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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 is being launched with three inaugural competitions that will be open for the next two to four months. A total prize money of up to $12,000 is available to entrants in this first set of competitions. New competitions are due to be launched each month. Full details on IT News Africa.

Ghana, Spain Agree To Support Entrepreneurship With USD 6 Million

The Ministry of Business Development has signed an agreement with the Chamber Institute for Business Creation and Development in a bid to promote and support entrepreneurship. This agreement produced USD 6,322,350, which will see young and budding entrepreneurs engage in exchange programs in Spain from March 2019. Full details on Weetracker.

Quartz Africa Innovators 2018: A list of 30 pioneers

This is the fourth edition of the Quartz Africa Innovators, an annual series identifying some of the ‘most ambitious and imaginative minds’ on the continent according to Quartz. The 30 ‘movers and thinkers’ on the list range across fields from the arts and science to technology and entrepreneurship and beyond. Full details on Quartz Africa.

MEST launches Nairobi incubator and tech hub, its fourth in Africa

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has launched an incubator in Nairobi, Kenya. The incubator was officially opened at an event last night in the Kenyan capital. It’s the organization’s fourth hub in Africa and adds to its network of incubators in Ghana, Nigeria, and South Africa. Full details on Ventureburn.

Financial inclusion never something you can declare victory over – Tugende CEO

Tugende CEO, Michael Wilkerson, believes financial inclusion “is never going to be something you can declare victory on”. He was speaking ahead of the African Fintech Unconference (AFU) which takes place next week in Cape Town. Full details on Ventureburn.

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