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Feature phones are still the dominant communication device in the emerging world and this Tanzanian startup's basic service improves travelers' lives with a basic implementation of an otherwise complicated transaction.

Judges were fierce at the Tanzania final of The Next Web’s global startup competition, Startup World, held in Dar Es Salaam this month where over 100 people turned out to see ten startups battle it out for the finalist title.

… Safari Yetu changes how consumers buy bus tickets in Tanzania; currently buying a bus ticket for travel means going to a bus station a day earlier than the expected travel date, spending two to five hours in traffic just to get your ticket and then do the same the day you are traveling. With Safari Yetu, you pay online or via mobile, receive an SMS reservation or ticket and go to the bus station once; the day you are traveling.


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