Fintech startup, Afriex, has raised a seed funding round worth US$1.2 million as it bids to scale its payments and remittances platform across Africa. Founded in late-2019, Afriex provides instant, zero-fee transfers to Africans at home and in the diaspora. The startup’s platform allows users to deposit cash on the app, send money to a bank account or another user, and withdraw money to a connected bank or debit card.
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by DAVID ISABIRYE | Kawowo
Two Ugandans; forward Andrew Nkurunungi and goalkeeper Paul Musoke signed for US based North Alabama Sports Club.
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Los Angeles, CA — Star Lager Beer, established in Nigeria in 1949 announces the brand’s expansion into the U.S. market. The beer has been a staple brew in Africa for over 70 years and has rooted itself as a beer of Kings. Today, the company marks a big and long-awaited milestone by extending its distribution across the United States. Star Beer USA has begun operations to distribute and market the company’s premium cold-filtered lager. The US-based Star Lager Beer USA will remain being bottled at the company’s long-time brewery in Nigeria, Nigerian Breweries.
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By Oghenekevwe Uchechukwu | ICIR
NIGERIAN-BORN Canadian lawyer Foluke Oyedeji-Laosebikan has received her Queen’s Counsel appointment in Saskatchewan, Canada.
In a statement, Minister of Justice and Attorney- General for Saskatchewan, Gordon Wyant said: “I am pleased to recognise Dr. Laosebikan for her commitment to the legal community, and her dedication as the President of the Law Society of Saskatchewan. She is well-deserving of the Queen’s Counsel designation.”
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ROBERT PORE | The Grand Island Independent
GRAND ISLAND, Neb. (AP) — Sometimes an immigrant to this country, seeking citizenship, can teach us or make us realize that not only is the United States a country of immigrants, but also how important and a privilege being an American really is. Recently, the Greater Grand Island Community Foundation and the Multicultural Coalition joined forces to create The Khadija Abdudaim Citizenship Assistance Fund.
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