The weekend is here again and it’s perfect for fun, friends and rest. Before you run, read interesting gists on Big5 Daily today.
The ECOWAS has announced plans to scrap international roaming charges for its citizens, starting from January 2020. The initiative will create an enabling environment for citizens of member states to access affordable roaming services for voice, SMS and data at local rates. So next time you are visiting Ghana from Nigeria, don’t bother getting a local SIM!
We have gist about the African Development Bank. It granted $1154 million to the Tunisian Electricity and Gas Company, STEG. The fund will be used to procure electric transmission infrastructure, provide electricity grids and to improve the quality of energy services offered to customers.
Also, LA French Tech, an initiative of the French government has launched in Johannesburg, South Africa. It aims to support and fund French startups in the tech ecosystem. Welcome to SA LA French Tech!!
Still on South Africa, TechTribe Accelerator (TTA), a free online investment readiness programme based in Pretoria is scouting for 100 startups in Southern African Development Community (SADC) and creating awareness through roadshows. The seven-month accelerator will start in January 2020; applications will close by November. Apply here.
Eco-Warriors, an ecological and environmental mobile gaming platform for children has won the local Seedstar Port Louis competition. The Mauritania-based edtech startup will contest for the regional Seedstar Port Louis pitch competition for the $500000. Good luck guys!
It’s time to go, Techies. Stop by on Monday for more juicy gists.
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