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Ethiopian startup accepted into Silicon Valley water innovation accelerator

Ethiopian water network management startup Triple Bottom Line Enterprises has been accepted into the Silicon Valley-based water innovation accelerator ImagineH2O, where it will receive mentoring and networking opportunities to help it grow.

By Tom Jackson 2 days ago

AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown
AU called on to intervene in Cameroon internet shutdown

The African Freedom of Expression Exchange (AFEX), on April 13, 2017, petitioned the African Union (AU) Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information, Faith Pansy Tlakula, to intervene in the deteriorating freedom of expression and human rights situation in the two Anglophone regions of Cameroon.

3 days ago

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Lagos is Africa's most valuable startup ecosystem

Lagos has the most valuable startup ecosystem in Africa, with the local entrepreneurship scene worth US$2 billion, according to a new report.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

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Uber-style taxi app launched in Somalia

Uber-style on-demand taxi hailing app Waryaa Taxi has launched in Somalia, allowing passengers to book taxis from their smartphones for the first time in the country.

By Tom Jackson 3 days ago

Kenyans still confident, but not as high as before
Kenyans still confident, but not as high as before

Consumer confidence drops by 11 points in Quarter 4, 2016

Issued by Nielsen 19 Apr 2017