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Africa News Roundup — May 17, 2018

May 17, 2018 · 1 min read
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Here are this week’s top news headlines about startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa.

Africa’s first nationwide LTE network? Leading South Korean telecoms company, Korea Telecom, has reportedly completed the construction of an LTE network that will serve over 95% of Rwanda’s 12 million population. Read more on TechMoran.

Kenya goes to space. Thanks to the University of Nairobi, Kenya has made history by being (possibly?) the first African country to launch a home-designed satellite into space. Read more on Quartz Africa.

Cryptocurrency ban in Zimbabwe. According to TechZim, “The Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe has issued a directive to Zimbabwean financial institutions prohibiting them from working with cryptocurrency exchanges or holding any accounts of people trading in cryptos”.

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