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Nigeria

Country in west Africa

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Tage Kene-Okafor
September 15, 2021
TechCrunch
The distance between their farms and the nearest processor is key for smallholder farmers who need to process their crops. And though Nigeria's food processing systems have a keen resemblance to the West with respect to big factories and huge economies of scale in high-demand cities, farmers still suffer from poor logistics networks. With distance [...]
September 13, 2021
BBC News
Joy and her family are among 2m Nigerians living within 4km of a gas flare in Nigeria's oil-rich south.
John Timmer
September 12, 2021
Ars Technica
From Argentina to Nigeria, fact-checks limited false beliefs.
Tage Kene-Okafor
September 8, 2021
TechCrunch
In Nigeria, there are more than 40 million micro-businesses underserved in some form or another regarding banking services. Although some of these businesses have registered bank accounts, gaps exist in how banks use the data available to serve the needs of each business. With banks, presenting a series of transactions as statements is all these businesses [...]
Tage Kene-Okafor
September 7, 2021
TechCrunch
Spanish on-demand delivery platform Glovo today announced plans to double its investment in Africa and expand its operations on the continent. The Barcelona-based company has invested up to €25M ($30M) by bringing its food delivery service to six African countries -- Morocco, Uganda, Kenya, Ghana, Côte d'Ivoire, and Nigeria. Glovo is available in more than [...]
Tage Kene-Okafor
September 6, 2021
TechCrunch
Nigerian automotive tech company Autochek today is announcing the acquisition of Cheki Kenya and Uganda from Ringier One Africa Media (ROAM) for an undisclosed amount. Per a statement, Autochek will finalize the deal in the coming weeks. With the acquisition, Autochek completes its expansion into East Africa and follows the first acquisition made almost a [...]
Tage Kene-Okafor
August 31, 2021
TechCrunch
African startups also increased from 10 in the winter batch to 15 this time around, a record for African startups in a single YC cohort.
Tage Kene-Okafor
August 31, 2021
TechCrunch
LoftyInc Capital, a pan-African VC firm, announced today that it is launching its third fund -- LoftyInc Afropreneurs Fund 3 -- at $10 million for tech startups in Africa. The firm has reached the first close of $5.5 million. Some of the limited partners in the vehicle include those from its second fund, FBNQuest Funds, [...]
By The Associated Press
August 27, 2021
AP NEWS
NEW YORK --- U.S. health officials say two new studies from California provide more evidence that schools can open safely if they do the right things.One looked at COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles County.
Tage Kene-Okafor
August 23, 2021
TechCrunch
Chinese-backed and Africa-focused fintech company OPay raised $400 million in new financing led by SoftBank Vision Fund 2, Bloomberg reported Monday, valuing the company at $2 billion. The round, which marks the Fund's first investment in an African startup, drew participation from existing investors like Sequoia Capital China, Redpoint China, Source Code Capital, and Softbank [...]
Livemint
August 22, 2021
mint
In addition to India, the facility will also be extended to citizens of Nepal, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Uganda. This comes as the UAE is looking to slowly ease travel restrictions
Richard Dal Porto
August 20, 2021
TechCrunch
Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
Tage Kene-Okafor
August 20, 2021
TechCrunch
The process of digitizing the operations of mom and pop stores in Nigeria is serious business right now. In fact, it might be the second-best thing after fintech at the moment. Today's news is from Alerzo, a little-known B2B e-commerce retail startup based in Ibadan, Nigeria. The company is announcing a $10.5 million Series A [...]
August 18, 2021
WebWire
BASF's Care Creations® has opened a state-of-the-art evaluation salon for personal care at its site in Lagos, Nigeria. The new facilities will enable in vivo sensory and performance testing of ethnic skin and hair care formulations on volunteers, helping customers to develop finished products with high relevance and consumer acceptance in the sub-Saharan African market. "To develop successful formulations and ingredients for ethnic personal care products, a deep understanding of African...
August 18, 2021
The Times of India
More sports News: The Indian mixed 4x400m relay team on Wednesday won a bronze to clinch the country's fifth medal in the history of U-20 World Athletics Championships
Richard Dal Porto
August 17, 2021
TechCrunch
Hello friends and welcome to Daily Crunch, bringing you the most important startup, tech and venture capital news in a single package.
Tage Kene-Okafor
August 17, 2021
TechCrunch
Unbundling financial data through APIs and driving data-driven insights with value-add products in Africa keeps getting more exciting as major players continue to raise more money for scale. Less than a year after its $3 million seed round, San Francisco- and Africa-based fintech Pngme has snapped up another $15 million for its financial data infrastructure [...]
Tage Kene-Okafor
August 17, 2021
TechCrunch
For a while, there have been talks about revamping the outdated 2007 Act of Nigeria's information and technology body, the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA). Earlier this year, in March, the director-general Kashifu Inuwa Abdullahi proposed the realignment of the Act with "tenets and ideals of the fourth Industrial Revolution" and Nigeria's Digital Economy [...]
By CHINEDU ASADU
August 16, 2021
AP NEWS
LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) -- Gunmen have abducted 15 students and four staffers from a school in northwest Nigeria, police said Monday.A police officer and two security guards were killed in the attack on the College of Agriculture and Animal Science in Zamfara state, police spokesman in the state, Mohammed Shehu, said in a statement on Monday.
Tage Kene-Okafor
August 12, 2021
TechCrunch
Nigeria's less than two-decade-old ecosystem is evolving fast. But behind the funding and legitimate hype, there's without a doubt plenty of learning that needs to be done in running a startup. In retrospect, founders in Nigeria do tremendous work when you consider the kind of harsh market they operate in. They are deserving of all [...]
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