Nigeria

Nigeria

Country in west Africa

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YMR Music
November 24, 2020
www.prnewswire.com:443
/PRNewswire/ -- Big news for afrobeat fans looking for energetic and addictive music this season - rising Nigerian AfroPop singer Prescott Armani has announced...
Tom Jackson
November 23, 2020
Disrupt Africa
Seso Global, a one-stop platform for property management and transactions that began life in Nigeria, has expanded to South Africa and Ghana and is looking even further afield as it focuses on addressing a major challenge on the continent.
November 21, 2020
The Economic Times
Africa's biggest economy was last in recession in 2016, its first in a generation, and emerged the following year.
Tom Jackson
November 20, 2020
Disrupt Africa
Nigerian bus-hailing app Plentywaka has launched WakaCab, a new car-hailing service with fully-trained drivers for commuters, in Delta State, starting with Asaba.
By Nina Goswami
November 19, 2020
BBC News
Have female bosses coped with the pandemic better than their male counterparts?
Jake Bright
November 19, 2020
TechCrunch
African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has raised a $30 million Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital with participation of Bezos Expeditions -- the personal VC fund of Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. Chipper Cash was founded in San Francisco in 2018 by Ugandan Ham Serunjogi and Ghanaian Maijid Moujaled. The company offers mobile-based, no fee, P2P [...]
Jake Bright
November 18, 2020
TechCrunch
Nigeria based startup Autochek looks to bring the sales and servicing of cars in Africa online. The newly founded venture has closed a $3.4 million seed-round co-led by TLcom Capital and 4DX ventures toward that aim. The raise comes fresh off of Autochek's September acquisition of digital car sales marketplace Cheki in Nigeria and Ghana. [...]
Mark Brown Arts correspondent
November 14, 2020
the Guardian
Artefacts held by British museum and other western institutions were looted by British forces in 1897
Mark Brown Arts correspondent
November 14, 2020
the Guardian
Benin bronzes on display at the British Museum, London. Photograph: Zuma/Alamy
November 13, 2020
WebWire
Severe pneumonia leaves an estimated 4.2 million children under the age of five in 124 low- and middle-income countries with critically low oxygen levels each year, new analysis from UNICEF, Clinton Health Access Initiative (CHAI), Save the Children, and Murdoch Children's Research Institute (MCRI) has revealed. The agencies say the COVID-19 pandemic-related disruptions to health services threaten to be a further blow in the battle against the world's biggest infectious killer of children...
Tom Jackson
November 12, 2020
Disrupt Africa
Twenty-five young African agripreneurs have advanced to the final round of the African Development Bank's AgriPitch competition, stepping closer to a share of US$120,000 in seed funding prizes, training and other benefits.
Ingrid Lunden
November 10, 2020
TechCrunch
The African continent is currently one of the fastest-growing regions when it comes to mobile growth, and financial technology companies that are building services to meet that rapidly-expanding market are getting a lot of attention. In the latest development, Kuda, a startup out of Nigeria that operates a popular mobile-first challenger bank for consumers and [...]
Emmanuel Akinwotu in Lagos
November 9, 2020
the Guardian
Animals have ventured back into areas largely emptied of people by Boko Haram insurgency
By Mary-Ann Russon
November 9, 2020
BBC News
Tariff negotiations are continuing but the pandemic has impacted progress of intra-African trade.
Toss Gascoigne
November 9, 2020
phys.org
It's a challenging time to be a science communicator. The current pandemic, climate crisis, and concerns over new technologies from artificial intelligence to genetic modification by CRISPR demand public accountability, clear discussion and the ability to disagree in public.
Tom Jackson
November 9, 2020
Disrupt Africa
The Kenya-based fintech startup CARMA, which provides lending companies with access to real-time credit data on a peer-to-peer basis through a pay-as-you-go service, has raised funding from Nigerian VC firm Microtraction to set up a headquarters in Lagos.
Daniel Keyes
November 6, 2020
Business Insider
This report examines the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the development of the e-commerce markets in India, Indonesia, Mexico, and Nigeria.
Tom Jackson
November 6, 2020
Disrupt Africa
Nigerian startup Owoafara is on a mission to help small businesses grow and scale sustainably by connecting them with finance and business services.
Tom Jackson
November 6, 2020
Disrupt Africa
Twenty-four female founders and entrepreneurs from across Africa have been named as finalists for 2020 AWIEF Awards across eight different categories.
September 13, 2020
BBC News
A technology firm is accelerating the growth of Nigeria's healthcare industry by digitising health.
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