1/ Here’s a recap of what happened last week in Africa's startup ecosystem [Week 31]

• A sizeable payments exit 🥳

• A unicorn regains its wings 🦄

• Reads of the week 📚

• Podcasts + Jobs of the week

• Tweets & News of the week

• and more https://afridigest.substack.com/p/afridigest-week-in-review-africas
2/ Deal of the week: A sizeable payments exit

• Network International acquired @DPOGroup for $288M👀

• DPO itself previously acquired 6 startups over the years: @PayFast, PayGate, VCS, PayThru, 3G Direct Pay, & SID Instant EFT

5/ Unicorn talk

• Don't look now but @Jumia_Group is again a Billion USD company (mkt-cap)

• It seems to be benefitting from Amazon's earnings report as the stock has skyrocketed since the 30th

• JMIA reports on Aug. 12 - FAJANG is the new FAANG? 🤔
10/ Book of the week

• Digital Entrepreneurship in Africa: 𝐻𝑜𝑤 𝑎 𝐶𝑜𝑛𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑒𝑛𝑡 𝐼𝑠 𝐸𝑠𝑐𝑎𝑝𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑆𝑖𝑙𝑖𝑐𝑜𝑛 𝑉𝑎𝑙𝑙𝑒𝑦'𝑠 𝐿𝑜𝑛𝑔 𝑆ℎ𝑎𝑑𝑜𝑤 by @friedema @michelwahome & @geoplace

• Available online at no cost - #OpenAccess: https://direct.mit.edu/books/book/4850/Digital-Entrepreneurship-in-AfricaHow-a-Continent
11/ Visual of the Week

• There's remains a huge opportunity in African payments & cash is still king
12/ Video of the week

@Asemota drops gems on @stevoncook's podcast/videocast
13/ Tweets of the week [1/5]

• Andrew Mori sheds light on developer pay in Nigeria (at @DeimosCloud) in this thread https://twitter.com/marsInternet/status/1288430179958902784
14/ Tweets of the week [2/5]

• Scott Hanford summarizes the process of creating a go-to-market strategy in this thread https://twitter.com/hanfordscott/status/1288849801119805441
15/ Tweets of the week [3/5]

• Emeka Ajene details the four Ansoff strategies in this thread https://twitter.com/eajene/status/1288919165663940616
16/ Tweets of the week [4/5]

• Mario Gabriele offers the ballad of a young Jeff Bezos in this thread https://twitter.com/mario_gabriele_/status/1288889939401363456
17/ Tweets of the week [5/5]

• Dan Rose shares 10 lessons learned from working with Jeff Bezos in this thread: https://twitter.com/drose_999/status/1287944667414196225
18/ Strategy for Entrepreneurs

• I've started outlining — exciting times :)

• If you have favorite startup/business frameworks, DM me

• Show your support and place a discounted pre-order for these upcoming entrepreneurial strategy books http://strategyforentrepreneurs.com/ 
19/ That's the Twitter recap for Week 31

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