Nigeria

Nigeria

Country in west Africa

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AP
August 7, 2020
@bsindia
The World Health Organization calls the milestone a pivotal point for Africa as infections in several countries are surging
Emmanuel Akinwotu West Africa correspondent
July 9, 2020
the Guardian
Group of rare Cross River gorillas caught on camera in Nigeria | Nigeria | The Guardian
BBC News
July 8, 2020
BBC News
The pro-Brexit MP was sacked as international trade secretary when Boris Johnson took over as PM.
Larry Madowo
July 7, 2020
BBC News
Dubai has extradited "mrwoodbery" and "hushpuppi" to the US to face cyber money fraud charges.
Ingrid Lunden
July 1, 2020
TechCrunch
In the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, remote working has become the name of the game for knowledge workers in the tech industry. Today, a startup that was an early mover on the opportunity of that model is announcing some news to double down on the concept. Andela, the New York startup that helps tech [...]
Maryn McKenna
July 1, 2020
Wired
Developers need to test in hotspots, but those keep changing. And they must avoid ethical problems, like testing in low-income areas but only selling in rich ones.
Sidhant Mamtany
June 22, 2020
news.google.com
Scientists from Nigeria have made the claim that they have discovered the first preventive vaccine against novel coronavirus, the local media reported on Sunday.
Jake Bright
June 17, 2020
TechCrunch
African cross-border fintech startup Chipper Cash has closed a $13.8 million Series A funding round led by Deciens Capital and plans to hire 30 new staff globally. The raise caps an event filled run for the San Francisco based payments company, founded two years ago by Ugandan Ham Serunjogi and Ghanaian Maijid Moujaled. The two came [...]
Tom Jackson
June 15, 2020
Disrupt Africa
Nigerian e-health tech startup First Medtrade has launched its online medical market to supply essential medical consumables to hospitals and other health facilities across Nigeria.
Tom Jackson
June 15, 2020
Disrupt Africa
The Nigerian logistics space is a busy and increasingly well-funded one, but Lagos-based Dellyman believes it has the capacity to stand out from the crowd in spite of its relatively late entrance and smaller amounts of investment.
Kevin Cummings
June 10, 2020
AmericanInno
The killing of George Floyd and the nationwide protests that have followed have brought an increased focus on black-owned startups and how VCs can play a role is supporting the black community. Now, a black-led social impact fund is looking to do that on the other side of the world. Recently launched Frisco-based Aptive Capital was created by founding partner Ben Peter in an effort to plug the funding gap created by the pandemic. It has put out a call for African early-stage startups in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Egypt and Ethiopia in an effort to invest $10,000 in equity in five companies. "We believe that the best ideas for solving some of the world's most critical problems can come from anyone, anywhere," Aptive's website reads. "Through our grants and risk capital, we help breakthrough solutions to global development challenges... to maximize their impact and affect meaningful change." With offices in Texas and representation in Africa, Aptive states its mission is to
Reuters Editorial
June 8, 2020
IN
The World Trade Organization (WTO) began the process on Monday of selecting a new director-general to replace Brazil's Roberto Azevedo, who is stepping down a year early at the end of August.
Tom Jackson
June 3, 2020
Disrupt Africa
Digital banking startup Sparkle has been launched in Nigeria by former Diamond Bank chief executive officer (CEO) and tech entrepreneur Uzoma Dozie, aimed at providing seamless solutions to Nigerian individuals, SMEs and retailers.
Tom Jackson
June 1, 2020
Disrupt Africa
Lagos-based retail-tech startup One Kiosk is leveraging geo-location and machine learning to connect owners of local stores with potential customers online.
Reuters Editorial
May 22, 2020
IN
An English court threw out a $1.1 billion case Nigeria had brought against Royal Dutch Shell and Eni related to a dispute over the OPL 245 oilfield, a court document showed on Friday, while a related trial in Italy continues.
Jake Bright
May 15, 2020
TechCrunch
Opera's Africa fintech startup OPay remains committed to building a multi-service super app in Nigeria as the foundation to expand on the continent. OPay also continues to operate ORide for limited passenger service -- though the company is shifting the motorcycle ride-hail operation toward logistics businesses. These were some of the updates offered by Opera's [...]
Libby George
May 13, 2020
IN
Struggling e-commerce platform Jumia Technologies reported an almost 7 percent fall in first quarter revenue due to supply chain disruptions, particularly in China, but saw lower cash burn and signs that lockdowns were hastening a shift towards online shopping in Africa.
Jake Bright
May 7, 2020
TechCrunch
Nigerian startup Helium Health sits in a good position during a difficult period, according to its co-founder. The Lagos based healthtech venture is in the black, has batted away acquisition offers, and just raised a $10 million Series A round, CEO Adegoke Olubusi told TechCrunch. The startup offers a product suit that digitizes data, formalizes [...]
Ahmed Rasheed
May 6, 2020
IN
Iraq has yet to inform its regular oil buyers of cuts to its exports, suggesting it is struggling to fully implement an OPEC deal with Russia and other producers on a record supply cut, traders and industry sources said.
Helen Briggs
April 29, 2020
BBC News
Devastated by hunting and logging, the chimps now face threats from coronavirus, says conservationist.
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