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Easy Taxi Kenya launches US$9.8 million fund for its drivers

Easy Taxi Kenya launches US$9.8 million fund for its drivers

Easy Taxi Kenya, a Rocket Internet-backed taxi hailing startup, has launched a US$9.8 million fund for its drivers. The fund, termed ‘1 Billion for 1,000 Drivers’, was setup in partnership with banks – although at the moment Kenya Commercial Bank is the only confirmed bank participating – and will see drivers get discounted interest rates.

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Orange to acquire Millicom’s subsidiary in the DRC

Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, has announced the signing of an agreement with Millicom to acquire its subsidiary – Tigo DRC – in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Through this deal, Orange would reinforce significantly its presence in the DRC, hence becoming one of the leading mobile operators in the country

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Rise of the Tomb Raider now available for Windows 10 devices

Redmond-based multinational technology giant, Microsoft has announced the release the Rise of the Tomb Raider for Windows 10 devices. Rise of the Tomb Raider comes with some nice features, including Xbox Live integration. Here are the minimum specs that are required to run the game: Processor: Intel Core i3-2100 or AMD Phenom II X4 945;

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Skype partners Sir Paul McCartney to launch love-inspired Mojis

Knowing that sometimes words alone just can’t express how one feels, Skype has announced a partnership with knighted English singer-songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and composer, Sir James Paul McCartney which has resulted in the launch of a new, exclusive set of love-inspired Mojis. Mojis, which are completely unique to Skype, feature sound as well as video, thereby

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US accelerator, Techstars selects its first startup from East Africa

US accelerator and international investor, Techstars has announced the selection of Kenya’s Bamba Group as its first startup from East Africa. Nairobi-based Bamba Group, which was founded founded 3 years ago, developed a data collection software that can run in any country. It is the only company in the world that will send a mobile

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MTN Nigeria partners Gemalto to rollout MTN Token

MTN Nigeria, the biggest telecommunication service provider in the country, has announced the selection of world leader in digital security, Gemalto for the first commercial rollout of GSMA Mobile Connect authentication service in Nigeria. Gemalto will provide its LinqUs Mobile ID platform to MTN Nigeria. This new project, operated for MTN in SaaS mode by

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Orange launches The Entrepreneur Club for entrepreneurs in Africa

Orange, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators, has announced it is launching the Entrepreneur Club, a new space for information in French and English devoted to entrepreneurs in Africa. The platform is a source of information for entrepreneurs that puts them in touch with a variety of instruments from Orange that support entrepreneurship. The

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Visa launches Visa Developer to drive innovation in payments and commerce

In a bid to transform the world’s largest retail payments network to an open platform that will drive innovation in payments and commerce, Visa Inc., a global payments technology company, has announced the launch of Visa Developer. Visa Developer makes Visa’s industry leading payments technology, products and services accessible to software developers across the world,

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Visa Inc., Egyptian Government sign MOU for electronic payment of subsidies

Visa Inc. a US-based global payments technology company, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Egyptian Government, represented by the Ministry of Supply and Internal Trade and the Ministry of Planning, to enable electronic payment of government subsidies to 22 million Egyptian families. The signing of the MOU launches an

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CcHUB launches initiative to assess the technical talent gap in Nigeria

Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB), a leading Lagos-based incubator and accelerator, has announced the launch of an initiative to assess the technical talent gap in Nigeria in a bid to identify, evaluate, and prioritize current and anticipated gaps in the Nigerian IT workforce. Talent Gap Analysis, as the initiative is known, will provide a comprehensive insight into

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Online travel agency, Travelstart rakes in US$40million from Amadeus & MTN

Travelstart, a leading online travel agency in Africa, has raked in US$40 million in investment from Amadeus, the global technology investor and MTN, Africa’s leading telecommunication telecom services operator. The investment will support the expansion of Travelstart into key markets and the growth of its team and product offering, at the same time as the

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Applications open for 2016 edition of British Council’s Enterprise Challenge

If you’re brimming with innovative ideas or solutions which can make a huge difference in Nigeria, then you should check out the 2016 edition of the British Council’s Enterprise Challenge. The Enterprise Challenge is an online competition which is designed to promote the development of entrepreneurial skills in Nigerian youth aged 18 to 35. The

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MTN Zambia, BongoHive sign MOU to support software developers in Zambia

BongoHive, Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub, has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with MTN Zambia, a leading telecommunication services provider in the country, to provide support to application and software developers in Zambia. The support is aimed at stimulating interest in technology advancements among the youth and exposing them to

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Cavmont Bank, BongoHive sign MOU to improve financial awareness among local entrepreneurs

BongoHive, Zambia’s first technology and innovation hub, has announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Cavmont Bank, a registered commercial bank in Zambia, to improve financial awareness and mentorship among local entrepreneurs and MSMEs. The partnership will see both organizations work together to improve the delivery of a seamless and robust mentorship

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