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    Building An African Angel Investment Community One Step At A Time

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    Last week, for the fourth year in a row, the investment community of Africa came together in Cape Town to discuss trends, opportunities and pitfalls with regards to backing African startups. It might not seem that big of a deal, but in the embryonic days of African angel and venture capital, where the vast majority of startups lack access to funding, the signs that a dedicated community of investors is being built are positive.

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    10 Global Tech Companies That Are Investing In Africa

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    For many global tech companies, investing in Africa is a strategy for growth that is allowing them to tap into a growing market that is full of great potential. Tech companies from across various sectors are looking to Africa for growth, with the likes of Facebook, Google and Microsoft all putting their money into the continent. Whether they are investing in infrastructure, skills or the startup ecosystem, these tech companies are boosting economies and creating jobs.

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    Seedstars Africa Summit Bringing Together The Continent’s Best Tech Startups In December

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    The Seedstars Africa Summit will be bringing together the best tech startup talent from around the African continent in December. The third annual Seedstars Africa Summit will take place on Dec. 14 in Mozambique, with all of the winners of the various Seedstars World competitions throughout Africa attending the event. Seedstars World holds these events in around 70 countries before winners are selected to take part in a grand final.

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    Major Fertility Technology Breakthrough In Kenya

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    A team of Kenyan and foreign scientists has successfully tested what they describe as an effective ovary transplant technology in Nairobi. This is described as the first ovarian tissue transplant in the world without using the normally highly toxic anti-organ rejection drugs. “We are excited about this technology which will assist millions of young women who can’t get children due to premature ovary failure,” says Dr Atunga Nyachieo of the Institute of Primate Researchsenior party in the study.

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    Somaliland Is First In World To Use Iris Recognition In A Presidential Election

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    Africa has become a testing ground for technological leapfrogging. This is a process that involves moving rapidly to the frontiers of innovation. Technological leapfrogging in Africa has focused on economic transformation and the improvement of services. Drones are an example: they’re used in health services and in agriculture. In South Africa, robots play a crucial role in mining. Now, Somaliland has become the first country in the world to use iris recognition in a presidential election.

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    Betting On Sub-Saharan African Growth Favorites In A Strong 2018

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    The news last month from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) regarding sub-Saharan African growth has investors breathing a sigh of relief. The IMF expects sub-Saharan Africa to grow by 3.4 percent in 2018, up from the 2.6 percent in 2017. Some countries in particular are forecast to enjoy incredible growth in the region of 8 percent, with West and East Africa in particular looking attractive for investors.

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    Mobile Spam-Blocking App Truecaller Setting Up Regional Headquarters In South Africa

    headquarters in South Africa By Peter Pedroncelli, 8:09 am

    Truecaller, a Swedish mobile spam-blocking app that is popular with users throughout Africa has chosen to set up its regional headquarters in South Africa. The app, which has over 250 million users worldwide, and a fifth of those in Africa, has announced it will launch its regional headquarters in South Africa. Truecaller is the world’s largest verified mobile phone community dedicated to helping users to avoid and block spam calls and messages.

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    Despite Online Media Growth, TV Still Contributes Significantly To African Consumer Spending

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    Although extensive research on media and consumer trends in Africa shows a growing transition of consumers and audiences away from traditional media towards online media, television remains a highly significant contributor to consumer spending. Geopoll have analyzed the top TV and Radio Stations in 6 African countries for Q3 2017, which runs from July through to September.

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