Welcome to the first Africa Tech Roundup for March 2020. The following are some of the biggest stories that made it to our Big 5 Daily for the week.
Following the ban of Okadas (commercial motorcycles) in Lagos State, the government wants ride-hailing taxi companies to pay license fees. Ride-hailing operators are meeting with government officials to find a level ground.
Andela has put together a voluntary exit plan for junior and mid-term developers. Andela developers across Nigeria, Kenya, and Uganda that are yet to find placements can apply before 13th March 2020.
Next, IHS Towers plans to list an Initial Public Offering on the New York Stock Exchange. It has hired the services of JP Morgan Chase & Co. and Citigroup Inc. as financial advisers for the IPO.
Good news! Gozem and MTN Benin have partnered to provide mutual value for their subscribers. Henceforth, Gozem users will be able to recharge their wallets through MTN Mobile money.
Remember the locust outbreak in East Africa? The good news is that scientists are turning to tech solutions to predict potential breeding areas of locusts. They believe that this tracking program will prevent widespread breeding of insects in Kenya, Ethiopia, and Somalia.
Heard about a virtual bank? VFD Group is launching on. Dubbed V, the program will offer unlimited banking and free interbank remittance.
Microsoft will empower fourteen Kenyan startups via a Global Social Entrepreneurship Program. The program will boost startups whose offerings solve social and environmental challenges.
Guess what? The African Institute of Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has opened its third cohort for African Masters in Machine Intelligence (AMMI). AIMS seeks to train African Youths in Machine Learning.
Hey techies, the Kaspersky Innovation Hub (iHub) has opened its Innovation Program. All cybersecurity startups are invited to apply.
Finally, Google issued a warning reminding Huawei customers not to download their app on certified devices launched after the 16th of May 2019.
See you next week!