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Top startup events in South Africa, Africa you should know about this week [1/12/2019]

his year’s Cape Town Startup Week (CTSUW) kicks off on Tuesday (3 December) and will run until next Thursday (5 December) with 16 confirmed events (see this story). The biggest event in Johannesburg this week is undoubtedly the Seedstars Africa Summit which takes place on Thursday (5 December). Elsewhere on the …

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Africa Business in Brief – 25 Nov 2019

Africa Investment Forum 2019: African Development Bank signs USD250-million risk participation agreement with ABSA, to address Africa’s trade financing gap The African Development Bank has signed an unfunded USD250-million Risk Participation Agreement (RPA) facility with ABSA – a pan-Africa financial institution with a solid presence in 12 African countries. The …

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PalmPay launches in Nigeria on $40M round led by China’s Transsion

Africa-focused payment startup PalmPay has launched in Nigeria after raising a $40 million seed round led by Chinese mobile-phone maker Transsion. The investment came via Transsion’s Tecno subsidiary, with participation from China’s NetEase and wireless comms hardware firm Mediatek — a Transsion spokesperson confirmed to TechCrunch. PalmPay had piloted its mobile fintech offering in Nigeria since July, before …

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Polaris Bank Partners NIPR

Polaris Bank Limited has disclosed that it recently went into a partnership with the Nigeria Institute of Public Relations (NIPR) to organise the fourth Lagos Digital PR Summit to expose and equip participants with contemporary techniques and insights in the fast-growing media and communication practice. The bank had between May …

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Expert tasks SMEs owners on technology

By Adeola Ogunlade Co-founder of Lagos Startup Week, Olumide olayinka has appealed to small scale business owners (SMEs) to take advantage of technology in order to enhance their business operations and scale across multiple countries. Olayinka said this at the 2019 Lagos Startup Week that took place across Lagos. It …

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Entrepreneurship: New players emerge

Four Nigerians are leading the pack of a new generation of potential game-changer in Africa’s digital economy. They are among the top 10 finalists from across Africa that will compete for $1 million grant at the Africa Netpreneur Prize Initiative in Ghana, next month. Assistant Editor CHIKODI OKEREOCHA writes that the inspiring stories of these entrepreneurs …

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Kano trains over 1200 elected, appointed LG officials in Kaduna

Over 500 elected and appointed local government top functionaries across the 44 local government areas of Kano state are undergoing training workshop on roles and functions of local government administrators in Kaduna state. Those attending the training workshop being held in Kaduna are elected local government chairmen, vice chairmen, secretaries, …

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