Congratulations Africa! Our brothers from Senegal registered Africa’s first goal at the World Cup yesterday and we are proud of them and other compatriots at the Mundial. To them, we dedicate today’s Big 5.
Let’s begin with Good news from Nigeria; Micro-lending startup, Paylater announced that they already hit N4 billion (~ $11 million) in loans in 2018, beating its entire 2017 record by some margin. The positive energy from Nigeria’s Fintech space in recent time is commendable.
More good news from Nigeria! leading American online publisher of technology news, TechCrunch Start-up Battlefield event is finally coming to Nigeria. The Startup Battlefield is one of the world’s most famous startup competitions. More validation for the ecosystem in Nigeria? Pretty much.
More news from Africa:
Online tax filling platform called Ushuru.co.ke, goes live in Kenya…The site aims to lighten taxpayers burden, by making the process of filing their tax returns a little easier.
Meanwhile, M-Pesa, and some similar services, have registered their displeasure against 2% increase on mobile money tax proposed by the Kenyan government.Also, a farm technology that connects farmers to a buyer’s marketplace called TIFAT wins DEMO Africa Uganda Innovation Tour… Tifat beat more than 15 other start-ups from Uganda in a two-round contest at the Hive Collab in Kampala.
You can also spare four minutes to read OpEd on trending social media regulations in Africa… Clamp Down On Social Media In Africa; Tending Towards Dictatorship And Anarchy.
We round off The Big 5 for today here, have a good day and more wins for Africa!