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These startups are locating in SF and Africa to win in global fintech

To become a global fintech player, locate your company in San Francisco and Africa. That’s the approach of payments company Flutterwave, digital lending startup Mines, and mobile-money venture Chipper
British man arrested on suspicion of giving bleach-based 'cure' to Ugandans

British man arrested on suspicion of giving bleach-based 'cure' to Ugandans

Sam Little arrested after Guardian exposed massive distribution network of MMS in Uganda that was being supervised by US pastorA British man has been arrested in Uganda on suspicions of “intoxicating
Crypto exchange Binance prepares to add margin trading ‘soon’

Crypto exchange Binance prepares to add margin trading ‘soon’

Binance, the world’s most prominent crypto exchange, says it is close to adding a much-anticipated margin-trading feature to its service following weeks of speculation. The company tweeted
Nigeria’s Gokada raises $5.3M round for its motorcycle ride-hail biz

Nigeria’s Gokada raises $5.3M round for its motorcycle ride-hail biz

In many large cities across Africa, motorcycle taxis are as common as yellow cabs in New York. That includes Lagos, Nigeria, where ride-hail startup Gokada has raised a $5.3 million Series A round to
Modi Wins Big—What’s Next?

Modi Wins Big—What’s Next?

Plus: A ruling on same-sex relations in Kenya, May's departure date, and the other stories we're following today.
The secretive traders fulfilling demand for a Chinese delicacy | Geoffrey Kamadi

The secretive traders fulfilling demand for a Chinese delicacy | Geoffrey Kamadi

Highly prized for its swim bladder – served in soups and stews – the fish could disappear altogether from Africa’s Lake Victoria thanks to the lucrative tradeA thriving trade in fish maw – made from
On returning to Uganda, Museveni’s staying power and the significance of Bobi Wine

On returning to Uganda, Museveni’s staying power and the significance of Bobi Wine

Whilst Yoweri Museveni dug his heels into the past, much of Uganda seemed to be lurching forwards, writes poet and author Musa Okwonga
World Food Program Reveals U.N. Sent Uganda Food with Mold, Bacteria, Carcinogens

World Food Program Reveals U.N. Sent Uganda Food with Mold, Bacteria, Carcinogens

The predominantly American taxpayer-funded food-assistance wing of the United Nations — the World Food Program (WFP) — distributed food to Uganda contaminated with yeast, mold, bacteria, and potential
Uganda bans giving to child beggars in bid to stop exploitation

Uganda bans giving to child beggars in bid to stop exploitation

Kampala officials say law aims to protect children and keep them off the streets but activists fear exploiters will develop new tacticsUgandan officials have passed a law making it an offence to offer
Telegram’s crypto tokens are (kind of) going on sale to the public for the first time

Telegram’s crypto tokens are (kind of) going on sale to the public for the first time

Telegram, the most hyped ICO in the history of ICOs, is finally making its tokens available to retail investors through a limited listing that will precede a full sale later this year — but there are
Ebola Just Spread Outside the Congo for the First Time Since the Outbreak Began

Ebola Just Spread Outside the Congo for the First Time Since the Outbreak Began

The announcement puts pressure on the WHO to declare a global health emergency
Ebola Just Spread Outside the Congo for the First Time Since the Outbreak Began

Ebola Just Spread Outside the Congo for the First Time Since the Outbreak Began

The announcement puts pressure on the WHO to declare a global health emergency
A Win for Gay Rights in Botswana Is a ‘Step Against the Current’ in Africa

A Win for Gay Rights in Botswana Is a ‘Step Against the Current’ in Africa

Thirty-two of Africa’s 54 nations have laws that criminalize consensual same-sex conduct, according to activists. Change has come, but it is spotty and slow.
First Ebola Cases Reported in Uganda, in Spillover From Congo Outbreak

First Ebola Cases Reported in Uganda, in Spillover From Congo Outbreak

A 5-year-old Congolese boy died on Wednesday, a day after officials confirmed his case as the first outside the Democratic Republic of Congo since an outbreak began last summer.
First Ebola Cases Reported in Uganda, in Spillover From Congo Outbreak

First Ebola Cases Reported in Uganda, in Spillover From Congo Outbreak

A 5-year-old Congolese boy died on Wednesday, a day after officials confirmed his case as the first outside the Democratic Republic of Congo since an outbreak began last summer.
El ébola salta las fronteras del Congo y entra en Uganda

El ébola salta las fronteras del Congo y entra en Uganda

Las autoridades ugandesas confirman el caso de un niño de cinco años que acababa de cruzar al país. El brote ha causado desde agosto 1.396 muertos
A Win for Gay Rights in Botswana Is a ‘Step Against the Current’ in Africa

A Win for Gay Rights in Botswana Is a ‘Step Against the Current’ in Africa

Thirty-two of Africa’s 54 nations have laws that criminalize consensual same-sex conduct, according to activists. Change has come, but it is spotty and slow.
Five-year-old boy dies in Uganda as Congo Ebola outbreak spreads

Five-year-old boy dies in Uganda as Congo Ebola outbreak spreads

Ugandan authorities confirm two other patients also undergoing treatment as officials consider declaring global health emergencyA five year-old-boy who became the first confirmed Ebola case outside
5-Year-Old Child Dies in Uganda as Ebola Outbreak Officially Becomes an International Problem

5-Year-Old Child Dies in Uganda as Ebola Outbreak Officially Becomes an International Problem

The latest Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) has officially become an international problem, with three confirmed cases in neighboring Uganda confirmed as of today. Tragically,
A 5-Year-Old Boy Is the First to Die of Ebola in Uganda as Outbreak Crosses Congo Border

A 5-Year-Old Boy Is the First to Die of Ebola in Uganda as Outbreak Crosses Congo Border

This has become the second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history