Asia North America Technology 

‘They are applying pressure,’ Bains says of China’s push for Canada to adopt Huawei’s 5G tech

OTTAWA — Innovation Minister Navdeep Bains says China is “applying pressure” on Canada to integrate Huawei technology into its 5G network, as it remains the only Five Eyes nation yet to make a decision about the scope of its involvement. The other four members of the global intelligence alliance — Australia, the United States, New Zealand and most recently the United Kingdom — have all made some indication about whether they will outright ban China’s Huawei’s technology or apply it in a some capacity. “Clearly they are applying pressure, and…

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Africa Startups 

Tanzania’s East Africa Fruits closes Series A funding worth $3.1m

Tanzanian agri-tech company East Africa Fruits has closed a Series A funding round worth US$3.1 million as it aims to build essential supply chain infrastructure and better transport fresh produce directly from farms to urban marketplaces. Founded by social entrepreneur Elia Timotheo in 2013, addresses food distribution challenges to improve efficiencies in the farm-to-market sector via a B2B e-commerce platform. The company provides a stable, fair market for horticulture crops by aggregating supply and demand and improving cold chain distribution and warehousing infrastructure that reduces post-harvest loss and increases availability…

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Africa Covid19 Information Services Retail 

Informal sector hard hit by the indefinite lockdown

The statement of the indefinite lockdown by President E.D Mnangagwa was gotten with combined sensations with some sections of the society sensation that the decision was not made after mindful considerations. Nevertheless, those arguing from a public health corner thought about the decision as worthy in as far as reducing the spread of the lethal coronavirus is worried. The effects of lockdown on the social and economic wellness of residents can not be overemphasized. The lasting degrading macroeconomic environment did not help the scenario as the COVID-19 pandemic captured the…

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