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Africa Roundup: Trump’s Nigeria ban, Paga’s acquisition and raises — Fluterwave...

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The first month of the new-year saw Africa enter the fray of U.S. politics. The Trump administration announced last week it would halt immigration...

How Bykea is winning Pakistan’s ride-hailing and delivery market

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Increasingly, the streets of Karachi and Lahore are being flooded with men riding bikes and wearing green T-shirts, a writer friend recently told me....

Y Combinator’s short-lived China dream

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Hello and welcome back to TechCrunch’s China Roundup, a digest of recent events shaping the Chinese tech landscape and what they mean to people...

Chinese EV startup Xpeng Motors raises $400 million, takes on Xiaomi...

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Xpeng Motors, the Chinese electric vehicle startup backed by Alibaba and Foxconn, has raised a fresh injection of $400 million in capital and has...

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...

Alibaba acquires NetEase Kaola in deal worth $2 billion

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Alibaba Group has acquired NetEase Kaola for $2 billion, the two companies said today, and will integrate it into Tmall, creating the largest cross-border...

Alibaba cloud biz is on a run rate over $4B

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Alibaba announced its earnings today, and the Chinese ecommerce giant got a nice lift from its cloud business, which grew 66 percent to more...

Tencent brings cloud service to Japan in global push

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The world’s largest video game publisher is looking outside its home country for growth. Tencent, the Chinese internet behemoth that operates WeChat and a...

Hellobike, survivor of China’s bike-sharing craze, goes electric

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Just two years ago, investors were heavily pouring money into China’s dockless bike-sharing startups. Now that boom has busted with derelict bikes littering the...

Kabbage secures $200M to fuel its AI-based loans platform for small...

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Kabbage, the AI-based small business loans platform backed by Softbank and others, is adding more firepower to its lending machine: the Atlanta-based startup has...