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Sendy, AfyaPoa partner to provide health insurance for its drivers

Sendy partners with Afyapoa to provide health insurance for its drivers

Logistics platform Sendy has announced that it will be providing health insurance for its drivers through Afyapoa health financing scheme. This makes it the first digital marketplace provider to extend health benefits cover to its driver-partners and their families. In a statement, the firm’s Chief Operations Officer Ambrose Nyangao says the partnership with Insurance For […]
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Kenyan AI startup Gro Intelligence raises $85m in Series B funding

Kenyan AI-powered insights startup Gro Intelligence announced the raise of $85 million in Series B funding to expand its adoption. The funding was co-led by Intel Capital, Africa Internet Ventures (a strategic partnership between TPG Growth and EchoVC), and the family offices of Ronald Lauder and Eric Zinterhofer. They were joined by previous investors DCVC […]
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Kuzi AI tool for helping African farmers fight locusts launched

Kuzi AI tool for helping African farmers fight locusts launched

A free tool dubbed Kuzi that will help farmers and pastoralists across Africa to predict and control locust behaviour has been launched. Kuzi—the Swahili name for the wattled starling, a bird renowned for eating locusts—is an AI-powered tool that generates a real-time heatmap of locusts across Africa, shows all potential migration routes, and gives a […]
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Kenyan mobile digital bank Umba raises $2m seed funding

Kenyan mobile digital bank Umba raises $2m seed funding

Kenya-based digital bank for emerging markets Umba has raised a US$2 million seed funding round to help it expand product capabilities. The startup with currently operates in Kenya and Nigeria raised from new investors including Lachy Groom, ex-Head of Issuing at Stripe; Ludlow Ventures; Frontline Ventures and Act Venture Capital. Umba says it provides an […]
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