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Daily Digest Friday, 11 September 2020

Funding In West Africa

Nigeria’s Lekoil Raises $100m For Ogo Oilfield Drilling

The Chief Executive of Lekoil Lekan Akinyanmi said the company was able to finance much of the Ogo preparation work with cash from its producing field, Otakikpo, and will drill once it raises the money. Read more

Funding In South Africa

Local proptech company HouseMe secures funding

Ben Shaw, Chief Executive Officer of HouseME, says that the company is well-positioned to capitalise on the surge of interest in online platforms, especially in the long-term letting sector which had been lagging.  Read more

Funding In Africa

Ghana’s Africa Foresight Group Plots Expansion To 3 New Markets Post-Funding

Founded in 2016, AFG allows leading companies, investment funds and development partners to hire teams to make the right strategic decisions and achieve sustainable success, utilising an online platform and machine learning to build an entirely new model for consulting in Africa. Read more

Latest News

Creative Zone and Dubai Business Women Council Launch ‘She Leads’ To Empower Women Entrepreneurs

The ten-week program will train, support, and nurture 100 of the UAE’s brightest women entrepreneurs. Women above the age of 21, residing in the country with an existing business or a concrete business plan are eligible to apply for coaching, networking, and learning opportunities. Read more

Opinion Corner

Bitcoin’s ‘Quiet Boom’ In Africa

Monthly cryptocurrency transfers to and from Africa of under $10,000 — typically made by individuals and small businesses — jumped more than 55 percent in a year to reach $316 million in June, the data from US blockchain research firm Chainalysis shows.. Read more


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GFA Attract & GFA Weekly Round Up Podcast

In thIs episode of GFA Attract, we interview Lola and Layo, London based twin sisters who run London a fashion startup Let’sDressYouUp’.

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In this episode of the GFA weekly round up segment we covered funding activity from across Africa between August 31 – September 4

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