West Africa


Leading App offers free calls to Nigeria on October 1

September 30, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Leading international calling app Ringcredible will be offering free calls to Nigeria for 24 hours on October 1, 2014, to mark West African country’s independence day. According to the company, only a connection fee will be charged ($0.07 USD) for calls from anywhere in the world to Nigeria, even if the caller wants to speak ...

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Internet to contribute $300bn to African GDP by 2025

September 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Dr. Omobola Johnson, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications Technology, has revealed that research has shown that the Internet can contribute up to USD $300bn to Africa’s GDP by 2025. Johnson revealed the details at the 2014 DEMO Africa event, which was...


Airtel attempting to drive ICT awareness in West Africa

September 26, 2014 • Company News, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Following the launch of Airtel’s ICT initiative four weeks ago, the programme, which is targeted at driving ICT usage in rural communities across the country – is now underway in rural communities in the West Region. Airtel’s ICT Rural programme...

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Ghana: NCA to regulate telecom promotions

September 26, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Ghana’s National Communication Authority (NCA) has drafted guidelines in order to regulate promos as well as packaged services offered by telco operators in Ghana. According to reports, copies of the drafted guidelines have already been submitted to...


Top 4 applications solving real problems in Africa

September 26, 2014 • Lists, West AfricaComments (0)

Fourty young startups from across the continent took centre stage at DEMO Africa in Nigeria on the 24th September 2014. Each startup pitched their innovations to investors in hope of securing financial and technical support from some of the world’s largest...

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WhatsApp preferred by Nigerian professionals

September 25, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a recent study, the WhatsApp messaging service has been noted as the preferred social media platform among Nigerian Professionals. This is according to a survey conducted by Nigeria’s social innovation centre, Co-creation Hub. According to...

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RingCredible app slashes African calls by 50%

September 22, 2014 • Company News, East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Due to ease of use, a clear proposition and unbeatable rates, phone app RingCredible is rapidly conquering the international call market. After the earlier acquisition in May in Hong Kong of Yeloworld, RingCredible has now  acquired African Jabbaworld.  To...

L-R, Former Governor of Ogun State, Otunba Gbenga Daniel with former Commissioner of Ogun State, Dr. Josephine Olatomi Soboyejo presenting the ‘Telecom CEO of The Year’ Award won by Airtel CEO, Segun Ogunsanya, to the Chief Operations Officer, Airtel, Mr. Tolu Ojo who represented the CEO at the Nigerian Telecom Awards 2014 held on Saturday in Lagos.

Nigeria: Ogunsanya named Telecom CEO of The Year

September 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Segun Ogunsanya, has been revealed as the “Telecom CEO of The Year.” The announcement was made at the 2014 Nigerian Telecoms Awards, which was held this past Saturday 20th September in...

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Ghana: Samsung & MTN offering free Airtime & Data

September 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Samsung Ghana has revealed a special offer for two of its models under the Galaxy range, the Galaxy Ace 3 and Galaxy Trendlite. According to the company, the new prices of the GHS 279 and GHS 349 respectively are apart of Samsung’s initiative to ensure...


E-commerce booming in Nigeria

September 19, 2014 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Managing Director of online hotel booking platform Jovago, Marek Zmyslowsk,i has stated that e-commerce is the key driving innovation factor for mobile payments in Nigeria. In a statement made on a panel for Mobile Payment Solutions for the Nigerian Market at...