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CodeNaija2019 hackathon at Andela registration almost closing

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CodeNaija Hackathon 2019 is a Nigerian hackathon hosted by Andela and the Blacktocats, GitHub's Black Employee Resource Group. Participating engineers will be split into groups of 5 and will compete for the ultimate prize. Prizes worth over USD 4000 to be won. The goal of the hackathon is to highlight the existing

Uber launches boat taxis piloting in Lagos

Uber Boats Nigeria

Uber has started piloting boat taxis in Lagos, Nigeria’s commercial capital Friday 11, October. The UberBoat which will operate only on weekdays between 8am- 5pm will charge 500 Naira (USD 1.39). The service comes just a few months after the ride hailing company revealed it in talks with regulatory authorities and the Lagos state

Safaricom wants a piece of giant Ethiopia Telco

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Ethiopia is open for business and Safaricom wants a piece of that market. Interim CEO Michael Joseph said that Safaricom is interested in buying a stake in the telecommunications giant monopoly, Ethio Telecom, as it gears towards establishing its presence in Ethiopia. Ethio Telecom is among companies that are set to be privatized on

Because I always feel like running! Stories of how East Africa conquered the world of athletics reign at the Macondo Literary Festival

Abebe Bikila wins marathon

By Anne Eboso During the recently concluded World Athletics Championships in Doha, Kenya finished second with a total of 11 medals. And now, the world is abuzz with news of the greatest marathoner ever Eliud Kipchoge, who will be attempting a historic target of running a marathon in 1 hour and

Study shows half of South Africans live on less than 41 Rands a day

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Households Affordability Index study shows that more than half of South Africans live below the poverty line and survive on less than R41 a day. 30.4 million people who make up 56 percent of the nation’s population can barely afford food. The study by Pietermaritzburg Economic Justice and Dignity Group (PMBEJD) showed that out of

The economic situation of a common Kenyan

How to get a job in Kenya

Kenya has the largest economy in the East African region, and is among the fastest growing economies in the world. The Kenyan economy grew by 5.8 percent in 2018, a point higher than the 4.8 percentage growth it recorded in 2017. However, that does not mean anything to a person who has no money

Here comes CredoLab the CRB for digital lending

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You must be asking yourself how mobile phone loans companies in Kenya gauge how much money they should lend you. Quick loan apps have a way of measuring your credit worthiness by literally invading your MPES transaction history and sometimes even check how you use airtime or transaction via your

Swvl and Little Shuttle bus apps run into trouble in Kenya

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The government of Kenya has stopped mass transit services by Swvl and the Little Shuttle apps. The National Transport and Safety Authority (NTSA) said the two bus hailing apps will not be allowed on the roads starting October 1st as they had contravened a section of the laws guiding the provision of Public Transport.  "The

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