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eWAKA Secures a 500 000 CHF Loan from Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) Start-up Fund

Financing to Power Strategic Growth Initiatives and Promote Shujaa Rollout in 2023

eWAKA (https://eWAKA.tech/), one of Africa’s most promising sustainable mobility startups, has received strategic support from the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) Start-up Fund of the Swiss Confederation. SECO Start-up Fund has offered a 500,000 CHF loan that will support eWAKA’s 2023 plans to accelerate a growth strategy focused on…

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United Nations (UN) Women Kenya trains motorcycle taxi operators on safety and Gender-based violence (GBV) prevention and response

The training sensitized the taxi drivers on the available GBV response services and locations where the services could be accessed across the Kakuma refugee camps

UN Women Kenya in collaboration with Honda Kenya trained 30 motorcycle taxi operators from Kakuma town on safety riding as well as GBV prevention and response, culminating with a showcase at the Kakuma airstrip on the 17th of November 2022. The training sensitized the taxi drivers on the available GBV response…

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"The Belt and Road" Promotes China Manufacturing towards the Future - Dongfeng Motor Shines at China-Latin America Entrepreneurs Summit

Dongfeng Motor has seized the opportunity of green transformation in overseas markets and pushed the export of new energy vehicles to "accelerate"

From December 14th to 15th, 2022, China Council for the Promotion of International Trade and Ecuador's foreign trade departments jointly hosted the 15th China-Latin America Entrepreneurs Summit. Dongfeng Motor (http://www.Dongfeng-global.com/), as the only exhibitor in the automobile industry, was invited to the summit, and its representative models, VOYAH FREE and…

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Cyber Immunity is the new normal: Kaspersky will protect connected cars

At its annual Kaspersky Cyber Security Weekend META the company announced that it is developing an Automotive Gateway to help manufacturers meet the new UN Cyber Security Requirements for Smart Vehicles

Kaspersky (www.Kaspersky.co.za) is developing the Kaspersky Automotive Secure Gateway (KASG) based on the KasperskyOS operating system – a platform for developing solutions that are inherently secure. The gateway can be installed on the telematics or central unit of a car with ARM architecture. Such a solution will protect the car…

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Dongfeng New Trucks KL, KR Unveiled in Vietnam, Starting a New Journey Overseas

Considering the characteristics of the Vietnamese market and customer demand, Dongfeng continuously upgraded technology, products, marketing and service

On November 4, 2022, Dongfeng (www.Dongfeng-global.com) held a grand launch conference of DONGFENG KL and DONGFENG KR in Da Nang, Vietnam, at which the two trucks were launched. Vietnam is an important partner of "the Belt and Road Initiative" and an extremely important overseas market for Dongfeng. Considering the characteristics…

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Stellantis invest in Africar Group to create Auto24, African used vehicle start-up

Auto24 is a direct to consumer used car company that brings new, innovative solutions ensuring transactions are conducted in a transparent and secure way

Auto24 (https://Auto24.ci), new subsidiary of Africar Group, launches its activities in Ivory Coast. Africar Group (www.AfricarGroup.com) is a class leading and multi country digital automotive marketplace across Sub-Saharan Africa. Stellantis investment aims at accelerating its used vehicle (UV) business on the buoyant African UV market. Auto24 is a faster and…

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Dongfeng SHINE MAX and AX7 MACH entered Saudi Arabia, with international marketing ability improved

With distinct design aesthetic feeling and excellent product performance, they can meet the demand of Saudi customers for products

On the evening of October 5th, 2022, Saudi time, Dongfeng (http://www.Dongfeng-global.com) Brand Night and the launch of new vehicles of Dongfeng SHINE MAX and AX7 MACH were held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Over 300 guests and over 70 media representatives from Saudi government officials, banks, distributors and VIP customers witnessed…

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Zimi Charge to Present its Mobile Charging Stations at Green Energy Africa Summit 2022

Energy Investment Village gives real opportunities to start-ups

The Green Energy Africa Summit (GEAS) (https://GreenEnergyAfricaSummit.com) will give start-up companies an opportunity to connect with industry leaders and government officials through its Energy Investment Village, which features a selection of the most compelling local clean-tech projects. The companies will have the chance to pitch to energy leaders holding potential investments worth…

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NEVER BACK DOWN: Luxury Off-Road Brand M- Terrain Officially Released

M- Terrain will build a luxury electric off-road benchmark and create an oriental off-road culture based on this architecture

Dongfeng Motor Corporation (hereinafter referred to as Dongfeng Motor) (http://www.DongFeng-global.com/) officially released the M- Terrain in Wuhan, and released the brand's exclusive "M" logo system and the brand proposition of NEVER BACK DOWN. M- Terrain intelligent off-road architecture M TECH is the world premiere, leading the trend of luxury electric…

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Verdant Capital Hybrid Fund Completes its first investment, in Watu Credit Uganda Limited

The investment of USD 7 million will help Watu expand its footprint of two-wheeler financing throughout the country

Verdant Capital (www.Verdant-Cap.com) is pleased to announce that its Verdant Capital Hybrid Fund (the “Fund”) has made its first investment, in Watu Credit Uganda Limited (“Watu”). The investment of USD 7 million will help Watu expand its footprint of two-wheeler financing throughout the country. This represents an important milestone for…