1. 5G Network arrives Africa

Johannesburg-headquartered Vodacom Group said on Saturday that it has become the first operator in Africa to launch a standards-based, commercial 5G network. And it’s done it not in South Africa, its biggest market, but in the tiny mountain kingdom of Lesotho.

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2. Ghana’s mobile money payment system Mazzuma turns to blockchain to enable seamless payments

Mazzuma, an online payments system in Ghana launched in 2015 with a record of over $1 million USD worth of transactions till date and over 26,000 registered users is incorporating Mazzuma blockchain technology through the creation of the MAZ cryptocurrency to enable instant seamless payments on the African continent.

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3. Google announces Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 2

Google today launched its second Launchpad Accelerator Africa class as part of its ongoing efforts to support entrepreneurship on the continent.

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4. Village Capital selects 15 African tech hubs to accelerate the flow of capital to early-stage startups

Leaders of 15 incubators, accelerators and seed funds were selected to participate in VilCap Communities Africa, an innovative programme led by Village Capital to accelerate the flow of capital to early-stage companies in sub-Saharan Africa. The programme is supported by the Impact Programme which is funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID).

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5. You don’t need a degree to Work in Apple, Google or IBM

Recently, the job review site Glassdoor compiled a list of 15 different companies that don’t require job applicants to have college degrees. The list includes high-paying tech outlets like Apple, Google, and IBM, in addition to service-oriented companies like Costco, Starbucks, and Chipotle.

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Tidal is coming to Africa

Tidal announced today a new partnership with telecoms company MTN, bringing the streaming service into Africa in a major way with an offering launching in Uganda beginning today (Aug. 22). The partnership will give MTN’s 10.5 million Ugandan subscribers access to Tidal as part of their mobile plans, with streaming data included in the deal.

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Startup South West – Application Still-on till 31 of August.

StartUp SouthWest is a beneficiary of the Growth and Employment project (GEM). The project is focused on fostering a vibrant and sustainable technology ecosystem across the South West region of Nigeria (Ekiti, Ondo, Ogun, Oyo, Lagos and Osun) of Nigeria. Startup SouthWest is one of 6 proposed similar regional hub projects being supported by GEM (one per geo-political zone). StartUp SouthWest will include pre-Incubation trainings programs and a Startup Incubation program

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