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DSTV and GOtv fight for their lives in Nigeria

DSTV and GOtv fight for their lives in Nigeria

February 14, 2018 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 10 February 2018, the Federal Government in Nigeria notified the management of MultiChoice DSTV/GOtv that their operations in Nigeria will come to an end in 2019 as their license expires June next year, according to a report by Nigerian Communications Week. According to a letter sent by the National Broadcasting Corporation (NBC), the license issued...

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Top android apps to download this Valentine's Day

Top Android apps to download this Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Alcatel, as well as IT News Africa, suggests a selection of Android apps to help you make the most of Valentine’s Day, whether you’re single or in a relationship. Netflorist Use this app from South Africa’s...

Innovation and consolidation to drive African tech deals

Innovation and consolidation to drive African tech deals

February 13, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The global head of TMT for African bank, Standard Bank, is predicting continuing deal flow and increasing investment in Africa’s flourishing telecom, media and technology sector in 2018, against a backdrop of improving economic growth and increasingly...

Nigeria, Keystone Bank launches new mobile banking app

Nigeria: Keystone Bank launches new mobile banking app

February 8, 2018 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Wednesday 7 February 2018, Nigerian Bank, Keystone Bank, announced the launch of its new mobile banking application which, according to the bank, has many user-friendly features that can be accessed from a mobile phone. The new mobile app has, as stated...

PAIX completes West Afican Data Centres investment (Image Source: techxact.com).

PAIX completes West Afican Data Centres investment

February 8, 2018 • Hardware, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 7 February 2018, PAIX data centres, a Pan-African provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, announced that it has completed its first African investment in West Africa Data Centres Ltd (WADC), Ghana. WADC trades under the...

OLX shuts down offices in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

OLX shuts down offices in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

February 7, 2018 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 6 February 2018, it emerged that OLX, an African e-commerce platform, has shut down all its offices in Africa except the one in South Africa. The company, which is owned by Multinational media group and investor Naspers, has thus shutdown operations in...

Airtel Nigeria customer seeks ₦5 million in compensation

Airtel Nigeria customer seeks 5 million naira in compensation

February 6, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

It has emerged that Niyi Bada, a subscriber on Airtel’s network in Nigeria, has logged a claim demanding that the company pay him a ₦5 million (USD $13, 907) compensation for alleged illegal and constant deductions for airtime recharges on his...

Watch: Dr. Thomas Mensah discusses Africa's "Silicon Valley" potential

Watch: Dr. Thomas Mensah discusses Africa’s “Silicon Valley” potential

February 5, 2018 • Southern Africa, Top Stories, Video, West AfricaComments (0)

At the Technology Innovation Conference 2018, held between 1-2 February 2018, IT News Africa spoke to Dr. Thomas Mensah, a world-renowned inventor from Ghana who played an invaluable role in the creation of Fibre Optics and in setting up the newly formed...

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

February 2, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

Yet another week has flown by where all the biggest news stories from across Africa, and indeed the rest of the world, have all had one thing in common, they have been about technology. This past week, the utilities regulator in Rwanda approved Airtel’s...

Nigeria: eNitiate Partners with Social Media Week Lagos

Nigeria: eNitiate Partners with Social Media Week Lagos

February 2, 2018 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: eNitiate Partners with Social Media Week Lagos

eNitiate, a Pan-African digital agency have announced its partnership with Social Media Week Lagos (SMW Lagos) as social media analytics partner. SMW Lagos, produced by AFRIKA21, returns to Lagos for its 6th edition on the 26th of February – 2nd of March...

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Ernst Wittmann discusses how TCL will make an impact in Africa

February 2, 2018 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ernst Wittmann discusses how TCL will make an impact in Africa

As Regional Manager of Southern and East Africa for TCL, Ernst Wittmann is leading the brand’s growth strategy for the Southern and East Africa region. Working closely with global network operators and distributors, he is helping to make TCL a formidable...

Hitachi Vantara appoints Akinwale Awosokanre Regional Managing Director for West Africa.

Hitachi Vantara appoints Akinwale Awosokanre Regional MD for West Africa

February 2, 2018 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Hitachi Vantara appoints Akinwale Awosokanre Regional MD for West Africa

On 1 February 2018, Hitachi Vantara, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd, announced that it has appointed Akinwale Awosokanre as Regional Managing Director for West Africa. Awosokanre has more than 20 years of experience in Business Development and Sales...

Yemi Osinbajo: Nigeria needs $3.1 billion to achieve digital national identity.

Yemi Osinbajo: Nigeria needs USD $3.1 billion to achieve digital national identity

February 1, 2018 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Yemi Osinbajo: Nigeria needs USD $3.1 billion to achieve digital national identity

The Vice President of Nigeria, Yemi Osinbajo, on Tuesday 31 January 2018 at the Stakeholder Workshop on Strategic Roadmap for Digital Identity, Eco-system in Abuja, Nigeria, revealed that the Federal Government required an additional 3.1 billion US dollars...

Venture Incubation Programme opens applications for 2018

Venture Incubation Programme opens applications for 2018

February 1, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Venture Incubation Programme opens applications for 2018

The Venture Incubation Programme (VIP) officially opened applications for 2018 on Wednesday, 31 January 2018. The programme invites entrepreneurs seeking to launch digital solutions on the African continent. VIP has helped over 30 start-ups in the past two...

Power-as-a-Service Leader Rensource Raises $3.5M financing for Nigerian expansion

Renewable energy provider raises USD $3.5M financing for Nigerian expansion

January 31, 2018 • Mining & Energy, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Renewable energy provider raises USD $3.5M financing for Nigerian expansion

Rensource, a Lagos-based distributed energy provider, announced that it has raised $3.5 million USD in bridge financing to grow its power-as-a-service renewable energy business by expanding across Nigeria. According to the company, the funds will be put...

FBI extradites Nigerian from South Africa for cyber crimes.

FBI extradites Nigerian from South Africa for cybercrimes

January 29, 2018 • Security, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on FBI extradites Nigerian from South Africa for cybercrimes

On Friday 26 January 2018, the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), announced in a statement the extradition of Onyekachi Emmanuel Opara, a Nigerian national, from South Africa, for participating in fraudulent business email operation that...