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Big news! David Kaye, the special rapporteur on the right to freedom of opinion and expression to the UN, has urged Ethiopian officials to stop clamping down the internet. Considering that the country has shutdown its Internet 9 times in 2019.
Guess what? FSI (Financial Services Initiative) a nonprofit in Nigeria supported by NIBSS and CBN has launched Sandbox. The fintech industry innovation will support fintech startups with innovative ideas.
Next on the Big 5, online marketplace for used cars Cars45 has expanded to the Kenyan and Ghanaian market. Prospective customers across both countries can access Cars45 services via; www.cars45.com.gh and www.cars45.com.ke.
Also, Loon has signed a key access airspace agreement with Uganda. Loon will leverage the deal to provide floating balloon-powered internet services to Kenya.
Finally, Amazon’s PAYFORT has partnered DHL Express in North Africa to allow customers within the region to pay for their shipment in their local currencies.
That’s it for today’s Big 5 Daily!
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