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June Gachui joins Fezah as Country Director for Kenya

Jazz and Soul musician, June Gachui, has joined entertainment booking startup Fezah as the country director for Kenya. Elijah Kitaka, the Co-founder, and CEO of Fezah made the announcement yesterday. "As we...
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DHL and Ethiopian Airlines partner to form a joint venture company

Logistics company DHL Global Forwarding and Ethiopian Airlines have signed an agreement to form a joint venture company Cargo Logistics provider in DHL-Ethiopian Airlines Logistics Services Ltd. "The joint venture deal will see...
Emmanuel Katongole, co-founder and executive chairman of CiplaQCi

Uganda’s CiplaQCi set for IPO with a valuation of US $12.5 Million

CiplaQCi, a Ugandan pharmaceutical manufacturing company has started its journey towards listing on the Uganda Securities Exchange. This was revealed through a 129 paged prospectus which also detailed the company's...
Seedstars Kampala

Ugandan startups can now apply to pitch at Seedstars Kampala

Outbox Hub, the perennial venue partner for Seedstars Kampala, has announced that applications are now officially open. "We’d like to invite startups to apply to Seedstars World, the exclusive startup competition taking place...
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Facebook is giving AIMS $4 Million to launch an African Master’s in Machine Intelligence

The African Institute for Mathematical Sciences (AIMS) has announced the launch of a one-year intensive African Master’s in Machine Intelligence (AMMI). This is in partnership with Facebook and Google. “Today, AIMS announces...
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Andrew Mwenda backed Tugende secures $5 Million in financing

Tugende, a lease-to-own Ugandan startup, has received a $5 million loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC). “The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) has provided a $5 million loan to Tugende...
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SafeBoda completes expansion to Kenya, now live in Nairobi

After months of anticipation on SafeBoda expanding further than Uganda, it is now certain that the Boda-hailing company is expanding Eastwards. In an announcement made by Alastair Sussock, Co-CEO at SafeBoda, the startup's services are now live...
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GSMA new mapping tool to help operators locate uncovered regions

According to GSMA, the end of 2017 saw the number of global mobile subscribers up to 5 billion. Over 60% of these subscribe to mobile internet services. With a rapid increase...
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Uber rolls out IRT call-back line to all Sub-Saharan cities

Ride-hailing app Uber has rolled out an Incident Response Team (IRT) call-back line in a bid to improve safety and security. "We’re excited to announce the launch of a new Incident...
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Sahara Sparks has kicked off its regional tours with Malawi

Sahara Ventures, the organizers of Sahara Sparks, kicked off their tour of the Southern and East African region. The first event was held in Malawi's capital - Lilongwe - last week. Dubbed...