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Welcome to the November edition of our newsletter! This newsletter should be a quick read, containing key information you need to stay up to date with WEKA's progress. 

Where we are 

First things first, a quick overview on where WEKA is right now....

Platform We are now in the design phase of the platform development and making steady progress. We have made some preliminary designs for the user interface and would love your feedback. I would love to know your thoughts.

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What's happening on the continent

We've teamed up with our friends at TheBrief to bring you the latest news from Africa.

Highlights this weeks are

  • Jumia (Africa's first unicorn) is ceasing operations in Cameroon.

  • The growth of fintech in the continent is highlighted by the $400 million invesmtent into payment companies in Nigeria over the last month. Catch the latest issue here

What's happening in WEKA

New Joiner

I'm pleased to welcome Muktar Attah as Chief Technological Officer for WEKA. Muktar is a full-stack software engineer from VISA and will co-manage the delivery of the first iteration of the platform. Muktar brings with him much valued technical expertise.



I had the pleasure of being featured alongside Annette Oppong of Foundervine on Episode 6 of the EXECUTE.NOW podcast titled "Starting up". Find the whole episode here.

Diaspora Talks

I spoke on "Investing in Africa" on the amazing Diaspora talks podcast. Annette Abenais a consultant with KPMG's Risk Consulting practice specialising in financial regulatory advisory. She is also Founder of annetteabena.com a blog about African business, entrepreneurship and development and also Founding member of Social enterprise Foundervine, an inclusive start up community helping diverse entrepreneurs build startups from scratch. 

DiasporaTalks is focused on connecting the diaspora community through conversations on business, entrepreneurship + identity. Be sure to check it out.

That's it for this month!

Regards, Beni WEKA Founder & CEO