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YC-backed Djamo is building a financial super app for consumers in Francophone Africa

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Djamo, a financial super app for consumers in Francophone Africa, is the first startup from Ivory Coast to get backing from Y Combinator. While there has been a huge profusion of financial services that have emerged in recent years in Africa, Djamo’s mission …


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South Africa halts AstraZeneca jab over new strain

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A study of the vaccine's effectiveness against the South Africa variant shows "disappointing" results.


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Africa's data gap: Measuring the cost of not counting the dead

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Just eight countries in Africa have adequate death registration systems, a BBC investigation finds.


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Australia pull out of South Africa Test tour because of coronavirus concerns

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Australia pull out of their upcoming Test tour of South Africa because of coronavirus concerns.


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Rugby Australia offers to host this summer's British and Irish Lions tour

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Rugby Australia offers to host this summer's British and Irish Lions series against South Africa.


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Four key areas to watch for the Lions - who can stake their claim in the Six Nations?

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BBC Sport looks at some of the contenders for the 2021 British and Irish Lions tour of South Africa.


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Covid-19: Which countries in Africa are administering vaccines?

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Some African nations have just begun vaccination programmes, but many have yet to start.


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Biden adds South Africa to Covid travel bans

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The White House has imposed a new ban on South Africa over the new virus variant there.


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Coronavirus: South Africa lifts alcohol ban as Covid rules ease

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The president removes some restrictions as infections fall and one million vaccine doses arrive.


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Rhino poaching in South Africa falls during Covid-19 lockdown

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A 33% year-on-year reduction in the killing of rhino for their horns is linked to Covid-19 lockdowns.


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Pngme, a financial data platform, closes $3M seed to accelerate growth in Sub-Saharan Africa

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Since M-Pesa’s mobile money infrastructure came into play in 2007, there has been a proliferation of fintech services ranging from wallets to savings and loans. With this mobile money ecosystem growing in double-digits year-on-year, a lot of data is being cre…


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Workers missing after ArcelorMittal South Africa site accident - Reuters Africa

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Rescue efforts are under way at ArcelorMittal South Africa's Vanderbijlpark Works to find three employees missing after an accident, the steelmaker said on Wednesday.


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Cape cormorants: Caring for South Africa's chicks abandoned in wild

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Rescuers in South Africa come to the aid of hundreds of baby birds abandoned by their parents.


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Fawad hits century as Pakistan establish lead over South Africa

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Fawad Alam hits a century as Pakistan finish day two of the first Test against South Africa in Karachi with an 88-run lead.


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Hogging Covid vaccines endangers all nations, warns South Africa expert

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No countries are safe until all are vaccinated, a leading Covid-19 expert says.


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Debutant Nauman takes 5-35 as Pakistan beat South Africa

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Debutant Nauman Ali claims 5-35 as Pakistan wrap up a seven-wicket win over South Africa with a day to spare in the first Test in Karachi.


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Jack Dorsey and Jay Z invest $23.6 million to fund Bitcoin development

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Twitter and Square CEO Jack Dorsey and rapper Jay Z have created an endowment to fund bitcoin development initially in Africa and India, Dorsey said Friday. The duo is putting 500 bitcoin, which is currently worth $23.6 million, in the endowment called ₿trust…


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How African startups raised investments in 2020

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The venture capital scene in Africa has consistently grown, with an influx of capital from local and international investors reaching unprecedented heights in recent years. To understand how much growth has occurred, African startups raised a meagre $400 mill…


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South African digital bank TymeBank lands $109M from UK and Phillippines investors

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The onset of the pandemic has led to increased demand across customer income groups around the world for digital banking options. We’ve seen how digital banks like Zolve and Nubank have raised money in recent months to fill this need. This time, a startup fro…


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Rabada reaches 200 Test wickets but South Africa mini-collapse gives Pakistan upper hand

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Kagiso Rabada reached 200 Test wickets but South Africa suffered a late mini-collapse on the third day of the first Test against Pakistan in Karachi.