Customers to purchase Starlink routers via Payday as digital payments services re-launches in Rwanda

The re-entry into Rwanda marks a significant milestone in Payday’s pan-African and global expansion plans, as well as its burgeoning working relationship as a payment processor for Starlink by SpaceX. Announced in February 2023, Rwandans can purchase Starlink routers from the satellite communications corporation, as the country looks to meet its overall targets for widespread internet connectivity and broadband reach across urban and remote areas. [c]

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Five Kenyan startups among nine overall winners of Afri-Plastics Challenge

Winners include scale-ups providing new income streams to local families collecting recyclables and innovators converting plastic waste into affordable cooking gas.
Biodegradable bioplastics made from invasive weeds growing in Lake Victoria, homeware products made from coconut fibre, and a diapers-on-demand service – making cloth nappies an easy option for new parents – also share in the prize. [c]