Coronavirus: Africa’s 1 million tests plan, Trump’s fund cuts, Tanzania prays

The coronavirus pandemic has been confirmed in over 180 countries globally since it was first discovered in the Chinese city of Wuhan in late December 2019. The World Health Organisation, WHO, has since declared it a pandemic due to its spread. All except three African countries have recorded cases as governments roll out measures to […]

Opera launches news hub in Ghana

Opera, one of the world’s major browser developers and a leading internet consumer brand, has launched its new Opera News Hub, in Ghana. The launch of Opera News Hub allows Ghanaian authors and bloggers with easier ways to produce, distribute, and monetize their original online content to a large and active audience. A statement issued […]

TechCabal Daily – What questions are African investors asking their portfolio companies?

As part of our work to provide insight and thoughtful guidance to the industry in this tough and unprecedented period, TechCabal is hosting a short series of virtual interviews on the theme of “Building in Tough Times.”    The series will feature experienced founders, investors and other major stakeholders. The first edition will hold today, Friday, […]

Africa’s billionaires called to help coronavirus fight [ARTICLE]

The facilities have been built to become an isolation centre for COVID-19 patients as Africa’s most populous nation braces for a potential surge in infections. The person behind this project is Aliko Dangote, Africa’s richest man, who was born in Kano and has built up a personal fortune on the back of his concrete empire […]

Alitheia IDF fund for women-led African enterprises reaches second close at $75 million

A joint venture fund aimed at growing women-led businesses in Africa has reached its second close at $75 million and will announce its first investments soon. Called Alitheia IDF, it is an SME investment fund for businesses with high-growth potential in Africa. The fund invests in businesses that are majority-owned, majority-run or mainly created to […]

COVID-19 cases in Nigeria jump to 407 with 12 deaths

Coronavirus The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Nigeria has risen to 407 after 34 new cases were reported, the country’s disease control center said. In an update released late Wednesday, the Nigeria Center for Disease Control (NCDC) said so far 12 people have died from COVID-19 and 128 been discharged in the West African […]

With friends like these does Africa need enemies?” – Nehanda Radio

By Blessing Vava The recent photos, videos of African nationals, living and/or working in China, being evicted from their homes by landlords turned away from hotels, despite many claiming to have no recent travel history or known contact with Covid-19 patients are quite disturbing. Blessing Vava It’s disturbing because of the default assumption that COVID […]

China downplays African evictions on coronavirus, blames US media — Quartz Africa

China has spent the last few days trying to manage a damaging story about how local authorities in the city of Guangzhou have been targeting black African migrants for eviction and forced coronavirus testing. The story rapidly went global after numerous videos and images of Africans being evicted, blocked from hotels or even being barred […]

TKC Africa’s next round of scholarships will open from Sept. to Dec. 2020

Press Releases of Wednesday, 15 April 2020 Source: TKC Africa 2020-04-15 TKC Africa Click to read all about coronavirus → TKC Africa is the Africa-wide partner for top tier US, European and Canadian university MBA programs. With a focus and vision of raising the next generation of African leaders, TKC Africa is happy to announce […]