London, UK//-Mustard, a London-based ‘venture agency’ exclusively focused on Africa, has launched its idea-stage investment vehicle to originate Africa-focused ventures capable of resonating with global audiences, which it says can yield ‘VC-type’ returns over five years.
Nairobi, Kenya//- Bamba, a mobile-first enterprise software for micro-merchants in Africa, has secured $3.2m in seed funding to scale its app and build out its team.
Lagos, Nigeria// – Autochek, the automotive technology company making car ownership more accessible and affordable across Africa, has announced the acquisition of KIFAL Auto, Morocco’s leading automotive technology startup, to drive its expansion into North Africa.
Washington DC, USA// — Officially recorded remittance flows to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) are expected to increase by 4.2 percent this year to reach $630 billion.
Durban, South Africa// — The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations is adding its voice to renewed calls for an end to child labour in agriculture, at the 5th Global Conference on the Elimination of Child Labour, underway in South Africa this week. “In Sub-Saharan Africa, 4 out of 5 child labourers […]
Accra, Ghana//-A book that chronicles the history of Accra Academy since its inception till date has been launched in Accra.
A cocoa farmer, Samuel Torbi, the second defence witness for Dr Stephen Opuni, a former CEO of the Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod), who is standing trial along with businessman Seidu Agongo for causing financial loss of GHS217 million to the state, has told the High Court trying the case that it is not true that […]
A cocoa farmer, Samuel Torbi, the second defence witness for Dr Stephen Opuni, a former CEO of the Ghana Cocoa Board (Cocobod), who is standing trial along with businessman Seidu Agongo for causing financial loss of GHS217 million to the state, has told the High Court trying the case that he made so much money […]
A general view shows the Standard Gauge Railway train constructed by the Chinese Communications Construction Company and financed by Chinese government. Simon Maina/AFP via Getty Images Deborah Brautigam, Johns Hopkins University In December 2018, a leaked letter from the Kenyan auditor-general’s office sparked a rumour that Kenya had staked its bustling Mombasa Port as collateral […]