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Andela Secures $100m Series D To Build Distributed Engineering Teams And Power The Future Of Work

Andela, the company building distributed engineering teams with Africa’s top software developers, today announced the completion of a $100M Series D funding. The round was led by Generation Investment Management with participation from existing investors including Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, GV, Spark Capital, and CRE Venture Capital. The most recent financing brings Andela’s total venture funding …

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Fourteen Workers Die In Rwanda After A Mine Collapse

Fourteen people have been killed in a tin mine in eastern Rwanda after a hill collapsed on them following heavy rains, officials said. “Because of recent rainfall in the area, part of the hill nearby collapsed and 14 miners who were getting ready for work were buried by land,” Fred Mufuruke, governor of Eastern province, told Reuters …

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Fantasy That Mnangagwa Would Fix Zimbabwe Now Fully Exposed

By David B. Moore, University of Johannesburg As of January 18, more than 12 people had died, no less than 78 had suffered gunshot injuries, and at least 240 had been beaten and tortured by the Zimbabwean state. More than 466 had been arbitrarily arrested and detained, while hundreds are displaced or in safe houses …

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Tropical Cyclone Desmond Makes Landfall In Mozambique

Mozambique’s fourth-largest city has been inundated by flooding after being hit by a tropical cyclone. Tropical Cyclone Desmond formed in the Mozambique Channel on Sunday night and drifted slowly northwest towards the coast. Fortunately, the winds in the upper atmosphere were much stronger than those near the surface, which hampered the storm’s growth and prevented …

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Chad, Israel Renew Diplomatic Ties

Netanyahu has pushed to extend Israeli diplomacy to Africa and has visited the continent several times in recent years. Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said his country has renewed its ties with Chad during a trip to the central African country. “We renew the diplomatic relations between the countries!” Netanyahu posted on Twitter on …

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Zimbabweans Turn To VPNs Following Social Media Shutdown And Internet Black Out

Zimbabweans are turning Virtual Private Network (VPN) technology to circumvent an apparent government internet shutdown according to leading VPN comparison site BestVPN.com. The restrictions have resulted in a spike of interest in VPNs among Zimbabwean internet users, according to internal data from BestVPN .com. The comparison site recorded a 1,560 percent increase on Monday and …

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AIMS Launches Applications For Second Intake Of African Master’s In Machine Intelligence

Today, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) launched applications for the second intake of its unique African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI), a novel one-year intensive foundational master’s program that will provide brilliant young Africans with state-of-the-art training in Machine Learning (ML) and its applications. “We were encouraged by the enthusiasm and excellent applications …

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Toni Tones & VP’s Wife Dolapo Osinbajo Collaborate

Toni Tones is well known for being a stellar actress, singer, and photographer. But did you know she is also a passionate advocate of women’s rights and empowerment? One of the causes she is currently advocating for is the ‘Yaba Market March’ movement, which was started by Damilola Marcus.  You may recall that Damilola along …

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4th Edition Real Estate Development Summit

The Real estate sector today is burgeoning at a pace where the iconic structures, innovation and the ever-changing market dynamics, keeps project owners and solution providers across the world on hooks. Prospective buyers and suppliers are eager to understand what it takes for them to be at a place where they can make the most …

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APPO And African Producers Call For Unity, Cooperation And Reform At Cape VII Congress & Exhibition

Speakers at APPO Cape VII Congress and Exhibition include ministers of all African oil producers and global oil and gas explorers, producers and service companies. The conference highlights regional cooperation in African energy with the theme ‘Pathways to Shared Prosperity in the African Petroleum Industry’. Organized by Africa Oil & Power, APPO Cape VII takes place …

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