BUSINESS NEWS REPORT – MAY 2020

Every month Africa HR Solutions curates the latest high impact news across Africa. Check out the top business news for May 2020.

Tigo Pesa

Tigo Tanzania has extended its Mobile Money service across East Africa

Tigo Pesa subscribers can now send or receive money to or from M-Pesa in Kenya, MTN MoMo in Uganda or Airtel Money in Rwanda via mobile phone, enabling families to transfer money to relatives, and small businesses to continue their operations.


Virtual hackathons

The World Health Organization in Africa is holding virtual hackathons and offering up to $20,000 in seed-funds to finalists with digital solutions to stem COVID-19. The regional office of the UN agency completed its first challenge earlier this month and will host a second, for French speaking Africa, in coming weeks.


project loon balloon

Loon, a subsidiary of Alphabet, is specialized in providing internet connectivity to rural areas

The company delivers high broadband connectivity in hard to reach places and has got the green light to launch its pioneer connectivity service after getting approval from the Kenyan government.

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