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WTM Africa 2018 records 18% increase in attendees

After a successful three days in the host city of Cape Town, WTM Africa reports that its pre-audited statistics show an 18% increase in visitor numbers in comparison to 2017...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 17 May 2018

Health and safety: the recipe for a better logistics industry

Did you know that South Africa has some of the worst road-safety statistics in the world?[i] Accidents hit the economy hard when vehicles have to be repaired or replaced and often goods in transit are destroyed or delayed...

By Morné Stoltz 16 May 2018

Kenyan founder selected for Silicon Valley's Blackbox Connect

Co-founder of Kenyan transport ticketing startup BuuPass Iman Cooper has been selected to join the 22nd cohort of the Silicon Valley-based Blackbox Connect incubator...

By Gabriella Mulligan 14 May 2018

#AfricaMonth: The power of smart technology in Africa

People across Africa face considerable challenges - many of them existential. But, without the right devices, connectivity, and skills, those who badly need their problems solved often can't access available solutions...

By Greg Morris 8 May 2018

Why my startup scene is better than yours: Rwanda

It is heady days for the African tech startup space, but which ecosystem has the most going for it?

By Tom Jackson 13 Apr 2018

Tigo and Uber partner up in East Africa

Tigo Tanzania and Uber partner to offer exciting new offers to customers in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania...

23 Mar 2018

Three scenarios show we have to think carefully about ethics in designing smart cities

To improve cities, governments are increasingly promoting the use of technology and data-driven decision-making...

By Anthony Burke and Prasuna Reddy 19 Mar 2018

Taxify launches boda boda service in Nairobi

Ride-hailing company, Taxify, has launched its boda boda (motorbike) hailing service in Nairobi, Kenya. Bodas can be ordered using the normal Taxify app...

19 Mar 2018

WTM Africa 2018 to highlight investment in Africa

WTM Africa 2018 is excited to announce its inaugural WTM Africa Tourism Investors' Forum, a platform dedicated to connecting ministers of tourism from countries across the continent, with eager investors...

Issued by World Travel Market Africa 12 Mar 2018

Rwanda's SafeMotos adds female moto-drivers to platform

Rwanda-based ride hailing startup SafeMotos is marking International Women's Day by adding the first three female moto-drivers to its network...

By Tom Jackson 8 Mar 2018

'Moving Rwanda' digital mobility concept kicks off

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) kicked off the 'Moving Rwanda' digital mobility concept in Kigali together with key players from the private sector...

7 Mar 2018

Ivory Coast announces $7bn infrastructure plan

The West African state of Ivory Coast on Monday, 5 March, said it was earmarking 3,760 billion CFA francs ($7.07bn) in infrastructure spending over the next five years, especially in transport...

6 Mar 2018

Smart cities need to be more human, so we're creating Sims-style virtual worlds

Huge quantities of networked sensors have appeared in cities across the world in recent years. These include cameras and sensors that count the number of passers-by, devices to sense air quality, traffic flow detectors, and even beehive monitors...

By Nick Malleson and Alison Heppenstall 5 Feb 2018

Kenya's Mondo Ride takes home $2m funding

Kenyan ride-hailing startup Mondo Ride has secured $2m in funding from investors in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Egypt to help it expand across the continent...

By Tom Jackson 1 Feb 2018

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