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SunFunder closes $25M for new fund focused on Asia and Africa

SunFunder has announced that OPIC committed $25 million to its new fund. "We are delighted to announce that OPIC has committed $25 million to the Solar Energy Transformation (“SET”) Fund," wrote...
Sawari Ventures

The Daily Brief: Egypt’s Sawari Ventures to launch $55M VC fund

In yesterday's brief, I mentioned that Egypt is beaming with activity and the streak is not about to end as Sawari Ventures is set to launch a $55 million fund. That...
Buseet

The Daily Brief: Egypt’s Buseet secured funding from Cairo Angels & 500 startups

Egypt has witnessed an increasing amount of funding activity in the past few months. From Vezeeta to MAYDAY and now Buseet. You can check out more on our deals section. That...
Innovating Justice Conference

The Innovating Justice Conference Kampala 2018 is slated for this Friday

The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) is pleased to announce the Ugandan finalists for its Innovating Justice Challenge 2018 and the Innovating Justice Conference due 28th September 2018 at...

The Daily Brief: BeneFactors raises $150K, L’Oréal invests in Partech

From BeneFactors raising $150K pre-seed funding, Wala's plans to finance a Ugandan solar programme with digital currency to Africa's internet censorship here’s a round-up of today’s activity. Rwanda’s BeneFactors Raises USD 150K...
Ethiopia switched off

Ethiopia switched off the internet last week, Benin repeals social media tax

Last week, Ethiopia switched off the internet in the Addis Ababa areas. That is according to Chinese News Agency, Xinhua, and Berhan Taye - who leads Access Now's #KeepItOn campaign against...
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The Funding Brief: A total of $160M was raised this week, and more

This week registered the highest round of funding raised across the continent since the year began when Naspers invested in Webuycars. Several other investments were made including the $54 million in...
Uber new logo

In Brief: Uber is finally expanding to Rwanda

Earlier this week, we reported that Uber was expanding to Mauritius after finding out that the company was hiring for a country lead position. However, a few days later, the ride-hailing...
MEST

The Daily Brief: MEST officially launches Nairobi incubator, and more

Liquid Telecom partners with Zindi to accelerate Africa’s data science ecosystem Yesterday, Liquid Telecom announced a partnership with Zindi to support the rollout of its new data science competition platform across Africa. The platform...
MTN Uganda MasterCard

The Daily Brief: MTN, MasterCard launch mobile money virtual card, and more

From Uber's launch of its Tuk Tuk service, Lori Systems' expansion to MTN's partnership with Mastercard and UBA, here's a round-up of today's activity. 1. MTN partners with MasterCard to launch mobile...