Why Nigeria’s VP Osinbajo Choosing Not To Visit Any Women-Owned Spaces on the #VPTourofTech Sets A Dangerous Precedent

Why Nigeria’s VP Osinbajo Choosing Not To Visit Any Women-Owned Spaces on the #VPTourofTech Sets A Dangerous Precedent

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Article by Mary Olushoga, founder of awpnetwork.com, a platform powering small business success for African entrepreneurs. *** Why are women innovators largely ignored in Nigeria’s male-dominated technology spaces? Why didn’t Vice President Osinbajo visit any women-owned spaces during the highly popular and…

Kenya’s Majik Water to harvest drinking water from air for off-grid communities

Kenya’s Majik Water to harvest drinking water from air for off-grid communities

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Founded by Anastasia Kaschenko, Beth Koigi and Clare Sewell, Kenya’s Majik Water has launched a prototype and started its water harvesting process in pilot to help people in off-grid communities in Kenya harvest water from air using simple techniques and equipment. The three-girl team, comprising…

Peer-to-peer marketplace Pezesha to participate at the Blackbox Connect 20 in Silicon Valley

Peer-to-peer marketplace Pezesha to participate at the Blackbox Connect 20 in Silicon Valley

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Kenya’s Pezesha.com a peer-to-peer micro-lending marketplace for Africa has been selected to participate at the upcoming Blackbox Connect 20 accelerator programme, a two-week residential programme for startup founders from across the globe. Holding in Silicon Valley in November this year, Blackbox is…

Zumi Magazine, a Kenyan lifestyle & fashion site raises $250,000 to expand into Nigeria & Ghana

Zumi Magazine, a Kenyan lifestyle & fashion site raises $250,000 to expand into Nigeria & Ghana

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Nairobi-based women-focused lifestyle & fashion site Zumi Magazine raised $250,000 to expand into Nigeria & Ghana. Co-founded by Ex-Rocket Internet executives William McCarren and Sabrina Dorman, Zumi entertainment, lifestyle and love, fashion, beauty and style news to a smartphone enabled, female audience….