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MainOne, Tizeti and Facebook partner to improve Internet connectivity in Lagos

MainOne, Tizeti and Facebook partner to improve Internet connectivity in Lagos

December 12, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MainOne, a connectivity and data centre solutions provider, and Tizeti, a wireless Internet solutions provider, announced on Monday, 11 December 2017 that the companies have completed a joint development project with Facebook to enable the expansion of internet services in Lagos. According to the companies, this partnership will leverage MainOne’s fibre...

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Sagarmatha Technologies to invest $100 million into African programmers

Sagarmatha Technologies to invest $100 million into African programmers

December 11, 2017 • East Africa, Education, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Sagarmatha Technologies has revealed that it will invest $100 million to help grow the programming skills base for Africa’s rapidly expanding digital economy by partnering with certified African and global learning institutions. The investment will aim to...

Nigeria: WaraCake launches e-commerce gifting platform

Nigeria: WaraCake launches e-commerce gifting platform

December 11, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian cake delivery startup WaraCake has expanded its offering with the launch of a new online gifting platform, WaraGifts. WaraCake, which launched in 2015, is an online marketplace for independent bakers and confectionary makers, which enables...

Most watched YouTube videos in Nigeria in 2017

Most watched YouTube videos in Nigeria in 2017

December 8, 2017 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Thursday 7 December 2017, YouTube released its annual Rewind lists. These lists are separated by country and  showcase the moments that captured the attention of YouTube users around the globe this year. The Nigerian section of these list made for some...

Facebook's 2017 Year In Review.

Facebook’s 2017 Year in Review

December 8, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Wednesday 6 December 2017, social media giants, Facebook, revealed its 2017 Year in Review, highlighting the top ways people came together on Facebook to support one another. Social Media has become an important tool for people to connect with each other...

WorldRemit raises $40 million for emerging market expansion

WorldRemit raises $40 million for emerging market expansion

December 7, 2017 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Digital money transfer service, WorldRemit, announced on Thursday 7 December 2017 that it has raised $40 million which will be used to drive its next phase of growth, supporting its plan to serve 10 million customers connected to emerging markets by 2020. The...

Huawei to launch Mobile APP store across Africa

Huawei to launch mobile app store across Africa

December 7, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 7 December 2017, Chinese ICT solutions provider, Huawei announced that the Huawei Mobile Service platform will be launching in Africa adding to the 328 million users who already have access across the globe. The platform will launch as a pre-installed...

Ensuring your child's online safety this festive period

Ensuring your child’s online safety this festive period

December 7, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In an attempt to put parents’ minds at ease throughout the Christmas period and to protect today’s youngest Internet users from online threats, Kaspersky Lab, on Thursday 7 December 2017,  introduced what the company calls the next generation of its...

Wireless services in Africa

Wireless connectivity has a lot to offer in Africa

December 5, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

While Africa is seeing an increase in demand for connectivity in order to bridge the ever-present digital divide between urban and rural areas, the bottlenecks experienced when backhauling data streams by service providers of all types is still a major issue...

Nigeria’s Co-Creation Hub selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

Nigeria’s Co-Creation Hub selects 15 startups for Make-IT accelerator

December 4, 2017 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Monday 4 December 2017, Nigeria’s Co-Creation Hub (CcHub) announced the 15 startups that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme next year. The programme is designed to strengthen entrepreneurs’ skills for scaling their businesses. The...

Uber like app for healthcare launches in Ghana

Uber like app for healthcare launches in Ghana

December 4, 2017 • Healthcare, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Ghanaian e-health startup Eiko Health has launched Kenko Doctor, a new platform that allows users to book appointments with doctors via a mobile app. The app has initially launched on IOS but the company says that Android and USSD options will be available by...

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

December 3, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

This week was yet again filled with tech news stories that grabbed the headlines both across Africa and around the world. The big news grabbing headlines worldwide was the rise in the price of Bitcoin, which surpassed the $10 000 mark for the first time. In...

Google Launchpad accelerator selects African startups

Google Launchpad accelerator selects African startups

December 1, 2017 • General, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Google has announced the startups from Nigeria and South Africa, which have been selected to take part in the fifth class of the Google Launchpad accelerator, a six-month, equity-free mentorship programme. Google, who announced in February 2017 that it was...

Twitter Lite launches in Africa

Twitter Lite launches in Africa

December 1, 2017 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Twitter has announced the release of Twitter Lite to 24 new countries including 6 African countries. South Africa, Nigeria, Algeria, Egypt, Tunisia and Tanzania were the African countries selected as a part of the expansion. The announcement was made by Jesar...

Cybersecurity Predictions & Trends for 2018

4 Important things you should know about online security

December 1, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The increase in cyber crime is an issue which has been well documented throughout 2017. As cyber criminals continue to craft new ways to get at unsuspecting victims and as the world continues to move towards the 4th industrial revolution, which will feature...

African AI Revolution Challenge launched

African AI Revolution Challenge launched

November 30, 2017 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 30 November 2017, Sagarmatha Technologies announced that it will invest $1 Million in an African Artificial Intelligence startup as part of the AI Revolution Challenge. The AI Revolution Challenge aims to promote artificial intelligence on the African...