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Kenyan Mobile App Named The 4th Best Travel App Of 2016 (Kenya– Techmoran.com)
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With the stiff competition that has been ongoing in the tech world, it has been well noted that Kenya’s startups and innovations have been doing remarkably well. There are different applications that have tried to make our travel experience better, faster and more reliable. Applications like Uber have become great transport trendsetters with our own…

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University of Nairobi to set up a $1M fund for startups (Kenya– Techmoran.com)
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University of Nairobi, Kenya’s largest and best public university by population and ranking is setting up a $1m fund for business startups for its alumni, as the country’s oldest institution looks for ways to create jobs for its graduates not to make them job seekers. Source: Techmoran.com (http://techmoran.com/university-nairobi-set-1m-fund-startups/)

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Communication Authority of Kenya is Collaborating with ITU in Reviewing Kenya’s Innovation Ecosystem (Kenya– Techweez.com)
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The Communications Authority of Kenya is collaborating with the International Telecommunications Union in conducting a comprehensive review of ICT National Innovation Ecosystem. The review is meant to create a blue print on how ICT can use to enhance jobs creation and drive social-economic inclusion. Source: Techweez.com (http://www.techweez.com/2016/12/02/kenya-innovation-policy/)

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Metta Has Officially Launched Its Members-Only Space In Nairobi (Kenya– Techcabal.com)
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It’s official – Metta Nairobi has opened its doors to Kenyan entrepreneurs and investors. In a ceremony that happened over the weekend, the entrepreneurship community launched its Nairobi members-only space that’s located in Riverside Drive Source: techcabal.com (http://techcabal.com/2016/12/05/metta-has-officially-launched-its-members-only-space-in-nairobi/)

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Team LeVRn Is The Winner Of Nigeria’s First Ever Virtual Reality Hackathon (Nigeria– Techcabal.com)
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Nigeria’s first ever Virtual Reality (VR) hackathon took place a few weeks ago. 5 teams of young VR enthusiasts (developers, 3D animators, graphic designers and even students) came together to participate in the event. Source: Techcabal.com (http://techcabal.com/2016/12/01/team-levrn-wins-nigerias-first-vr-hackathon/)

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This startup is powering Uganda’s motorcycle taxi industry (Uganda– Disruptafrica.com)
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There are over 700,000 motorcycle taxi drivers in Uganda, many of which lack electricity at home. A local startup is doing its bit to ensure they stay connected and have access to customers. Source: Disruptafrica.com (http://disrupt-africa.com/2016/12/this-startup-is-powering-ugandas-motorcycle-taxi-industry/)

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Kenya’s FarmDrive to use weather data for credit assessment (Kenya– Disruptafrica.com)
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Kenyan agri-tech startup FarmDrive has partnered farming insurance firm ACRE Africa to utilise weather data for the provision of credit and insurance products to smallholder farmers throughout the East African country. Source: Disruptafrica.com (http://disrupt-africa.com/2016/12/kenyas-farmdrive-to-use-weather-data-for-credit-assessment/)

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African Tech Roundup: Senegal Launches A New Electronic Currency (Senagal– Techcabal.com)
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Senegal is now the second African country after Tunisia to adopt an electronic currency. eCFA is equivalent in value to the country’s physical tender and will be available on all mobile money and e-wallet platforms. This development has led to e-money proponents speculating which African country might be next to adopt electronic money. Zimbabwe, perhaps?…

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Kenya’s Cloud9 is a startup for adventure seekers (Kenya– Disruptafrica.com)
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Kenyan startup Cloud9 is seeing solid growth having established itself as the go-to resource for adventure seekers in the East African country. Source: DisruptAfrica.com (http://disrupt-africa.com/2016/11/kenyas-cloud9-is-a-startup-for-adventure-seekers/)

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BitPesa automates payments between Africa and China (Africa– Disruptafrica.com)
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Pan-African digital payments startup BitPesa has expanded its payment automation services in order to deliver faster, more cost-effective transactions between Africa and China. Source: Disruptafrica.com (http://disrupt-africa.com/2016/11/bitpesa-automates-payments-between-africa-and-china/)

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These are the 12 startups that will pitch at Seedstars Rwanda (Rwanda– Disruptafrica.com)
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Global early-stage startups competition Seedstars World has announced the 12 startups that will pitch at its event in Kigali, Rwanda, with the winner to represent the country at the global final next year for the chance to win up to US$1 million in equity investment. Source: Disruptafrica.com (http://disrupt-africa.com/2016/11/these-are-the-12-startups-that-will-pitch-at-seedstars-rwanda/)

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Nigeria’s Startup Ecosystem: Too Many Wise Men, Not Enough Fools (Nigeria– Techcabal.com)
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As i sat in the make shift training-room-turned-meeting-room, I thought about how the absurdity of my next answer was going to tilt the perception of the other four people in the already freezing room. Source: Techcabal.com (http://techcabal.com/2016/11/28/too-many-wise-men-not-enough-fools/)

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