Nigerian Payment Company Raises $8 Million in Investments

The companies Stripe and Visa, along with other firms, are investing $8 million in the Nigerian company Paystack. Paystack is similar to Stripe in that the Lagos-based company allows developers to create payment tools via its APIs. Paystack allows its customers to build online payment features, and it enables people to connect multiple payment processors by handling transactions for consumers. Paystack was founded only two and a half years ago, so this investment announcement is rather promising. Many African countries have been seeking to improve and expand its digital payments and eCommerce…

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Detroit is Shutting Off Drinking Water in All Schools

Less than a week before school is set to resume, the Detroit Public Schools Community District announced on Wednesday that drinking water will be shut off in 106 schools around the city. This news comes after 16 of the 24 schools in DPSCD were found to have elevated copper or lead levels in their water earlier this year. Since 2016, 34 schools in the district have reported issues with water quality. According to the Detroit Free Press, DPSCD Superintendent Nikolai Vitti stated that he began to test water in everything…

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Theresa May Pledges $5.1 Billion In Investment In Africa

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Theresa May, recently completed a three-day tour of Africa and made some pretty big announcements. In order to support African markets and deepen trade ties, May has vowed to invest 4 billion pounds ($5.1 billion) in the continent. This news comes just over a year after the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union. Following “Brexit,” the UK’s goal has been to strengthen its international partnerships. In a statement, May said: “This week I am looking forward to discussing how we can do…

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Climate Change Will Cause Blackouts in South Africa

Climate change continues to adversely affect Africa, as the continent is predicted to suffer some major blackouts as a result of rising temperatures. Temperatures across the African continent are consistently rising and drying up hydropower dams, and climate scientists have warned that frequent power outages are likely to start occurring in the near future. Currently, many nations throughout southern and eastern Africa are planning to double their hydropower capacity by 2030. However, expanding the region’s hydroelectric potential may be challenging. Professor Declan Conway from the Grantham Research Institute on Climate…

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A Sexually Aroused Dolphin is Putting French Bathers in Danger

France’s picturesque coastal village of Landévennec in the northwestern Brittany region is being terrorized by a sexually aroused dolphin. Brittany is renowned for its gorgeous beaches which attract many sailing and swimming enthusiasts. The Brittany coast is also home to abbey ruins which date back to the fifth century. However, a dolphin has recently been getting too close to swimmers. Landévennec’s mayor, Roger Lars, has banned visitors from swimming on its local beaches. As a part of Lars’ new bylaw, beach-goers are not allowed to be within 40 meters of…

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