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Here are the news making the rounds today in the tech world:

Interswitch Launches $10,000,000 E-Payment Startup Fund

E-payment processing company, Interswitch has launched a $10 million for e-payment startups.

African Courier Express Has Just Raised $2.6 Million Funding From Interswitch and Other Investors

The Nigeria-based African Courier Express has received $850,000, which is part of the $2.6 million raised by Interswitch and other partners.

Michael Jordaan is Investing in eBook Startup, Snapplify

Former FNB CEO Michael Jordaan invest in the South African startup, Snapplify, which basically makes eBooks available to students intranet.

Apple iCloud and iWork Now Accessible on All Devices

Finally, there’s Apple for everyone. You can now access iWork and iCloud. All you need is an Apple ID.

Big Choices Hackathon in Ghana is four days away

The hackathon will feature entrepreneurs, stakeholders, sponsors, professors from Universities in Ghana, representatives from WordPress, US embassy, Facebook to create solutions to some of West Africa’s biggest social issue.

PushCV Launches Elite Employee Quest

One of the winners of Airtel’s Catapult-a-startup, PushCV, launches a platform to search out 5000 outstanding employees from the labour market and connect them to employers.

Elsewhere on the web:

Mobile Money Subscribers in Uganda has Reached 53 percent

Uganda records 18.5 million registered mobile money users compared to its 10,011 users seven years ago. There are six providers in the mobile money transfer services, namely; MTN, Airtel, Uganda Telecom, Orange (now Africell), M-cash and Eeezy Money.

Jovago Received an Anti Money Laundering Certificate from EFCC

African online hotel booking platform Jovago has received a certificate from Nigeria’s Economic and Financial to guard against financial crimes.

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