Kaduna State in Northern Nigeria, is working on an open budgeting system that basically allows anyone to track the state’s spending. And in Zimbabwe, hotels booking platform, Africabookings just raised a $25,000 from a US-based investment firm.

These and more made the rounds in the tech space today.

BudgIT is working with Kaduna state on an open budget system
FinTech startup, BudgIT is set to create an open budgeting system for the Kaduna state government in order to ensure transparency in the state’s budget execution.

Africabookings Raises $25,000 in Seed Funding
Zimbabwe-based hotel booking startup, Africabookings has secured a $25,000 seed funding from US-based Travels startups incubator.

Village Capital Announces Winners of its $50,000 Agric Accelerator Program
Startup accelerator, Village Capital, has announced  Farmline and Atikus Insurance as winners of its three-month fintech for agriculture accelerator programme, both startups winning $50,000 each  in investment.

Onyeka Akumah Invests in Waracake
Onyeka Akumah, a former executive at Konga and Jumia, has invested in confectionary startup, Waracake and will also join the startup in an advisory capacity

Wennovation Hub and Informa Pair Up to Organize Event for Startups Entrepreneurs
Wennovation Hub has partnered with Informa, a publishing and events company, to jointly host the first edition of Entrepreneurs’ Hub for Startups at NigeriaCom 2015.

Orange Telkom Releases Firefox OS-Powered Smartphone in Kenya
Orange Telkom has released its low-end smartphone running on the Firefox OS, Orange Klif, in Kenya.

Capital investment in Africa Rises by 136%
The 2015 Ernst and Young’s Africa Attractiveness Survey reveals that Capital investment in African is at an all time high with up to 136% year-on-year increase.

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