A new wireless tower network grows in Africa as YC alum Tizeti … – TechCrunch

Wireless networking may be getting a high-speed boost across Nigeria as Y Combinator alumnus Tizeti looks to expand in the region. The company has raised $2.1 million in new financing from a slew of African and American venture firms to continue its expansion through Lagos and across Southern Nigeria. Alphabet may have scrapped its ambitious […]

OMG Digital, the “BuzzFeed of Africa,” raises a seed round of $1.1M – TechCrunch

Dominic Mensah, Prince Boakye Boampong, and Jesse Arhin Ghansah, the founders of OMG Digital OMG Digital, the Ghana-based media startup dubbed the “BuzzFeed of Africa,” announced today that it has raised $1.1 million in seed funding. Its main site, OMG Voice, already has versions for Ghana, Nigeria, and Kenya, and the new capital will be […]

UN: Half of world’s population growth is likely to occur in Africa – CNN

Current population: 187 million (2016) Population by 2050: over 300 million Largest city: Lagos- between 17.5 and 21 million residents UN: Half of world’s population growth is likely to occur in Africa – CNN

White House Pushes Military Might Over Humanitarian Aid in Africa … – New York Times

Actually, the message is not so mixed, foreign policy experts say. If Congress passes Mr. Trump’s proposed Pentagon budget for the 2018 fiscal year — it calls for an additional $52 billion on top of the current $575 billion base budget — the United States will spend more money on military affairs in Africa but […]

England beat South Africa in the third T20 international – as it happened – The Guardian

12.49pm EDT12:49 19th over: South Africa 145-7 (Phehlukwayo 16, Morkel 0) Curran finishes another very impressive performance with figures of 4-0-22-1. The variety and relish of his death bowling are particularly encouraging with the 2019 World Cup and 2020 World T20 in mind. South Africa need Daan van Bunge to bowl the first over; they […]

San Diego Zoo gets ready to open $68 million Africa Rocks exhibit – The San Diego Union-Tribune

Next Saturday, the San Diego Zoo — fresh off celebrating its first 100 years — steps into the future with the opening of Africa Rocks, its biggest construction project ever. The 8-acre, $68 million undertaking relies on the newest thinking about zoos, which find themselves in an ongoing debate about the treatment of animals in […]

White House Pushes Military Might Over Humanitarian Aid in Africa – New York Times

Actually, the message is not so mixed, foreign policy experts say. If Congress passes Mr. Trump’s proposed Pentagon budget for the 2018 fiscal year — it calls for an additional $52 billion on top of the current $575 billion base budget — the United States will spend more money on military affairs in Africa but […]

Sh5.7m award for promoters of dialogue and peace in Africa to be unveiled in Nairobi – The Standard

Founder of the Macky Sall Prize for Dialogue in Africa Mr. Deo Hakizimana, the Secretary General of the Independent Centre for Research and Initiatives for Dialogue (right) based in Geneva, Switzerland meets the Senegalese President, whom the prize is named after in a past photo. A Sh5.7 million (50,000 Euros) annual award to recognise initiatives […]

Africa’s Biggest Company to Start Funding Roadshow in US and UK – Bloomberg

Naspers Ltd. will approach investors in the U.S. and the U.K. next week about a bond issue as Africa’s biggest company by market value continues its acquisition-hungry quest to expand its internet businesses. The proceeds for the bond will shore up the company’s balance sheet for future funding opportunities and will also be used to […]

Blood-delivery drones – Quartz

Blood-delivery drones – Quartz

Muhanga, Rwanda The world’s first commercial drone delivery service operates from a hill almost smack dab in the middle of Rwanda. A barbed wire fence surrounds a field, a white tent, and a control tower. From here, Zipline, a San Francisco-based robotics company, delivers blood by drone to almost half of all Rwanda’s blood transfusion […]

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