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Tanzanian mobile operator Airtel announced yesterday that it will be affording its users free access to social network Facebook (Image source: File)

Airtel launches Celebrity Connect

July 28, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria and Kirusa have announced the launch of Celebrity Connect, a mobile service that attempts to connect Nigerians with celebrities and famous personalities. According to the company, the service enables fans to reach out and connect with their favourite celebs. Top celebrities like Ace Comedian, AY, Nollywood stars Mike Ezuruonye and Kate...

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The theme is in essence based around the Glo network and the ability to communicate over voice, data and fixed lines.

34 celebs to feature in new Globacom campaign

July 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

Globacom is set to launch a new campaign. The new campaign’s theme is titled “Go Ahead” and will feature 34 Nigerian celebrities. The theme is in essence based around the Glo network and the ability to communicate over voice, data and fixed...

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SES launches digital TV platform for West Africa

July 23, 2014 • Satellite Comms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

SES and service provider Computer Warehouse Group have unveiled the launch of a new digital TV platform that is aimed at West African audiences. The TV platform in Nigeria will be the country’s first free-to-air (FTA) DTH digital TV platform and provide the...

Tanzanian mobile operator Airtel announced yesterday that it will be affording its users free access to social network Facebook (Image source: File)

Nigeria: Airtel launches “Awoof Recharge”

July 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

Airtel Nigeria recently introduced a new value pack for its customers. Dubbed “Awoof Recharge”, the value pack is said to be loaded with six minutes talk time and six SMSes. Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Maurice Newa explained that:...

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Nigeria: Google’s Executive Breakfast Forum ropes in 80 execs

July 22, 2014 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Google’s upcoming Executive Breakfast Forum, which will be held in Lagos on 24 July, is expected to rope in eighty chief executive officers as well as top business executives. The Google Executive Breakfast Forum has been put together by Google Nigeria...

Orange has launched the 2014 edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize (image credit: Romania Insider)

Orange to improve Internet connectivity in West Africa

July 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Orange has opened West Africa’s first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence (PoP). The operational launch of this facility, which is located in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, is set to enhance Internet connectivity in the sub-region by offering faster...

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Nigeria: Airtel reveals Touching Lives initiative

July 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Airtel Nigeria has revealed a major CSR intervention, Airtel Touching Lives, in order to enrich Nigerians and provide assistance to the under-privileged members of the society. According to the Telco, the initiative marks a significant milestone in the...

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Jumia Nigeria reveals Online Marketplace for SMEs

July 10, 2014 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Jumia Nigeria celebrates its 2nd year anniversary with massive growth and impact on the Nigerian economy. Over the past 2 years Jumia has been building an online platform that attempts to bridge the gap between consumers and access to products. As part of...

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Saltside reveals rapid growth for classifieds platform in Ghana

July 3, 2014 • Online, West AfricaComments (0)

Saltside Technologies, a rapidly growing tech company with offices in Dubai and Sweden, has seen its online classified listing site Tonaton.com grow by more than 300 per cent – with a large percentage of that being from Ghana, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh....

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Drogba & Co by HOM range launched on Jumia Ivory Coast

June 25, 2014 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Didier Drogba, captain of the Ivory Coast national team, has brought his Drogba & Co. by HOM underwear range home to the Ivory Coast exclusively on www.jumia.ci, with 1€ from every sale going to the Didier Drogba Foundation. Produced in partnership...