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Facebook launches #SheMeansBusiness in Nigeria

Facebook launches #SheMeansBusiness in Nigeria

April 23, 2018 • Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to Technology Times Nigeria, SheMeansBusiness, a platform launched by Facebook, aims to train Nigerian female entrepreneurs and help them grow their businesses. Ebele Okobi, Facebook’s Public Policy Director for Africa, said that SheMeansBusiness was designed to inspire women to start and grow their own businesses. A study conducted by...

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MainOne’s West Africa expansion gets boost with Cote d’Ivoire license

MainOne’s West Africa expansion gets boost with Cote d’Ivoire license

April 23, 2018 • Big Data, General, West AfricaComments (0)

As part of its West Africa expansion, connectivity and data centre solutions operator MainOne has secured a license to expand national and international connectivity services in Cote d’Ivoire. The C1B license received from Minister Bruno Koné, the...

Nigeria Hub

Digital Eco-system launches in Nigeria

April 23, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Hubs.ng is Nigeria’s first digital ecosystem founded by ItopaKing David, it is aimed to create a sustainable platform where Nigeria’s digital future and transitioning can be catalysed. The digital eco-system has launched products that are used in...

Impact Dakar launches first incubation program to support youth start ups

Impact Dakar launches first incubation program to support youth startups

April 23, 2018 • Enterprise, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Dakar office of Dalberg, an international strategy consulting firm, has announced a new incubation program that aims to regroup Dakar’s most innovative early-stage entrepreneurs and help them turn their ideas into viable start-ups, Incuberation was...

Music + streaming service Nigeria lands deal with Sony Music

MTN introduces music streaming service in Nigeria

April 20, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Music streaming service of telecommunications operator MTN, has entered into a partnership with Sony Music Entertainment to distribute on its platform in the Federal Republic the content of the label’s catalogue. The partnership which has been dubbed the...

Jumia. Ghana’s largest online retail company looks at some advantages of e-commerce to young start-ups.

E-commerce paves the way for entrepreneurs in Ghana

April 20, 2018 • Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Global technological advancement has transformed numerous economic societies. The impact of technology specifically the internet on our business economy in Africa is remarkable. Currently, Ghana is experiencing a gradual transformation in its economy because...

President Paul Kagame,

Africa Innovation Summit to address Africa’s challenges

April 18, 2018 • East Africa, Events, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The second edition of the Africa Innovation Summit is soon approaching and is set to take place from 6-8 June 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda under the patronage of President Paul Kagame, Chairman of the African Union and Pedro Pires (ex-President of Cabo Verde). The...

TECNO unveils CAMON X and CAMON X Pro in Nigeria

TECNO unveils CAMON X and CAMON X Pro in Nigeria

April 13, 2018 • Gadgets and Gaming, Sponsored, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

TECNO, Africa’s leading premium phone maker has announced the release of its latest smartphone duo – the CAMON X and CAMON X Pro. The announcement was made during a glamorous Global Spring Launch at the prestigious Eko Hotel and Suites Hotel in Lagos,...

Vodacom Business, Intelsat to expand broadband connectivity in West Africa

Vodacom Business, Intelsat to expand broadband connectivity in West Africa

April 11, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Intelsat S.A. operator of the Globalized Network and integrated satellite solutions company, has announced that Vodacom Business Nigeria has signed an agreement for satellite services to expand its enterprise broadband networks and enable new and enhanced...

Fintech startup Zoto witnesses growth in user base

Fintech startup Zoto witnesses growth in user base

April 9, 2018 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Fintech startup Zoto witnesses growth in user base

Zoto, a product of Hedonmark Management Services Limited and Nigeria’s payment solution, has announced on Monday, 09 Aril2018 that its transacting user base and order volume grew by 56% and 200% respectively in the last financial year and it is set to...

Ecobank opens applications for the 2018 Fintech Challenge competition

Massive demand for senior leaders in burgeoning African fintech sector

March 28, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Massive demand for senior leaders in burgeoning African fintech sector

With the rapid and sustained growth of the fintech sector in East Africa, in particular in Kenya, there has been a sharp rise in demand for skilled leaders to fill positions, and companies are looking globally – and to South Africa specifically –...

Nigeria: Teleology finalizes its takeover of 9mobile

Nigeria: Teleology finalises its takeover of 9mobile

March 22, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Teleology finalises its takeover of 9mobile

Investment company, Teleology Holdings has finalised its takeover of 9mobile with payment of $50 million in fulfilment of the terms for the acquisition of the telecommunications company. Teleology has detailed a plan of action that will guide its rapid...

Standard Chartered Bank launches digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire

Standard Chartered Bank launches digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire

March 16, 2018 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Standard Chartered Bank launches digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire

Standard Chartered Bank has on Friday, 16 March 2018 announced the launch of its digital bank in Côte d’Ivoire. According to the company, this marks the Bank’s first digital bank in Africa and the first-of-its-kind to open in Côte d’Ivoire. The...

Kenya: PayPal, Safaricom partnership enables cross-border mobile payments

Mastercard partners with Vconnect to empower Nigerian Startups

March 15, 2018 • Finance, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mastercard partners with Vconnect to empower Nigerian Startups

Mastercard has partnered with Vconnect to empower Micro, Small, Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) as part of a shared commitment to drive financial inclusion and literacy in Africa. Nigeria will be the first market to benefit from the partnership, which will be...

AFT, SES Networks bring High-speed connectivity to Africa

AFT, SES Networks bring High-speed connectivity to Africa

March 15, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AFT, SES Networks bring High-speed connectivity to Africa

Atlantique Future Technology (AFT), a provider of wireless connectivity and broadband network services in West and Central Africa, is partnering with SES Networks to bring end-to-end connectivity service to enterprise customers and households in Niger and...

Africa's smartphone market declines despite strong performance

Africa’s smartphone market declines despite strong performance

March 12, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Africa’s smartphone market declines despite strong performance

Africa’s smartphone market experienced a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline of 6.4% during Q4 2017, according to the latest insights announced by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly...