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West Africa Outbreak: Get the Facts on the Ebola Virus

August 1, 2014 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on West Africa Outbreak: Get the Facts on the Ebola Virus

West Africa has been hit hard by an outbreak of the Ebola virus. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO), 57 new deaths have occurred up until July 27 in Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone and Nigeria. This has brought the total death toll to 729. The WHO says the total number of Ebola cases now [&hellip...

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Airtel launches Celebrity Connect

July 28, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel launches Celebrity Connect

Airtel Nigeria and Kirusa have announced the launch of Celebrity Connect, a mobile service that attempts to connect Nigerians with celebrities and famous personalities. According to the company, the service enables fans to reach out and connect with their...

The theme is in essence based around the Glo network and the ability to communicate over voice, data and fixed lines.

34 celebs to feature in new Globacom campaign

July 24, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on 34 celebs to feature in new Globacom campaign

Globacom is set to launch a new campaign. The new campaign’s theme is titled “Go Ahead” and will feature 34 Nigerian celebrities. The theme is in essence based around the Glo network and the ability to communicate over voice, data and fixed...

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SES launches digital TV platform for West Africa

July 23, 2014 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on SES launches digital TV platform for West Africa

SES and service provider Computer Warehouse Group have unveiled the launch of a new digital TV platform that is aimed at West African audiences. The TV platform in Nigeria will be the country’s first free-to-air (FTA) DTH digital TV platform and provide the...

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Nigeria: Airtel launches “Awoof Recharge”

July 22, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Airtel launches “Awoof Recharge”

Airtel Nigeria recently introduced a new value pack for its customers. Dubbed “Awoof Recharge”, the value pack is said to be loaded with six minutes talk time and six SMSes. Chief Commercial Officer, Airtel Nigeria, Maurice Newa explained that:...

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Nigeria: Google’s Executive Breakfast Forum ropes in 80 execs

July 22, 2014 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Google’s Executive Breakfast Forum ropes in 80 execs

Google’s upcoming Executive Breakfast Forum, which will be held in Lagos on 24 July, is expected to rope in eighty chief executive officers as well as top business executives. The Google Executive Breakfast Forum has been put together by Google Nigeria...

After 10 years under Orange identity, Telkom has rebranded.

Orange to improve Internet connectivity in West Africa

July 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Orange to improve Internet connectivity in West Africa

Orange has opened West Africa’s first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence (PoP). The operational launch of this facility, which is located in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, is set to enhance Internet connectivity in the sub-region by offering faster...

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Nigeria: Airtel reveals Touching Lives initiative

July 17, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (1)

Airtel Nigeria has revealed a major CSR intervention, Airtel Touching Lives, in order to enrich Nigerians and provide assistance to the under-privileged members of the society. According to the Telco, the initiative marks a significant milestone in the...

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Jumia Nigeria reveals Online Marketplace for SMEs

July 10, 2014 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Jumia Nigeria reveals Online Marketplace for SMEs

Jumia Nigeria celebrates its 2nd year anniversary with massive growth and impact on the Nigerian economy. Over the past 2 years Jumia has been building an online platform that attempts to bridge the gap between consumers and access to products. As part of...

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Saltside reveals rapid growth for classifieds platform in Ghana

July 3, 2014 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Saltside reveals rapid growth for classifieds platform in Ghana

Saltside Technologies, a rapidly growing tech company with offices in Dubai and Sweden, has seen its online classified listing site Tonaton.com grow by more than 300 per cent – with a large percentage of that being from Ghana, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh....

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Drogba & Co by HOM range launched on Jumia Ivory Coast

June 25, 2014 • People, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Drogba & Co by HOM range launched on Jumia Ivory Coast

Didier Drogba, captain of the Ivory Coast national team, has brought his Drogba & Co. by HOM underwear range home to the Ivory Coast exclusively on www.jumia.ci, with 1€ from every sale going to the Didier Drogba Foundation. Produced in partnership...

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PayPal set to expand services to Nigeria, Zimbabwe and more

June 19, 2014 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on PayPal set to expand services to Nigeria, Zimbabwe and more

The online payment company, PayPal, has stated that it has finalised its plans to offer its services to ten new countries this week. The move will allow countries like Nigeria to use the facility as an alternate option in order to make payment via Personal...

MTN and Absa have formulated a task team that will keep a close eye on fraud (image: file)

MTN staff, touching lives across Africa

June 5, 2014 • Company News, East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on MTN staff, touching lives across Africa

This week marked the start of an ambitious project by MTN employees in Ivory Coast to teach at least 1000 women how to read and write, using a mobile phone. Aptly called the “Y’ello ABC”, the 3-week project forms part of MTN’s group-wide annual 21...

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557m smartphones in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2019

June 4, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on 557m smartphones in Sub-Saharan Africa by 2019

Ericsson has today revealed the scale of the region’s ongoing data revolution with traffic growth doubling the past year. The June 2014 Sub-Saharan Africa Ericsson Mobility Report shows that in 2014 phone users accessed 76,000 TB (terabyte) of data per...

CEO/MD,Slot Nigeria limited, Nnamdi Ezeigbo, Director, Products and Innovations, Airtel Nigeria, Nitin Anand and Director, Marketing and Brands, Airtel Nigeria, Obinna Anichie and Country Manager, iStore Africa, Sachin Verma at the launch of iphone 5s by Airtel Nigeria in Lagos on Tuesday.

Airtel launches iPhone 5s in Nigeria

June 4, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel launches iPhone 5s in Nigeria

Telecommunications services provider, Airtel Nigeria, has announced a strategic partnership with leading mobile phone maker, Apple, to officially unveil the iPhone 5s in Nigeria. With this announcement, Airtel becomes the first mobile telecommunications...

Airtel and Flexenclosure to deploy a next generation prefabricated data centre in Sierra Leone, for strengthened infrastructure and deployment of new and faster network services (David King, CEO, Flexenclosure. image credit: Flexenclosure)

Airtel deploys next generation data centre in Sierra Leone

May 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel deploys next generation data centre in Sierra Leone

Airtel Sierra Leone has ordered a combined data and telecom centre from Flexenclosure, a specialist designer and manufacturer of prefabricated data centres and intelligent power management systems for the ICT industry. In a multi-million dollar deal,...