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Uber Expands Ride-Hailing Service in Kenya

Uber has expanded its ride-hailing service and online food delivery business to Nakuru, Kenya. According to Business Daily, this move...

Africans Reluctant to Leave WhatsApp Despite Increase in Cybersecurity Concerns

Africa’s mobile users are increasingly concerned about the mobile risks and the potential for digital identity theft; however, this is not stopping...

Why is Airtel selling 11.25% of its $2.65 billion mobile money business?

In 2020, there were 1.2 billion registered mobile money accounts in the world with the mobile money industry processing $2 billion daily. Mobile...

Sawari Ventures and Algebra Ventures stake $150m on North African startups

One billion Egyptian pounds. That is how much Sawari Ventures raised for its Egypt-based fund. The fund has plans to ramp up...

Gokada’s new CEO on expansion, Okada ban and competition

Last month Gokada announced Nikhil Goel as its new CEO. He’s been responsible for leading the Nigeria-based last-mile delivery, logistics and transportation start-up since...

MTN MoMo Extends Partnership with Pick n Pay South Africa

MTN MoMo (Mobile Money) has revealed that its South African subscribers will now be able to cash-in and cash-out at Pick n Pay...

Facebook launches profile frames that help you encourage friends to get the Covid-19 vaccine

As Covid-19 vaccines are becoming more readily available to larger groups of the U.S. population, Facebook has teamed up with the U.S. Department of...

Apple Pay goes live in South Africa with Absa, Nedbank and Discovery Bank cards

Apple users in South Africa can now make payments using Apple Pay following a launch of the service this week for the...

LinkedIn is Testing ‘Social Audio Experience’ to Rival Clubhouse

LinkedIn is testing a ‘social audio experience’, according to TechCrunch. This feature would allow app users to “connect with their community” across its...

Facebook denies its algorithms are a problem, but launches a tool to more easily view a non-algorithmic News Feed

Following years of backlash over its algorithms and their ability to push people to more extreme content, which Facebook continues to deny, the company...

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Quro Medical, the South African startup pioneering hospital-at-home services, has raised a $1.1m seed round

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