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Past articles by Annie:

Tugende takes first step towards repayment of defaulted $5M Goldfinch loan

Tugende, Warbler Labs have agreed on a loan restructuring plan that may lead to the recovery of funds. → Read More

Brine Fi challenges Coinbase, Binance with decentralized exchange as it nets Pantera-led $16.5M round

Brine Fi says it is also leveraging Zero-Knowledge Proof (ZKP) to prevent ‘frontrunning’ for professional traders. → Read More

Kenyan court paves way for lawsuit alleging Facebook played role in fueling Ethiopia’s Tigray conflict

Petitioners seek to compel Meta to stop viral hate on Facebook, ramp up content review, and to create a $1.6 billion compensation fund. → Read More

African climate startups set to gain ground as VC funding shifts their way

There are signs that funding for climate tech startups will persist in the near-term as new funds emerge. → Read More

Meta’s content review in Africa in limbo as moderation partners decry court restrictions

Moderators’ contracts expired on March 31st, and Sama claims it could not vary the employment terms as per the interim orders. → Read More

Oxfam Novib and Goodwell target East African startups with €20M Pepea fund

Pepea targets early-stage businesses that have been in existence for one to five years, and are generating revenues but yet to raise capital. → Read More

Meta faces third lawsuit in Kenya as moderators claim illegal sacking, blacklisting

Co-accused Sama, whose clients include OpenAI, dropped Meta’s contract and content review services to concentrate on labeling work. → Read More

MENA VC Flat6Labs’ new fund to back startups in East, West Africa

Flat6Labs targets to raise $95 million for the Africa Seed Fund, which will mark its first venture outside MENA region. → Read More

Flutterwave’s troubles in Kenya yet to end as second case proceeds

The second case, where Flutterwave, Adguru and Hupesi solutions are the respondents, continues, with the next mention booked for March 23. → Read More

Online food delivery platforms in Kenya under probe

Online food and grocery delivery platforms by Uber, Jumia, Bolt, Glovo, are some of the popular marketplaces in Kenya. → Read More

Big Tech on notice as regulators in Africa group to investigate their market conduct

It follows the signing of a MoU by member states in 2022, and a decision to set up a working group and a leadership team last month. → Read More

African watchdog forces Jumia to review its terms in push to protect consumers

Jumia has amended its terms and conditions after COMESA competition commission, compelled it to review "misleading and false" clauses. → Read More

South Africa’s Envisionit Deep AI gets $1.65M to expand access to medical imaging

The investment is from New GX Ventures SA, a joint venture between New GX Capital, RMB Ventures and GIIG Africa. → Read More

YC-backed HR-payroll provider Workpay raises $2.7M to scale in Africa

YC-backed Workpay is set to launch a payroll engine that can serve customers in 40 markets in Africa, to stay ahead of clients needs. → Read More

Jumba, a Kenyan startup simplifying sourcing of construction supplies, raises $4.5M

Jumba simplifies the sourcing of construction materials through a common marketplace for retailers and developers. → Read More

Kenya’s fintech Power set to scale after $3M seed round

Power has so far on-boarded 75 companies in Kenya, giving it access to over 40,000 workers, out of which it has served 15%. → Read More

Africa’s smartphone market shrunk by 18% last year

South Korea’s Samsung, and Chinese brands Tecno and Itel, accounted for 65% of the total smartphone shipments to Africa. → Read More

Morocco’s foodtech Terraa raises $1.5M led by FoodLabs

Morocco's fresh food supply chain, Benkirane says, is highly-fragmented, traditional and dominated by intermediaries. → Read More

Cleantech Qotto embarks on growth plan backed by $8M funding

The growth bid follows the planned introduction of new products in the market, including financial services and internet access hotspots. → Read More

BuuPass raises $1.3M to scale mobility sector digitization in Africa

BuuPass processes about 12,000 transactions a day, and has recorded over 9 million ticket sales so far. Its GMV reached $30 million in 2022. → Read More