Category: AFRICA

Could developing renewable energy micro-grids make Energicity Africa’s utility of the future?

When Nicole Poindexter left the energy efficiency focused startup, Opower a few months after the company’s public offering, she wasn’t sure what would come next. At the time, in 2014,… »

African payment startup Chipper Cash raises $13.8M Series A

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… »

Africa’s top angel Tomi Davies eyes startups and co-investors

When Nigerian angel investor Tomi Davies backed his first company — Strika Entertainment in 2001 — he admits he wasn’t aware of his future role. “I was just helping out… »

Africa Roundup: DHL invests in MallforAfrica, Zipline launches in US, Novastar raises $200M

Events in May offered support to the thesis that Africa can incubate tech with global application. Two startups that developed their business models on the continent — MallforAfrica and Zipline… »

Coronavirus live news: WHO sounds alarm over surge of Covid-19 cases in Latin America

Longest official mourning period in Spain’s democracy; unrest grows in UK PM’s party over Dominic Cummings lockdown breach Tory unrest increases pressure on PM to sack Dominic Cummings UK coronavirus… »

Coronavirus live news: South Korea sees biggest one-day jump in cases in weeks as global deaths top 350,000

Longest official mourning period in Spain’s democracy; unrest grows in UK PM’s party over Dominic Cummings lockdown breach; WHO says Americas are new Covid-19 epicentre. Follow the latest updates Global… »

Zipline begins US medical delivery with UAV program honed in Africa

Drones are being deployed in the fight to curb COVID-19 in the U.S. Novant Health and California based UAV delivery startup Zipline have launched distribution of personal protective gear and… »

Coronavirus live news: Putin says Russia past peak of outbreak despite highest daily death toll

WHO warns of second peak as global cases pass 5.5m; Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar denies picnic with friends was rule breach; world health leaders urge green recovery Global report: ‘disaster’… »

Coronavirus live news: WHO warns of ‘second peak’ as it drops hydroxychloroquine trial

Irish taoiseach Leo Varadkar denies picnic with friends was rule breach; World health leaders urge green recovery; Singapore warns of worst economic contraction Global report: ‘disaster’ looms as WHO warns… »

Coronavirus live news: Wuhan lab had bat viruses but not Covid-19 strain; Russia reports highest daily death toll

Lab says none of three bat viruses match Covid-19; new witnesses cast doubt on UK advisor’s lockdown claims; WHO says pandemic ‘taking different pathway’ in Africa Wuhan lab says its… »

Coronavirus live news: UN chief praises Africa’s efforts to stem virus as Brazil sees record daily deaths

Trump says having highest cases is a ‘badge of honour’; Ardern flags four-day work week as way to rebuild; global cases hit 4.9m UN chief praises Africa’s efforts to stem… »

Kenya’s Apollo Agriculture raises $6M Series A led by Anthemis

Apollo Agriculture believes it can attain profits by helping Kenya’s smallholder farmers maximize theirs. That’s the mission of the Nairobi based startup that raised $6 million in Series A funding… »

Coronavirus live news: Italy announces staggered end of lockdown

Russia records highest daily fatalities; German football gets back under way; French child dies of Kawasaki disease. Follow the latest updates US House narrowly approves $3 trillion Covid-19 response bill… »

Coronavirus live news: Democrats pass House bill calling for $3tn stimulus, Brazil health minister quits

Trump to restore partial funding to WHO – Fox News; record increase in daily Brazil cases; Covid-19 spreads in Yemen. Follow the latest updates US House narrowly approves $3 trillion… »

Coronavirus live news: Spain hails large-scale antibody study; no Danish virus deaths for first time since March

China marks one month with no Covid-19 deaths; virus pushes Germany into recession; Italy and Germany to ease more restrictions Spain hails large-scale antibody study as a key tool Denmark… »

Foreign secretary hints he believes same Russian cell behind Salisbury poisoning and Czech explosion The British foreign secretary, Dominic Raab, said the UK stood in “full support” of the Czech… »

Angela Rayner expected to get significant new role after backlash following her removal as party chair • Elections 2021 live – latest news and reaction Keir Starmer is expected to… »

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