In the time of COVID-19, “if you can raise cash, raise cash”

BY TOM JACKSON With the COVID-19 crisis and associated recessions biting globally, it is widely assumed that African tech will face a serious funding shortage as international investors focus on their own portfolios and avoid any kind of perceived risk. Flagship African…

Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 In Africa

While most cases of the COVID-19 coronavirus have been reported in the U.S. , Europe, and China, the virus is spreading rapidly across the African continent. The confirmed worldwide cases for the virus have surpassed three million with the current…

How founders should go about mitigating effect of COVID-19 on their businesses

BY TOM JACKSON The COVID-19 pandemic is not just a global health crisis, it is also ushering in an economic one. It is clear the negative impact of the crisis on the African tech startup space will be significant, and potentially…

7 Startups Empowered to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria

BY Partner Following a call for entries from eligible companies and a keenly competitive pitching process, seven innovative tech companies have qualified for much-needed seed funding in the COVID-19 Innovative Challenge (CIC). Facilitated by Ventures Platform (VP) in partnership with Venture Garden…

Somali Journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin Says There Is ‘Nobody To Trust’ For COVID-19 Information

By Muthoki Mumo/CPJ Sub-Saharan Africa Representative Somali freelance journalist Abdalle Ahmed Mumin has covered the news for 17 years, spending much of that time in one of the most dangerous places in the world to work as a journalist. Since…

Covid-19 Now A Black Disease In Survival Of The Fittest Community

By Farouk Martins Aresa Most scientists warned against population density, crowding, hygiene, diabetes, hypertension, asthma and emphysema exacerbated by environmental pollution in African countries and African American communities. We are not surprised that Covid-19 deaths are Seventy Percent disproportionally in…

Vaccine for treatment of COVID-19 ready soon – Iwu

Professor Maurice Iwu said the vaccine for treating coronavirus (COVID-19) will be available soon – Recall that Iwu had earlier presented a plant-based patented treatment for COVID-19 to the DG which is now been tested in the United States –…

7 Nigerian startups selected for COVID-19 Innovation Challenge

BY TOM JACKSON Seven Nigerian startups have been selected to take part in the COVID-19 Innovation Challenge, aimed at developing solutions to mitigate the rapid spread of the virus.  Launched earlier this month by Ventures Platform and the Lagos State Science and Research…

Kesaven Moothoosamy: Possible effects of COVID-19 on the real estate sector in Mauritius

The global environment appears to have come to an almost standstill as communities are facing up to the reality of the novel Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). As the world dives deeper into an analysis of the potential impact of this…