Welcome to the beginning of another super exciting weekend. Today, we bring you the Africa Tech News Roundup as you go.
Check out the new Sierra Leonean Digital Credit Facility
A new digital credit facility has been developed by Kiva, in partnership with the government of Sierra Leone. The credit will be powered by blockchain technology to determine the amounts to be loaned to business merchants. Learn More
Tastemakers Acquired funds to Attract Tourist to Africa
New York-based travel company, Tastemakers secured $1 million in a funding round to scale its business. The company lists adventurous places to visit in Africa on its website for interested tourists. Learn More
Great move for Naspers as they list on Euronext!
DSTV owner, Naspers is set to list its stock on European stock exchange. Interested in buying the company’s share? Click here to find out more.
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Kwese TV for sale- Are you interested?
Remember the abrupt shutdown of Kwese TV? Econet Media Limited has finally acknowledged plans to sell off shares belonging to their media company this week. Read More
Egypt Get ready! Online businesses are soon to be taxed.
Egypt’s Ministry of Finance and the Tax Authority is currently drafting a new tax law, alongside Facebook. In other news, online businesses in Nigeria will soon be paying VAT on transactions. Learn More
Rwandans to bid farewell to the gas-powered motorcycles for E-Cycle
Isn’t it interesting to find out that motorcycles in Rwanda will henceforth be powered by electricity? Yes, the government will issue a national policy guideline to eliminate gas motorcycle taxis. Find out more
Kigali Innovation City gets African50’s support! Really?
Good news! The Rwandan government is collaborating with Africa50 to develop, finance and construct the long-delayed Kigali Innovation City project. Find out more
Must we always come out for corrupt dealings? Telkom Airtel merger has been stalled
The announced merger between Telkom and Airtel Kenya has been halted over the alleged misappropriation of funds. The postponement was announced by Yassin amaro, the spokesman of Kenya’s Ethics and Anti-Corruption Commission. Learn More
A smart brooder for poultry farming is now available in Kenya. Great innovation, don’t you think?
Poultry Farmers in Kenya will stand to benefit from Arinifu’s Smart Brooder devices. The devices will be used to monitor the brooding processes of chicks from day one to about 8 weeks. Find out More
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