16th January 2019
Dear Afro Hustler,
Here's your Wednesday edition of AH Digest.
If you want to make us loyal customers you have to answer the question: What’s in it for us? Even before we ask!
Anoke S. Ebanja
in his article Why you need to stop talking about your business. Nobody cares

Nigerian online grocery startup, Gloo is shutting down eCommerce operations.  While customers are still mourning over DealDey’s exit,  Olumide Olusanya, founder and CEO of Gloo announced the shutting down of his company in February. He made the announcement via Twitter from @docolumide. So sad this company which is one of Nigeria’s online store shuts down almost seven years after its launch in June 2012.


The young William Elong announces having raised 1.3 billion FCFA to conquer the international market with his drones made in Cameroon.  The young Cameroonian indicates that this financing mobilized from investors, will develop the research and development component with the drones made in Cameroon. We wish the very best to the Cameroonian genus who turned 26 yesterday.


Equatorial Guinea’s one-stop shop became a reality this week, allowing investors and corporations alike to set up a business in sub-Saharan Africa’s fourth-largest oil producer in only seven days. One-stop shop solutions allow businesses to deal with all permits and processes required to set up a business at a single counter, hence reducing bureaucracy and eliminating red tape. The step is a very positive move and a sign that Equatorial Guinea’s government is listening to international investors’ concerns over the country’s bureaucracy and regulations.


Odomitchi Anikpo, a developer at Google to launch a startup incubation program in Abidjan.  The startup incubation program will be launched in June 2019.  It will equally be accompanied by a laboratory technological innovation. This is good news indeed for young people in Ivory Coast, carrying projects in the digital sector.

Cameroon - Senior Associate, Cold Chain Management
Nigeria - Sales Engineer

International Transport Forum for Young Researcher of the Year 2019
Tony Elemelu Foundation, 2019

TechPoint Build 2019 - Lagos, Nigeria
2018 Media Awards - Douala, Cameroon

Yours truly,
Martha Njie & Otto Akama

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