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Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund – TechCrunch

Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech this winter season Nigeria’s Piggybank.ng raises $1.1M, announces group investment product Weeks after French President Emmanuel Macron unveiled a $76M African startup fund at VivaTech 2018, TechCrunch paid a …

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Crypto Startup Wala Is Reaching Real Africans with Ethereum Micropayments

Crypto Startup Wala Is Reaching Real Africans with Ethereum Micropayments In several countries throughout Africa, citizens are spending an average of 27 cents to top up their mobile airtime, and they’re using a crypto token to do it. That might sound strange to many in the crypto industry, since the …

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Navigating the risks of artificial intelligence and machine learning in low-income countries – TechCrunch

Navigating the risks of artificial intelligence and machine learning in low-income countries – TechCrunch Aubra Anthony Contributor On a recent work trip, I found myself in a swanky-but-still-hip office of a private tech firm. I was drinking a freshly frothed cappuccino, eyeing a mini-fridge stocked with local beer, and standing …

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Neurotechnology reveals 5M duplicates in Democratic Republic of Congo’s voter database

Neurotechnology reveals 5M duplicates in Democratic Republic of Congo’s voter database Reportedly more than five million duplicate vote records have been discovered and removed from the Democratic Republic of Congo’s upcoming elections database. This comes after a deduplication exercise involving biometric identification technology company, Neurotechnology, working directly with the DRC’s Independent National Electoral …

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Ethiopia Explores Blockchain Role in Tracking Coffee Exports

Ethiopia Explores Blockchain Role in Tracking Coffee Exports Ethiopia is exploring the use of blockchain technology to track the supply chain for its largest export, coffee. For the effort, the East African nation has partnered with blockchain research and development company IOHK to develop blockchain applications for coffee movements and …

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This Egyptian matchmaking app is made for the conservative Arab world

This Egyptian matchmaking app is made for the conservative Arab world Egyptian matchmaking startup Harmonica has raised $150,000 from the 23rd batch of the Silicon Valley global accelerator, 500 Startups. Founded by Sameh Saleh, Tamer Mohamed, Shaymaa Aly, and Aly Khaled last year, Harmonica has developed an Arabic-only app that aims to …

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Safaricom rolls out Bonga social networking platform to augment M-Pesa – TechCrunch

Safaricom rolls out Bonga social networking platform to augment M-Pesa – TechCrunch More posts by this contributor Business solutions firm Africa’s Talking closes $8.6M round led by IFC Uber and Taxify are going head-to-head to digitize Africa’s two-wheeled taxis When it comes to monetizing digital social interactions, Kenya’s Safaricom has …

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