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1.1M Africans Acquire Digital Skills During COVID-19

Apr. 06, 2021

Microsoft is announcing it has helped over 30 million people in 249 countries and territories acquire digital skills. Out of this, over one million learners across Africa participated in the Microsoft Global Skills program. read more

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60 Students Across Nigeria And Kenya Participate In Microsoft Hackathon

Apr. 06, 2021

12 teams made up of 60 university students across Kenya and Nigeria are participating in the second season of the Microsoft Africa Development Center, Game of Learners (GOL) virtual hackathon. read more


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GhIPSS Targets Public Transport Sector For Use Of The GhQR Payment Platform

Apr. 06, 2021

GhQR is an electronic payment channel that enables customers to scan displayed QR codes with their smartphones and pay, or dial displayed USSD codes with their phones to make payment. Ghana’s QR code for payment … read more


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First And Largest Crowdsale Worth $1.4 Million Led By South African Startup, Sun Exchange

Apr. 05, 2021

A 510-kilowatt solar-plus-storage project to power the packhouse and cold store facilities of Zimbabwean agriculture company Nhimbe Fresh has been completed through a $1.4 million crowdsale.The fresh produce grower and exporter will save about $2-million … read more

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14 Ghanaian Startups Selected For MEST Express Accelerator

Apr. 05, 2021

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST)- a pan-African training program, seed fund, and incubator for technology entrepreneurs in Africa, providing critical skills training in software development, business, and communications, in partnership with the Mastercard … read more


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China’s DiDi Chuxing Enters The South Africa Ride-hailing Market

Apr. 03, 2021

In what is now a challenge to Bolt and Uber, DiDi Chuxing has entered South Africa’s ride-hailing market. The Chinese ride-hailing company is backed by SoftBank and has officially commenced operations in Cape Town. DiDi … read more

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