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Here are the stories that made rounds across the African tech space today.

Stack OverFlow and Andela To Provide Mentorship to Developers in Lagos
Nigeria’s Andela and Stack OverFlow have partnered to provide one-on-one mentorship to developers in Lagos –remotely.

C4DLab Opens Registrations Ahead of Innovation Week
R&D and Startup incubation lab, C4DLab, has opened registration for its 3-day innovation week in Nairobi, Kenya.

Application Deadline for Demo Africa Postponed to June
Applications deadline for 2015 DEMO Africa has been extended to June 30, 2015.

M-KOPA Now Connects 200,000 Homes to Low-Cost Solar Power
Kenya’s pay-per-use solar power system, M-KOPA, has announced that it now powers 200, 000 homes across East Africa.

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Nigeria’s Ratio is a Listing of Licensed Forex Operators
Ratio is a Nigerian website that provides the names, pictures and location of licensed currency exchanges in cities across Nigeria.

World-class Software Engineering in Nigeria, Are We There Yet?
The article discusses how far software development has gone in Nigeria and if the local talents are world-class or need improvement.

Sam Ulu’s Kandid.ly Puts You in the Picture
Kandid.ly is a US-based marketplace for photographers. It is owned by Nigerian aerospace Engineer turned photography/tech entrepreneur. He told TechCabal he was inspired by selfies. Read the full interview.

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Participate in SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge for a Shot at $40K Seed Investment
HiiL Innovating Justice, Global Agenda Council on Justice and the Ford Foundation are calling on East and West African SMEs to participate in the SME Empowerment Innovation Challenge.

Kenyan Govt. receives Iridium satellite phones for emergencies
The Kenyan government has received 10 Iridium satellite phones from the International Telecommunication Union (ITU). The devices have been issued to the Government for use in case of any emergencies or threats within the country.

Konga’s mobile sale has kicked off
Konga’s mobile sales has kicked off and will run till the 1st of June 2015. The sale is exclusive to the mobile apps and site only and offers discounts as large as 75% off on selected items.

Jovago Begins Operations in Ethiopia
Online hotel search and booking engine Jovago has began operations in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to bring services close to the people, the firm announced.

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