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The Daily Brief: Google’s accelerator now open to Zimbabwe startups, and more

Google Launchpad acccelerator Zimbabwe startups

Google has so far accepted two cohorts for its Launchpad Accelerator Africa. However, it was only open to a few select countries. Now, it is open to Zimbabwe startups too. That and more in today’s brief.

Uber and Careem could face fines up to $28M each in case of a merger

Egypt’s competition watchdog has warned Uber and Careem once again against the merger. The authority has said that they could slap fines of up to 500 million EGP ($28 million) per infringement on each person (read: party) involved in the deal. MENAbytes.

Gabon’s government websites were attacked by Anonymous

Anonymous, a collective of hacktivists, has claimed responsibility for defacing a widespread DDoS attack on Gabon’s government websites. The collective have said that they did this in protest against Gabon’s government and specifically against the dictatorship of President Ali Bongo. iAfrikan.

Lagos-based hub GoDo opens its doors to startups

Lagos-based tech hub GoDo has opened with the aim of fostering collaboration between entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, policymakers and entrepreneurial support organizations. It is located in Ikeja. Disrupt Africa.

Zimbabwean Startups Can Now Participate In The Google Launchpad Accelerator Program

The program is meant to provide assistance to startups all over the world. Launchpad Accelerator is dedicating $3 million of equity-free investment in 2018. TechZim.

Microtraction has invested in Nigeria’s Riby

Microtraction has made an undisclosed investment into Riby, a Nigerian startup automating the way cooperative do their business. Digest Africa.

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