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Tomi Ahonen, recently chosen by Forbes Magazine as The most influential Mobile Expert on the planet. (image

World’s most influential mobile expert in Nigeria next month

April 23, 2014 • Events, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Tomi Ahonen, the man measured by Forbes as the world’s most influential expert in mobile, will be taking to the stage and sharing his esteemed vision of the future of mobile at the Mobile West Africa 2014 conference, taking place in Lagos on 13-16 May at the Four Points by Sheraton on Victoria Island. Mr. ...

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Brett Dawson, Dimension Data CEO (image: Dimension Data)

Dimension Data opens office in Ghana

April 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, has expanded its presence in West Africa and opened an office in Ghana. The Group has been operating in the West African market for a decade with an operation in Nigeria. In...

Zinox Group CEO Leo Stan-Ekeh (image: file)

Can Nigeria generate $250 billion from technology?

March 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

For most African countries, investing in technology has resulted in GDP increasing by as much as 5% – 10%, but Zinox Group CEO Leo Stan-Ekeh is of the opinion that Nigeria will be able to generate $250 billion in the next five years from technology....

Chief Executive Officer of Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications, Kwaku Sakyi-Addo, said that data still needs to be tapped in the sector. (Image source: File)

Ghana mobilises specialised unit to protect its cyberspace

February 21, 2014 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Ghanaian government is confident that the recently established national Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) project will serve as effective protection of the West African country’s cyberspace. Local media have said the Project is scheduled to be...

Nigerian Central Bank Governeor, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi. 
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Nigeria: Biometric banking receives $50 million boost

February 19, 2014 • Software, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The first phase of a national biometric system rollout for Nigeria’s financial system is operational. The technology to identify all bank customers by fingerprint is being supplied by DERMALOG Identification Systems. On Valentine’s Day, the pilot...

Moses Uvomata, Director, Xplicit Systems shakes hands with Ali Hyder, CEO of Focus Softnet after signing the agreement. (Image source: Xplicit Systems)

Nigeria’s software market gets Xplicit

February 19, 2014 • Software, West AfricaComments (0)

Focus Softnet, a leading software development company, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Xplicit Systems to distribute its wide range of IT software solutions in Nigeria. According to the terms of the agreement, Xplicit Systems...

Liberia is making headway in the progress and development of its ICT sector. (Image source: Jiri Flogel/

Country focus: Tech taking Liberia into a new era

February 18, 2014 • Features, West AfricaComments (0)

  The West African country of Liberia has received a great deal of coverage in the news of late. Specifically, there have been detailed reports in regional media about financial irregularities within the Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) and the...

Sim Shagaya, CEO of (Image source: Google/

Nigeria’s Konga unveils refurbished marketplace

February 17, 2014 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

  Nigeria’s Largest Online Mall which only last year announced the launch of Konga Mall, an offering which gave select Nigerian businesses the opportunity to make their products and businesses available online to millions of Nigerian shoppers, is...

Sapetro Towers in Lagos. (Image source: Google/

SkyVision links up Nigerian petroleum company

February 12, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

SkyVision Global Networks Ltd., a leading global communications provider, today announced the successful implementation of its project with SAPETRO (South Atlantic Petroleum), one of Nigeria’s major oil and gas upstream companies with new operations in...

Easy Taxi and Samsung have partnered to offer customers in Lagos complimentary transport on 14 and 15 February 2014. (Image source: Google/

Easy Taxi, Samsung show Lagos customers some love

February 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s leading Taxi hailing app service, Easy Taxi has partnered with Samsung Nigeria to give customers free taxi rides on the 14th and 15th of February 2014. The taxi service started barely six months ago and now provides the safest means of...