Algerians produce 13 million tonnes of household waste per year, or one kilogram per inhabitant, per day but just 4 per cent of this is recycled. For Kheira Benaissa, founder of Green Algeria, this shocking statistic led her to develop a solution to convert organic waste into combustible gas for cooking and and organic fertiliser for agricultural use. Mena startups raised $646 million in October
Mena startups raised $646 million across 69 deals in October 2022, taking the total raised so far this year to $3 billion spread over 551 deals.
Furniture manufacturing remains one of Egypt's biggest industries, accounting for 22% of its industrial output. Coupled with the growth of e-commerce and better digital payment options, there has been a rise in marketplaces selling furniture and home décor. But getting this furniture to customers is a painful endeavour. In case you missed it - here's our round-up from News Watch:
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