Mondia has announced the launch of Monsooq in Nigeria. This follows on the heels of the time-based entertainment platform's initial launch in South Africa. Monsooq is a first-of-its-kind model which utilises time as the currency. Users pay only for the time they spend consuming content and are not required to...
Google provides a unique insight into the major moments and top trends of 2020 based on the most popular searches conducted in Nigeria. Search trends information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what Nigerians have been searching for and asking Google. The information goliath processes more than...
Nigerian Minister of Science and Technology, Ogbonnaya Onu revealed that the government is now "more determined to put additional satellites in the orbit to enhance the realization of its developmental agenda for space technology" - reports The Vanguard. At the recent Space Dialogue and National Media Conference 2020, Onu said...
MTN Nigeria has partnered with Gameloft to launch MTN Gameworld - a new gaming platform for its subscribers. The platform is expected to offer the Nigerian gaming community access to a variety of fun and exciting games online through an extensive premium catalogue from Gameloft and other renowned publishers. Speaking on...
Facebook has joined forces with BellaNaija & Guardian TV as part of its #FBSuccessStory campaign. The drive is aimed at spotlighting Ghanaian entrepreneurs using Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp to grow their business. “We’re proud of the role that we have in enabling SMBs to grow and scale. We know that...
Huawei and Ghana's Ministry of Communications have launched the Rural Telephony Project which aims to provide voice and data services for over 3.4 million people in underserved and unserved communities. This initiative, in partnership with China National Technical, is expected to save the government up to 70% of the cost of...
The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has granted MTN and 9mobile permission to trial a national roaming service. According to The Vanguard, this roaming service will allow a mobile subscriber "to automatically make and receive voice calls, send and receive data, or access other services when travelling outside the coverage of...
MTN Group has appointed Karl Toriola, current VP for MTN Group’s West and Central Africa (WECA) region, as the new CEO of MTN Nigeria - effective 1 March 2021. Toriola will take over as MTN Nigeria CEO from Ferdi Moolman, who has served MTN Nigeria with distinction in this role...
Gozem has announced that it has acquired Delivroum, a food delivery app in Togo. This transaction combines the strength of Gozem’s transportation network with the breadth of Delivroum’s restaurant network, in the hopes of creating an unparalleled food delivery platform in Togo. Founded in 2018 in Lomé, Delivroum was the...
Nearly nine in ten (84%) of Ghanaian youth polled suggest that the rise of ‘fake news’ breaking out across their country and around the continent has impacted their ability to stay informed, according to the African Youth Survey (AYS). Commissioned by the South African-based Ichikowitz Family Foundation, the survey also...
Stripe has revealed that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Paystack, a payments collection company based in Lagos, Nigeria. According to an official statement, Paystack works with more than 60,000 businesses in Nigeria and Ghana to securely collect online and offline payments. It also processes more than half...
Almost as many women as men use the internet in Ghana, according to a new survey from the World Wide Web Foundation. The study finds men are only 6% more likely to be online than women. This is in sharp contrast to the large gender gap found globally where men...
MTN has appointed Rahul De - current CMO of MTN Nigeria - to CEO of its operations in Liberia - starting 1 November. replaces Uche Ofodile who departed Lonestar Cell MTN in July to become the CEO of MTN Benin. With 23 years of experience in the telco space, ranging...
Lonestar Cell MTN has introduced a mobile voice and data surcharge - these charges are expected to abide by government regulations and directives.  In an official statement, the telco says it "wishes to notify the public that in accordance with LTA-Order 0016-02-25-19 issued by the Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA), a...
Lonestar Cell MTN has partnered with Sendwave to enable customers to receive international remittances from the US straight into their Mobile Money accounts. MTN believes that using MoMo for international remittances and daily financial transactions makes life easier, safer and more convenient.  “We are excited and very proud to be...
Facebook has officially opened its new HQ in Nigeria - marking the platforms second office on the African continent. Aimed at supporting the entire Sub-Saharan Africa region, the office is expected to become operational in H2 2021 and will be the first on the continent to house a team of...
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