Advertising Africa 

Nigeria summons Ghana’s high commissioner over demolished property

The Nigerian government on Monday summoned the Ghanaian High Commissioner in Nigeria, Iva Denoo, over the demolition of a section of the Nigerian embassy in Accra, Ghana. Nigeria’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Geoffrey Onyeama, in a Twitter post, said he had actually asked the Ghanaian official to give an “urgent description” on the recent attacks on Nigeria’s diplomatic house and the staff in Accra. “Summoned the Chargè d’ Affaires of the High Commission of #Ghana to Nigeria, Ms Iva Denoo to require immediate explanation on the current attacks on a…

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Covid19 North America 

Will Chinas coronavirus-related trends shape the future for American VCs?

Rocio Wu is a venture partner at F-Prime Capital who focuses on early-stage investments in software/applied AI, fintech and frontier tech investments. For the past month, VC investment pace seems to have slacked off in the U.S, but deal activities in China are picking up following a slowdown prompted by the COVID-19 outbreak. According to PitchBook, “Chinese firms recorded 66 venture capital deals for the week ended March 28, the most of any week in 2020 and just below figures from the same time last year,” (although 2019 was a…

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Precursor Ventures Charles Hudson on the conversation no one has during an upmarket

For pre-seed startups, precarious times are baseline until they secure their first customer, first hire and first check. But no matter how built-in turbulence might be for a pre-seed founder, we’re entering a period where stresses are amplified and outlooks are unpredictable. In light of the new market conditions, a harder fundraising market and slower expected growth, Charles Hudson (founder and general partner of Precursor Ventures) is urging his portfolio companies to reassess their futures with a refreshingly human question: “Are you excited and prepared to run this company for…

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