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Nigeria's Publiseer accepted into Venture Incubation Programme

Nigeria’s Publiseer accepted into Venture Incubation Programme

August 17, 2018 • Southern Africa, Startups, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigeria’s digital publishing company, Publiseer has been accepted into the Venture Incubation Programme Winter School 2018. The programme will take place at Solution Space, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town, in Cape Town, from 3 September 2018 to 30 November 2018. The programme twice every year selects 15 of the best digital...

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Africa Code Week empowers teachers in Ghana

Africa Code Week empowers teachers in Ghana

August 16, 2018 • Education, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

More than 560 teachers took part in this year’s Africa Code Week (ACW) Train-the-Trainer workshops over four days in Accra and Kumasi as part of this year’s efforts to drive 21st century skills development among African youth. Now in its fourth year, ACW...

The importance of GDPR compliance for Nigerian businesses

The importance of GDPR compliance for Nigerian businesses

August 16, 2018 • Opinion, Security, West AfricaComments (0)

The deadline for compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has come and gone. And while it happened without too much fanfare in Nigeria, companies that think they can ignore the legislation and maintain a business as usual approach are in...

Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

Twitter Lite now available in over 45 countries

August 14, 2018 • East Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Twitter announced on Monday, 13 August 2018 that it has expanded Twitter Lite to 21 more countries including five countries in Africa. The company also reveled that Lite now supports push notifications and threaded Tweets. Twitter Lite was launched in 2017 as...

Microsoft Kaizala Pro now available in Nigeria

Microsoft Kaizala Pro now available in Nigeria

August 14, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Microsoft has announced that Microsoft Kaizala Pro is now available in Nigeria. Microsoft Kaizala is a mobile app that aims to improve the way businesses communicate and collaborate. The mobile app is designed for large group communication, workflow...

Mines secures $13M Series A to expand credit platform for emerging markets

Fintech startup secures $13M Series A to expand credit platform for emerging markets

August 13, 2018 • East Africa, Finance, Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mines, a fintech startup re-inventing credit in emerging markets, has closed a Series A round of $13M led by The Rise Fund, a global fund managed by TPG Growth. Also participating are Velocity Capital, Western Technology Investments, First Ally Capital,...

Teams Of Girls From India And Nigeria Win International Mobile App Competition

Start-ups from India and Nigeria win International Mobile App Competition

August 11, 2018 • Startups, West AfricaComments (0)

Iridescent, a nonprofit empowering underrepresented young people globally to become innovators and leaders, announced that two teams of girls – one from India and Nigeria – won top honors at its 2018 Technovation World Pitch Summit, a tech...

Phillips Consulting collaborated with Intellect Design Arena Limited. Picture: MarcoPolis

Phillips Consulting transforms banking in Nigeria with introduction of Intellect Digital Solution

August 11, 2018 • Finance, West AfricaComments (0)

Phillips Consulting Limited (PCL), has transformed the financial technology sector by introducing cutting-edge technology, Intellect Digital Core Banking Solution, to Nigeria. Phillips Consulting collaborated with Intellect Design Arena Limited, a global...

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina

New technologies will change African agriculture as we know it today

August 10, 2018 • East Africa, Gadgets and Gaming, Internet of Things, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The President of the African Development Bank Group, Akinwumi Adesina, has made an urgent call to give farmers across the continent new technologies with the potential to transform agricultural production. Adesina said the technology transfer was needed...

Ghana: NCA intervenes in Glo-Surfline dispute

Ghana: NCA intervenes in Glo-Surfline dispute

August 7, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

The National Communications Authority (NCA) in Ghana has announced that it has intervened in an dispute between Glo Mobile Ghana and Surfline Ghana. The NCA met with both Glo and Surfline to determine the details and extent of the issue. Director General of...

Nigeria's mobile payment system, mCash relaunches

Nigeria’s mobile payment system, mCash relaunches

August 6, 2018 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments (0)

The Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems together with MTN Nigeria, sixteen banks and major mobile telcos have partnered to relaunch mCash. First launched in 2016, mCASH is a mobile payment platform for making low-value retail payments designed to extend...

Nigeria: Galaxy Backbone completes phase one of fibre deployment

Nigeria: Galaxy Backbone completes phase one of fibre deployment

August 6, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Galaxy Backbone, Information and Communications Technology Services provider has announced that the phase one of National ICT Infrastructure Backbone (NICTIB) Project has been completed. NICTIB is a government project delivered through Galaxy Backbone and...

Nigerian B2B Venture Builder Zone Tech Park launches

Nigerian B2B Venture Builder Zone Tech Park launches

August 3, 2018 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian B2B Venture Builder Zone Tech Park launches

Zone Tech Park, a new venture builder for start-ups in Nigeria, has officially opened for business Located in Lagos, Zone Tech Park is the brainchild of Bolaji Olagunju, a serial entrepreneur and Founder and CEO of The Workforce Group, Nigeria’s leading...

Nigeria: Paylater reaches 1 million downloads

Nigeria: Paylater reaches 1 million downloads

August 3, 2018 • Finance, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Paylater reaches 1 million downloads

61% of the adult population in Nigeria is un- or underbanked. Fintech companies like Paylater represent an opportunity to get formal banking services in the hands of Nigerian consumers to provide liquidity for entrepreneurial investment, personal development,...

First Skills for Africa programme held in Nigeria

First Skills for Africa programme held in Nigeria

August 2, 2018 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on First Skills for Africa programme held in Nigeria

SAP Skills for Africa this week kicked off its first-ever programme in Nigeria at an orientation event held in Lagos. SAP Skills for Africa has trained more than 590 graduates since its inception in 2012, providing public and private sector organisations with...

Google to provide free high speed Wifi in Nigeria

Google to provide free high speed Wifi in Nigeria

July 31, 2018 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google to provide free high speed Wifi in Nigeria

Google hosted its second Google for Nigeria event where the company made a number of big announcements aimed at helping people in Nigeria, and across Africa, benefit from the opportunities the web has to offer. In a bid to make the internet more easily...