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Historic flights carry humans into space

Billionaires Richard Branson and Jeff Bezos enter space race | THE INDEPENDENT | The sky over the Spaceport America in Las Cruces, New Mexico, was afire with lightning on the night of July 10. The storm was sufficiently fierce to postpone Virgin Galactic’s planned rollout of its twin airships, mothership …

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Uganda Fintech entrepreneur gets US$30m funding

Ham Serunjogi’s Chipper Cash targets expansion across Africa | THE INDEPENDENT | African fintech startup Chipper Cash is once again in the money markets news; this time for securing a US$30 million Series B funding round led by Ribbit Capital with participation of Bezos Expeditions — the personal venture capital …

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Bezos launches $10 bn fund to combat climate change

Washington, United States | AFP |  His company is often criticized for its environmental record, but Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and the world’s richest man, said Monday that he was committing $10 billion to a new fund to tackle climate change. In a post to his 1.4 million followers on …

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Billionaire Bezos buys estate for $165 mn: report

San Francisco, United States | AFP |  Billionaire Amazon chief Jeff Bezos has purchased a Los Angeles-area estate for $165 million, setting a new record for the region, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday. Bezos bought the Warner Estate from media mogul David Geffen, according to the Journal. It said …

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