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Timeline

July 7, 2019

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari signs up to the $3 trillion Africa free trade agreement.

August 2018

VC firm TLcom Capital has closed its Tide Africa Fund at $71 million with plans to make up to 12 startup investments over the next 18 months.

2011

Huawei enters the Africa market in 2011 by launching a smartphone priced from $100 in Nigeria.

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Zaheena Rasheed
April 6, 2020
news.google.com
For the fourth day in a row, the numbers have dropped from the previous day in Spain as global deaths near 70,000.
April 5, 2020
ThePrint
ScientiFix, our weekly feature, offers you a summary of the top global science stories of the week, with links to their sources.
April 3, 2020
Business Insider
Two highly respected French doctors discussed on live television how a potential new treatment against COVID-19 should be first tested in Africa, "where there
Jake Bright
April 2, 2020
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 on the continent, but Visa confirmed it in their 2020 Investor Day presentation. On the company's annual call, participants mentioned Africa 28 times and [...]
Alexis Akwagyiram
April 2, 2020
U.S.
Governments across Africa are teaming up with technology giants including Facebook and WhatsApp to fight misinformation about coronavirus on social media platforms that could propel the pandemic on a continent with shaky healthcare systems.
Will Dunham
April 1, 2020
U.S.
Scientists have solved a longstanding mystery over the age of a landmark skull found in 1921 in Zambia - the first fossil of an extinct human species discovered in Africa - in research with big implications for deciphering the origin of our own species.
Michael Marshall
April 1, 2020
New Scientist
A prehistoric human species that lived in Europe 1.2 million to 800,000 years ago is emerging as a contender to be our last common ancestor with Neanderthals
Jake Bright
April 1, 2020
TechCrunch
In March, the virus gripping the world -- COVID-19 -- started to spread in Africa. In short order, actors across the continent's tech ecosystem began to step up to stem the spread. Early in March Africa's coronavirus cases by country were in the single digits, but by mid-month those numbers had spiked leading the World [...]
Graham Lawton
April 1, 2020
New Scientist
Forget the simple out-of-Africa idea of how humans evolved. A huge array of fossils and genome studies has completely rewritten the story of how we came into being.
Helen Reid
March 31, 2020
IN
Informal gold miners from South America to Africa are selling gold at almost 40% discounts as measures to curb the coronavirus crimp supply routes and dry up funding.
March 31, 2020
WebWire
By 2022, over 90% of enterprises worldwide will be relying on a mix of on-premises/dedicated private clouds, multiple public clouds, and legacy platforms to meet their infrastructure needs. That's according to the latest forecast from global technology research and consulting services firm International Data Corporation (IDC), which expects 2021 to be the year of multi-cloud, with the vast majority of enterprises deploying combinations of on-premises, off-premises, public, and private clou...
Libby George
March 30, 2020
IN
Collapsing oil prices are costing some OPEC members not only lost revenue when they most need it to tackle the coronavirus crisis, but also market share they may never recoup.
Joe Bavier
March 27, 2020
U.S.
Africa is crying out for debt relief to weather a perfect storm of coronavirus, plummeting oil and commodity prices, mounting budget deficits and weaker currencies.
March 26, 2020
WebWire
Opera, one of the world's leading browser providers, and international nonprofit organization, Worldreader, are expanding the access to ebooks for children and students via the Opera Mini browser during the coronavirus outbreak. Starting this week, Worldreader will offer a new selection of ebooks to Opera Mini users as well as a brand new web app designed for children. The regular version of the Worldreader app provides ebooks for young adult readers. It features hundreds of books for l...
Jake Bright
March 26, 2020
TechCrunch
Since its inception, Cape Town based crowdsolving startup Zindi has been building a database of data scientists across Africa. It now has 12,000 registered on its its platform that uses AI and machine learning to tackle complex problems and will offer them cash-prizes to find solutions to curb COVID-19. Zindi has an open challenge focused [...]
Jake Bright
March 25, 2020
TechCrunch
Africa is using digital finance as a means to stem the spread of COVID-19. Governments and startups on the continent are implementing measures to shift a greater volume of payment transactions toward mobile money and away from cash -- which the World Health Organization flagged as a conduit for the spread of the coronavirus. It's [...]
Damien Gayle (now), Helen Sullivan (earlier)
March 25, 2020
the Guardian
Employees eat their lunch while staying 2 meters away from each other at the Dongfeng Fengshen plant in Wuhan, Hubei province, China where the coronavirus outbreak started. Wuhan has allowed car producers and auto part suppliers to resume work recently. Photograph: Getty Images
James Rogers
March 23, 2020
Fox News
New York State will start coronavirus drug trials Tuesday in an attempt to control the pandemic.
Jake Bright
March 23, 2020
TechCrunch
Pan-African e-commerce company Jumia is adapting its digital retail network to curb the spread of COVID-19. The Nigeria headquartered operation -- with online goods and services verticals in 11 African countries -- announced a series of measures on Friday. Jumia will donate certified face masks to health ministries in Kenya, Ivory Coast, Morocco, Nigeria and [...]
March 21, 2020
Morocco World News
The World Health Organization (WHO) issues warnings on the COVID-19 crisis with a special emphasis on the African continent.
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