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Mark Essien, Founder of Hotels.ng

Nigeria’s Hotels.ng raises $1.2M for African expansion

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

The largest hotel bookings website in Nigeria, Hotels.ng, has raised $1.2 million to expand across Africa from a number of investors including EchoVC Pan-Africa Fund and Omidyar Network, a venture capital firm launched by eBay founder Pierre Omidyar. Founded in 2013 by Nigerian entrepreneur Mark Essien, Lagos-based Hotels.ng aims to provide affordable, safe...

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Nigerian fuel crisis sets social media ablaze

May 25, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to a report via the BBC, banks in Nigeria have cut opening times, flights have been cancelled, and telecom operators are now looking at restricting services as Nigeria faces a fuel crisis. According to the report, the party of President-elect...

Cloud IDC Emea

Dax Data Reveals Adobe Document Cloud Launch Online

May 8, 2015 • Cloud Computing, Events, Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Following the success of the Adobe Document Cloud launch events in Johannesburg and Cape Town, Dax Data are hosting an online launch. This virtual event allows users, who were unable to attend, a chance to learn more about this exciting new offering from...

Google

Google Consumer Barometer reveals internet usage stats for Kenya

May 8, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a survey conducted by the Google Consumer Barometer, which was revealed by capitalfm.co.ke. 89 percent of people located within Kenya go online to visit social networks, which include the likes of Facebook, Twitter, as well as Instagram. To add...

everjobs

New online job portal launches in Cameroon

April 24, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to online portal Everjobs, it has now launched Cameroon’s latest online job portal. During a press conference, Co-founder and Managing Director for Africa, Eric Lauer introduced the company officially to the public. According to Lauer,...

John Shoes Moshoeu

Social media mourns the passing of John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu

April 22, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by EWN, former Bafana Bafana football star, John ‘Shoes’ Moshoeu has passed away. The South African Football Association (Safa) joined the rest of the country in passing their condolences onto his family. According to the report,...

Wangu

Social media network Wangu launches in Zimbabwe

April 20, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to a report by The Herald, Zimbabwe now has its own dedicated social media network. The report reveals that social media website “Wangu” functions similarly to popular social networks like Twitter, Myspace and Facebook. According to the...

Dr Omane-Boamah

Ghana: e-registrar portal now live

April 20, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

According to ghana.gov.gh, Ghana has launched an e-registrar portal. The portal is aimed at streamlining business registrations in the country. According to the media release, the Portal will be integrated with the Ghana E-Payments Portal (GEPP) and the Ghana...

Simeon Tassev, Director and QSA at Galix

Keeping the connected generation safe online

April 8, 2015 • Online, Opinion, Top StoriesComments (0)

Always-on connectivity has become part and parcel of today’s society, with more and more people relying heavily on email, social media and web browsing. Children growing up in this era have unprecedented access to information, multimedia and interactive...

Nigeria Elections 2015

Nigeria Elections 2015: Voters urged to ignore fake results

March 30, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has insisted that supporters disregard results posted on social media platforms suggesting the All Progressives Congress (APC) had assumed a lead as vote results collation progressed. According to News 24 Nigeria, PDP...

Nigerian elections 2015

Nigeria Elections 2015: Twitter reacts

March 30, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Saturday 28 March 2015, the Nigerian populous took to the polls in order to cast their vote. Voting is now over and the results are now being counted. While individuals have indeed sealed their vote’s, Social Media has been buzzing with thousands of...

Fibre Internet

Research survey set to track FTTH/B penetration in Africa

March 27, 2015 • East Africa, North Africa, Online, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

52 African countries are now connected to submarine cables, either directly or by terrestrial cross-border fibre optic networks. 44% of Africans live within a 25-km reach of a fibre node. The key question now is which cities and suburbs are taking the lead in...

Akamai state of the internet

Akamai reveals global Q4 2014 State of the Internet Report

March 26, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

For the third consecutive quarter, the global average connection speed remained above the 4 Mbps “broadband” threshold, increasing a nominal 0.7 percent to 4.5 Mbps, according to Akamai’s Fourth Quarter, 2014 State of the Internet Report....

Mark Zuckerberg

Facebook reveals open source augmented traffic control tool

March 26, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

Along with the announcement of Facebook’s This Day feature, the social media platform has announced the release of its Augmented Traffic Control tool under an open source licence. The move is intended in order to give developers access as well a the...

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Facebook set to launch On This Day feature

March 25, 2015 • Online, Top StoriesComments (0)

According to Jonathan Gheller, Facebook Product Manager, people often look back at old photos and other memories they’ve shared on Facebook, and many have told us that they enjoy products and features that make this easier. Due to this need, Facebook...

Ghana

Ghana: Parliament unveils new online digital platform

March 20, 2015 • Online, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The Government Assurance Committee (CGA) of the Parliament of Ghana, has unveiled a new online digital platform project in order to engage with citizens and amplify their voices on promises made by Ministers to ensure accountability. The online platform can...