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AfriLabs extends network into North Africa, West Africa, Somaliland, Angola

Afrilabs, a pan-African network of tech innovation hubs, has announced that it is adding 40 new hubs to its network and extending its reach to six countries: Algeria, Angola, Ivory Coast, Mali, Morocco, and Somaliland — an autonomous region of Somalia.

Afrilabs announced the expansion in a blog post on Friday (8 June). Afrilab’s executive director Anna Ekeledo said the organisation had launched in 2011 with just five hubs.

“The journey to 100 hubs has been an interesting one. We are thrilled with the overwhelming positive response from our network members and the tech and entrepreneurial community at large. Here’s to 100 more,” Ekeledo said in the blog.

AfriLabs launched in 2011 with five hubs, with the addition of the 40 the organisation now has a 100 hubs across 30 African countries

With the addition of the new hubs, Afrilabs now has a presence across 30 countries on the continent.

Here are the names of 39 of the new hubs that were provided by Afrilabs in their blog (the organisation did not provide the name of the Angolan hub in the blog):

Central Africa

Cameroon: NexGen Technology Center
Chad: Altoufikh International
DRC: Kivu Hub Congo

East Africa

Kenya: Mashinani Hub, Eldo Hub Innovation Centre, Nairobi Garage, Swahilipot Hub
Rwanda: Iris Hub
Somaliland: 
Innovate Ventures
Tanzania: Sahara Accelerator

North Africa

Algeria: Incubme, Sylabs
Egypt: Cairo Hackerspace
Morocco: Wired Startups

Southern Africa

South Africa: Softstart Business and Technology Incubator, Y-BECA Youth Entrepreneurship Foundation, Injini
Zimbabwe: Green Innovation Hub (GiHUB), Shinga Entrepreneurship and Learning Hub, iZone Hub

West Africa

Ivory Coast: BabyLab
Ghana: iCODE, Honode Hub, Tentmaker
Mali: Diaspo Hub, DoniLab, Impact Hub Bamako
Nigeria: Founders Hub, Innovation Growth Hub, Passion Incubator, Civic Foundation for Innovation, Aiivon Innovation Hub, Uplift Hub, Roothub Accelerator Systems, CoLab, Tribe, Digital Development Hub, Olotu Square, ALFTech Hub

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