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Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

September 3, 2018 • East Africa, Events, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Deadline To Submit AppsAfrica Awards Entries

Leading tech ventures across Africa have until Friday, September 14th to submit entries for the fourth annual AppsAfrica Innovation Awards. The Awards celebrate the best in mobile and tech from across Africa, showcasing the continent’s most innovative ventures in Cape Town on November 12th, 2018. With over 300 entries last year from 31 countries the...

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Here's what’s driving Kenya’s Fintech sector

The African revolution has arrived

September 3, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on The African revolution has arrived

FinTech is opening financial inclusion doors for consumers in Africa that were previously unimaginable, and innovative fintechs such as MyBucks are smashing down previous barriers to investment on the continent. Through cutting-edge technology such as...

MTN brings back Mahala Calls for prepaid subscribers

MTN Nigeria’s IPO in doubt over latest fine

September 3, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria’s IPO in doubt over latest fine

Plans to list MTN Nigeria on the local bourse could be threatened by the latest regulatory crisis the operator is facing. Nigeria’s telecoms player MTN is at loggerheads with regulators over allegations of flouting regulatory procedures in foreign...

NCC to sanction telecom operators for call masking

NCC says there are 40 million people without internet in Nigeria

August 31, 2018 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCC says there are 40 million people without internet in Nigeria

According to the Nigerian Communications Commission, NCC there are about 40 million Nigerians without access to the internet. The Executive Vice Chairman of NCC, Prof. Umar Garba Danbatta called on the ITU to examine existing African policies and change...

EcoCash launch Scan & Pay, powered by Masterpass QR

New products set to drive adoption of smart, digital payments in Zimbabwe

August 30, 2018 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on New products set to drive adoption of smart, digital payments in Zimbabwe

EcoCash and Mastercard have announced the launch of EcoCash Scan & Pay, a simple, secure and instant mobile payments solution for consumers and merchants, as part of their efforts to reduce cash usage and increase digital financial inclusion in Zimbabwe....

10-year old Nigerian wins Ericsson's Girls Who Innovate competition

10-year old Nigerian wins Ericsson’s Girls Who Innovate competition

August 30, 2018 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 10-year old Nigerian wins Ericsson’s Girls Who Innovate competition

Ericsson through its ninth annual participation in the ‘Girls in ICT Day’ across the Middle East and Africa recently hosted the second edition of the annual ‘Girls Who Innovate Competition’ under the theme ‘The Future of...

Nigerian payments company partners UK fintech Azimo

Nigerian payments company partners UK fintech Azimo

August 30, 2018 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian payments company partners UK fintech Azimo

European digital money transfer service Azimo has announced a strategic partnership with African payments business Interswitch Group. The deal will further enable instant money transfers from 23 countries in Europe to any customer in Nigeria- Azimo’s...

Vodafone launches coding programme for youth in Ghana

Vodafone launches coding programme for youth in Ghana

August 29, 2018 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodafone launches coding programme for youth in Ghana

The Vodafone Ghana National Coding Programme launched in partnership at the Accra Digital Centre with the government will benefit 10 000 youth in the next five years.  The programme is part of Vodafone’s unique strategy to ignite Ghana’s digital...

Nigerian payments company Paystack raises $8 million in Series A funding

Nigerian payments company Paystack raises $8 million in Series A funding

August 29, 2018 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian payments company Paystack raises $8 million in Series A funding

Paystack, a Nigeria-based startup that provides payments tools to businesses in Africa, has raised $8 million in Series A funding. The round was led by Stripe, and includes Visa, follow-on funding from Tencent and Y Combinator, as well as angel investors Tom...

Google announced the launch of its second Launchpad Accelerator Africa class as part of its ongoing efforts to support entrepreneurship on the continent.

Google announces Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 2

August 27, 2018 • East Africa, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google announces Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 2

Google announced the launch of its second Launchpad Accelerator Africa class as part of its ongoing efforts to support entrepreneurship on the continent. The accelerator, which is housed in Lagos, Nigeria, has already demonstrated its value. The first...

How Blossom Academy nurtures data science talent in West Africa

How Blossom Academy nurtures data science talent in West Africa

August 27, 2018 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on How Blossom Academy nurtures data science talent in West Africa

Blossom Academy, a data science talent accelerator company in Ghana that recruits students from several West African universities to participate in its data science training program. According to Country Director Larbi Adjei-Lawrence, the year-long training...

Nigerian court restrains Multichoice from subscription fee hike

Nigerian court restrains Multichoice from subscription fee hike

August 24, 2018 • Satellite Communications, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian court restrains Multichoice from subscription fee hike

A Nigerian High Court in Abuja has restrained Multichoice Nigeria from increasing its subscriptions fee for DStv, according to reports by the CommunicationsWeek. The court said the interim ruling restrains Multichoice Nigeria or its agents and...

MTN Nigeria appoints new COO

MTN Nigeria appoints new COO

August 22, 2018 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria appoints new COO

MTN Nigeria has announced the appointment of Mazen Mroue as its new Chief Operating Officer (COO). With over 22 years of experience in telecoms and information communications technology (ICT), Mroue joins MTN Nigeria from MTN Irancell, where he had served as...

Ghana: Uber enables mobile money payments for partner drivers

Ghana: Uber enables mobile money payments for partner drivers

August 21, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: Uber enables mobile money payments for partner drivers

Uber announced the rollout of a new feature in partnership with DPO Group and MTN Mobile Money. The feature will enable mobile money payments for partner drivers in Ghana. The taxi-hailing platform said it will not remove other payment methods. “While we...

Digital Academy unveiled in Nigeria

Lagos Digital Academy to empower entrepreneurs in Nigeria

August 20, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Lagos Digital Academy to empower entrepreneurs in Nigeria

Lagos Digital Academy (LDA) has unveiled an academy that aims to enable Nigerians to take advantage of the opportunities available in the digital market space. LDA is designed to create a step-change and equip digital migrants with market-driven, dynamic and...

Why ‘Chat Banking’ is the future of financial services in Africa

Why ‘Chat Banking’ is the future of financial services in Africa

August 20, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, North Africa, Opinion, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Why ‘Chat Banking’ is the future of financial services in Africa

Numerous reports indicate that messaging has overtaken social media in popularity, with the combined users of the top four chat apps outnumbering the combined users of the top four social networks. WhatsApp alone reports that users send 65 billion messages...