Rwandan e-commerce start-up Kasha, which sells healthcare products confidentially and discretely to women, has received a $100,000 grant to launch a pilot of its business in Kenya next year. Kasha, which launched its platform last year, said the grant is from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Kasha users access reproductive health and personal hygiene products via the platform, which are delivered to them discretely.
Tech savvy travellers are getting a more positive experience than those who opt for face-to-face interaction, amid increasing adoption of IT in service delivery by the travel sector. According to the Passenger IT Trends Survey 2017 by SITA, the choice for many travellers is no longer whether to use technology, but which one to use to facilitate their travel. The results of the survey were released on the sidelines of the 49th Africa Airline Annual Assembly, which took place in Kigali recently.
The Kigali Water Ltd has received $60 million from the Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF) and Africa Development Bank to build a large-scale water treatment plant on river Nyabarongo on the outskirts of Kigali. The proposed plant will increase the availability of clean, safe water in Kigali and its surroundings. The financing process, which started in 2015, was announced last week by EAIF — the mandated lead arranger for funds — and the African Development Bank.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".