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11 - 03 - 2020

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Nigerian ed-tech startup, uLesson, has launched an app to offer students in Nigeria (SS1-3), Ghana (SHS1-3), Liberia (Grade 10-12), Sierra Leone (S1-3), and Gambia (S1-3) a holistic curriculum-relevant learning experience in Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Biology. The lessons will also prepare them for critical regional exams-WASSCE, SSCE, GCE and UTME as well as international tests like the SATs. uLesson employs videos, interactive animations, quizzes, assessments and several years of official WAEC past examinations along with solutions in its content development plan which is executed and reviewed by subject matter experts. Its learning material is also stored on memory sticks that students can then access via mobile devices, a format that removes dependency on internet connectivity or data. Towards the end of last year, the company raised a US$3.1 million seed funding from TLcom Capital and spent the better part of last year developing and producing learning material for its mobile platform.
54gene, Twiga, Kobo360, MPost and Piggyvest are among ten African technology startups recently recognised by Fast Company in its recent World’s Most Innovative Companies (MIC) list. The list acknowledges and celebrates the most groundbreaking businesses on the planet and across myriad industries. They also judged nominations received through their application process.
Youverify, a Nigerian identity verification startup, has raised a US$1.5 million seed round led by Orange Digital Ventures Africa (ODV). Founded in 2017, Youverify is a business-to-business service that allows companies to verify the identity of people. In a country with no single identification system, Youverify is not the only startup trying to fix identity verification in Nigeria. VerifyMe offers a similar service to banks to power their Know-Your-Customer (KYC) needs. With the new round, Youverify is looking to accelerate its growth and expand to other markets.
Kwik enables businesses and merchants to deliver just-in-time to their customers in Lagos. Thousands of SMEs and corporations have already chosen Kwik. Download our app now or request a corporate account here.
Kenya-based startup, Fuzu, has secured a Series A funding amounting to US$3.86 million from a number of funders including Sparkmind.vc, Finnfund, Cornerstone Enterprises, Aucfan Incubate, Seedstars International, Kepple Africa Ventures, Barona, as well as individual investors. Founded in 2015, Fuzu provides AI-powered, personalised guidance to individual users; talent acquisition and data services to organisations. Fuzu will use its latest investment to develop the next phase of its recruitment platform, grow its team and further spread its tentacles across Africa having expanded to Uganda in 2018.

Applications are open till June 5 for the tenth Orange Prize for Social Entrepreneurship in Africa and the Middle East, which recognises technological projects with a positive impact that improve living conditions. Awarded by mobile operator Orange, the prize is open to innovators in education, healthcare, agriculture, mobile payments and sustainable development.

Between 2014 and 2016, an Ebola virus ravaged West Africa spreading panic which was exacerbated through social media. In Nigeria, a viral message had said salt solution could prevent or cure the virus and drove hundreds of Nigerians to drinking and bathing with salt water solution. With the COVID-19 which has since spread to 89 countries and infected over 100,000 individuals, we are experiencing something similar both locally and globally. From heat and garlic cures to consipracy theories, here are some of the misinformation spreading about COVID-19.
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