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+ She Leads Africa has launched a free digital marketing and business strategy training for both men and women and others. Catch is, it is being capped at 50, so do the needful…  ? ?

+ Startups have been invited to apply for the third annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards. Link

Milestones ?

+ Paystack crossed a billion Naira processed in a single month, yesterday. Link

+ I used my second VR headset last night and…reacquainted myself with the pancakes I had earlier in the day. ?

This is where it be at… ?

?? The Nigerian Communications Commision is hounding down on mobile operators due to numerous customer complaints about call masking, which is just the sort of thing bad, bad people do, and the NCC doesn’t like bad people.

?? South African e-health startup hearX has raised over $2.8m from a lineup of international investors to expand its range of products and access new markets globally. The startup’s first product was an app that detects hearing loss, using real-time environment-monitoring tech.

?? Still on SA’s tech scene (well, sort of), Tencent has launched its music streaming service, Joox, in the country, quite possibly with the hope that its projected focus on local music will differentiate it from (other) popular music streaming services.

?? The Ministry of Education in Botswana is training over 400 teachers to codein a series of ‘Train the Trainer’ sessions.

A bad pun to take the edge off ?

What do you call an accident where a kitty knocked off a winner’s cup with its bum?

– A catastro… nvm. ☹️

Don’t go away, there’s more… ✋ ✋

+ The Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria explains the CBN’s role in 9Mobile’s debt crisis. Link

+ There’s been a leak that suggests Safaricom is set to get into e-commerce with the launch of Masoko. Link

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And some upcoming events to spice up (what’s left of) your week ? ?

 Lagos: Open Mic Africa, July 26-27. Link

Lagos: Workshop: Designing Your Business With The Business Model Canvas, July 27th. Link

Lagos: GDG Lagos Developer Conference, July 28th. Link

Abuja: Open House by Ventures Park, July 28. Link

Lagos: Startup Grind with Shola Akinlade, July 29th. Link

Lagos: Developer’s Circle Women in Tech meetup, July 29th. Link.

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