Taxify gives passengers 50% off rides on election day

Didi Chuxing-backed Taxify is running a 50% off promotion tomorrow to encourage Kenyans to go out and vote by charging riders 50% less they take on election day. “While running this promotion,... Read more »

WeMove is Building Nigeria’s Uber for Trucks, Buses & Cars to Bring Sanity to Nigeria’s Transport Industry

More than 75% of people in Nigerian cities (like Lagos) depended on public transportation to move around. Lagos is a very large city, with a population of 21 million people. 75% of that... Read more »

Flat6Labs Cairo Announces First Closing of EGP100m Fund To Support 100 Egyptian Startups

MENA’S Flat6Labs has closed EGP100m Cairo fund to support over 100 Egyptian early stage-startups over the upcoming five years by providing seed funding of up to EGP 1mn per startup, training, mentorship... Read more »

Struggling Rocket Internet’s Jumia Market Calls it a Day in Nigeria, Kenya & across Africa

UPDATED: Rocket Internet’s online marketplace Jumia Market has called it a day and is no longer accepting new inventory in both Nigeria, Kenya and various other markets across Africa after trying its... Read more »

Nigeria’s Releaf raises $120,000 from YCombinator to connect African agribusinesses to customers they can trust

Nigeria’s Releaf, a marketplace connecting registered agribusinesses to customers they can trust has raised $120,000 from YCombinator to expand its operations across Nigeria where agriculture still remains underdeveloped. According to Isaiah Udotong,... Read more »

Remitano Moves Into Ethereum To Prevent Fraudulent Trading Activities

Remitano, a Vietnamese platform with operations in Africa has announced it now supports ethereum, an emergent decentralized cryptocurrency in a move to prevent fraudulent trading activities on its platform. “Unfortunately, cryptocurrency traders... Read more »

Cape Town-based IoT platform Sensor Networks raises funding from 4Di’s Exponential Ventures Fund

Cape Town-based Internet of Things (IoT) platform Sensor Networks has secured funding from 4Di’s Exponential Ventures Fund to help Insurance companies manage their risk better, in real-time. Founded by Mark Allewell of... Read more »