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The importance of tech hubs

12 November 2019   According to a 2019 study conducted by AfriLabs and Briter Bridges, 643 technology hubs have been identified across Africa, up from 442 in 2018. The definition

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Clean technology in Africa

05 November 2019   Clean technology (cleantech), often used interchangeably with the term greentech, has emerged as an umbrella term encompassing the investment asset class, technology, and business sectors which

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5G impact in Africa

22 October 2019   5G is the fifth generation of wireless communication standards, promising the fastest and most robust technologies the world has ever seen. Rich, complex information will be

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Startup employment in Africa

03 September 2019   African people have a great opportunity to transform the continent by building sustainable businesses, that will create jobs and grow the continent’s economy. According to Gallup’s State

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Betting on Africa

02 July 2019   Africa’s challenges are well documented, from lack of infrastructure, to high unemployment, health issues, to the threat of food insecurity. The problems are real and need

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Africa needs more software developers

04 June 2019   Africa has the youngest and fastest growing population in the world. According to the African Development Bank (AfDB), Africa’s youth population will exceed 830 million by

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Reflecting on Africa Day

28 May 2019   On the 25thMay 1963 the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) was formed in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. This event marked the beginning of the annual Africa Day

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Fundraising in Africa

09 April 2019   One of the biggest challenges startup founders face is raising enough funds to get started with their venture, scale their businesses and continue to innovate in

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Powering African Economies

26 March 2019   In this week’s newsletter we feature two African solar companies who have recently raised funding to provide solar power in West Africa. The investments come on

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