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EXCLUSIVE: Ghana’s Mobile Messaging Service, Saya Gets Acquired

EXCLUSIVE: Ghana’s Mobile Messaging Service, Saya Gets Acquired

Remember the mobile messaging service with the most audacious goal of becoming the WhatsApp for the world’s over 5 billion feature phones? The awesome app out of Ghana’s MEST that allows you to message your phone contacts, Facebook contacts and have anonymous streetchats at a go, even from a feature phone.

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PriceCheck and MTN Launch Co-branded Price Comparison App in Nigeria

In a deal that underscores the importance of mobile in the retail sector, Africa’s leading price comparison service, PriceCheck and the continent’s leading mobile operator, MTN Group have launched a co-branded shopping discovery app in Nigeria, similar to the one announced in South Africa back in March.

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UPDATED: Wakanow May Be Getting Into The Online Bus Ticketing Space

After making great strides in the flight and hotel booking space, Africa’s leading online travel company, Wakanow is now getting into the bus ticketing space in Nigeria with the recent acquisition of online bus ticketing start-up, Oya.com.ng, Techloy has learnt.

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This Tanzanian Clean Tech Company Aims To Light Up Africa In A Decade

Tanzania-based clean technology company, Off Grid Electric, has received $7 million from Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Vulcan Capital and Omidyar Network to deliver electricity through solar energy to millions of homes in Africa by 2025.

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Spark-backed Stock Image Startup, Foto Wants To Be the Digital Distribution Marketplace For Photographers in Africa

If you work in the creative, web or publishing industries in Africa, you would agree that it could be really tough getting that perfect image to use for your work. Often times, the project may require that you use an African-esque landscape or a simple, yet unique portrait image.

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