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Press Freedom Fears After West Africa Leaks Reporter Convicted in Benin

A journalist who revealed offshore accounts and shell companies of a corporate titan and French trade representative has been fined and given a suspended jail sentence by a court in...
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How Nigeria’s Vesicash is making digital payments more secure

Startups across Africa are launching a wide variety of solutions aimed at increasing access to payments and remittances services, but few are focusing on the security aspect. One company this...
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New $40m impact investment fund targets high-potential startups in rural Africa

Global consultancy firm Palladium has announced a US$40 million impact investment fund aimed at bridging the financing gap for small businesses in Sub-Saharan Africa.The Palladium Impact Fund I will provide...
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Nigerian property investment platform Vistafront secures funding round

Nigerian startup Vistafront, a tech platform that allows users to co-fund real estate projects, has raised funding from real estate investment firm Landwey in return for a 25 per cent...
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MEST invests $1.1m in 11 graduating tech startups

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has invested a combined US$1.1 million in 11 tech startups formed by graduates from its entrepreneurial training programme.Launched in 2008, MEST is a...
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Chinese mobile manufacturer Transsion launches African fintech fund

Chinese mobile manufacturer Transsion Holdings, a market leader in Africa, has partnered Kenya’s Wapi Capital to launch a fund for early-stage fintech startups on the continent.Transsion, which owns brands including...
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Meet the 8 startups pitching at Seedstars event in Senegal

Eight Senegalese startups have been selected to take part in the Dakar edition of the global Seedstars World competition, where they will pitch for a place in the global final...
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22 female entrepreneurs finalists for AWIEF Awards

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has announced the 22 finalists for its annual awards, which celebrate women leaders and entrepreneurs in Africa.AWIEF celebrates its fifth anniversary at...
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Gray Matters Capital’s coLABS to seed fund early-stage ‘for-profit’ ventures across Africa benefiting women...

coLABS, a gender lens, global investment portfolio launched by US-based impact investor Gray Matters Capital (GMC), is inviting applications from social enterprises that are creating inclusive and prosperous futures for...
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Seedstars launches 2nd Seedspace hub in Lagos

Seedstars has partnered GrowthLab, formerly known as Starta, to launch a second Lagos-based Seedspace hub to provide a space for startups and corporates to collaborate and grow together.The Switzerland-based Seedstars,...

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