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Episode 171: Agency focus - The Fixer Company

Date: 21 Apr 2016
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Kenyan startup selected for TechStars accelerator programme
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#KenyaLive - broadcasting for wildlife lovers
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Uganda's M-PESA services to boost economic growth
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South Sudan in top five 'most deadliest places for journalists'
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Orange presented the "2015 Orange AMEA Developers Challenge" prize to FarmConnecta yesterday evening during the Cairo ICT event...

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Chinese online shopping platform launched in Kenya
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Web portal for easy access to services launched
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