Africa News Roundup — May 24, 2018

by | May 24, 2018

Here are this week’s top news headlines about startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech around Africa.

What’s new with Naspers? South African media group and former Konga investor, Naspers reportedly led a recent $50m investment round in US-based home care startup, Honor. Read more on TechMoran.

Uber Eats acquires orderTalk. Uber’s food ordering and delivery offshoot, Uber Eats has acquired South African restaurant tech solution company, orderTalk for an undisclosed amount. Read more on TechCentral.

Recent data breach in South Africa. Over 900,000 personal records of South Africans, including national identity numbers, email addresses, full names, and passwords have been leaked in a recent data breach that appears to be a traffic fines related online system. Read more on iAfrikan.

New laws on mobile imports in Kenya. The Communications Authority of Kenya (CA) has enforced new guidelines that will prevent mobile phones that do not offer at least 8 hours talk-time (or 24 hours standby) battery life from entering the country’s ports. Read more on Daily Nation.

Pawame raises $543k debt finance. After previously raising $2m equity funding in March, Kenyan solar energy startup, Pawame has crowdfunded an additional $543,000 in debt finance through Sweden-based crowdfunding company, TRINE. Read more on Disrupt Africa.

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