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Kenya's Lori Systems wins TechCrunch Battlefield Africa

Kenyan startup Lori Systems has been crowned the winner of the inaugural TechCrunch Battlefield Africa in Nairobi, winning $25,000 in equity-free funding and an all-expenses-paid trip for two to compete in the Battlefield at TechCrunch's flagship event, Disrupt SF 2018.

By Tom Jackson 7 hours ago

Mount Kenya University, RwandAir partner to promote aviation industry
Mount Kenya University, RwandAir partner to promote aviation industry

Mount Kenya University Rwanda recently entered a memorandum of understanding with RwandAir in a bid to strengthen the field of academic training and research.

1 day ago

Aramex Global Shopper growth mirrors rise in cross-border e-commerce
Aramex Global Shopper growth mirrors rise in cross-border e-commerce

Cross-border e-commerce is on the rise. According to a PayPal report released earlier this year, an estimated 1.4 million South Africans shopped internationally in 2016, spending an estimated R8.8 billion. The same report predicts South African online spend will exceed R53bn in 2018.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Oct 2017

Air Tanzania signs MoU with Ethiopia on pilot training
Air Tanzania signs MoU with Ethiopia on pilot training

Air Tanzania Company Limited (ATCL) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Ethiopian Aviation Academy, aimed at helping Tanzanian pilots and engineers undergo capacity building training in Ethiopia.

By Iddy Mwema 13 Oct 2017

Cape Town International Airport best airport in Africa
Cape Town International Airport best airport in Africa

At the World Travel Awards Africa, which took place in Rwanda earlier this week, Cape Town International Airport (CTIA) was voted Africa's Leading Airport.

13 Oct 2017

Uber's productive four years of economic transformation
Uber's productive four years of economic transformation

Uber has in the last four years of its operation in Africa, changed perspectives in the transportation system while using technology to drive economic transformation in the sector.

By Emma Okonji 13 Oct 2017

WhereIsMyTransport informally run public transport data now available
WhereIsMyTransport informally run public transport data now available

WhereIsMyTransport has completed its mega-region data collection project which focussed on the informally run public transport networks of Johannesburg, Tshwane, and Ekurhuleni. Throughout the year, it has also collected data from the complete informally run public transport networks of Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, East London, Bloemfontein, and Gaborone, Botswana.

12 Oct 2017

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A new distribution landscape: Bringing blockchain to the travel industry

When it comes to digitisation, the travel industry offers a complex environment. Companies who do not specialise in travel find it difficult to enter the market, as direct access to the offers of airlines, hotels and other service providers would require negotiations with every single player.

11 Oct 2017