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Nigeria’s Mono raises millions to power the internet economy in Africa

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In February, Nigerian fintech startup Mono announced its acceptance into Y Combinator and, at the time, it wanted to build the Plaid for Africa. Three months later, the startup has a different mission: to power the internet economy in Africa and has closed $2…


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White rhino Emma travels to Japan to find love and a mate

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The white rhino is endangered, with an estimated 19,000 left in the wild across southern Africa.


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Opontia raises $20M to roll up e-commerce brands in Africa and the Middle East

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Razor Group. Branded. Thrasio. These are big names in the new wave of e-commerce companies taking the world by storm. Their business of acquiring small e-commerce brands that look promising and consolidating them is quite popular in the U.S. and Europe. The c…


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Sinckler called up as Lions replacement for injured Porter

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England prop Kyle Sinckler is called up to the British and Irish Lions squad for the tour of South Africa after an injury to Ireland's Andrew Porter.


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Nexford University lands $10.8M pre-Series A to scale its flexible remote learning platform

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Two profound problems face the higher education sector globally — affordability and relevance. Whether you live in Africa, Europe, or the U.S., a major reason why people don’t go to university or college or even drop out because they cannot afford tuition fee…


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African fintech OPay reportedly raising $400M at $1.5B valuation

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Chinese-backed and Africa-focused fintech platform OPay is in talks to raise up to $400 million, The Information reported today. The fundraising will be coming two years after OPay announced two funding rounds in 2019 — $50 million in June and $120 million Se…


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Naspers co-leads $14.5M extension round in mobility startup WhereIsMyTransport

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Many people in emerging markets depend on informal public transport to move across cities. But while there are ride-hailing and bus-hailing applications in some of these cities, there’s a dire need for journey-planning apps to improve mobility for users and r…


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Talks underway with investors to make COVID vaccines in Africa -Kagame - Reuters

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Senegal, Rwanda and South Africa are in talks with investors to start the production of coronavirus vaccines in Africa, Rwandan President Paul Kagame said on Monday.


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France to work with South Africa over vaccines access for Africa - Reuters

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France has decided to work with South Africa to help African countries to get access to vaccines, French President Emmanuel Macron told a news conference on Thursday ahead of a G7 summit.


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WTO head says South Africa, Senegal, Rwanda and Nigeria considered as vaccine production hubs - Reuters

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Africa is working with the European Union and other partners to help create regional vaccine manufacturing hubs in South Africa, Senegal and Rwanda, with Nigeria under consideration, World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said.


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WTO head says South Africa, Senegal, Rwanda and Nigeria considered as vaccine production hubs - Reuters

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Africa is working with the European Union and other partners to help create regional vaccine manufacturing hubs in South Africa, Senegal and Rwanda, with Nigeria under consideration, World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala said.


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Letter from Africa: How Zimbabwe is still haunted by Robert Mugabe

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Long-serving ruler Robert Mugabe, who died in 2019, seems to be causing trouble from beyond the grave.


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Africa COVID trajectory is 'very concerning', WHO official says - Reuters

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The trend of COVID-19 cases in Africa is very concerning, a senior World Health Organization official said on Friday.


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Amazon's Africa HQ plan angers indigenous peoples - Reuters

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Amazon faces protests in Cape Town, where indigenous peoples say its choice of land for a new HQ would desecrate a key heritage site.


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Nigerian growth lags Africa, poverty rising, says World Bank - Reuters

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Nigerian economic growth has resumed after the COVID shock but is lagging the rest of sub-Saharan Africa, with food inflation, heightened insecurity and stalled reforms slowing growth and increasing poverty, the World Bank said on Tuesday.


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Nigeria growth lags Africa, World Bank says - Reuters

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Amid heightened insecurity and food prices inflation, Nigeria's economy is predicted to grow more slowly than the rest of sub-Sharan Africa, the World Bank has said. Nneka Chile has more.


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Amazon's Africa HQ plan angers indigenous peoples - Reuters

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Amazon faces protests in Cape Town, where indigenous peoples say its choice of land for a new HQ would desecrate a key heritage site. Julian Satterthwaite reports.


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South Africa officially enters third COVID-19 wave - Reuters

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South Africa has entered its third wave of COVID-19 infections, the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NCID) said on Thursday, as the continent's worst-hit country registered 9,149 new cases.


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Cyprus elects first female parliamentary speaker - Reuters Africa

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The Cypriot parliament elected its first female speaker on Thursday, handing the role to 35-year-old Annita Demetriou, a member of the governing conservative Democratic Rally party.


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Spain's top court opposes pardoning jailed Catalan separatists - Reuters Africa

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Spain's Supreme Court opposes potential government pardons for the 12 Catalan separatist leaders convicted for their role in the region's failed independence bid in 2017, it said in a non-binding report on Tuesday.