Instagram launches feature to tackle hate speech and abuse

Instagram launches feature to tackle hate speech and abuse

Facebook Inc’s Instagram is rolling out a feature to prevent users from viewing possibly abusive messages by filtering offensive words, phrases and emojis on the photo-sharing app. The company said recently that along with the filter option for abusive direct messages, it will also make it harder for people blocked by users to circumvent and […]

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 JUMO Raises $55 Million For Expansion Into New Markets

JUMO Raises $55 Million For Expansion Into New Markets

JUMO, a technology company building next-generation financial services for emerging market entrepreneurs, recently announced the successful raise of US$55 million in debt and equity funding.  This will support JUMO’s expansion into new markets and the launch of new products. The funding round introduced new investors to join existing investors such as Goldman Sachs, Odey Asset […]

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 Carbon launches entrepreneurship fund to champion African startups

Carbon launches entrepreneurship fund to champion African startups

Carbon has set up a $100,000 Pan-African fund to address the lack of funding and support holding back budding tech entrepreneurs on the continent. Carbon’s mission is to empower opportunity globally through frictionless finance. that empowers individuals and businesses with access to credit, simple payments solutions, high-yield investment opportunities and easy-to-use tools for personal financial […]

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 Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook boss urges tighter regulation

Mark Zuckerberg: Facebook boss urges tighter regulation

Facebook boss Mark Zuckerberg has called for more regulation of harmful online content, saying it was not for companies like his to decide what counts as legitimate free speech. Citing China, Mr Zuckerberg also warned excessive control risked stifling individual expression. He was speaking at the Munich Security Conference in Germany. Social media giants like […]

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 Dubai Chamber launches 2nd cycle of mentorship programme at Africa Tech Summit 2020

Dubai Chamber launches 2nd cycle of mentorship programme at Africa Tech Summit 2020

Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry recently participated in the Africa Tech Summit 2020 in Kigali, Rwanda, where the organisation launched the second cycle of its GBF Mentorship Programme, which pairs innovative UAE and African startups with mentors who can provide them with valuable expertise, support and guidance. Over 250 participants visited Dubai Chamber’s stand […]

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 WorldRemit Predicts 2020 to Be The Year of Intra-African Remittances

WorldRemit Predicts 2020 to Be The Year of Intra-African Remittances

Leading online international money transfer company WorldRemit predicts that 2020 will be the year of intra-African remittances. The World Bank already estimates that migrant workers within Africa send remittances in excess of $14 billion dollars each year, and in 2018 intra-African remittances represented 20% of global remittance flows according to Ecobank Group. The African Continental […]

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 Govt to launch ECG credit mobile APP on Feb 18 – Bawumia

Govt to launch ECG credit mobile APP on Feb 18 – Bawumia

The government will on February 18, 2020 launch a mobile application to enable customers of the Electricity Company of Ghana (ECG) to buy prepaid credit via mobile phones directly without having to visit sales points. The Vice President, Dr Mahamudu Bawumia, who announced this at a Town Hall Meeting in Kumasi Tuesday, [February 11, 2020], said the mobile app […]

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 Andela hosts Ghana Tech Ecosystem at Media Connect, Remote Heroes events

Andela hosts Ghana Tech Ecosystem at Media Connect, Remote Heroes events

Andela hosts Ghana Tech Ecosystem at Media Connect, Remote Heroes events Andela has hosted experienced software engineers and tech journalists in Ghana, as it looks to recruit more experienced engineers and scale its Ghana operations in 2020. Following the launch of its marketing campaign – Grow with Andela, the “Media Connect” and “Remote Heroes” events are part of […]

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