Kenya's mSurvey secures $3,5 million Series A funding

Kenya's mSurvey has closed Series A round of $3,5 million. The startup has indicated that those will assist with its plans to expand into more Afrikan countries. Earlier in 2018, mSurvey, which specializes in mobile phone based consumer feedback, launched in Nigeria after establishing itself in Kenya. “Completing our…

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Central Bank of Kenya warns banks against dealing in cryptocurrencies

The Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) has warned against the use of cryptocurrencies in the eastern Afrikan country. The CBK issued a letter to banks and other financial institutions in Kenya warning them against accepting cryptocurrencies and being involved in transactions with entities related to cryptocurrencies such as cryptocurrency exchanges.…

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Genomic models can reduce the time it takes to breed bananas

Scientists have shown that it is possible to speed up banana breeding through genomic prediction models, giving potential hope to banana breeders and smallholders in East Afrika. Banana, according to Moses Nyine, a research scientist at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Uganda, and a co-author of the study, is…

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