Welcome to the Big 5 Daily, where we dish out the latest tech news in Africa.
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Guess what? MTN, Multichoice and Shoprite have shutdown their outlets across Nigeria and Zambia due to reprisal xenophobic attacks on their outlets by Nigerian and Zambian citizens. The outlets will be shut down until further notice. You can read the extensive information about this on the blog! Do well to share your thoughts!
Next on the Big 5, flyEgypt– an Egyptian low-cost and charter airline headquartered in Cairo has chosen PAYFORT—the fintech arm of Amazon, to offer more payment options and also enhance booking experience for its passengers. flyEgypt will leverage PAYFORT’s payment services to scale its business, foster expansion and innovation. Interesting!
Drum roll! Professor Yemi Osinbajo the Vice President of Nigeria has led a delegation to commission a 7.1MW solar hybrid power plant in Bayero University, Kano state. This plant currently sits as the largest off-grid power plant in Africa. The project aligns with the Energizing Education Program (EEP) in Nigeria. It will serve about 55,815 students and the 3,077 staff of the university. Applaudable!
Also, LEFA, a mobile on-demand ride-hailing startup based in Namibia has partnered with PayToday, a mobile payment solutions provider. The ride-hailing startup aims to leverage this partnership to offer its users ride-hailing payment solutions via the PayToday app. Also, riders will be able to book LEFA rides from the PayToday app.
Finally, Chipper Cash an African fintech company that facilitates a no-fee cross-border payment has expanded to Nigeria. The San Francisco based startup has partnered with PayStack to offer P2P payment service. Chipper Cash already has a presence in Ghana and Kenya. What do you think?
…. And there you have it for today’s episode of the Big 5 Daily!
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