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The MIT Media Lab controversy and getting back to ‘radical courage’, with Media Lab student Arwa Mboya

People win prestigious prizes in tech all the time, but there is something different about The Bold Prize. Unless you’ve been living under a literal or proverbial rock, you’ve probably heard something about the late Jeffrey Epstein, a notorious...

Nigerian online-only bank startup Kuda raises $1.6M

Nigerian fintech startup Kuda — a digital-only retail bank — has raised $1.6 million in pre-seed funding. The Lagos and London-based company recently launched the beta version of its online mobile finance platform. Kuda also received its banking license from...

DHL expands Africa eShop online retail app to 34 countries

DHL  has expanded its DHL Africa eShop business to 13 additional markets, upping the presence of the global shipping company’s e-commerce platform to 34 African countries. DHL  href="https://techcrunch.com/2019/04/11/dhl-launches-africa-eshop-app-for-global-retailers-to-sell-into-africa/">went live with the digital retail app in April, bringing more than 200 U.S....

Kenya: Govt Partners With Kenya, Uganda to Develop Bamboo Sector

Ethiopia has forged a partnership with Kenya and Uganda to develop the bamboo sector in what is called Triangular Bamboo Development. Earlier this week, a workshop aiming to enhance the bamboo sector was held here in Addis Ababa. During the...

Mozambique: Three Frelimo Campaigners Die in Traffic Accident

Maputo — Three people died, and two others suffered injuries, in a traffic accident on Thursday during the election campaign of the ruling Frelimo party in the central province of Manica, according to a report in Friday's issue of...

Uganda: Bank of Uganda Gets IMF Resident Supervisor

Bank of Uganda has said the International Monetary Fund (IMF) has assigned a resident bank supervisor to assist the governor supervise activities in the banking sector. Speaking during a high level stakeholders' engagement on building the 21st century economy and...

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Donald Trump says he was surprised at how many times Justin Trudeau donned black face makeup

Donald Trump said on Friday he was 'surprised' at the number of times Justin Trudeau has donned blackface but...

Sandra Bullock slashes the price of her three-acre oceanfront Georgia estate to $6.1M

Sandra Bullock has dropped the price of her three-acre Georgia estate by nearly half a million dollars. The Oscar-winner put the oceanfront estate on the...

Hat that zaps the scalp with electricity helps reverse male balding, scientists say 

A hat that zaps the scalp with a built-in patch that produces electricity on its own may combat male balding, scientists hope.A trial of...

How Kobalt is betting on music’s middle class and DIY stars

Streaming services have made music ubiquitous, driving more exploration by consumers who don’t have to pay for each song or album individually. Musicians are...

Climate strike: Almost 100,000 Londoners stage protests

London, England - An estimated 100,000 people turned up on the streets of the British capital on Friday as part of what is expected to...