at least two local COVID-19 vaccines. The vaccines are, by virtue of his testimony, currently awaiting clinical trials and certifica­tion before becoming useful …

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FLUTTERWAVE PARTNERS WITH PAYPAL

FLUTTERWAVE PARTNERS WITH PAYPAL TO ENHANCE PAN-AFRICAN TRANSACTIONS

Fintech company Flutterwave has teamed up with U.S. payments giant PayPal to enable the latter’s customers pay African merchants through its platform, the Africa-focused payments firm said on Tuesday. The collaboration will connect small and medium enterprises with the more than 377 million PayPal account holders globally, Flutterwave said, eliminating the barrier to cross-border commerce. …

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Alex

ALEX ORIAIFO: The Four-Eyed Edo King of Content Breaking the Internet

INTERVIEW WITH ALEX ORIAIFO Alex Oriaifo is really a budding polymath. An artist, economist, dancer, influencer, and ghostwriter; he is the epitome of how much social media can redefine odds in the favor of a man living in a very dysfunctional system. He is also the Founder of House Of 308. Hello, Alex. It’s a …

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G-Gateway

How G-Gateway is Coding Digital Opportunities for Women in IT

G-Gateway is pioneered by the two women remarking their ingenuity amid the pandemic, climate change crisis, and in a male-dominated industry. It is the first female-led tech company in Gaza founded by Bassma Ali and Tasha Abu Safieh. Out of the uncertainties of an unusual year, the ICT company has set out to support women …

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Harry

HARRY BARNES-DABBAN: The Maven Designing Health Into The Future of African Ports

Harry Barnes-Dabban is the Founder and Executive Coordinator of Ports Environmental Network-Africa (PENAf), an organization created with the sole aim of securing the environmental health of African ports. Harry is influencing the future of African ports towards addressing existing challenges through local and international partnerships for a better future. He studied Environmental Policy and Governance …

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Lagos

Lagos State Allocates 60% of its Budget to Infrastructure after EndSARS Protest

The biggest commercial hub of Nigeria, Lagos state, is planning to invest more in infrastructure following the disaster caused by hoodlums who took advantage of the peaceful EndSARS protest in October, 2020. The Lagos government’s proposed budget is ₦1.164 trillion for the year 2021 with 60% of it going into major projects which is “massive …

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Gregory

GREGORY UGWI: The Idea Alchemist Behind Thinkum

Gregory Ugwi is a former strategist at Goldman Sachs, established in 1869. A company committed to advising companies on buying and selling businesses, raising capital, and managing risks for over 150 years. With Justin Zhen, a former college classmate and hedge fund employee, he leads a multi-million dollar company with Goldman Sachs as one of …

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COVID-19: Zimbabwe Imposes 30 Day Lockdown

COVID-19: Zimbabwe Imposes 30 Day Lockdown

Following a spike in coronavirus (COVID-19) cases within the first few days of the new year, Zimbabwe has reintroduced a 12-hour curfew from 6 pm until 6 am everyday for 30 days. The new curfew was announced on Saturday by Zimbabwe’s Vice President Constantino Chiwenga. In his address, he stated the reasons for the new …

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Egypt

EGYPT: Go Green Exhibition to present natural gas-powered vehicles on the 6th

Egypt is set to launch the ‘Go Green Exhibition’, the first of its kind in a two-day event from 4th January to 6th, highlighting the conversion of vehicles to clean energy and replacement technologies at the Egypt International Exhibition Center (EIEC). The event has been sponsored by President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. Despite the negative effect …

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