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    Is Mastodon The Social Media Platform Black Twitter Needs?

    Many users have been looking for a new social networking site to call home ever since Elon Musk took control of Twitter. Is Mastodon the answer? Since Elon Musk’s Twitter takeover, many users have been searching for a new social networking platform they can call home. Mastodon, a social network...
  • Orange launches its commercial 5G network in Botswana.

    Botswana is the first Orange-developed African nation to roll out a 5G network for commercial use. The launch of 5G will strengthen the country’s innovation and digital inclusion. With a 30% population coverage starting on November 11, 2022, Orange Botswana will be the first Orange affiliate in Africa to...
  • Meta Announces Layoffs Affecting 11,000 Employees.

    In one of the most significant tech layoffs this year, Meta, the parent company of Facebook, fired 13% of its staff, or more than 11,000 workers. Facebook’s parent company, Meta, has announced it will lay off 11,000 employees or around 13 percent of the company’s total staff. CEO Mark...
  • Whatsapp Has Officially Launch Its Communities Tab.

    New functionality called “Community” is being added to the app of WhatsApp, a platform owned by Meta and used worldwide. The popular messaging service has been active this year, and the most recent feature addition is a new Communities option that appears next to the standard Chats page on...
  • Flourish Ventures launches Madica, an Africa-focused pre-seed investment platform.

    New investment program targets up to 30 underrepresented entrepreneurs in underserved sectors and geographies across Africa. Flourish Ventures, a global venture capital firm investing in mission-driven fintech entrepreneurs, announced the launch of affiliate Madica, a structured investment program for pre-seed-stage technology companies in Africa. Aiming to serve mission-driven and under-represented founders,...
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    African Startups Need An Enabling Ecosystem To Succeed.

    Fintech continues to be the dominant industry within the ecosystem, with the top investment destinations on the continent being Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa, and Kenya. The thriving African startup market is well-positioned to become a pillar of the continent’s digital economy, fostering local innovation through relevant solutions to societal...
  • MEST Africa Challenge Announces Top Five Finalists.

    MEST Africa Challenge has announced the top five finalists going into the final stage of the 2022 MEST Africa Challenge pitch competition. The startups that will compete in the 2022 MEST Africa Challenge pitch competition are Sproutly (Nigeria), Kweli (Senegal), Swoove (Ghana), Hisa (Kenya), and Desert Green Africa (South...
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    Nigeria’s Stears Raises $3.3M to Address Africa’s Data Shortage.

    Stears, a Nigerian data and intelligence company, has raised $3.3 million to address Africa’s data shortage. A Nigerian data and intelligence company, Stears has raised $3.3 million to expand into East and Southern Africa, improve its data collection and analytics capabilities, and acquire talent. MaC Venture Capital led this...
  • Microsoft’s Appoints Kunle Awosika for It’s Africa Transformation Office.

    Kunle Awosika, a seasoned Microsoft employee, has been named Managing Director for the Africa Transformation Office to drive its strategic digital transformation initiatives across Africa. Microsoft veteran and Africa expert Kunle Awosika assume the position of Managing Director for the Africa Transformation Office as Wael Elkabbany steps into a...
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