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    Seedstars World and StartupYourLife Welcomes 30 startups from Africa

    CASABLANCA, MOROCCO: February 2nd – Seedstars World (SSW), the global seed-stage startup competition for emerging markets and fast-growing startup scenes, joined forces with StartupYourLife (SYL), one of the major Moroccan startup organizations, to host Seedstars Africa, the first edition of an annual Africa Summit that connects African entrepreneurs, investors...
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    iROKO Closes on $19m in Funding for Content & Capital Deals

    African mobile entertainment and internet TV pioneer, iROKO, has announced multiple deals totaling $19 million to enable them to scale across Africa. The figure is made up of content development and capital funding deals from French media giant CANAL+ and existing investor Kinnevik AB. iROKO will channel the investment...
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    Startups: Announcing Seedstars Africa 2016 Events

    Talent is everywhere, which is why the SeedStars World Team are traveling to 52+ countries to find & invest into the best entrepreneurs & analyze startup ecosystems. After years of traveling through over 15 African countries, meeting hundreds of entrepreneurs in dozens of cities our view is clear: SeedStars...
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    Facebook Brings Internet.org Innovation Challenge to Africa

    Facebook is launching the Internet.org Innovation Challenge in Africa, with the aim of recognizing developers and entrepreneurs who are using the internet to improve the standard of education and economic health in their communities. Developers across Africa are invited to enter the challenge. Facebook will present an Innovation Challenge...
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    Metro Africa Xpress (MAX) Makes TechCrunch Disrupt London Finals

    Metro Africa Xpress (or MAX, for short),  founded by Adetayo Bamiduro and his co-founder Chinedu Azodoha is a last-mile delivery service for urban Africa based in Lagos, Nigeria. They presented in front of multiple groups of industry leaders serving competing for £30,000 and the highly coveted Disrupt Cup in London. The...
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    $100,000 One Africa Award Winner Announced.

    The 2015 ONE Africa Award recognises Africa-driven; Africa led advocacy efforts that have demonstrated success at community, national or regional level. The award is aimed at recognising, rewarding, and advancing the exceptional work of organisations, founded by Africans and based in Africa, dedicated to helping Africa achieve the Millennium Development Goals....
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    FlyAfrica.com to Commence Western & Central Africa Routes.

    Traveling within the African continent can be fun, adventurous and challenging at the same time all depending on your mode of transportation. If you truly want to travel from the Eastern Africa to the West Africa, or from the North Africa to Southern Africa in great comfort, your only...
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    Accra Soup – Nourishing Creative Ideas One Bowl of Soup at a Time

    Do you think “light soup” can change Accra? A new crowd-funding initiative believes it can. So many bad things have happened in Accra over the years; from floods, fires, cholera to buildings collapsing and authorities have only had knee-jerk reactions to attempt to respond to calls for reform. A...
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    Highlights from Rwanda’s Transform Africa Summit 2015

    Highlights from Transform Africa Summit 2015 in Rwanda from October 19-21 which was co-hosted by Rwandan President, Paul Kagame and the Secretary General of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Houlin Zhao ...
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    Cameroonian Game Developers rethinking the future of Africa, through Games

    Laura Hudson writes in Boing Boing: How game developers in Cameroon are rethinking the future of Africa, through games When Kiro’o Games first set out to raise money for its debut video game, the Cameroon-based company ran into an unusual problem: investors thought was a scam. “It was really...
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    Interview: Rebecca Enonchong and Michael Ike on Why Culture Matters.

    In this episode of African Entrepreneurs interview, SmartMonkey TV caught up two budding Entrepreneurs Rebecca Enonchong (Cameroon) and Michael Ike (Nigeria) on “Why Culture Matters”. Rebecca Enonchong – Cameroon Rebecca Enonchong is the Chair of ActivSpaces, Cameroon and talks about: the differences between the Anglophone and Francophone start-up worlds....
  • Barclays Africa Launches Fintech Innovation Hub – Rise

    Africa’s innovators and start-ups will have the ability to scale their ideas in new markets following the launch today of Rise, a physical and virtual global community that facilitates collaboration and fintech innovation. Funded by Barclays Africa, Rise is ideally positioned to take advantage of technology solutions that are...
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