Africa News Roundup — May 7, 2018

May 07, 2018 · 1 min read
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Here are last weekend’s top news headlines about startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa.

WUZZUF raises $6m. Egypt-based online recruitment platform and 500 Startups alumnus, WUZZUF recently announced raising $6m in Series B funding led by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (ERBD) and supported by other investors. Read more on Disrupt Africa.

4G comes to Airtel Kenya. Following its recent pilot launch in Ibadan, Airtel has introduced its 4G service in the Kenyan cities of Nairobi and Mombasa. Read more on Daily Nation.

OPPO Kenya facing public backlash. There are allegations of employee harassment by an executive at Chinese smartphone maker, OPPO’s Kenya division. The company is reportedly investigating the matter. Read more on Techweez.

Toshiba/Malawi power deal. Japanese multinational, Toshiba has signed an MOU with the Malawian government to kick-start a geothermal power project in the country. Read more on ITWeb Africa.

Kaduna considering e-voting. Kaduna state governor, Nasir El-Rufai is reportedly deploying electronic voting machines for use in the state’s upcoming local government elections. Read more on Naij.

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