Google has opened applications for the sixth cohort of its African start-up accelerator programme and launched two new developer scholarships in partnership with two other US firms — Pluralsight, an online educator, and Andela, which trains software developers.

Nitin Gajria, MD of Google Sub-Saharan Africa, said during a livestream that no-one is better placed to solve Africa’s challenges than tech entrepreneurs, start-ups and developers on the continent...

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