Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Zimbabwe bans mobile money
Mobile money platforms have been banned in Zimbabwe as the country’s local currency continues to lose value, with authorities desperately hoping to arrest the decline. But the move has left subscribers and users...
Drone use in Kenya
After a two year ban, The Civil Aviation (Unmanned Aircraft Systems) Regulations, 2019 Act has approved the use of drones for private use in Kenya. The law which prohibited the use of drones...
Mara Phones
Nedbank, Vodacom and now retail giant Pick n Pay are among the growing list of South African companies to back the locally made Mara phone. The Android phone is the brainchild...
Kenyan audio production and podcast startup PortableVoices opened its first recording studio in Nairobi, which will serve as an open space for the production of encrypted digital audiobooks, podcasts...
Go! app launched in Mogadishu promising affordable and convenient options in the city’s bustling transport sector. The e-hailing service is starting out with 20 motorcycles, allowing customers to order their rides online or hail...
Google AI
A rural farmer in Tanzania hovers over a wilting cassava plant with her phone. In seconds she gets a diagnosis of the disease affecting her plant and how best to manage it to...
Jiji, one of the largest marketplaces for classifieds in Africa, acquired their main competitor on the African market, OLX, and their businesses in Kenya, Ghana, Uganda and Tanzania. The acquisition means...
Uber Africa
Uber launched a new feature on their Movement platform, known as Speeds. An online tool created for cities to use data to spur new ideas that improve urban mobility. The...
Gokada
Lagos based motorcycle ride hailing start-up, Gokada raised $5.3 million in a series A round to scale its transit business in Nigeria. Gokada, founded in 2018 has completed nearly...
Facebook Africa
Facebook in a statement last week said that it had purged a network of hundreds of pages, groups and Instagram accounts it labeled as producing “coordinated inauthentic behavior” toward Africa. The...