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African incubator MEST has a new MD and 11 fresh startup investments

Pan-African incubator MEST announced investments in 11 startups from its 2019 cohort that will each receive $100,000 in financing.

The $1.1 million backing for a graduating class is the largest to date for the Accra-based organization — which operates as a training program and seed fund for African innovators to build successful commercial tech companies.

By country presence and membership, MEST is one of Africa’s largest tech hubs, and has a new managing director — Ashwin Ravichandran — who succeeded Aaron Fu in July.

This year’s investment recipients will launch in four countries: Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa. The startups offer goods and services across diverse sectors, from agtech to fintech to beauty and entertainment (see full list below).

Ghanaian fintech startup Bezo Money will use the funding from MEST to launch its app aimed at formalizing and digitizing West Africa’s traditional savings groups, founder Mubarak Sumaila told TechCrunch on a call from MEST’s Accra offices.

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I contribute more than your leeches ever will. Those professional are in service of maintint the system you have. Engineers that build weaponry to harm the black population. Lawyers that work to create apartheid and defend the hoarding of wealth in your caste system? Sure. Teachers that fail million and abuse black kids. Or doctors that’s treat black patients worse than white ones?
So much hatred. Also pretty sure referring to any group, in particular ethnic minorities, as leeches is against the forum rules.

On a separate note it is just sad that you are so full of racial hatred that you can't even imagine that plenty of white people (and Indians, Chinese etc.) are making positive contributions to Africa.
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So much hatred. Also pretty sure referring to any group, in particular ethnic minorities, as leeches is against the forum rules.

On a separate note it is just sad that you are so full of racial hatred that you can't even imagine that plenty of white people (and Indians, Chinese etc.) are making positive contributions to Africa.
Who said anything about Indian or Chinese. Last time you accused me of being pro Chinese and now I supposedly hate them? Make up your mind
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Who said anything about Indian or Chinese. Last time you accused me of being pro Chinese and now I supposedly hate them? Make up your mind
I did? Now you can't even read comments properly. Must be all that racial hatred blinding you.
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That Railway's chance of credibility profitability is running through western Kenya to Uganda.

Mombasa is mainly (under)utilized as a gateway to the country with the distance between it and Nairobi being mostly barren. But from Nairobi to Uganda are the :-
  • 3rd largest city and the luhyalands which subtend the country's sugar belt, formerly Africa's largest paper factory and some significant chemical industries. All of which are bulky
  • 4th largest city and the mid rift valley, home to almost a third of all truck body production lines and significant Agroprocessing
  • 5th largest city and the North riftvalley which has the main bulky grain production sites and with a signif icant Agroprocessing industry and fertilizer production.
  • Uganda through to Rwanda, Burundi, Northern Tanzania and Burundi which present ⅔ of Kenya's manufactures export markets and source of half of the goods transiting through Mombasa port
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So much hatred. Also pretty sure referring to any group, in particular ethnic minorities, as leeches is against the forum rules.

On a separate note it is just sad that you are so full of racial hatred that you can't even imagine that plenty of white people (and Indians, Chinese etc.) are making positive contributions to Africa.
The West don't consider chinese, indians and Latin Americans as White. To them White means West.
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That Railway's chance of credibility profitability is running through western Kenya to Uganda.

Mombasa is mainly (under)utilized as a gateway to the country with the distance between it and Nairobi being mostly barren. But from Nairobi to Uganda are the :-
  • 3rd largest city and the luhyalands which subtend the country's sugar belt, formerly Africa's largest paper factory and some significant chemical industries. All of which are bulky
  • 4th largest city and the mid rift valley, home to almost a third of all truck body production lines and significant Agroprocessing
  • 5th largest city and the North riftvalley which has the main bulky grain production sites and with a signif icant Agroprocessing industry and fertilizer production.
  • Uganda through to Rwanda, Burundi, Northern Tanzania and Burundi which present ⅔ of Kenya's manufactures export markets and source of half of the goods transiting through Mombasa port
What was africa’s largest paper factory called?
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Webuye Paper Mills
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Webuye Paper Mills
Are you sure? Sappi has been producing paper in SA since 1936 and is one of the largest paper producers in the world.

At its peak Pan African Paper Mills (Webuye) had a capacity to produce 127 thousand tons per year, whereas Sappi mills produce 690 000 tons of paper, 670 000 tons of paper pulp and over a million tons of dissolving wood pulp per year. ​Ngodwana Mill alone produces 380 000 tons per year.

Probably largest in East Africa but definitely not the largest in Africa.
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Canada rejects most African students

Three of every four African students who applied for a permit to study in Canada were rejected this winter and spring by Canadian immigration officials.

An analysis of study permit refusal trends found that students from African nations were far more likely to be refused a permit than students from any other region.

Canadian immigration officials rejected 39 per cent of all study permit applications worldwide in the first five months of 2019. The refusal and approval rates vary dramatically by where the students are from and what kind of education they seek in Canada. For example, only four per cent of study permit applications from Japan and Korea were rejected this year, compared to 81 per cent of applications from Nigeria and 86 per cent of applications from Algeria. However, students from Japan and Korea were also more likely to apply for a study permit to attend an English-as-a-second-language (ESL) program. The refusal rates for ESL programs is lower than for college or university programs.

Overall, immigration officials refused 75 per cent of the applications from Africa. The figures only include applications for new study permits, not extensions. The figures do not include applications that were withdrawn.

Six African nations regularly generate more than 2,000 study permit applications to Canada a year, and Nigeria is in the top-five source countries, generating more than 12,000 study permit applications to Canada each year.

Two African countries are about to be added to a special system that fast tracks study permit applications. The student direct stream offers a streamlined process to students from China, Vietnam, India, the Philippines and Pakistan. The program will be available to students from Morocco and Senegal starting Sept. 9, 2019. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen suggested in June, 2018, that the system would also be expanded to Kenya, but that has not happened.

Alain Roy, vice president of Colleges and Institutes Canada, said his organization has lobbied Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada to expand the student direct stream and to find ways to improve the study permit approval rate for applicants from African nations.

“There are regions where we see a lot of potential where study permit approvals are very low,” he said.

“Africa has a lot of potential for growth but approval rates are low despite the fact that when we do get students to Canada, African students do quite well.”



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What is the relevance of this to "African Business and Economy"?
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Guys, stop all the bs and back to topic or I'll lock this thread, I have read enough all the reports.
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