Here are last weekend’s top headlines on startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech from around Africa.
According to iAfrikan, Ghanaian scientists — at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital — have designed beads to help mothers accurately monitor children’s respiratory rates and diagnose signs of pneumonia. This video explains how it works.
South African insurance group, Liberty Holdings was the victim of an unexpected cyber attack over the weekend, perpetrators of which are demanding an undisclosed ransom (Fin24).
Revisiting the Nigerian broadband plan
The federal government and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum are making efforts to further deepen broadband penetration in the country (Techpoint).
Re: MTN Nigeria fine
The sum of ₦500 million is expected to be paid by the federal government as legal fees to the lawyers that worked for the government on the MTN Nigeria fine (Techpoint).
Have a productive week ahead.
FCMB, via Passion Incubator‘s Collaborate.ng platform, is seeking an innovative payroll management solution for SMEs and MSMEs in order to position them for access to bank financing and government-led capital assistance programmes. Startups/businesses in Nigeria should apply here.
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Nigerian startups raised $35.5 million in Q3 2018, 52% less than in Q2. Find out more in the Nigerian Startup Funding report. Download.