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Daily Digest Monday, 10 August 2020

African News

New programme launches to assist female-owned tech businesses

Founded and created by Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct with financial support from J.P. Morgan, Ya Basadi in the 4IR programme is targeted at primarily female-owned businesses Read more

Germany to Ramp Up Investment in African Energy

Despite a wide range of investment opportunities in the African energy sector, limiting factors still constrain the advancement of industrial and manufacturing abilities on the continent, which include local content and skills development. Read more

Funding In Southern Africa

SA e-health startup Guidepost raises further funding to help it scale

Dominique Collett, senior investment executive at RMI and head of AlphaCode, said her company believed in the work being done by Guidepost and would continually invest in the technical tools that are enabling a technologically advanced future for South Africa.  Read more

Funding In North Africa

Cairo-based Dresscode raises 6 figure Seed funding round

Co-founder and CEO, Mohamed Abdel Dayem said, “Egypt is a huge market and the textile industry is one of the highest contributors to Egypt’s GDP. We are trying the solve a problem that many manufactures, brands, suppliers face, which is how is to reach the consumer.” Read more

Egyptian fintech ElGameya raises six-figure pre-seed to help people save money

Cairo-based fintech ElGameya has raised a six-figure pre-seed investment led by AUC Angels, the startup announced in a statement, without disclosing the exact size of the investment. The round was also joined by Cairo Angels and Alex Angels. Read more

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Repositioning The Agricultural Sector For Economic Growth

Schedule: 12 Noon (GMT) – Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Diversification of the Nigerian economy has now more than ever being brought to light by the advent of the pandemic and agriculture has been seen as the most viable alternative project that can be used to stimulate and sustain our economy. Read more……

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In this episode of GFA Attract, Nichole discusses with Dr. May Ikeora, an Academic Author, Ex-Beauty Queen, Independent Consultant (Gender & Human Rights) and currently CEO – L’Avyanna UK. L’Avyanna products are traded in the United Kingdom, Italy, the U.S.A and other various countries. Dr. May is also highly active in empowering and advocating for the rights of girls through her Raising Girls Project. She achieved these whilst also managing the Miss Nigeria Organisation (est. 1957).

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