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Xenophobic violence sees contrasting online reactions from across the continent .

Africa reacts to SA xenophobic violence

February 24, 2017 • Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Xenophobic violence has once again reared its ugly head in South Africa. In recent weeks, scores of Nigerians shops and homes have been looted and destroyed across parts of Johannesburg and Pretoria, in an act of mob justice as they were allegedly drug dens and brothels. This is not the first time xenophobic violence has [&hellip...

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MainData Nigeria (MDXi) and the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) have announced a partnership aimed at expanding the peering of Internet Transit traffic within Nigeria.

Nigerian Internet Exchange (IXPN) goes live at MainOne’s MDXi Lekki Data Center

February 24, 2017 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MainData Nigeria (MDXi) and the Internet Exchange Point of Nigeria (IXPN) have announced a partnership aimed at expanding the peering of Internet Transit traffic within Nigeria. The partnership seeks to take advantage of the numerous networks and content...

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Were you with Buhari in London?

February 20, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian president, Muhammadu Buhari, is yet to return to his country from a reported holiday in the UK. Over the past week the Senate president, Bukola Saraki and the speaker of the House of Representatives, Yakubu Dogara, visited the president in the UK....

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Top-draw speakers confirmed for Innovation Dinner with Oracle

February 19, 2017 • Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Business leaders will converge on the Michelangelo Hotel in Sandton, on the 22nd of February 2017,  for the latest edition of the Innovation Dinner series hosted by IT News Africa. This dinner will bring together thought leaders and decision makers to...

Founder of The Style Group, Banke Ajagunna.

Nigerian fashion company tapping into social retailing

February 17, 2017 • Online & Social, Retail, West AfricaComments (1)

The Style Group, a contemporary lifestyle retail group in Nigeria, is looking to take advantage of the booming social media and e-commerce market in Nigeria and overtake traditional retail stores by focusing on offering their products via modern...

TerraPay joins forces with MoneyTrans and Paga to make cross border remittance easy between Europe and Nigeria.

From Europe to Nigeria, easy cross-border remitances

February 17, 2017 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

TerraPay, a mobile international payment network, has announced that it has partnered with MoneyTrans, a leading Money Transfer company established in Europe and Africa as well as Paga, Nigeria’s pioneering payments and financial services company, to launch...

Norman Moyo, CEO of Cumii.

Cumii: Bringing connected Things and Transformation to Africa

February 15, 2017 • East Africa, General, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Cumii is a pan-African IoT company that focuses on disruptive technology that transforms Africa. Its philosophy and DNA is built from the “The Internet of Things” (a vision where everything is connected), “Machine to Machine” and Big Data. Recently,...

Olatorera Oniru, Founder and CEO of dressmeoutlet.com.

What inspires one of Nigeria’s leading eCommerce CEOs?

February 13, 2017 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on What inspires one of Nigeria’s leading eCommerce CEOs?

Olatorera is a 29 year-old Nigerian entrepreneur who has managed to build one of Africa’s fastest growing fashion e-commerce startups- Dressmeoutlet.com. The Nigerian who is also a sought after keynote speaker on topics related to leadership,...

Silvertree acquires Nigeria’s TopCheck, forming Africa’s largest price comparison group.

Nigerian price comparison site acquired by Silvertree

February 9, 2017 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian price comparison site acquired by Silvertree

Nigerian price comparison site, TopCheck, has been acquired by Africa’s leading Internet Platform, Silvertree Internet Holdings, for an undisclosed amount. In 2016 the website recorded fast growth, processing up to 10 million USD (3 billion Naira)  in...

Tigo, Ghana, pledges to do their bit to promote safer internet.

Tigo strives for safer Internet in Ghana

February 9, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Tigo strives for safer Internet in Ghana

Mobile Network Operator, Tigo, has called on stakeholders, including internet service providers, policy makers, security agencies, child rights activists, parents and the media to help make the internet a safer and better place, especially for children and...

Widespread protests across Nigeria.

Twitter hashtags propel mass protest in Nigeria

February 7, 2017 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Twitter hashtags propel mass protest in Nigeria

The current climate in Nigeria is a turbulent one to say the least. Fuelled by an economic recession and uncertainty over the health of current president Muhammadu Buhari, citizens of Africa’s most populous country have taken to the streets to vent...

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Vodacom, Kaduna State partner to launch ICT development initiative in Nigeria

February 6, 2017 • Education, Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodacom, Kaduna State partner to launch ICT development initiative in Nigeria

Vodacom has announced that they will be working with Kaduna State in Nigeria to launch an ICT for development initiative. The project will support mass service delivery in healthcare, education and agriculture through the deployment of tailored ICT solutions...

Xenophobic violence sees contrasting online reactions from across the continent .

6 African Tech Influencers to follow on Twitter

February 2, 2017 • East Africa, Lists, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 6 African Tech Influencers to follow on Twitter

Twitter is a great source of news and information, but it should be noted that the content users consume is directly influenced by the people they follow. Consequently, Twitter users with a vast number of followers are referred to as influencers. It therefore...

Muhammadu Buhari

Nigerian President death rumours- how twitter reacted

February 1, 2017 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian President death rumours- how twitter reacted

  Over the past week, sparked by a report in Metro.co.uk, social media has been agog with rumours and chatter about the wellbeing of President Muhammadu Buhari of Nigeria. According to the Vanguard, the president travelled to the United Kingdom for a...

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Nigerian site trying to fight fraud & corruption

February 1, 2017 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian site trying to fight fraud & corruption

Ahuwanya Victor, a Nigerian programmer, has created a site that aims to fight fraud in his country, fraudcheck.com.ng. How it started: The idea for the site came after Victor bought a solar panel rated 24V 8A , in order to combat the lack of electricity...

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MTN, IHS patnership strengthened through new deal

February 1, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN, IHS patnership strengthened through new deal

MTN Group today announced that it will exchange its 51% interest in Nigeria Tower InterCo B.V., the parent company of INT Towers Limited (INT), the Nigerian telecom tower operator, for an additional shareholding in IHS Holding Limited (IHS Group), the largest...