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Tesla Glencore

Tesla’s New Glencore Deal Raises Concerns for Africa’s Cobalt Supply

Electric vehicle giant Tesla has signed a huge cobalt contract with the mining company, Glencore, even though it says it’s in the process of cutting-off its use of the divisive mineral. The mineral is to be sourced from the Democratic Republic of Congo, which is the source of two-thirds of […]

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Triggerfish Ireland

SA Animation Studio Triggerfish to Launch Branch in Ireland

Triggerfish, the maker of Netflix’s first original African animated TV series, aims to open its first international studio in Galway, Ireland, with 60 new jobs to be created over the next three years. The first two movies of the studio, Adventures in Zambezia and Khumba, are among the top five […]

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Google startup accelerator

Google for Startups Accelerator Africa Selects 20 Startups

  20 startups have been selected by Google for Startups Accelerator Africa  Google says the  startups participating in the three-month program will have access to mentoring, funding and PR support. Far from last year that had 12 startups in the three-month curriculum, this year will see a collective class of […]

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Obinwanne guilty

Invictus Group CEO, Obinwanne Okeke, Pleads Guilty to $11m Fraud

Nigerian entrepreneur, Obinwanne Okeke, Invictus Group’s chief executive, who was indicted by the Federal Investigation Bureau (FBI) for an $11 million internet fraud, has pleaded guilty to the charges.  Okeke and others were engaged in an email scam targeted at Unatrac Holding Limited, Caterpillar’s export sales office for heavy industrial […]

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