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Donations to help the battle against COVID

Jumia has donated face masks to the health ministries in Nigeria, Kenya, Ivory Coast, Uganda and Morocco. Naspers has donated 1bnR ($5.5m) of PPE equipment to the South African government. The genomics research startup 54gene has launched a $500,000 fund to boost local testing capacity for coronavirus. Ventures Platform, a local VC firm, has also partnered with the Lagos science and research agency to find and fund innovative tech-based solutions that tackle coronavirus-related issues.

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Alastair Tempest

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