Here are last weekend’s top headlines on startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech from around Africa.
RE: Social media tax in Uganda
Just 6 weeks ago, we told you about the Ugandan government’s intention to impose taxes on social media usage in the country. That plan has finally come to fruition as citizens now have to pay Ush 200 (about ₦20) per day to access Facebook, WhatsApp, Viber, and Twitter (Techzim).
Tanzanian bloggers are officially extinct
In that same roundup from 6 weeks ago, we also shared news of a new regulation in Tanzania that would require bloggers to obtain a license to publish content online. Despite fierce resistance from bloggers and activists, the government has gone on to enforce the regulation (Techweez).
Piggybank scores big
Piggybank.ng, an online and mobile app savings platform targeted at African millennials, recently closed a seed funding of $1.1 million to accelerate license acquisition and product development (Techpoint).
Have a productive week ahead.
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