Technology & Science

South Africa: Health Firm Operates Hospital-At-Home Service

April 16, 2021 | Source: TechCrunch

[TechCrunch] For a continent with such stark inequality, Africa has seen limited innovation to increase access to healthcare and reduce healthcare delivery costs. Over the years, there has been continued investment in traditional care models despite th…

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Africa: Japanese VC Samurai Incubate Closes $18.6m Fund for African Startups

April 16, 2021 | Source: TechCrunch

[TechCrunch] Samurai Incubate, a Tokyo-based venture capital firm, announced today it has closed its “Samurai Africa 2nd General Partnership” fund, totalling 2.026 billion yen (~$18.6 million).

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Nigeria: Sustaining Legacy At the MTN Foundation

April 15, 2021 | Source: This Day

[This Day] As Nonny Patricia Ugboma bows out at the MTN Nigeria Foundation, Raheem Akingbolu takes a look at the brand and how the erstwhile executive secretary strove to sustain the legacy of its founding fathers as well as carving out a special niche…

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Nigeria: Awasthi – Ubiquitous Spectrum, Driver for Broadband Connectivity

April 15, 2021 | Source: This Day

[This Day] The Chief Executive Officer, Spectranet, Mr. Ajay Awasthi, speaks on the resilience of internet service providers amid the COVID-19 and the importance of spectrum in driving broadband growth. Excerpts:

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Nigeria: Tech Platform to Accelerate Microfinance Industry Growth

April 15, 2021 | Source: This Day

[This Day] The Microfinance Development Company Lmited (MDCL) has launched liquidity platform, designed to accelerate micro finance industry growth in Nigeria.

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South Africa: Why South Africa-Based Car Subscription Company Planet42 Is Going Carbon Neutral

April 14, 2021 | Source: TechCrunch

[TechCrunch] Since ride-hailing companies like Uber and Bolt disrupted the transportation industry, one of the thorns on their sides has been traffic congestion and pollution. Research has shown that trips from ride-hailing cars have more emissions tha…

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Nigeria: 9Mobile Empowers Journalists On Requisite Skills for Good Reportage

April 14, 2021 | Source: Vanguard

[Vanguard] To equip journalists with the requisite skills and knowledge needed to boost reportage and adapt effectively to the dynamic media landscape, telecommunication service provider, 9mobile, held a capacity-building session for them recently.

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Tunisia: Digital4jobs – Dozens of Technology Providers and 11 SMEs Partake in Hannover Messe Digital Edition

April 13, 2021 | Source: Tunis Afrique Presse

[Tunis Afrique Presse] Tunis/Tunisia — A dozen of technology providers and 11 Tunisian industrial small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are taking part in HANNOVER MESSE Digital Edition (HM21), organised on April 12-16.

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Nigeria: Digital Landlord Adopts AI in Short-Let Home Rentals

April 13, 2021 | Source: This Day

[This Day] With the emergence of technological and its contributions to ease of doing business, a myriad of investments across sectors have taken the charge to leverage technological offerings to advance their businesses. Nigeria ranks very high among …

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Africa: Nigerian Fintech Appzone Raises $10m for Expansion and Proprietary Technology

April 12, 2021 | Source: TechCrunch

[TechCrunch] Africa’s fintech space has gained proper attention over the past few years in investments but it is not news that startups still battle with offering high-quality products. However, they seem to be doing quite well compared with traditiona…

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