RSVP, a crowdfunding website, is giving away a million naira ($5000) to campaigners championing some special kind of cause on its platform, and in Kenya BitSoko just received a cool $100,ooo grant. Here are the stories that made the rounds across Africa today:
Nigeria’s RSVP Launches COLLABO, a Social Development Initiative
COLLABO is a social development initiative organized by, RSVP. It is offering a million naira ($5000) to 10 winners who can start a good social cause.
Bill and Melinda Gates Grants Kenya’s BitSoko $100,000
Kenya-based digital currency wallet startup, BitSoko, has received a $100,000 grant from the Grand Challenges Explorations, an initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Transfast Extends its Remittance Network to 23 African Countries
Provider of online and cross-border payments solutions, Transfast, has announced its expansion into 23 African countries; the largest of such.
Triggerfish is Accepting Applications from Talented African Storytellers
South African computer-animated film studio, Triggerfish, is accepting applications to incubate African storytellers and filmmakers in its $3.5 mn Story Lab.
Helios Towers Africa Appoints New CEO
Independent telecom tower operator, Helios Towers Africa, has appointed Kash Pandya as its new CEO.
Health Innovation Marketplace Challenge: 42 Projects Shortlisted
The Health Innovation Challenge, an initiative of the private sector health alliance of Nigeria (PHN), has released its stage 2 shortlist of 42 projects.
Tripican Now has a Mobile App
Online movie ticketing startup, Tripican, which allows users purchase movie tickets online and pick them up on arrival at the cinema now has its own mobile app.
Orange Kenya Upgrades its Network in Kajiado County to 3G
Kajiado is the 41st Kenyan county to have Orange 3G service. Orange wants to reach 47 counties by year-end 2015.
GOtv Unveils Double Double Promo In Nnewi, Nigeria
GOtv has recently launched the DOuble Double promotion and is now hot in the NIgeria’s Nnewi, rolling it out immediately.
INNJOO LAGOS OFFICE REOPENED: WHY IT WAS SHUT DOWN
Exactly a week a go, we reported that smartphone maker, Innjoo had their Lagos HQ shut down, for alleged use of sub-standard parts.