The Daily Brief: SafeBoda is setting up an office in Barcelona, and more

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Here's a brief look at the day's activity as it has happened across the continent

1. Winners of 2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge announced

Fifteen teams comprising 32 African social entrepreneurs have been selected as winners of the 2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge. The 2018 cohort of Social Venture Challenge winners include projects based in Kenya, Gambia, Uganda, Somaliland, Ghana, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Cameroon, Malawi, Tanzania, and Lebanon. Full story on VentureBurn

2. Africa’s Talking joins Open Banking Nigeria to develop open APIs for banking

Africa’s Taking Country Director, Simon Aderinlola, said that Open Banking Nigeria has a “huge potential to drive financial inclusion” as well as “boost innovation in Nigeria”. They have also struck the partnership to “create security and safety for customers to share their financial data with banks or third parties.” Full story on Digest Africa.

3. Kenyan startup M-Changa partners with global crowdfunding platform GlobalGiving

GlobalGiving has served as a capacity-strengthening partner to nearly 500 non-profits in Kenya, raising more than US$4.6 million for Kenya-based projects since 2002. Through the partnership with M-Changa, which allows users to fundraise for various causes and projects, GlobalGiving donors will be able to make donations in Kenyan shillings via mobile money platforms such as via M-Pesa and Airtel Money. Full story on Disrupt Africa.

4. These job adverts indicate SafeBoda is setting up an office in Barcelona

Uganda’s boda-hailing startup, SafeBoda, looks to be setting up an office in Barcelona, Spain, with its recent job adverts. The company currently has 8 job positions open for applications and marked ‘new’ on Landing.jobs. The job positions range from intermediate to senior level with salaries ranging from €35,000 to €65,000 as well as compensation like employee stock options. Full story on Digest Africa.

5. Liquid Telecom and Sigfox partner to roll out IoT network to 85% of Kenya

According to Liquid Telecom, this will see them set up “new base stations” that will be connected to their fibre network to “deliver guaranteed reliability and speed.” In the end, this should be able to connect sensors from all the different sectors. Full story on Digest Africa.

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