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Ghana: MTN partners DataMi, Viotech for sponsored data service

December 2, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Ghana has announced it will be launching the first sponsored data service in Ghana in partnership with Datami and Viotech. The sponsored data services will allow customers to use data services at the expense of a third party company. The service will enable companies to pay for data usage of customers who use specific [&hellip...

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The agreement between Societe Generale and American Express involves both online sales and POS payments through electronic payment terminals.

Societe Generale partners with American Express in Africa

December 1, 2016 • Finance, North Africa, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Societe Generale (SocieteGenerale.com) announces that it has signed a merchant acquiring partnership with American Express (AmericanExpress.com) in eight countries in Sub-Saharan Africa where the Bank operates. These countries include Benin, Burkina Faso,...

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Ghana: Cyber crime thrives as unemployment soares

November 30, 2016 • Online & Social, Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The youth in Ghana have resorted to using fake online identities to make a living, this is according to a report by Africa News. With a per capita income of just $1 700 per year and the unemployment rate at its highiest, some have turned to cybercrime to...

Nigeria's prepare to pay more for their data starting December 1, 2016.

Nigeria: Social Media reacts to data hikes

November 30, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With reports making the rounds about an increase in data tarrifs with effect from December 1, 2016, social media has been abuzz in Nigeria. Acting on a directive given by the national regulator, a number of mobile operators, including MTN and Globacom...

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AXILSPOT expands operations to the Middle East and Africa

November 29, 2016 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

AXILSPOT has launched its operation in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region. As part of its regional expansion plans, the company will appoint reputed distributors and strengthen its channel network by onboarding partners across the region. AXILSPOT offers...

e-learning

Wizitup e-Learning platform introduced in Nigeria

November 25, 2016 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Vericore Technologies Limited launched Wizitup, a learning platform for students and teachers. The platform is suitable for classroom use, as a solution for teachers and as a School Information and Administrative System (SIAS). It uses different methodologies...

Technology, particularly mobile and social media, is poised to make a signficant impact on up and coming elections in Africa. (Image source: eruditiononline.co.uk/)

Ghana SMTC ready for operation ahead of elections

November 24, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Penplusbytes Flagship “Social Media Tracking Centre (SMTC) is up and running ahead of the 2016 elections in Ghana on November 7. According to MyJoyOnline the SMTC is a system that monitors and responds in real time to reports emanating from social media...

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Key contributors to the rise of eCommerce in Africa

November 24, 2016 • East Africa, Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

E-Commerce has rapidly grown in the recent years across Africa and the world at large. This is conceivably because of the plentiful positive outcomes it has had on various industries including travel, tourism, and hospitality sectors, with a ripple effect on...

The Airtel 3-2-1 services are free from Airtel phones.

Nigeria: Airtel introduces free search info for feature phones

November 21, 2016 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Airtel introduces free search info for feature phones

Airtel Nigeria in partnership with global development organsation, Human Network International (NHI), has unveiled the 3-2-1 Service – a call-in system that provides free information – ranging from healthcare to good governance – to...

Shopify provides software tools for online retailers including storefronts, payment processing, and checkout apps.

Nigeria: Paystack introduces online payment for Shopify merchants

November 15, 2016 • Finance, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Paystack introduces online payment for Shopify merchants

Lagos and San Francisco-based payments platform, Paystack, has launched a payment solution for Shopify merchants, opening up the e-commerce market for tens of thousands of Nigerian online retailers. Paystack, the African fintech startup and Y Combinator...

The EasyBizGrant App is an innovation that will redefine and make entrepreneurship in Africa.

Entrepreneurship made easy through the EasyBizGrant App

November 14, 2016 • Finance, Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Entrepreneurship made easy through the EasyBizGrant App

Rays and Beams Pavillion Ltd has introduced the EasyBizGrant app which aims to solve most of the challenges young African entrepreneurs face. Released on November 10, 2016, the EasyBizGrant app will solve unemployment issues in Africa which is on the...

L-R:Chief Executive Officer, Etisalat Nigeria, Matthew Willsher; winner, 2016 Etisalat Prize for Innovation (Idea Category), Tobilola Ajibola; Chief Executive Officer, MainOne Cable, Funke Opeke; Judge, 2016 Etisalat Prize for Innovation, Ikechi Nwokah and Director, Digital Business, Etisalat Nigeria at the 2016 Etisalat Prize for Innovation award ceremony in Lagos.

Etisalat awards Nigeria’s top innovators

November 9, 2016 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Etisalat awards Nigeria’s top innovators

Etisalat, has announced the winners of the 2016 edition of the Etisalat Prize for Innovation.Among the top two winners was OneMedical which received the award for the Most Innovative Product/Service and “Dresses by Aloli” was awarded the Most Innovative...

iManage Launch - left to right: Dep Min ICT Ghana Hon. Ato Sarpong; Darren Osborn, MD SevenC; Kwadwo Asumaning, MD AfricaOnline Ghana.

AfricaOnline Ghana launches iManage suite of services

November 3, 2016 • Security, Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AfricaOnline Ghana launches iManage suite of services

AfricaOnline unveiled its latest product offering with the launch of iManage, a suite of IT managed services. Aimed at solving the myriad of IT issues within a business, users of the iManage suite of service will enjoy a safer and more secure corporate...

L-R: Finance Director, Rack Centre, Mr. Azfar Hussain; Managing Director, Rack Centre, Mr. Ayotunde Coker; Business Development Manager, BSI Middle East and Africa, Mr. Viadimir Cherny and Partner, Deloitte, Tope Aladenusi.

Rack Centre achieves ISO certification

November 1, 2016 • Cloud Computing, Security, West AfricaComments Off on Rack Centre achieves ISO certification

Rack Centre has obtained the global ISO/IEC27001:2013 certification for an Information Security Management System. ISO/IEC 27001:2013, an Information Security Management System is the most rigorous global standard for information security and confirms that an...

Uber Africa

Nigeria: Uber partners strike due to low fares, safety

November 1, 2016 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Uber partners strike due to low fares, safety

Uber partners in Abuja, Nigeria have embarked on a strike action leaving many riders stranded. According to Premium Times drivers downed tools on Monday 31 October. Some of the concerns raised include increased rates, safety and identification...

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Etisalat simplifies customer experience with MyEtisalat

October 31, 2016 • Online & Social, Software, West AfricaComments Off on Etisalat simplifies customer experience with MyEtisalat

Etisalat has launched an online self-service platform known as ‘MyEtisalat’. The plaftom can be accessed via and app and on the web. Its aim is to provide superior experience to subscribers on the network. At the demo event Chief Product and Information...