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Innovation Hubs Proving Reliable Way to Stimulate Tech Economy in Africa

As Africa's emerging technology ecosystem grows, innovation and entrepreneurship are taken on a bigger role. Innovation hubs in particular have been a major force for the existing major hubs in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, and the same model is proving equally important in the emerging tech centers on the continent.

Early Warning System Projects Where to Expect Political Violence in Africa

Uppsala University of Sweden has been developing simulation models intended to help forecast where largescale political violence might emerge anywhere. The model is called ViEWS, a political Violence Early-Warning System. On June 7, it released its first public forecast for the African continent.

Michael Olabisi Awarded Fellowship for Carnegie Nigeria Research Program

The Carnegie African Diaspora Fellowship Program (CADFP) has awarded a fellowship to Michael Olabisi, assistant professor at Michigan State University's Department of Agricultural Food and Resource Economics. The fellowship will support travel to Nigeria to work with the University of Ibadan, or UI, and Oluwafunmiso Olajide on research collaboration and capacity-building.

AfDB Approves US $1.5M for Jigawa 1-GW Solar Program in Nigeria

The Nigerian Government's Phase 1 program for the Jigawa 1-GW Independent Power Producer (IPP) Solar Procurement Program was just funded with a US $1.5 million grant from the Sustainable Energy Fund for Africa (SEFA) and the African Development Bank (AfDB).

Standard Chartered Bank and CDC Group Sign MOU to Increase Africa and ASIA SME Financing

Standard Chartered Bank of the United Kingdom has signed a memorandum of understanding with CDC Group, the UK's development finance institution, for a supply chain finance program which will increase financing for SME suppliers in Africa and South Asia. The first countries to benefit from this scheme are expected to be Nigeria, Uganda, Ghana and Kenya.

She Leads Africa Accelerator 2018 Open for Applications

The She Leads Africa (https://SheLeadsAfrica.org) Accelerator 2018 is now accepting applications for its intensive 3-month program to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria's brightest entrepreneurs.

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