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This YC Summer batch features the largest group of African startups yet – TechCrunch

Y Combinator’s summer batch of 2021 features 377 startups from 47 countries. It’s the 33rd Demo Day of the well-known accelerator and holds the largest cohort yet. YC S20 had 198...

PawaPay raises $9M seed backed by MSA, 88mph and Mr Eazi’s Zagadat Capital – TechCrunch

When companies create digital payments-facing solutions for African countries outside Nigeria and South Africa, building around mobile money is key. It’s literally a no-brainer. The concept is ubiquitous in East Africa, but...

A billion children at ‘extreme risk’ from climate impacts – Unicef | Climate change

Almost half the world’s 2.2 billion children are already at “extremely high risk” from the impacts of the climate crisis and pollution, according to a report from Unicef. The UN agency’s...

African fintech Pngme raises $15M for its financial data infrastructure platform – TechCrunch

Unbundling financial data through APIs and driving data-driven insights with value-add products in Africa keeps getting more exciting as major players continue to raise more money for scale. Less than a year...

Global water crisis will intensify with climate breakdown, says report | Climate change

Water problems – drought, with its accompanying wildfires, and flooding – are likely to become much worse around the world as climate breakdown takes hold, according to the biggest assessment of...

Warfare, not climate, is driving resurgent hunger in Africa, says study – Watts Up With That?

After years of progress on food security, some nations see sharp reversals Peer-Reviewed Publication EARTH INSTITUTE AT COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY For years, it seemed the world was making progress eliminating hunger. Then, starting in 2014, the...

Radisson Hotel Middelburg to Open 2023 in South Africa

Radisson Hotel Group announced the signing of Radisson Hotel Middelburg as part of the Group’s expansion plan in South Africa. Set to open at the end of 2023, the hotel brings...

Moove raises $23M to create flexible options for drivers to own cars in Africa – TechCrunch

Africa is home to more than a billion people, where a majority have limited or no access to vehicle financing. In fact, the continent has the lowest per capita vehicle ownership...
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