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Nigeria's Plentywaka has secured a $300,000 pre-seed investment

Nigerian transport startup, Plentywaka, has secured a pre-seed investment of $300,000 and will also launch into Abuja. The startup aims to transform transport in Nigeria to provide safe, convenient, and comfortable travel for all.

The University of Pretoria and CSIR have signed a collaboration agreement on smart transport, cities, and environments

To work towards smart cities, there is a need to develop researchers with advanced skills in robotics, artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things and satellite technology.

New low-cost ride-hailing service launched by Bolt in South Africa

Ride-hailing platform Bolt, formerly known as Taxify, has announced the launch of Bolt Go in South Africa - a ride-hailing service that is 20% cheaper than its normal Bolt offering.

Amazon is acquiring Zoox, a self-driving ride-hailing startup led by Senegal-born Aicha Evans

Zoox, an autonomous ride-hailing company, is set to be acquired by Amazon for $1,2 billion. The company is led by Aicha Evans, a Senegal-born executive who joined the company in 2019 as CEO.

Addresses for everyone, even where a physical address has not been defined

Plus Codes is a Google Maps feature which allocates an address to any location that doesn't have an already defined address. The feature has been rolled out for everyone after testing in Cape Verde.

Nigeria's Obi Ozor and Ife Oyedele II of Kobo360 have been selected as Endeavor Entrepreneurs

Obi Ozor and Ife Oyedele II were selected as part of a cohort of 10 entrepreneurs from five different markets. With the recent addition of Kobo360, Endeavor Nigeria now supports 16 entrepreneurs who lead 10 scale-up stage companies in Nigeria.

Public transport in African cities and the spread of COVID-19

In several African cities, overcrowding is rampant in the public transport sector. This is a problem when it comes to trying to stop the spread of COVID-19.