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The TECH25 Roundup (Dec. 28 – Jan. 10)

Every fortnight we compile a list of important news updates and events covering the African FINTECH, MFGTECH, CLNTECH, and AGRTECH sectors.


Two Ugandan Fintech Companies to watch out for this year, via PC Tech Magazine.
Dusupay and Eversend are named by a business platform, MonkeyPesa as fast growing companies among other nine companies in Uganda.

Vodacom Tanzania to pay Interest to its M-Pesa Mobile users for 6 months to September, via telecompaper.
The users of Vodacom M-Pesa will be awarded an interest from the accumulated share in M-Pesa Accounts as a benefit for using their services from April to September 2019.

Tanzania Mobile money accounts up, but transactions fall, via The Citizen.
In the last quarter of 2019, Tanzania’s mobile money transactions fell by 3.1 percent from the second quarter whilst the mobile money accounts actually rose to 4.1 million.

12 Biggest African Tech Funding Deals in 2019, via the moguldom nation.
Kenyan and Nigerian firms were among African tech firms that secured major funding deals in 2019, as the fintech and logistics sectors attracted investors.


Microsoft to provide 14 Kenyan innovators with with technical and business support, via Microsoft Care GH.
Microsoft as part of its pledge to the World Bank’s One Million Farmers initiative will support the selected 14 Agritech Kenyan innovators through mentor-ship in business development, technology architecture and go-to-market strategies.

Manufacturing, Agriculture put breaks on Uhuru’s growth plan, via Business Daily.
These two industries slowed down the economy growth plan of Kenya by their President Uhuru Kenyatta which was aimed at increasing the economy by two digits.

Ireland, Kenya ink Sh112m dairy farmers agreement, via Business Daily. Heather Humphreys, the Ireland Minister for business enterprise and innovation said that the adoption of new technology and husbandry methods would improve Kenya’s dairy and beef sectors.

New Technology reduce post Harvest loss of maize in Tanzania, via The Citizen newspaper.
By the financial help of the Tanzania Agriculture Development Bank (TADB), the purchase and installation of weigh scales and silos facilities the production capacity of mealie meal will increase to 60 tonnes daily from production of 10 tonnes daily.