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13 - 03 - 2019

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AUDACITY, a multi-sensory exhibition comprising audio and visual components of the Tech Women Lagos portrait series and exhibition, will be open at the Africa Fintech Foundry in Lagos. Tech Women Lagos profiles 50 women in Lagos’ technology ecosystem from different backgrounds and at different stages of their tech careers. We are showing the next generation of girls and women that careers in tech are possible and there is space for them in the industry. Find out the dates of the exhibition and register to attend.
Cairo based loyalty solutions provider Dsquares has secured investment from two Egyptian investors, Algebra Ventures and Ezdehar Management. The startup offers loyalty programmes, couponing solutions and interactive directory services. Although the parties involved have not disclosed the amount invested, Ventureburn reports a "seven-figure dollar amount" according to an email from Dsquares public relations manager.

Thirty African e-health projects have been named finalists of the first WHO Africa Innovation Challenge, winning a fully-sponsored trip to exhibit at the Africa Health Forum in Cape Verde on March 26. In November 2018, the World Health Organisation (WHO) launched the first WHO Africa Innovation Challenge, calling for health innovations with the potential for having significant social impact and addressing health needs on the continent. The list of finalists can be found here.

Yesterday, "Father of the web", Tim Berners Lee announced a 30-hour journey with the World Wide Web Foundation that will finish in Lagos Nigeria today to celebrate the Web's 30th birthday. You can follow the conversation on Twitter with #ForTheWeb and #Web30. Also, a quick reminder from the Web Foundation that: Web ≠ Internet.

Nigerian startup Gloo.ng is dropping consumer online retail and pivoting to B2B e-procurement with Gloopro as its new name. Gloopro’s new platform will generate revenue on a monthly fee structure and a percentage on goods delivered, according to Gloopro CEO D.O. Olusanya. TechCrunch has more.

According to ITNewsAfrica, Twenty Francophone African tech startups will participate in the L’Afrique Excelle residency in Mali, a full-week boot camp set to kick off the Francophone edition of the World Bank Group’s XL Africa, tech start-up accelerator. L’Afrique Excelle is the francophone adaptation of the popular XL Africa program which seeks to foster a stronger connection between entrepreneurs in Anglophone and Francophone Africa while providing support to those from less developed digital ecosystems.

Students from Nigeria and Tanzania are the overall joint winners of this year’s Sub Saharan regional finals of Huawei’s global information and communications technology competition. Together with second prize winners, Angola and Kenya, the four teams will travel to China for the finals which will see 22 teams from around the world compete for the championship title, CAJ News Africa reports.

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