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Kenyan taxi app Maramoja adds luxury vehicles

Kenyan network-based taxi app Maramoja has added luxury vehicles to its suite of options as it looks to remain competitive in the country's busy taxi-hailing market.

By Tom Jackson 6 hours ago

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Need for open source skills in Africa

With many businesses transitioning from legacy systems to ones built on open source (OS) software, there is a need for skilled employees that can unlock the value this approach offers.

By Matthew Lee 6 hours ago

[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 175: Agency focus with Havas Boondoggle
[Biz Takeouts Lineup] 175: Agency focus with Havas Boondoggle

On the next Biz Takeouts Marketing & Media radio show on Thursday, 26 May 2016, from 9-10am, show host Warren Harding look at creative service agency Havas Boondoggle (@boondoggleza).

9 hours ago

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#AfricaMonth: Driving Ugandan vehicle manufacturing

Kiira Motors Corporation (KMC) is a presidential initiative for automotive manufacturing in Uganda. The company has three successful vehicle prototypes under its belt, including Africa's first solar bus, and has now set itself the mammoth goal to begin the local manufacturing of proudly Ugandan commercial vehicles.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 hours ago

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Africa Day: Call for AU to protect journalists

On this Africa Day, the Right2Know campaign has highlighted the gross violations of the right to free expression taking place across the continent, as well as the continued imprisonment of journalists.

12 hours ago

Zimbabwean high school students design car
Zimbabwean high school students design car

Prince Edward High School pupils in Harare have written a piece of history for the institution after becoming the first secondary school in the world to design a car, set to be manufactured in two years' time.

By Melody Mashaire 1 day ago

Pizza Hut opens in Tanzania
Pizza Hut opens in Tanzania

In recognition of entering its 100th country, Pizza Hut, a division of Yum! Brands, Inc and the world's largest pizza restaurant company, marked the milestone with a special pizza delivery to the summit of Mt. Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

1 day ago

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In Rwanda, a phone text can save a baby

Using an old mobile phone, health worker Floride Uwinkesha logs the latest local pregnancy, part of efforts in Rwanda to boost maternal health through a monitoring programme in isolated rural areas. The scheme has already helped slash infant and maternal mortality rates.

1 day ago

First AMEC Awards shortlist for Africa
First AMEC Awards shortlist for Africa

Ornico's campaign analysis of the inaugural The CEO SleepOut™ in 2015 has been shortlisted in two categories for the prestigious AMEC Awards, the world's premium awards recognising excellence in communications measurement and evaluation. It is the first time that an entry from Africa has been shortlisted.

Issued by Ornico 1 day ago

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Growth in mobile money transfers

MTN Mobile Money has become the fastest growing method of receiving WorldRemit international money transfers in Ghana. The number of transfers received on mobile accounts is growing by 13% per month on average, as Ghanaians abroad discover the convenience of sending instantly via mobile money transfer systems.

1 day ago

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National payment system for Ethiopia

BPC Banking Technologies, a global provider of payment solutions, has launched a national payment system for Ethiopia: EthSwitch SC, based on SmartVista. For the first time, all 17 of Ethiopia's retail banks are connected together via the unified payment system.

1 day ago

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World-first mobile biometrics console at Securex

Local biometrics firm Ideco will showcase its new all-in-one mobile biometrics unit at Securex from 24-26 May 2016. The solution was recently launched at the connectID 2016 conference and expo in Washington, US.

1 day ago

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#AfricaMonth: Adopting a new mentality to small-scale farming

Small-scale farmers in Africa are increasingly facing challenges in production with factors such as climate change, drought, lack of access to capital, etc. taking its toll. It's necessary for these farmers to innovate and to form partnerships with organisations that can help them do so. In this, the farmers of Nakuru County has succeeded with the help of Premier Seed who assists farmers in building, although small, commercially viable farming businesses that are seeing them export to international markets. Simon Andys, founder of Premier Seed tells us more.

By Cari Van Wyk 2 days ago