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‘Neptune Frost’ Is Here To Make You Question Everything You Think You Know About Film Zee Ngema

Co-directors Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman make their film debuts with this futuristic, gender-bending, musical call to freedom. Within the first 20 minutes of Saul Williams and Anisia Uzeyman’s ‘Neptune Frost’, we’re met with a harrowing story that so many on the continent…

Marie-Alix de Putter, President of the Bluemind Foundation, named “Best Woman Leader in Africa”

The French-Cameroonian Marie-Alix de Putter, President of the Bluemind Foundation and CEO of HEMLEY Productions, named “Best Woman Leader in Africa” (special mention) at the 2022 edition of the Africa Investments Forum & Awards (AIFA). Marie-Alix de Putter, President of the Bluemind Foundation.…

American Express Backs Nigerian Fintech Startup

Nigerian fintech startup Klasha announced that it has received a $2.1 million investment as part of a seed round that started last year. One of its new investors is American Express Ventures, the investment arm for American Express (Amex), one…

Standard Bank Launches First-Ever Biannual African Trade Index

ifting the lid on continent’s USD 70 billion trade opportunity Tuesday 7 June 2022 will see the inaugural publication of Standard Bank’s Africa Trade Barometer. The barometer is expected to become Africa’s leading trade index. Present in 20 African markets and…

With her Words, Poetra Asantewa Rages and Dreams

GAMELI HAMELO The Ghanaian poet is releasing her anthology, Woman, Eat Me Whole, this month. In 2020, after two years of repeated rejections, documented via an Excel sheet, Ama Asantewa Diaka, aka Poetra Asantewa, scored a deal with one of the…

Ugandan Artists to ‘Dream in Time’ at this Year’s Venice Biennale

The country is one of three African countries, along with Cameroon and Namibia, taking part in the renowned art event for the first time ever. The Kansanga neighborhood of Uganda’s capital Kampala is colored with tiny Eritrean and Ethiopian coffee…

Future Africa invests $1.1m into 17 companies in first half of 2022

 BY TOM JACKSON The Future Africa fund, launched in 2020 by Andela and Flutterwave co-founder Iyinoluwa Aboyeji, has invested US$1.1 million into 17 companies so far in 2022, adding 15 new ventures to its portfolio. Disrupt Africa reported in January…

Infertility – Empower Yourself: Have The Conversation

June is World Infertility Awareness Month and a great time to talk to your doctor and partner about your fertility health It is estimated that globally, infertility affects 8–12 % of women who are 20–44 years of age. Physiological causes in men account…

Nigerian fintech startup Indicina raises $3m seed funding round

BY TOM JACKSON Nigerian fintech startup Indicina, which is building API-driven credit infrastructure for Africa, has announced a US$3 million funding round to accelerate its expansion into other African markets.  Founded in 2018 by Yvonne Johnson, Jacob Ayokunle and Carlos…

How Two Africans Overcame Bias To Build A Startup Worth Billions

A pair of twentysomethings from Uganda and Ghana thought there was a fortune to be made bringing transnational financial services to Africa’s 1.2 billion people. With 5 million users, San Francisco-based Chipper Cash is just getting started. It was the…