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South Africa‘s Workshop 17 announces new workspace concept

South Africa’s leading flexible workspace solutions provider, Workshop17 has kick-started the new year on a high note by bagging a global finalist position in the

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California voters classify ride-hailing drivers as contractors

The US state of California has voted to hand ride hailing startups Uber and Lyft a big victory — and labor unions a big setback

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Free e-learning for rural Africa using German technology

Africa’s e-learning market has seen substantial growth due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, with the use of e-learning applications and platforms surging as schools and

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‘Our dream is to digitize farming in Kenya’

Raised in a village where every family depended on subsistence maize farming for a living, he experienced the challenges of traditional farming first hand, witnessing

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8 West African start-ups selected for training

 Suguba in partnership with Mercy Corps and the French Development Agency (AFD) is organizing its second investment readiness program in French-speaking West Africa to support

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Mastercard unveils Fintech Express to empower startups in Africa

Mastercard has launched Fintech Express in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), a program designed to facilitate emerging fintechs’ launch and expansion. Leveraging the power

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20 young African entrepreneurs shortlisted for Anzisha Prize

The Anzisha Prize, a partnership between African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation, has revealed its top 20 finalists for 2020. Winners will be announced at

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Ericsson Innovation Awards 2020 turn to tackling climate change

Ericsson has officially launched its annual Ericsson Innovation Awards (EIA) 2020, a global competition that offers university students around the world the chance to develop

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Covid-19 apps show Africa can overcome healthcare hurdles

 Most developing countries, most of which are found in Africa, are faced with numerous challenges in provision of quality health to its people.  The capacity

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Innovator moves to eliminate Kenya’s e-learning snags

The quest for access to inclusive education in developing economies is becoming a key debate in Africa, with the 2020 Global Education Monitoring Report released

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Kenyan upstart recruited into Y-Combinator

Kenyan tech company MarketForce 360 is among a list of startups that got accepted into American startup accelerator, Y-Combinator – Summer 2020 batch as the only one from sub-Saharan Africa. The startup is

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Tapping tech to attain affordable universal healthcare

That a doctor is just a click away is no longer a dream but a reality. Daktari Africa, an online medical provider, has made it

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How Dr Semmelweis’s handwashing philosophy is saving Nairobians

During the Black Death of the 14th century where between 75 million to 200 million lives were lost, the Jews of Europe recorded a significantly

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USD 50,000 up for grabs during AU’s African Integration Week

The African Union (AU) in collaboration with the AfroChampions Initiative is using the month of July to celebrate the continent’s cultural diversity via a virtual

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VC4A and AWS offer millions to Africa’s startups

Startup ecosystem builder Venture Capital for Africa (VC4A) is calling for disruptive African scale-ups looking to raise between Sh50 million and Sh1 billion to apply