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AfriLabs, the pan- African network of technology and innovation hub has added 27 new hubs into her network thereby extending her reach into 6 countries; Guinea, Mauritius, South Sudan, Libya, Tunisia and Botswana and 12 new cities making it a total of 158 Hubs in 45 African Countries.

In Central Africa, AfriLabs
has added Ocean Innovation Centre in Cameroon while in West Africa AfriLabs
tops her already growing community with ​Roar Nigeria Hub, Ennovate
Lab, Nicademia Hub, TVCLabs and Devamplify Hub in Nigeria, Grassroots Hub in
Ghana, Burkina Business Incubator in Burkina Faso, Incubateur Saboutech in
Guinea and Mali Business Innovation and Incubation Centre in Mali.

New East African additions
include; Ndoto Hub and Smart Lab in Tanzania, FabLab Winam, Pangea Accelerator
and Mt Kenya Hub in Kenya, Mauritius Business Network in Mauritius, Design Hub
Kampala in Uganda and HarHub in Somalia whilst Impact Hub Harare and Startup
Bulawayo in Zimbabwe and Botswana Innovation Hub in Botswana tops the list for
hubs in the Southern African Region.

And
finally to wrap up the list is GESR- MEK Cairo and Maamal for Development in
Egypt, Le Wagon in Morocco, CoZi Coworking Café Djerba in Tunisia, Tatweer
Research, Benghazi in Libya and Ataka Hub in South Sudan for the Northern
African Region.

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We are excited to have these
new members join our ever growing family as well as extending our reach to
these new countries thereby bringing us closer to the goal of having our
community span across all 55 African countries. We believe that in reaching
this goal, we are moving closer to an integrated and prosperous continent
fostered by open collaboration, innovation and entrepreneurship driven by hubs
and their communities across Africa – Anna Ekeledo, Executive Director,
AfriLabs.

Being part of this community
is an epitome of belonging to an African identity and resolve to change the
destiny of our motherland together through nurturing entrepreneurship and our
common genius – Soulamane KonKobo, Founder, Burkina Business Incubator
Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.

Being a member of Afrilabs gives us a great opportunity to
expand our network beyond the creative sector and across the continent. We hope
to engage in meaningful synergies between the tech and creative ecosystems and
share similar experiences as coworking spaces – Jantien Zuurbier, Founder,
Design Hub Kampala, Kampala, Uganda.


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