BitPesa gains investment to grow BitCoin business in Africa

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BitFury Group, the world’s leading Bitcoin Blockchain infrastructure provider and transaction processing company, has made an investment in BitPesa, one of Africa’s leading bitcoin payment platforms.

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Tigo Tanzania launches free WhatsApp messaging service

Tigo Music TanzaniaTanzania’s leading telecommunication company, Tigo, has announced free WhatsApp services for its 10 million users.

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African online travel agent secures $40M investment

Stephan-F-Ekbergh_P3Travelstart was founded in Sweden in 1999 by its CEO Stephan Ekbergh. Operating in Africa from its Cape Town headquarters since 2006, Mr Ekbergh has built Travelstart into the market leader in South Africa, with over 75% market share.

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Viber launches public chats in Africa

Viber Public ChatsViber has announced today that it has opened its latest social channel ‘Public Chats’ to partners in Africa and the Middle East.

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Mpesa enters Uganda with MTN

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Ugandan customers can now make mobile money transactions with Kenya following a deal between Safaricom and MTN Uganda.

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Rwanda: SafeMotos celebrated in this year’s Nominet Trust 100

 SafeMotos, a smartphone application which makes motos safer and more convenient in RwandaThe Nominet Trust, the UK’s leading tech for good funder, has announced that SafeMotos has been named among the 2015 Nominet Trust 100 (NT100) – a global celebration of the 100 most inspiring uses of digital technology for social good.

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Tigo launches 4G LTE in Tanzania

tigo-4g-appsafricaTigo has unveiled a new 4G LTE service which is about five times faster than the 3G technology currently available in the Tanzanian market.

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