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Tigo Rwanda to offer 4G to tourists using their roaming network.

Tigo Ghana to launch SuperSMS network with UK Partner

June 23, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Tigo Ghana will be the next mobile operator to launch its SuperSMS network in partnership with Onem Communications, a London-based telco. The newly launched network will be providing access to what it is being largely describes as “a growing ecosystem of interactive SMS-based services.” With a statement released by ONEm highlighting the fact...

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GTP and Mastercard have partnered to introduce prepaid solutions across Africa to meet the needs of various sectors, supporting government’s goals of a cashless continent.

Nigerian start-up and Mastercard deliver cashless online shopping payment

June 21, 2017 • Finance, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Within an African e-commerce sector which is plagued by cash, with the majority of payments still being made in cash at the point of delivery, Mastercard has partnered with Nigerian tech start-up, NetPlus to develop an e-commerce solution that will help make...

NCC threatens telecoms companies who fail to comply with their frequency regulations.

Siemans- Corruption to Cost Nigeria 37% of its GDP

June 20, 2017 • Finance, General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Siemans, a multinational company operating in Nigeria, has said that if the public and private sectors in the country do not come together to fight the corruption which is plaguing Nigeria, it will cost the nation 37 percent of its Gross Domestic Profit (GDP)...

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MainOne aims to become largest internet hub in West Africa

June 19, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

MainOne, a Data Center company, has announced the release of a new interconnect service for carriers, enterprises and ISPs called Open-Connect. Open-Connect is a service that facilitates improved interconnection, collaboration and peering within the MDXi...

Applications Open for African Start-Ups to Join Inaugural Tour of Five European Cities.

Search for best Ghanaian start-ups begins

June 17, 2017 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Global innovation accelerators, Startupbootcamp (SBC), will be hosting a FastTrack in Accra, Ghana, on 22 June 2017 as part of their global tour to find the next big startup phenomenon. A total of 16 FastTrack events are being held across Africa, Europe and...

Taxify relaunched in South Africa in April 2016

Taxify to protect Nigerian drivers and riders

June 13, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Rivals to Uber in the mobile taxi industry, Taxify, has launched a new personalised insurance package for their partner drivers and riders, called Taxify Cover. Uchenna Chukwuebuka Okafor, Operations Manager in Lagos, highlighted the fact that most...

Twitter reacts to the capture of Nigeria's richest kidnapper.

Millionaire Nigerian Kidnapper Kingpin Arrested- Twitter Reacts

June 13, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s most wanted and richest kidnapper, Chukwudi Dumem Onuamadkie, more commonly know as Evans, was arrested by authorities over the weekend. Evans, a 36-year-old and a native of Anambra State in Southern Nigeria, has been described as “most...

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Coming Soon- Nigerian Smart Cities

June 9, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Coming Soon- Nigerian Smart Cities

According to reports by Nigeria Communications Week, Nigerian Minister of Communication, Adebayo Shittu,  highlighted Nigeria’s intention to press forward with the development of smart cities in the country. Shittu, who gave a presentation on the...

Taking advantage of 4G solutions currently in the market will provide more efficiency and convenience to any e-tourism business.

Internet penetration in Africa boosts e-tourism

June 8, 2017 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Internet penetration in Africa boosts e-tourism

Currently, there are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population and a penetration rate of 27.7%. These analytics presented in a hospitality report by online travel agency, Jumia Travel, reflects the...

NCC threatens telecoms companies who fail to comply with their frequency regulations.

Nigerian Communications Commission Wins Big In Europe

June 8, 2017 • Events, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian Communications Commission Wins Big In Europe

On the 4th of June at the ESQR’s Quality Achievements Awards 2017 Convention in London, The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), for the second consecutive year, won the European Society for Quality Research (ESQR) award The Commission, who walked away...

PayU has announced a partnership with Computop that will provide  South African retailers with payment solutions for high growth international markets.

PayU to expand Nigerian online payment market

June 6, 2017 • Finance, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on PayU to expand Nigerian online payment market

PayU, in an effort to further their operations in Nigeria, have announced that they will intensify efforts to connect businesses to Nigeria’s online payment market. The annual online payments in Nigeria is estimated to surpass N200 billion this year from...

Ghana's police service to launch website to combat miscommunication with public.

Ghana Police to combat miscommunication with new website

June 5, 2017 • General, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana Police to combat miscommunication with new website

In an attempt to combat miscommunication between the police and the public, The Ghana Police Service has announced its intentions to launch a new website that will assist in gathering detailed information about crime in the country. The website will also...

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IoT network to provide reliable machine connectivity to Nigeria

June 2, 2017 • Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IoT network to provide reliable machine connectivity to Nigeria

Ingenu Inc, a company that delivers purpose-built IoT connectivity, and Upland Global Wireless Technology Ltd., providers of technology management and strategy services, announced yesterday that they would begin the deployment of a Machine Network in...

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iflix to take on Netflix with African expansion

June 1, 2017 • Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on iflix to take on Netflix with African expansion

In an attempt to grow their global footprint and take on industry giants such as Netflix, iflix (www.iflix.com), a Subscription Video on Demand (SVoD) service for emerging markets, today announced the establishment of iflix Africa to bring its world class...

One in Four Banks Find it Difficult to Verify the Identity of Online Banking Customers.
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Nigeria: N2.19 billion lost to cyber crime in 2016

June 1, 2017 • Finance, Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: N2.19 billion lost to cyber crime in 2016

According to reports by Nigeria Communications Week, electronic payment transaction fraud rose by 82 percent in 2016 with an estimated N2.19 billion ($6,9 million) lost to cyber criminals, according to the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF) annual report...

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Interview: Rack Centre MD believes in Nigeria’s growth potential

May 31, 2017 • Features, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Interview: Rack Centre MD believes in Nigeria’s growth potential

In another interview which showcases the innovation and development taking place on the African continent, IT News Africa spoke to Ayotunde Coker, the managing director of Nigerian data center company, Rack Center. Coker is a business executive with over 25...