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Ola Olaoluwa

Ola Olaoluwa

Writer | Economist | Actor | Fashion Entrepreneur

Only local founders can build sustainable businesses in Africa – panel

Only local founders can build sustainable businesses in Africa – panel
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Discussing how diversity impacts outcomes in the startup ecosystem in Africa, the panel agreed that local founders are a key element of successful businesses, and as such investors should ensure African team members are well-represented in any pipeline companies. “We strongly believe that only people who have lived experience in

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
Event
Kenyan Bus Management Startup Data Integrated Secures Funding From Toyota Tuosho

Kenyan Bus Management Startup Data Integrated Secures Funding From Toyota Tuosho
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Toyota has purchased Data Integrated’s convertible bonds (convertible bonds = CB) through its subsidiary CFAO, a French trading company, and Mobility 54.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
News
Facebook sued over Cambridge Analytica data scandal

Facebook sued over Cambridge Analytica data scandal
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Facebook is being sued for failing to protect its UK users' personal data in the Cambridge Analytica breach.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
News
Ant Group’s Alipay Could Acquire Nigeria's Interswitch or Flutterwave

Ant Group’s Alipay Could Acquire Nigeria's Interswitch or Flutterwave
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Ant Group could acquire Nigeria’s Interswitch next year, analysts say.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
Opinion
Bitcoin can't help bank the unbanked - Mastercard CEO

Bitcoin can't help bank the unbanked - Mastercard CEO
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The CEO of Mastercard believes Bitcoin is too volatile and opaque to drive financial inclusion.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
Financial inclusion
WhatsApp to add new features, aims to support local SMEs

WhatsApp to add new features, aims to support local SMEs
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WhatsApp plans to develop new features to support SMEs and startups.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
News
US holds up Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's appointment as WTO Director-General

US holds up Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala's appointment as WTO Director-General
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Nigeria's Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala has been selected by consensus to be the new Director-General of the World Trade Organization, becoming the first woman, and the first African, to lead the institution. However, an unexpected glitch in the form of US opposition has surfaced in the process.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
News
Strive Masiyiwa’s Liquid Telecom raises US$307m to expand Africa data centre business

Strive Masiyiwa’s Liquid Telecom raises US$307m to expand Africa data centre business
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Africa’s largest fibre network provider, Liquid Telecom, has raised US$307 million from shareholders to expand its data centre business. The new investment includes an additional US$40 million equity from the CDC Group, the UK’s development finance institution; a second CDC investment in Liquid, after a US$

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Ola Olaoluwa
News