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Serena Williams’ investment boots Nigeria’s technology sector

Serena Williams’ investment boots Nigeria’s technology sector

NIGERIA is the leading African destination for foreign direct investments in technology startup businesses. Between 2015 and 2022, Nigerian technology startups have secured funding totalling just over US$2 billion. This is the highest amount of funding recorded by any country in Africa. The “big-four” countries of Nigeria, Egypt, South Africa and Kenya, are leading Africa’s startup scene. They currently account for about a third of the continent’s start-up incubators and accelerators and receive 80% of technology startup FDI into Africa. What is interesting is that Nigeria remains the top destination for technology investments in Africa despite its endemic corruption, high…
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Serena Williams says ‘underpaid, undervalued’ as Black woman in tennis

Serena Williams says ‘underpaid, undervalued’ as Black woman in tennis

SONIA ELKS SERENA Williams said she has been "underpaid (and) undervalued" as a Black woman in tennis, applauding the Black Lives Matter movement for shining a light on entrenched racism, according to comments published by British Vogue magazine. The U.S. star, who has won 23 Grand Slam titles and been outspoken about sexism and racism during her career, said technology had also played a key role in highlighting racial discrimination and violence. "Now, we as Black people have a voice - and technology has been a huge part of that," she said in an interview for the upcoming British Vogue…
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Osaka to meet Brady in final as Williams exits in tears

Osaka to meet Brady in final as Williams exits in tears

IAN RANSOM NAOMI Osaka ended Serena Williams' bid for a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam title with an imperious 6-3 6-4 win today, a victory that booked her spot in her second Australian Open final and left the American great in tears. In a rematch of their tumultuous 2018 U.S. Open decider, Osaka underlined her status as the new queen of women's tennis and soaked up the cheers from the Rod Laver Arena crowd as fans returned to the Grand Slam after a five-day lockdown. "It's just always an honour to play her and I just didn't want to go out…
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