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Nigeria: TruSpot hires first COO

July 31, 2015 • People, West AfricaComments (0)

TruSpot, an African music streaming service, has announced the appointment of Cynthia Tinuke Nwachukwu as Chief Operating Officer and its newest board member. Nwachukwu is a digital media guru who hails from Omo-Nna Productions where she serves as president. She began her career in 2010, leaving her job at Cellular Mechanotransduction & Biomaterials Lab...

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Top 3 Startups revolutionising job search in Nigeria

July 27, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Thousands of Nigerians flock to the internet on a daily basis in search of jobs. Despite the explosion of apps, websites and other tools for job applicants seeking to optimise their hunt for employment in Nigeria, many are still unable to use the technology...

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Exclusive Interview: Chris Kwekowe – Co-founder of Slatecube

July 23, 2015 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

The 2015 MITx Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp is set to be held between 23 & 28 August 2015. The bootcamp will be held in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA, and will host 5 startups hailing from Nigeria. According to MITx, 50 candidates were selected from...

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Telcos go to war in Africa

July 23, 2015 • Features, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

African telecommunication companies have hit the headlines hard this week as MTN Nigeria and the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) are set to face Etisalat in a Federal High Court battle in Lagos. The battle commenced after Etisalat claimed that the...

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Nigeria: Alcatel-Lucent showcases the benefits of ultra-broadband

July 21, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Alcatel-Lucent Technology Week took place at a three-day event in both Lagos and Abuja in early July 2015. The event was well attended by over a hundred professionals from Nigeria ICT ecosystem. Communications service providers, with the support of the...

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Exclusive: African inventor tackles visual impairment with ThinkAndZoom

July 20, 2015 • Features, People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Wearable technology is all the rage in the technology scene. These devices can track your movement, monitor your heart rate and even suggest how much exercise you need on a daily basis. Wearables come in many forms, including devices like Google Glass, Smart...

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MTN rolls out Hynet LTE in Lagos

July 20, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MTN Business has rolled out its enhanced broadband Internet service, MTN Hynet LTE, across Lagos. According to a report via vanguardngr.com, MTN Hynet LTE was designed to drive greater efficiency, improving the way you live, work and play. “Our...

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IT News Africa: Top Stories of the Week

July 17, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

This week in technology we take a look at the top mobile apps made in Africa. Also gracing the headlines this week was Bharti Airtel. Bharti Airtel has unveiled a new application challenge for startup developers. This week we also saw some great opinion...

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Ghana: USD 15 mln Ethernet expansion set for Accra

July 17, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Internet solutions, has unveiled a metro-fibre Ethernet network infrastructure expansion project in the capital city of Ghana, Accra. According to Internet Solutions, the USD 15 million project is intended to meet the growing demand for data and provide...

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Top mobile apps made in Africa

July 16, 2015 • East Africa, Lists, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

In Africa, the mobile phone plays a crucial role. Not only do Africans use their device’s to call, send text messages, or connect to the internet… but they also use their device’s to access mobile money services as well as locate healthcare...

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Mediatech 2015: Jasco unveils broadcast solution for Africa

July 15, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Jasco Broadcast Solutions showcased a variety of solutions for African broadcasters of all sizes at Mediatech 2015, which is being held at the Ticket Pro Dome (known previously as the Coca-Cola Dome), in Johannesburg from 15-17 July 2015. At the event, one...

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Nigeria: Airtel unveils 3-in-1 SIM card

July 15, 2015 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

With the announcement of a new application challenge for startup developers by Bharti Airtel, Airtel Nigeria has now unveiled a 3-in-1 SIM card. According to Airtel Nigeria, the 3-in-1 SIM card is intended to give smartphone users the freedom to switch...

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Airtel unveils App challenge for startup developers

July 15, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Bharti Airtel has revealed a new application challenge for startup developers. According to the company, the drive behind the challenge is to attract the ‘next big app developers’ into the Airtel group of companies. The challenge – a partnership...

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Paytoo offers remittance solution for 29 African countries

July 15, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Paytoo has entered into an agreement with Infenix in order to offer a remittance solution to more than 79 million subscribers in 29 African countries. The partnership which combines Paytoo’s mobile wallet services solution with Infenix’s...

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MEA smartphone shipments to total 155 mln units in 2015

July 14, 2015 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Middle East and Africa (MEA) smartphone shipments are set to total 155 million units in 2015 after increasing 66% year on year during the first quarter to reach more than 36 million units, according to the latest figures announced today by global technology...

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40 African startups will emerge from Venture Bus 2015

July 13, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Applications for the five Venture Bus tours in Africa are now open. For the third year in a row, Ampion will run its pan-African startup competition joined by participants from all across the globe. On the road, entrepreneurs are supported by experienced...