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Africa to Host World’s First Educational Hackathon

ADvTECH, a JSE-listed company that is the largest private education provider in Africa has partnered with Microsoft to host the world’s first educational hackathon. The HACK-IT initiative will enable interested students to develop innovative applications. The event which ios scheduled for September and October, will be hosted virtually. Students from[Read More…]

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SA’s Crypto Exchange Luno Hits 5 Million Customers, Expands into Australia

  South African Cryptocurrency exchange, Luno has reached 5 million users in 3.5 months and extended its services to Australia. The company says its expansion to Australia was driven by the nation’s supportive fintech environment as well as growing cryptocurrency awareness and adoption.  Luno customers in South African and the[Read More…]

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Buhari, Jonathan, Saraki Hail Akinwumi Adesina Over Historic Re-election As AfDB President

The re-elected President of the African Development Bank (AfDB), Akinwumi Adesina, has been bombarded by congratulatory messages over his return to lead the Bank for another 5-year term. Adesina was re-elected on Thursday, August 27, during the bank’s 55th annual meetings which was held via Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions.[Read More…]

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New Relief Facility Launched for Nigerian Startups Impacted by COVID-19

A new financial aid facility – the Nigeria Impact Startup Relief Facility (NISRF) has been launched for Nigerian startups impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The fund was launched by Ventures Platform and Acumen with support from LoftyInc, will provide grants of between US$ 5,000 and US$ 20,000. The facility will[Read More…]

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