It’s Friday already and we are glad to bring you the last episode of the Big 5 Daily this week.
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Congratulations to the giants of Africa! Nigeria was ranked as the most advanced technology ecosystem in Africa. A survey submitted by GSMA and the Briter Bridges showed that 85 out of the 618 active tech hubs in Africa were based in Nigeria.
This week, CarePay e-payment platform received the sum of $300 000 from the Entrepreneurs for Resilience competition held in Beijing. The Nairobi-based healthech company won the competition out of 200 companies that participated from around the world. They thrive to drive healthcare inclusion through mobile e-payment technology in Africa.
In the same week, Jaguza Tech bagged a total sum of $27,500 from both NIISP and Africa Blockchain pitch competition. They received this grant for developing a mobile agritech solution and drone technology for farmers to manage their livestock farms.
Audi has developed a VR-enabled experience for customers in South Africa. The German automobile manufacturer that designs, manufactures and distributes vehicles uses virtual reality to help buyers test-drive and access the vehicle before making a purchase decision.
The Kenyan government has ordered Safaricom to stop processing payments for betting companies. This is because some betting companies refused to renew expired licenses since the 1st of July. Even SportPesa, a popular sports betting company was affected by this order. If the issue lingers, Safaricom will be affected because MPesa generates a lot of income from providing mobile money for these companies.
There you go! Take out time to rest properly this weekend and be sure to keep your umbrellas handy. Do stop by our social media handles @techgistafrica to join the conversations anytime.
Have a delightsome weekend
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