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Nigeria embracing e-commerce

July 28, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria embracing e-commerce

The Terragon Group Research Report released for the second quarter of 2014, has revealed growth in the state of digital media and users’ online behaviour in Nigeria over the past twelve months. The report, which was compiled after a recent survey from a pool of online participants across various locations in the country, showed heightened [&hellip...

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Kenya leads in requesting users’ data from Google in Africa

July 25, 2014 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya leads in requesting users’ data from Google in Africa

According to a report by allafrica.com, a number of African governments are keeping a watch on the online activities of their citizens with Kenya topping Africa in requesting users’ data from Google. According to the site, outside Africa, governments...

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UK delivering e-learning to Kenya

July 25, 2014 • East Africa, Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on UK delivering e-learning to Kenya

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has announced a strategic partnership with the private sector to deliver e-learning programmes in Kenya to thousands of marginalised girls. Project iMlango is an e-learning partnership, led by...

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Bata to sell on Jumia Kenya

July 24, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Bata to sell on Jumia Kenya

Bata, a Kenyan footwear manufacturer and retailer, has made the move to sell its products online on Jumia’s Kenya marketplace. The company has chosen to list on the marketplace due to its popularity in order to increase sales and revenue. The Jumia...

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Nigeria: Discovery Air partners with Jovago

July 23, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Nigeria: Discovery Air partners with Jovago

Jovago has signed a white label partnership with one of Nigeria’s domestic carriers, Discovery Air in order to provide more accessible hotel booking services to Nigerians. This partnership with Discovery Air will ensure that Nigerians visiting the Discovery...

Is your Bitcoin safe?

Takealot now accepting Bitcoin payments

July 18, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Takealot now accepting Bitcoin payments

Takealot.com, in partnership with PayFast, has revealed that it will be accepting Bitcoins as a form of payment from its customers. According to the company, customers who wish to pay using Bitcoin will need to select “Instant EFT” as their payment...

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PayFast makes way for Bitcoin purchases in SA

July 17, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on PayFast makes way for Bitcoin purchases in SA

PayFast, a South African payment gateway, has revealed the addition of Bitcoin as a payment method on its platform. The integration, in partnership with the BitX exchange, allows buyers to make Bitcoin purchases at tens of thousands of online sellers, with...

Jumia Kenya

Kenya: Jumia Online Marketplace to empower SMEs

July 11, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Kenya: Jumia Online Marketplace to empower SMEs

Jumia Kenya recently launched an Online Marketplace that is intended to empower small, medium and large business enterprises by allowing them to sell their products directly to the company’s customer base. Jumia is said to be handling product warehousing,...

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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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FNB services crippled by duplicate transactions

July 5, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on FNB services crippled by duplicate transactions

During the course of Saturday 5 July 2014, First National Bank customers could not access a majority of functions made available by the bank. While the bank has stated that the cause of the downtime is due to duplicate transactions going off on some...

Saltside Technologies

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....

Microsoft 4Afrika is handing over the source code to an online automated IP registration system, to help IP authorities across Africa drive a culture of IP protection. (image: Mobile News Daily)

Microsoft reveals 4Afrika IP Hub

June 27, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Microsoft reveals 4Afrika IP Hub

Microsoft unveiled an online intellectual property (IP) portal called the Microsoft 4Afrika IP Hub, in an effort to create an IP protection culture in Africa. The IP Hub will offer developers and independent software vendors the skills and tools necessary to...

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Oracle e-campus goes live

June 27, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Oracle e-campus goes live

The University of Djibouti has implemented a new software system to help it achieve its ambition to deliver tertiary education to students in countries on the horn of Africa. Sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education, the University of Djibouti e-campus...

Jovago

Jovago & TripAdvisor partnering for easier online hotel bookings

June 26, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments Off on Jovago & TripAdvisor partnering for easier online hotel bookings

Jovago will be going into partnership with TripAdvisor in order to essentially make hotel bookings easier for travellers. The partnership with allow TripAdvisor travellers the opportunity to gain direct access to Jovago’s selection of hotels in Africa....

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Carmudi launches in Senegal

June 25, 2014 • Online & Social, Top StoriesComments (1)

Following its recent success in Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria, where unique listings have just surpassed the 20,000 mark, car classifieds platform Carmudi, founded by Africa Internet Holding (AIH), has announced its expansion into Senegal. Since its launch in...

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Jumia Nigeria expands to Kano

June 25, 2014 • North Africa, Online & SocialComments Off on Jumia Nigeria expands to Kano

Online retailer Jumia is continuing to expand its reach in Nigeria. Two years after it was first established in Nigeria, Jumia is now said to be the country’s largest online retailer. Part of the brand’s aim is to provide customers with choice in retail,...