Startups in Nigeria are helping fight counterfeit pharmaceutical drugs in Africa's most populous nation, where the prevalence rate of fake drugs is higher than the global average and contributes to the deaths of thousands of children and adults annually.
14 Sep 2021
New regulation requirements by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) could make it difficult for some fintech companies to operate. In a draft policy document, CBN recognized products by fintech companies are “gaining acceptance” but argued their emergence would heighten existing risks in the financial system.
16 Feb 2021
As COVID hits Africa's economy hard, young entrepreneurs have declared war on the disease. Many startups have found creative ways to resolve added challenges caused by the pandemic.
16 Oct 2020
American startups looking to expand globally are facing many challenges, from the coronavirus pandemic to Brexit. We speak to tech executive-turned-investor Stephen McIntyre about the decisions they're making, and how it's impacting expansion into European countries. Also in the show, a look at the growing debt mountain facing developing countries in the midst of this health crisis. Plus, our correspondents report from Australia, where a shortage of sheep shearers is causing headaches in the country's multibillion dollar wool industry.
30 Mar 2020
African startups have on average a roughly 50% chance of making it, according to a report. But country figures differ significantly, and the ongoing COVID-19 scare could hurt the continent's entrepreneurs.
1 Feb 2020
The Lagos state government has announced a ban on commercial motorcycles and tricycles in the city’s major residential and business hubs in the state capital. While this is not the first ban on commercial bikes, known locally as Okadas, this time, the state has also explicitly banned operations of motorcycle-hailing startups. InsideStuff brings you why the state government needs to be encouraged.
13 Aug 2019
Fabrice Grinda, FJ Labs co-founder discusses venture capital in Argentina. He speaks with Taylor Riggs on "Bloomberg Technology."
29 Sep 2016
Young Nigerian entrepreneurs with limited budgets put their ideas to the test before panellists at the Lagos Start-up Week.