West Africa


Nigeria: Emerging tech firms to get financial boost

September 3, 2014 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Start-up businesses are set to receive a major financial boost after CcHUB (Co-creation Hub) boosted its incubation programme with the launch of a $500 000 seed investment fund. The fund is intended to support early stage start-ups for a period of two years. According to the firm, start-ups will receive sums ranging from $10 000 ...

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Ghana: Operators spend GHS 80 million to fix fibre cables

September 3, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Ghana’s telecom companies have spent over GHS 80 million in the last three years in order to repair fibre-optic cables. According to the companies, these cables have been damaged through a variety of unspecified activities.The number of fibre-cuts in...

Mobile Money

Nigeria: eTranzact invests $350,000 into Mobile Money project

September 1, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

eTranzact International PLC has announce the investment of $350,000 into a mobile money activation project in collaboration with EFInA, a financial sector development organisation. The project which will be piloted in Northern and South Western Nigeria is...

Nigerian president Goodluck Jonathan

Nigeria: MasterCard-branded National eID Card launched

August 29, 2014 • Company News, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian President Goodluck Jonathan received his National eID card, heralding the official launch of the eID pilot program. In the pilot phase, the Nigerian Identity Management Commission (NIMC) will issue MasterCard-branded identity cards with electronic...


PricePadi set to launch in Nigeria

August 29, 2014 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian consumer internet company, Iconway, has revealed that it will be launching on 1 September 2014. The domain is the new home of the company’s online shopping service, which allows customers to search for and discover products...

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Ghana: Microsoft introduces Nokia X2

August 28, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

Microsoft has announced that the Nokia X2 is now available in Ghana. According to Microsoft, the device has been designed to assist residents to connect to mobile internet and cloud services. The Nokia X2 features a 4.3-inch Clear Black display. Additionally,...


Nigeria: Airtel to promote ICT in rural areas

August 28, 2014 • Company News, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria will be touring rural areas in order to create internet awareness. The empowerment initiative will focus on creating awareness for ICT use and uptake. According to Airtel, the programme has been designed to help consumers living underserved...

MTN Africa

Ghana: MTN preparing to launch online device sales

August 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Ghana is planning to enter the e-commerce space in order to supply consumers with mobile phones, tablets and electronic devices among others to subscribers at, according to the company, affordable prices. MTN Ghana’s Brand and Advertising Manager,...


Ghana: GCB Bank adopting goSwiff mPOS

August 27, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Ghana’s GCB Bank is the latest bank to adopt goSwiff’s mPOS to serve merchant clients. With clients in 25 countries, goSwiff provides the mobile point-of-sale platform for financial institutions, mobile network operators and merchants. Erik...

Jumia Kenya

Jumia expands to Cameroon

August 26, 2014 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Jumia is rapidly becoming a household name across the continent of Africa. Following its recent launches in Uganda and Ghana, the online retailer has now gone live in Cameroon. With the launch of the Jumia in Cameroon, the company is now active in 9 countries...