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Tanzania govt partners Zipline to launch drone delivery service for vaccines & life-saving medicines for emergencies

The Tanzanian government has announced it's launching the world’s largest drone delivery service to provide emergency on-demand access to critical and life-saving medicines beginning in the first quarter of 2018 in Dodoma, the country’s capital. According to the government, it will use drones to make up to 2,000 life-saving deliveries ...

Amplify Fellows Graduate

Amplify, Africa’s first paid-fellowship for content creators, held a graduation for its inaugural cohort on Friday 7 April in Nairobi, Kenya. The graduating class, which comprised of 25 fellows from Rwanda, Kenya and Nigeria, went through an intensive six-month fellowship where they learnt technical, creative and business skills to enhance ...

Zipline raises $25 million led by Visionnaire Ventures to deliver medical supplies by drone

Rwanda's Zipline, the world's first national drone delivery service, has raised $25m series B led by Visionnaire Ventures with participation from Andreessen Horowitz, Sequoia Capital,Subtraction Capital and Yahoo co-founder Jerry Yang to make delivery of medical supplies in remote areas a reality. In mid October, the government of Rwanda officially launched Zipline anticipating it to ...

Off-grid solar firm BBOXX raises $20 million to double down on Kenya and Rwanda

 East Africa-focused off-grid solar company BBOXX, has closed a $20 million Series C investment from co-investors MacKinnon, Bennett & Company (MKB), ENGIE Rassembleurs d’Energies and KawiSafi Ventures, as well as existing investors Khosla Impact Fund, Bamboo Finance and DOEN Foundation to increase its presence in Kenya and Rwanda. The Kigali-headquartered firm owns and operates retail ...

Tanzania’s Off Grid Electric secures $18 Million from Helios Investment Partners & responsAbility to power Africa

 Affordable solar systems firm operating in Tanzania and Rwanda, Off Grid Electric has secured $10 million from Helios Investment Partners and $8 million in debt financing from a lending group led by responsAbility to provide millions in Africa with clean and sustainable solar energy. Totaling $18 million, this funding will enable Off Grid Electric to continue on the path ...

Pivot East 2016 Set For November This Year

Pivot East, East Africa’s mobile startups pitching competition held annually in June or July  since 2011 has been moved to November this year and more details about the date change will be communicated in due time m:lab's East Africa lead told TechMoran.   The m:lab East Africa initiative aims to ...

Airtel Rwanda to give clients soft loans

  Airtel Rwanda subscribers will now be able to access up to Rwf50,000 in soft loans after the telco unveiled a micro-money lending platform in conjunction with Atlantis Limited, a micro-finance institution. New Times Rwanda reports that the service dubbed ‘Igurize Amafaranga’, will give subscribers a two-week period to repay the ...

Yubeyi.com Launches to be Rwanda’s New’Amazon’

  Armed with a bachelors degree in Computer Engineering and Information Technology, from the Kigali Institute of Science and Technology, Nkurunziza Christophe is building Yubeyi.com, Rwanda's Amazon on his own! Launched late last year, Yubeyi.com has only one major aim, to be Rwanda's largest online mall with a 3-day free ...

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