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  • Olumide Soyombo launches Voltron Capital - a Pan-African seed firm
    Olumide Soyombo, one of Africa's most active early-stage investors in tech startups, has launched Voltron Capital - a Pan-African pre-seed and seed firm. Co-founded alongside Abe Choi, CEO of Simple Dealer, the new firm will deploy capital in up to 30 startups across a range of sectors and marks a major bid to address the severe lack of access to early-stage funding for African tech companies.
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Senegalese plant circular gardens in Green Wall defence against desert

Every night Moussa Kamara works at his bakery preparing hundreds of loaves but at sunrise, instead of going home to sleep, he now starts a second back-breaking job...

By Christophe Van Der Perre and Cooper Inveen 2 hours ago

Tommy Hilfiger collabs with Indya Moore on gender-fluid fashion

Tommy Hilfiger is launching a gender-fluid summer pre-fall 2021 capsule collection co-designed by non-binary actor and activist, Indya Moore...

22 hours ago

Rhino and elephant poaching declines in Namibia

Rhino and elephant poaching has declined significantly this year in Namibia, government data showed on Monday, 26 July...

By Nyasha Nyaungwa 2 days ago

Motswere building in Gaborone receives Botswana's first Green Star rating

The Motswere building in Botswana has been awarded a five-star Green Star Africa - Office Design v1.1 rating by the Green Building Council South Africa...

2 days ago

COP26 on climate: Top priorities for Africa

Africa's situation deserves extraordinary attention: the continent contributes just 4% of global total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, the lowest of any region...

By Tanguy Gahouma-Bekale 3 days ago

LG aims for 100% renewable energy use by 2050

LG Electronics has pledged to transition completely to renewable energy by 2050 as a key component of its sustainability strategy...

22 Jul 2021

Kenya plan to help Covid-hit poor plagued by irregularities - rights group

A Kenyan government programme intended to help the capital's poorest citizens weather the pandemic was crippled by irregularities, says Human Rights Watch report...

By George Obulutsa 22 Jul 2021

Hajj pilgrims face growing heat stroke risks with global warming

As thousands of devout Muslims flock to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage this week, scientists warn the sacred rite is under threat...

By Maya Gebeily 21 Jul 2021

August #WomensMonth made possible by the Intercare Group

Inviting your nominations of inspiring women to be featured in our exclusive August Women's Month interview series...

Issued by Bizcommunity.com 20 Jul 2021

Space tourism: Rockets emit 100 times more CO2 per passenger than flights - imagine a whole industry

The commercial race to get tourists to space is heating up between Virgin Group founder Sir Richard Branson and former Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos...

By Eloise Marais 20 Jul 2021

Ethiopia says second filling of giant dam on Blue Nile complete

Ethiopia has completed filling the reservoir of its huge dam on the Blue Nile river for a second year and the plant may start generating power in the next few months...

By Dawit Endeshaw 20 Jul 2021

Banning fossil fuels in sub-Saharan Africa could slow the transition to renewable energy

Worldwide, the ugly consequences of a warming planet are rearing their heads. Many countries are increasing efforts to decarbonise their energy systems in a bid to limit global warming...

By Samuel Ayokunle Olówósejéjé 16 Jul 2021

Africities 2022 offers opportunity to examine water issues

Kisumu County, Kenya, will host Africities 9 from 26-30 April 2022, under the auspices of the Pan-African Organisation of UCLG Africa...

By Simon Thomas 14 Jul 2021

Gauteng Growth and Development Agency highlights role of AfCFTA in eliminating poverty

The AfCFTA will create one of the largest free trade areas in the world, connecting 55 countries in Africa with a combined GDP valued at $3.4tn...

13 Jul 2021

Covid-19 pandemic is affecting conservation efforts in Madagascar

The effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the restriction policies used to mitigate the spread of the virus, are being felt all over the world...

By Estelle Razanatsoa 13 Jul 2021

Top fashion brands remain reliant on synthetics, guilty of greenwashing - report

A new study calls out some of the world's biggest fashion brands for their continued reliance on synthetic fibres made from fossil fuels, and for deceiving consumers with false green claims...

12 Jul 2021

Uganda helps farmers grow trees for money in bid to reverse forest loss

From tree-planting drives to tighter laws on illegal logging, countries worldwide are searching for a silver bullet to stop the loss of forests vital for nature and climate protection...

By Christopher Bendana 9 Jul 2021

UN Security Council backs AU bid to broker Ethiopia dam deal

UN Security Council members on Thursday, 8 July, backed African Union mediation efforts between Ethiopia, Egypt and Sudan in a dispute over the operation of...

By Michelle Nichols 9 Jul 2021

Space indeed the final frontier for women, says Sal Govender of Bureau Veritas

Speaking at the 2021 Africa edition of Break the Ceiling Touch the Sky virtual summit, Bureau Veritas' vice president of Southern Africa Sal Govender called on women...

8 Jul 2021

UN warns excluding women from top jobs threatens Covid-19 recovery

Global efforts to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic are under threat because women are being excluded from critical decision-making roles, the United Nations said on Thursday, 8 July...

By Sharon Kimathi 8 Jul 2021



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