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Solar based ISP startup Tizeti launches 4G LTE network in Nigeria

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Nigerian internet service provider Tizeti has launched its first 4G LTE network. The Y-Combinator backed startup — that uses solar powered towers to deliver net...

Naspers Foundry is open for South African startup pitches, CEO says

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Naspers’ 1.4 billion rand (≈$100 million) VC fund to support South African startups — Naspers Foundry — is accepting pitches, after making its first...

Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M

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Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently launched the...

DHL expands Africa eShop online retail app to 34 countries

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DHL  has expanded its DHL Africa eShop business to 13 additional markets, upping the presence of the global shipping company’s e-commerce platform to 34...

Accion Venture Lab launches $23M inclusive fintech startup fund

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Accion Venture Lab—the seed-stage investment arm of non-profit Accion—has raised $23 million for a new inclusive fintech startup fund. The Accion Venture Lab Limited Partnership,...

Tastemakers raises $1.4M to sell Africa experiences to the world

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New York based startup Tastemakers has raised a $1.4 million seed-round—led Precursor Ventures—for its business that connects Africa adventures to global consumers. Tastemakers’ platform curates,...

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 raises $30M backed by Goldman Sachs

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Nigerian freight logistics startup Kobo360 has raised a $20 million Series A round led by Goldman Sachs and $10 million in working capital financing...

Canal+ acquires Nollywood studio ROK from IROKOtv to grow African film

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French television company Canal+ has acquired the ROK film studio from VOD company IROKOtv for an undisclosed amount. Founded by Jason Njoku in 2010—and backed...

PayU, Naspers’ global fintech firm, enters Southeast Asia with acquisition of...

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PayU, the Naspers owned fintech firm that specializes in emerging markets, is broadening its global reach into Southeast Asia after it announced a deal...

South African SME finance startup Lulalend raises $6.5M Series A

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South African digital lender Lulalend has raised a $6.5 million Series A round co-led by IFC and Quona Capital. The Cape Town based startup uses...