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Space in Africa concludes Seed funding round

Space in Africa, a Nigerian media startup which has just secured Seed funding, covers the African space economy which has already seen eight nations launch 35 satellites in the last two decades – and 15 satellites in just the last 4 years.

Mary Njoku on CANAL+ acquisition and more

Mary Njoku, founder of ROK, speaks to us about the business of Nollywood, the CANAL+ acquisition and more. Njoku also shares some information on her business journey.

Nigeria's ROK acquired by France's CANAL+

Nigeria's ROK has been acquired by France's leading audio-visual entertainment company, CANAL+ Group. The IROKO Ltd-incubated ROK is expected to enhance Canal+’s local original content development.

The key to Africa’s digital economy

The development of the terrestrial network is key to growing the digital economies of all African countries. This was a sentiment echoed at the Africa Panel Session at the International Telecoms Week in Atlanta, USA.

World-first biobank for African DNA

54gene, the African genomics company, announced that it secured $4,5 million in funding to build the world’s first and largest pan-African biobank. The startup is addressing the lack of African genetic material used in pharmaceutical research.

DJI introduces government solutions

Chinese drone manufacturer, DJI, has introduced a Government Edition solution for security conscious government agencies. One of the notable features is that Government Edition drones do not require DJI activation to function.

Business lessons from Computer Village

The Otigba Computer Village shows how businesses in a largely informal market identify new and useful knowledge, apply it innovatively to scale up their operations and increase profits.