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Like this gif of a ballerina spinning. This right here is the most perfect thing, and if you've seen a better loop, let me know.

Okay, confession - I had nothing to say and I was going to use this gif to hypnotise you into thinking this is the perfectest newsletter you've ever read. But I'm nice...and I kinda believe in a whole lot of things can go wrong during you never waking up and the entire African tech ecosystem crumbling, all because some lady wanted perfection.

Today's Thursday

Federico Pirzio-Biroli, the founder of Playfair Capital, a London VC fund, is thinking of setting up shop in East Africa. Link.

MTN Nigeria has been preparing to roll out 4G LTE service for a while now. They've just acquired a 10-year frequency license at 2.6GHz from the Nigerian Communications Commission. Link.

Before Liquid Telecom acquired Neotel, Vodacom had plans to. They backed out in March, and now, Liquid Telecom reps are promising to not do the same. H’okay, guys. Link.

All Uber riders in South Africa can now use cash to pay for their rides. Link.

Uber has launched in Thika, it’s third Kenyan city. Link.

Kenya’s Safaricom is all about that customer service. They’ve promised to compensate subscribers who get bad service...with an apology and up to 60 seconds of call time for every call dropped. Link.

MyBroadband took a tour of the workspaces of some of South Africa’s top tech entrepreneurs. Link.

Three renewable energy startups from Nigeria, Madagascar and Sierra Leone won $7 million in funding. Link.

Hairstyle inspiration app, Tress, got accepted into the Y Combinator Fellowship Program. Link.

Interesting things

The first Lagos EdTech Meetup happened last Saturday. Lots of networking and discussing. Link.


Starta's Silicon Drinkup: This is the third edition and it's happening in Lagos tomorrow, Friday, July 1. Link

OIIE's StartUP Friday: The fourth edition is holding in Abuja tomorrow. Link.

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