Weekly Wrap-Up: July 7-11

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Wamda launches in French!

Wamda launches in FrenchThis week, we were especially thrilled to announce taking the French version of the platform live. In addition to regional news, advice and tips, we'll also be publishing stories on the entrepreneurship ecosystem in North Africa. Find out how you can help in this post. 

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Why we moved our startup to Dubai

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Beirut's new Co-Working +961 space hosts first startup pitch event

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