The Daily Brief: Safaricom launches M-PESA Global, and more

Safaricom is taking M-Pesa global while Taxify drivers are scamming of riders in Uganda. That and more in today's brief.

Taxify Riders Scamming Customers With Billed Screenshots

According to online reports, Taxify riders are scamming some of their customers with billed screenshots from their previous trips. They don’t end the trip upon reaching the destination, then present a screenshot which is inflated. PC Tech Magazine.

Safaricom launches M-PESA Global to allow users to send & receive money across the world

Kenya’s largest telco by revenues and subscriber base Safaricom has launched M-PESA Global to allow anyone from virtually anywhere in the world to send money to any M-PESA customer in Kenya and M-PESA customers to send money to almost any individual across the world. TechMoran.

Romeo Kumalo, Gil Oved to release details on $200m tech fund in Q1 of 2019

Startups and investors can expect more details of a planned $200-million tech investment fund headed by former Vodacom executive Romeo Kumalo in the first quarter of 2019, says investor and entrepreneur Gil Oved. Ventureburn.

Africa-Focused Deals Platform Orbitt Gets Investment From GTR Ventures

GTR Ventures; an investment firm and venture-building platform in the trade and supply-chain sector, has announced an undisclosed amount of investment in Orbitt – a fintech deals platform that is focused on Africa. Weetracker.

TECNO Mobile’s Boomplay in a deal to bring Universal Music Group’s artists to its platform

The deal will see Boompay distribute music from UMG’s world-renowned labels through its streaming and download platform in Nigeria, Ghana, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Uganda and Zambia. TechMoran.

Godel wants to fix Uganda’s broken last mile delivery system

The startup, which was spun out of Transtel - an authorized distributor of Beko and Samsung products in Uganda, now counts Jumia, Prudential and Orient Bank among its clients. Digest Africa.

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