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14 - 12 - 2018

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OffGridBox has raised $1.6M to sustainably and profitably provide power and clean water to rural Africa. TechCrunch has more on this startup that makes use of solar power to deliver its innovative solutions.
Utopixar, a Tunisian startup has received up to $100,000 from UNICEF to improve the lives of the country's most vulnerable children. Utopixar was among the six companies in developing and emerging economies selected to receive investment from UNICEF’s Innovation Fund to solve global challenges using blockchain technology.
Tesla is probably not coming to South Africa next year, contrary to Elon Musk's reply to Riccardo Spagni on Twitter that Tesla could probably open an official dealership in South Africa in 2019. This Techzim post has the gist.

Guardian Nigeria reports that NaijaLottery has sealed a deal with Quanta, a licensed blockchain lottery platform. This new partnership will allow both companies to combine traditional lottery models with blockchain technology.

Lusaka's technology and innovation hub, BongoHive received the Presidential Award for Best Entrepreneurship & Innovation Company of 2018 by the Economics Association of Zambia. They made the announcement here.

Wiki In Africa has launched version 2 of WikiFundi, an open-source editing platform that provides an offline editable environment with a similar experience to editing Wikipedia online, Techmoran reports.
JUMO, a fintech company, has now raised funds of over US$103M following Odey Asset Management's investment of US$12.5M in the company. The company in a tweet announced that the funding will go to develop their platform with a focus on Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
Ghana’s parliament has voted to approve an agreement for drone distribution of emergency health and blood products to remote parts of the country. The agreement is between Ghana, represented by the Ministry of Health, and Fly Zipline Ghana Limited.
Jumia Travel launched the Africa Hospitality Report 2018/19, a report that provides a statistical overview of Africa's tourism and aviation industries, including actionable ways to better the sector's performance.

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