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Rwandan female-focused e-commerce platform Kasha secures $1m funding for expansion

BY TOM JACKSON  Rwandan startup Kasha, an e-commerce platform improving women’s access to genuine health, hygiene and self-care products, has secured a US$1 million investment from Finnfund to expand further across Africa. Launched in July 2016, Kasha sells menstrual care products, contraceptives, pharmaceuticals…

Lekki Deep Seaport Receives $221m China Harbour Equity Fund, Gets New CEO

Lekki Port LFTZ Enterprise Limited (LPLEL) has now received the infusion of $221,047, 248 equity funding from China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC), one of the shareholders of the Lekki Deep Sea Port Project currently under construction at the Lagos Free…

Burna Boy gave Us a Sneak Peek of “Level Up” off his Upcoming “Twice As Tall” Album | Watch

Ever since Burna Boy aka The African Giant gave us the title and the release month of his 4th studio album “Twice As all” which was inspired by his music mother, Angelique Kidjo, anticipation has been building up and we can’t wait for the release…

30Under30 List: Leading The Charge

By Karen Mwendera As 2020 ushers in a new decade and a new set of daunting challenges for the world – climate change, the coronavirus – it’s all the more imperative that the world’s youngest continent rises to the crises…

Nigerian AI-based ed-tech startup Gradely secures Microtraction funding

BY TOM JACKSON Nigerian ed-tech startup Gradely, which applies artificial intelligence (AI) to improve learning outcomes in schools, has raised a seed funding round from Microtraction to help it in its early growth phase. Founded in 2017, VC firm Microtraction invests in startups at…

Building the rails for smoother corporate-startup partnerships

BY TOM JACKSON Everyone accepts that more partnerships between startups and corporates are necessary, as they are mutually beneficial. But putting them in together and ensuring they work well remain huge challenges. Mutually beneficial partnerships between corporates and startups are…

Udeze Urges Ighalo To Dump Man Utd For Return To China

Former Super Eagles defender, Ifeanyi Udeze has urged Odion Ighalo to return to Shanghai Shenhua when his loan deal with Manchester United expires. Ighalo arrived Manchester United on transfer deadline day and has made big impact with the Red Devile.…

13 Africa-focused startups take part in Y Combinator accelerator, bank US$150k

BY TOM JACKSON Thirteen startups focused on Africa or with African founders took part in the just-concluded Y Combinator W20 batch, banking US$150,000 in funding. The renowned Silicon Valley-based Y Combinator hosted its 30th demo day yesterday (March 16), albeit digitally because…

Surge Of Smartphone Apps Promise Coronavirus Tracking, But Raise Privacy Concerns

Topline: A pan-European team of researchers announced Wednesday their plan to release a smartphone app that would notify users if they’ve been exposed to someone infected with coronavirus, the latest example of tech-driven coronavirus solutions that have also raised concerns about user privacy. A European…

You’ll Love Lisa Folawiyo Studio’s #BetterTogether Series Featuring Falana, Tosin Oshinowo & More

By BellaNaija Style This new series by fashion brand, Lisa Folawiyo Studio in celebration of Women’s Month is a reminder to stay positive and inspired despite the gloomy happenings in the world today. Using the hashtag #BetterTogether, the brand highlights inspiring women in…