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Nigeria: Second-hand e-commerce site revealed

August 11, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria has seen a new player in the e-commerce space enter the market, Efritin.com. According to the website, it allows those living in Nigeria to sell items ranging from personal, office or household good. Additionally, the website allows individuals to sell cars, mobile phones, property, and even advertise job placements. COO, Babak Tighnavard revealed...

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IT News Africa: Top Tech Stories of the Week

August 7, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

National Women’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate it than by spoiling that special woman in your life with a gift. To celebrate, IT News Africa has listed the Top Tech Gifts for her this Women’s Day, which can be found here....

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Airtel Nigeria hits 30 million subscriber milestone

August 7, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Bharti Airtel has revealed that it hit a significant milestone in its African odyssey when it acquired its 30th million customer in Nigeria. In acquiring 30 million subscribers in Africa’s most populous nation, the company has hit another milestone of...

MTN Interim Results 2015

MTN Group subscribers up by 3.4 percent, revenue down 4.9 percent

August 5, 2015 • Company News, East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN has revealed its Interim Results for the six months ended 30 June 2015. According to the company it currently connects over 230 million people in 22 countries across Africa and the Middle East. At the Interim Results, MTN stated that it is committed to...

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Top 8 Apps to help navigate traffic in Lagos Nigeria

August 4, 2015 • Lists, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

While sitting in traffic in Lagos, the most populous city in Nigeria, may seem like a necessary evil… several app developers have found ways to make navigating the city’s roads less agonising. Making your way through the streets of Lagos has never...

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Court rejects MTN Nigeria’s application for long adjournment

August 4, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report via punchng.com, the Federal High Court in Lagos has rejected an application by MTN Nigeria for a long adjournment in the suit filed against it by its competitor – Etisalat. The battle commenced after Etisalat claimed that the...

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Nigeria: Mobile phone subscribers on the rise

August 3, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) Nigeria’s mobile operators added 2.1 million new subscribers in June 2015. This is according to a report via Telecompaper. According to the report, the total number of mobile subscribers had...

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Nigeria: TruSpot hires first COO

July 31, 2015 • People, West AfricaComments (0)

TruSpot, an African music streaming service, has announced the appointment of Cynthia Tinuke Nwachukwu as Chief Operating Officer and its newest board member. Nwachukwu is a digital media guru who hails from Omo-Nna Productions where she serves as president....

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Top 3 Startups revolutionising job search in Nigeria

July 27, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Thousands of Nigerians flock to the internet on a daily basis in search of jobs. Despite the explosion of apps, websites and other tools for job applicants seeking to optimise their hunt for employment in Nigeria, many are still unable to use the technology...

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Exclusive Interview: Chris Kwekowe – Co-founder of Slatecube

July 23, 2015 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

The 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is set to be held between 23 & 28 August 2015. The bootcamp will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and will host 5 startups hailing from Nigeria. According to MITx, 50 candidates were selected from...

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Telcos go to war in Africa

July 23, 2015 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

African telecommunication companies have hit the headlines hard this week as MTN Nigeria and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) are set to face Etisalat in a Federal High Court battle in Lagos. The battle commenced after Etisalat claimed that the...

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Nigeria: Alcatel-Lucent showcases the benefits of ultra-broadband

July 21, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Alcatel-Lucent Technology Week took place at a three-day event in both Lagos and Abuja in early July 2015. The event was well attended by over a hundred professionals from Nigeria ICT ecosystem. Communications service providers, with the support of the...

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Exclusive: African inventor tackles visual impairment with ThinkAndZoom

July 20, 2015 • Features, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Wearable technology is all the rage in the technology scene. These devices can track your movement, monitor your heart rate and even suggest how much exercise you need on a daily basis. Wearables come in many forms, including devices like Google Glass, Smart...

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MTN rolls out Hynet LTE in Lagos

July 20, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Business has rolled out its enhanced broadband Internet service, MTN Hynet LTE, across Lagos. According to a report via vanguardngr.com, MTN Hynet LTE was designed to drive greater efficiency, improving the way you live, work and play. “Our...

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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

July 17, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

This week in technology we take a look at the top mobile apps made in Africa. Also gracing the headlines this week was Bharti Airtel. Bharti Airtel has unveiled a new application challenge for startup developers. This week we also saw some great opinion...

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Ghana: USD 15 mln Ethernet expansion set for Accra

July 17, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Internet solutions, has unveiled a metro-fibre Ethernet network infrastructure expansion project in the capital city of Ghana, Accra. According to Internet Solutions, the USD 15 million project is intended to meet the growing demand for data and provide...