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The Daily Brief: Flutterwave officially in Uganda, and more

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Last week, Flutterwave held a meet and greet at The Innovation Village in Kampala. The company announced that businesses in Uganda could receive and make payments from anywhere. That and more is below;

Jumia, Rocket Internet still mum on whether African tech giant will list in the US

Lagos-based Jumia Group and Rocket Internet have remained mum on whether the tech firm intends to launch an initial public offering (IPO) in New York next year. However, Jumia Group head of public relations and communications Abdesslam Benzitouni, last Friday, told Ventureburn that the company “cannot comment on some speculation about IPO”.

Electric vehicle firm Ampersand to start trials of its electric motorcycle taxi services in Rwanda

According to TechMoran, Ampersand, an electric vehicle company has announced plans to begin trials of its electric motorcycle taxi (e-Moto) services in Rwanda after 2.5 years of research and development. It is also worth noting that Nopia Rides, a full electric mobility service launched in Nairobi a few months ago.

Africa’s Talking is working on an incubator for software engineers

Africa’s Talking, a pan-African API platform, is working on an entrepreneur in residence incubator for software engineers under its AT Labs arm. This was revealed by Graham Muhanga, who is leading AT Labs, on his visit to Uganda two weeks ago. Full details on Digest Africa.

Flutterwave the Pan-African payment processing company has entered the Ugandan market

Last week, Flutterwave held a meet and greet in Kampala in partnership with The Innovation Village. At the event, a team from Flutterwave explained to over 50 startup founders and merchants how they can leverage Rave – their flagship product – to receive and make payments from anywhere in the world. The company started finalizing the integration process in Uganda in the months of August this year.

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