Why is Facebook really coming to Nigeria? OCTOBER 4, 2020 This newsletter is a weekly in-depth analysis of tech and innovation in Africa that will serve as a post-pandemic guide. Subscribe here to get it directly in your inbox every Sunday at 3 pm WAT. Hello, By now, you know how moot the fintech vs […]
The new US president will begin dismantling his predecessor’s legacy from Day 1, but may need one holdover to influence Africa. In January 2020, Nigerian healthcare startup LifeBank became the first company to receive investment under a new maternal care initiative introduced by the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). LifeBank’s 24/7 blood supply business […]
When Abisola Oladapo gave birth to her second child, she was born unable to breathe. For a hot minute, she wished she had known certain truths during her pregnancy. Perhaps those truths could have helped her birthing process, or maybe improved her baby’s health during labour. The event that led to her baby’s health condition […]
We’ve heard all kinds of excuses from our tailors. Some seem plausible, others make you want to sit on the floor and cry. When Marly Diallo was in Accra for a business trip a few years ago, her trusted tailor, who had delayed on a dress, told her it was because there hadn’t been any light. She knew he was telling the truth.
“Between Spleet and Fibre, we created this market. Fibre made a mistake in that they wanted to break things fast and like you know, they’ve slowed down drastically. At Spleet, it’s the other way around and we will slowly grow and try to adhere to the complexities of the market.”