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Uganda: A Profitable Business From Converting Farming Waste Into Green Charcoal

Startups

June 17, 2021, 3:42 p.m.

Having to train customers on using the product slowed initial adoption, but Yoga says that once they know how to use it, they get much better results than traditional wood charcoal and at a cheaper price. Green Charcoal retails at 800 shillings ($0.23) per kilo, versus around 1,000 shillings ($0.28) for the traditional product, which is far less carbon-dense.

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Uganda : Kenyan Startup Launches Commercial Electric Tuk-Tuks In Uganda

Startups

Dec. 9, 2020, 3:24 p.m.

Sokowatch, a Kenyan e-commerce platform has launched electric tuk-tuks in addition to its delivery fleet in Uganda. This makes the vehicle the first to be used commercially in East Africa.

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4000 Workers To Lose Their Jobs In Kenya After Ride-Hailing Startup, SafeBoda Ceases Operations

News Startups

Nov. 20, 2020, 11:38 a.m.

4000 workers have been affected after ride-hailing startup SafeBoda quit after two years of operation in Kenya.

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Toyota Supports Ugandan Startup With $4 Million

Fintech Startups

Oct. 21, 2020, 4:40 p.m.

The trading arm of multinational automotive manufacturer, Toyota, has invested $4 million in Tugende, a credit facility startup that offers loans to assist informal sector entrepreneurs.Tugende began offering motorcycle loans to riders after it launched in 2019. Eventually, the company expanded to offer loans for fishing boats, sewing machines, refrigerators for small shops and minibus taxis.

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Eleven African AI Startups Participate In First Africa Artificial Intelligence Accelerator Cohort Hosted In Ghana

News Startups

Aug. 20, 2020, 2:05 p.m.

Eleven innovation-driven Artificial Intelligence (AI) startups from Ghana, South Africa, Rwanda, and Uganda have been selected to take part in this edition of the Africa AI accelerator program, hosted by Ghana Tech lab in partnership with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH and IBM.

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