Applications Closing – AppsAfrica Awards 2020

The sixth AppsAfrica Innovation Awards, celebrates technology and mobile applications from across Africa, showcasing the continents best innovations across 12 categories and applications close November 10th. The Awards continue to be a leading barometer of innovation across the continent and provide finalists and winners with industry recognition potentially leading to funding, business partnerships and mentoring and […]

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African genomics venture 54gene launches clinical research program in Nigeria

54gene, the African genomics research, services, and development company has launched  its Clinical Program Services (CPS) division. The new business division will provide end-to-end clinical development services, intelligence, logistics, and infrastructure to enable successful conduct of clinical trials in Africa, starting out of Nigeria. 54gene earlier this year raised a Series A round of $15M, led by Adjuvant […]

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North African tech is closing big rounds and the IFC wants to keep raising the curve

The buzz of fintech funding activities in Lagos, Nairobi and Johannesburg can sometimes restrict our imagination of the scope of African tech ecosystems.  But over the past year, we have seen the strong emergence of North Africa on the landscape, somewhat buoyed by organisations like the International Finance Corporation (IFC). The IFC has announced that, […]

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Basalt Technology Appoints New MD

Basalt Technologies has appointed Kyle Hauptfleisch at its new MD. Together with Wayne Zwiers, Basalt’s founder and CEO, Hauptfleisch is expected to lead the software development agency as it expands operations from Africa throughout the UK and Europe. Hauptfleisch has more than 15 years of senior management, business development, and general strategy experience, seven of […]

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