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April 30, 2020
African fintech firm Flutterwave launches SME e-commerce portal.
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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November 26, 2021
AP NEWS
BRUSSELS (AP) -- The European Union's executive said Friday it wants to stop air travel from southern Africa to counter the spread of a new COVID-19 variant.EU Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement that she "proposes, in close coordination with the member states, to activate the emergency brake to stop air travel from the southern African region."
By FARAI MUTSAKA
November 18, 2021
AP NEWS
By VICTORIA MILKO
November 10, 2021
AP NEWS
JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) -- From the southern border of Germany to the highest peaks in Africa, glaciers around the world have served as moneymaking tourist attractions, natural climate records for scientists and beacons of beliefs for indigenous groups.
By The Associated Press
October 14, 2021
AP NEWS
BUDAPEST, Hungary -- Hungary recorded its highest daily number of new COVID-19 cases in five months Thursday amid a spike in coronavirus deaths and hospitalizations.Officials reported 1,141 new cases, the highest daily total since May 14.
By MARIA CHENG
October 14, 2021
AP NEWS
LONDON (AP) -- As coronavirus vaccines trickle into some of the poorest countries in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, data suggest some women are consistently missing out, in another illustration of how the doses are being unevenly distributed around the world.
The Associated Press
October 9, 2021
CTVNews
Lebanon's two main power plants were forced to shut down after running out of fuel, the state electricity company said Saturday, leaving the small country with no government-produced power.
Reuters
October 9, 2021
CTVNews
Britain's most energy intensive manufacturers, including producers of steel, glass, ceramics and paper, have warned the government that unless something is done about soaring wholesale gas prices they could be forced to shut down production.
The Associated Press
October 8, 2021
CTVNews
U.S. stocks are opening mixed on Friday after a disappointing jobs report thudded onto Wall Street and raised questions about whether the Federal Reserve will change its timeline to pare back its support for markets.
Mark Mancini
October 7, 2021
HowStuffWorks
"Cryptids" are animals whose existence is unproven, but we sure do love to believe in them.
October 7, 2021
mint
Drugmakers face pressure to supply Covid-19 vaccines to low-income countries; the new plant isn't expected to open for a few years
By James Gallagher
October 6, 2021
BBC News
After years of trials, the vaccine has shown potential to save tens of thousands of children's lives.
John Timmer
October 6, 2021
Ars Technica
While the efficacy is under 50 percent, it should still save numerous lives.
October 6, 2021
The Economic Times
The decision followed a review of a pilot programme deployed since 2019 in Ghana, Kenya and Malawi in which more than two million doses were given of the vaccine, first made by the pharmaceutical company GSK in 1987.
By Matt McGrath
October 6, 2021
BBC News
Climate academics from some of the regions worst hit by warming are struggling to be published.
October 2, 2021
The Economic Times
Over the years, CEO Elon Musk has often talked about Tesla launching in his native Africa, especially his home country of South Africa, but it has yet to happen. It doesn't mean that there are no Tesla vehicles in Africa.
By ALAN SUDERMAN, FRANK BAJAK and RODNEY MUHUMUZA
October 1, 2021
AP NEWS
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Outsiders have long profited from Africa's riches of gold, diamonds, and even people. Digital resources have proven no different. Millions of internet addresses assigned to Africa have been waylaid, some fraudulently, including through insider machinations linked to a former top employee of the nonprofit that assigns the continent's addresses.
By ALAN SUDERMAN, FRANK BAJAK and RODNEY MUHUMUZA
October 1, 2021
AP NEWS
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) -- Outsiders have long profited from Africa's riches of gold, diamonds, and even people. Digital resources have proven no different. Millions of internet addresses assigned to Africa have been waylaid, some fraudulently, including through insider machinations linked to a former top employee of the nonprofit that assigns the continent's addresses.
Crunchbase News
September 29, 2021
Crunchbase News
Crunchbase News' top picks of the news to stay current in the VC and startup world.
IANS
September 29, 2021
@bsindia
Facebook has announced a new segment of subsea cable called 2Africa Pearls, which connects three continents
By Nancy Kacungira
September 25, 2021
BBC News
Energy access is a big issue for businesses in Africa, but can the continent go green as well?
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