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Wave Closes Largest Series A Round for an African FinTech at $200-Million

Wave, a Senegal-based mobile money provider have raised $200-million in a Series A round of funding, reports Tech Crunch. The investment marks the largest-ever Series A funding round for a fintech startup in Africa, and it values Wave at around...

Senegal Partners with Major Biotechs to Produce Rapid COVID-19 Tests

The Pasteur Institute in Senegal is set to produce rapid antigen tests for diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 in patients from early 2022 with the help of a new tech transfer partnership with two international biotech companies. The Institute, based in Dakar, will...

AfChix and USAID Are Helping African Women Connect Their Own Communities to the Internet

AfChix – a network of African women in technology – is enabling women in rural Kenya, Senegal, Namibia, and Morocco to take the lead in connecting their communities to the internet for the first time. The organisation is one of...

Facebook takes Internet.org to Senegal

Social media giant, Facebook, has revealed that it has now set its sight's on Senegal - in order to launch Internet.org as well as more than a dozen free basic services within the country. According to Facebook, the services will...
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Regular Vigilance Crucial for Spotting Software Breaches

Chief Technology Officer for Obsidian Systems, Karl Fischer, says "Constant vigilance is essential to identifying software security breaches." Fischer recounts,...
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