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Visa’s Africa strategy banks on startup partnerships – TechCrunch

Visa has prioritized growth in Africa, and partnering with startups is central to its strategy. This became obvious in 2019 after the global financial services giant entered a series of collaborations...
Burundi, Botswanna, Sierra Leone confirm index cases of Covid-19

Burundi, Botswanna, Sierra Leone confirm index cases of Covid-19

Sierra Leone has confirmed its first Covid-19 case, after a 37-year-old male travelled from France on March 16 via Air Brussels. Prior to this confirmation, Sierra Leone was the only West...

Coronavirus spreads to more African nations

The list of African nations hit by the coronavirus keeps growing, with Namibia, Rwanda, and Eswatini among those reporting their first cases. In Eswatini, formerly Swaziland, the health minister said the...

Buhari condemns external interference in Libya

President Muhammadu Buhari has expressed concern over the lack of tangible progress and the worsening security and humanitarian situation in Libya. Mr Buhari raised this concern at the African Union Peace...

AU Summit opens with focus on reducing armed conflict

The 33rd African Union Summit opened on Thursday with a gathering that focused on reducing armed conflicts to achieve the continent’s developmental priorities. The week-long assembly of African governments and allied...

Jumia, DHL and Alibaba will face off in African e-commerce 2.0 – TechCrunch

The business of selling consumer goods and services online is a relatively young endeavor across Africa, but e-commerce is set to boom. Over the last eight years, the sector has seen...

Jumia IPOs, China goes digital, Nigeria becomes fintech capital – TechCrunch

2019 brought more global attention to Africa’s tech scene than perhaps any previous year. A high-profile IPO, visits by both Jacks (Ma and Dorsey) and big Chinese startup investment energized that. The...
14 killed in rebel attack in Congo

14 killed in rebel attack in Congo

A government official on Friday said no fewer than 14 people have been killed in a militia attack in eastern Congo. Donat Kibwana, the administrator of Beni territory, told dpa that...

29 people die as South Sudan clans clash over Nile Island

At least 29 people were killed in South Sudan on Thursday when two rival clans clashed over the ownership of an island on the Nile river. An Area coordinator,...

Sahara Reporters founder Sowore remains detained in Nigeria – TechCrunch

The founder of African investigative digital media site Sahara Reporters Omoyele Sowore remains detained in Nigeria on charges including treason, his wife Opeyemi Sowore told TechCrunch. Her husband founded Sahara Reporters...

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