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Nigeria’s CcHub acquires Kenya’s iHub to create mega Africa incubator – TechCrunch

Two of Africa’s powerhouse tech incubators will join forces. Nigerian innovation center and seed-fund CcHub has acquired Nairobi based iHub…

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Yamaha backs MAX, Founders Factory and Norrsken support startups, inside Ethiopia’s tech scene – TechCrunch

Competition in Africa’s two-wheel ride-hail market is accelerating. Nigerian motorcycle transit startup MAX.ng was the latest startup to add funding,…

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Nigeria’s Gokada raises $5.3M round for its motorcycle ride-hail biz – TechCrunch

In many large cities across Africa, motorcycle taxies are as common as yellow-cabs in New York. That includes Lagos, Nigeria,…

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Jumia’s IPO, DHL launches Africa e-Shop, Cathay’s $168M VC fund, ConnectMed acquired – TechCrunch

The biggest news in a month of weighty African headlines was Jumia listing on the New York Stock Exchange. After…

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Drone delivery startup Zipline launches UAV medical program in Ghana – TechCrunch

Zipline, the San Francisco-based UAV manufacturer and logistics services provider, has launched a program in Ghana today for drone delivery…

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Facebook is not equipped to stop the spread of authoritarianism – TechCrunch

After the driver of a speeding bus ran over and killed two college students in Dhaka in July, student protesters…

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SimbaPay launches Kenya to China payment service via WeChat – TechCrunch

More posts by this contributor Africa’s agtech wave gets $10 million richer as Twiga Foods raises more capital Nigerian data…

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African experiments with drone technologies could leapfrog decades of infrastructure neglect – TechCrunch

More posts by this contributor Harley-Davidson is opening a Silicon Valley R&D center to power EV production With a $10…

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MallforAfrica goes global, Kobo360 and Sokowatch raise VC, France explains its $76M fund – TechCrunch

More posts by this contributor Harley-Davidson to expand EV lineup, may include scooters, bicycles Sokowatch closes $2 million seed round…