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Drum roll! The Jack Ma foundation has unveiled the second edition of the Africa Netpreneur Prize. Interested startups stand to gain $1.5 million cash prize. The application is open till June 2020. For more details on how to apply, click here.
Next, OuiCare, a healthtech startup based in Cameroon is looking to provide its users’ information and resources to fight COVID-19. The platform will leverage its cutting-edge technology to offer users access to real-time and official information on the virus in Cameroon.
We also have news that WHO Africa is holding virtual hackathons. The participants with digital solutions that will combat the COVID-19 pandemic stand to gain up to $20,000 seed funding.
Also, Safaricom and Vodacom have completed the acquisition process of M-Pesa from Vodafone. The firms will leverage the acquisition to expand M-Pesa across Africa.
Finally, in a bid to curb misinformation, WhatsApp has reduced the number of messages its users can forward to one. This move will help fight misconceptions about the COVID-19 pandemic.
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