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8 - 11 - 2018

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We have moved our launch date for the Blockfinex platform to 20th of November 2018 in order to implement solutions to some problems stated in the surveys. This means you can still take the survey to advise us on the challenges you face with currently available cryptocurrency exchanges.  Click HERE to take the survey.

South Africa-based VC firm Knife Capital has announced that it's made an undisclosed investment in PharmaScout, a pharmaceutical temperature monitoring product developed by Cape Town-based healthtech startup 5nines Technologies. The funds will help accelerate the product’s rollout to pharmacies, medical practitioners and pharmaceutical warehouses.

Econet is partnering with a local council in Zimbabwe to develop a "smart street". It'll feature self-serve kiosks, WiFi points and sensor-controlled traffic lights. Techzim has more.

Nigeria-based ThriveAgric has been selected to participate in the 500Startups accelerator program, It is one of 22 startups selected to participate in the four month long program. Thrive Agric is a crowdfunding platform that provides farmers the finances to grow their business.

Cairo-based AlMakinah, a coding bootcamp that helps people learn software development, has partnered with Global Shapers Giza to offer coding scholarships to Egyptian women. MENABytes has more.

Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter has launched its Kenya's first ShelterTech Accelerator program. The program with target Kenyan start-ups and growth-stage companies that are bringing housing products and services to the low-income household market.

If you are an Android Developer anywhere in sub-Saharan Africa, you can now request an invite to the Google Play Developer Day event taking place in Cape Town, South Africa on November 28. It promises sessions on how to create quality apps and games, innovate, and grow a global business on Android and Google Play.

In Nigeria, the Kaduna State government is holding the KadHack2018 hackathon from November 27 - 29, 2018. The event will be focused on Education and Health, and there is one million Naira in prize money up for grabs. Find out more and register here.

The government of Benin, in partnership with Smart Africa, is holding the Benin Digital Week from November 22 - 28, 2018. They say the main objective of the event is "to reunite the Beninese and international community around the stakes of the digital sector and to network the different actors of the sector." More info here.

If you live, work or school in Tanzania, you’re passionate about tech & tech communities and looking to level-up your coding experience; applications to join the Andela Learning Community in Tanzania are open and close in 3 days. Apply here. You can also apply to be an Andela developer here.

You are invited to TC Townhall, Fintech 2.0, holding in partnership with Softcom on November 30. The forum will take a look at the next generation of financial technologies in Nigeria. Speakers include Adia Sowho (MD,, Gbenga Agboola (CEO, Flutterwave), Titi Odunfa (MD, Sankore Investments), Dr. Yinka David West (Academic Director, LBS), Yvonne Johnson (fintech angel investor) and Yomi Adedeji (CEO, Softcom). Limited seats are available, signup here to be notified when registrations go live.

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