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Content creators across Africa called to participate in accelerator programme

Tshimologong has announced the fifth edition of the Digital Lab Africa (DLA), a mentorship and incubation program for African creatives in innovative and digital content

New incentive scheme for inbound remittances in Nigeria

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic and its related lockdowns, there has been a steep decrease of remittances inbound to Nigeria during 2020 compared to 2019. Now the Central Bank of Nigeria has introduced an incentive scheme to try and boost inbound remittances.

New bridges to replace infrastructure destroyed in Mozambique cyclones

The African Development Bank Group is assisting Mozambique to recover from infrasture damage caused by recent cyclones. AfDB has funded the purchase of 26 bridges in Mozambique under the Post Cyclone Idai and Kenneth Emergency Recovery and Resilience Program.

Ousmane Sonko released on bail and calls for more protests across Senegal

Senegal's Ousmane Sonko was indicted on rape and insurrection charges and released on bail. Following his release, Sonko called on his supporters and protestors to intensify and continue with the ongoing protests.

Google commits $25 million towards empowering women and girls in Africa

Google.org's new challenge is inviting applications for cash grants from NPOs dedicated to the economic empowerment of women and girls. The organization has pledged $25 million towards such programs across Africa.

Internet shutdown and protests in Senegal as Sonko gets arrested for rape

Since Friday, 5 March 2021, Senegal has experienced an internet and social media shutdown. This is amidst ongoing protests by citizens in the West African country.

Questions around WhatsApp's Privacy Policy in South Africa as it announces new desktop app

WhatsApp announces video and voice calls on its desktop app as it is being questioned by South African policymakers around its Privacy Policy.