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Africa

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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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June 18, 2021
WebWire
For many years, Africa had suffered and had been the focus of terrible news and unnecessary exposure. As a result, the mere mention of "Africa" paints a picture of starvation, hopelessness, and a primitive culture and attitude. The world's opinion of Africa as a miserable place has not changed. Thriving Africa, on the other hand, has received little attention. Africa is far from the desolate landscape presented in the media, with bustling cityscapes, sophisticated colleges, and enormous re...
Research and Markets
June 17, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- The "Bio-Polylactic Acid Market Research Report by Raw Material, by End User, by Region - Global Forecast to 2026 - Cumulative Impact of...
Pareteum Corporation
June 17, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Pareteum Corporation (OTC: TEUM), a global cloud Communications-Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) company, today announced financial results for...
Oryx Energies
June 17, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Oryx Energies has chosen the football player, Sadio Mané, as the Symbolic figure of its new campaign «Powered by Africa» where Oryx Energies...
Anja Gassner
June 17, 2021
phys.org
The United Nations (UN) recently launched the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration to prevent, halt and reverse the degradation of ecosystems worldwide. It is a response to evidence that our current abuse of nature has accelerated global warming and degraded natural resources to a degree that threatens the wellbeing of people.
Family Firm Institute
June 16, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- The AlTouq Group, through the Family Firm Institute (FFI) Global Education Network (GEN), has provided three practitioners and academics,...
June 15, 2021
The Economic Times
External affairs minister S Jaishankar expressed Indias solidarity with Africa in Nairobi on Monday, saying the continent can count on the countrys support to raise its profile.
Science X staff
June 15, 2021
phys.org
The Boker Tachtit archaeological excavation site in Israel's central Negev desert holds clues to one of the most significant events in human history: the spread of modern humans, Homo sapiens, from Africa into Eurasia, and the subsequent demise of Neanderthal populations in the region. Researchers from the Weizmann Institute of Science and the Max Planck Society, led by Prof. Elisabetta Boaretto, together with Dr. Omry Barzilai of the Israel Antiquities Authority, returned to Boker Tachtit nearly 40 years after it was first excavated. Using advanced sampling and dating methods, they offer a new chronological framework for this important chapter in our anthropological evolution. Published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), the study suggests that Homo sapiens and Neanderthals were far from strangers.
Bloomberg Philanthropies
June 15, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Bloomberg Philanthropies today announced the 50 Champion Cities, representing the boldest urban innovations of the past year, that will advance...
Science X staff
June 14, 2021
phys.org
Everyone knows that disposable products are bad for the environment. But are durable goods that much better?
Ashesi University, Ghana
June 14, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- With the lessons of COVID-19 still fresh, higher education leaders and stakeholders across Africa will be coming together from June 14th to...
Hitachi Vantara; Redington Gulf
June 14, 2021
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- According to the recent McKinsey Global Survey of executives, companies have accelerated the digitization of their customer and supply-chain...
Diksha Madhok, CNN Business
June 13, 2021
CNN
The news social media rules in India and the ban in Nigeria are challenging for Twitter, considering how sizable its growth opportunities are in both markets.
Amani George Rweyendela and William John Mwegoha
June 11, 2021
phys.org
Transportation infrastructure, such as roads and railway systems, is one of the sectors most threatened by climate change. Extreme weather events--such as flooding, sea level rises and storm surges--repeatedly wreak havoc on transport networks.
Tage Kene-Okafor
June 11, 2021
TechCrunch
The war for talent in the tech world can be brutal -- and so, it turns out, can the war between platforms that help companies source it. In the latest developement, Toptal -- a marketplace for filling engineering and other tech roles with freelance, remote workers -- has filed a lawsuit against direct competitor Andela [...]
Jonathan Amos - BBC Science Correspondent
June 11, 2021
news.yahoo.com
China releases a batch of new colour pictures from its robot on the Red Planet.
Julia Musto
June 10, 2021
Fox News
The "Ring of Fire" solar eclipse stunned skywatchers around the world Thursday morning.
Science X staff
June 10, 2021
phys.org
Wageningen University & Research scientists have demonstrated that genes influence swimming fitness of tilapia. As there are indications that fitter fish are also healthier and more resilient, the researchers recommend including fitness in selective breeding programs for farmed fish. Nile tilapia is the second most cultivated fish species in the world after carp and provide cheap protein and essential micronutrients to populations in Africa and Asia for good nutrition, health and development.
June 10, 2021
mint
Employees have been able to work remotely since offices were closed at the beginning of the pandemic last year.
Ben Ramalingam
June 9, 2021
Harvard Business Review
Seven lessons for innovators everywhere.
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