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Daily Digest Monday, 6 July 2020

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Tennis star Serena Williams has launched a venture firm for investing in women, people of color, and young entrepreneurs

The tennis legend publicly shared on Wednesday the details of her investment firm, called Serena Ventures. The venture-capital firm has been quietly backing companies since 2014 and has invested in more than 30 companies already. Read more

Funding In Africa

African Development Bank concludes R2 billion investment in Nedbank SDG-linked bonds

The African Development Bank Group has concluded the investment of R2 billion (around $116 million) in Sustainable Development Goals-linked bonds (SDG bonds) issued by Nedbank South Africa. Read more

Actis-Backed African Education Group, Honoris United Universities , Acquires Nigerian University

Actis launched Honoris United Universities, a private pan-African higher education network, in 2017 with a $275 million fund. Read more

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Funding In North Africa

IFC, Proparco Invest $100m Into Humania For Investments In Healthcare In Egypt and Morocco

The IFC, a member of the World Bank group, the IFU, the Danish Investment Fund for developing countries, and PROPARCO, a subsidiary for the private sector of the French Development Agency (AFD) group, have made a Read more

Call For Applications & Webinars

Webinar : Launch of the East Africa Regional Economic Outlook

The East African Regional Office of the African Development Bank will launch the 2020 Regional Economic Outlook virtually on Wednesday, 8 July 2020, at 14:30 East Africa Time. The report is part of the Bank’s flagship African Economic Outlook publication. Register here

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GFA’s must read weekend feature entitled Making Finance Work For Agriculture in Africa [Part 2] has been released. Read more

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