Remedial Health, a healthtech startup that develops solutions to make Africa’s pharmaceutical value chain more efficient, has raised $4.4 million in seed funding. With this latest investment, the company plans to accelerate its expansion across Nigeria and provide access to credit for inventory purchases for its growing customer base of...
Clickatell, a CPaaS innovator and Chat Commerce leader, has partnered with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to deliver fast, simple, and cost effective eNaira banking services to all Nigerians using the USSD channel, eliminating the need for data and available on all handsets. Clickatell has collaborated with the CBN...
Smart Africa’s capacity-building arm, the Smart Africa Digital Academy (SADA) continues to expand its footprint in Africa, with Côte d’Ivoire being the latest country to benefit from the digital skills development initiative. Launched in partnership with the Ministry of Communication and Digital Economy, the initiative will help nurture the...
Africa Data Centres, one of the continent's largest networks of interconnected, carrier- and cloud-neutral data centre facilities, and part of the Cassava Technologies group, has taken a significant step forward in its widescale expansion into Africa by joining forces with Nigeria's principle internet exchange point: IXPN. "IXPN is unquestionably the...
African e-commerce giant Jumia has announced today a new partnership with instant delivery service Zipline, which owns a fleet of lightweight delivery drones, to work on pioneering drone deliveries across the continent. According to the company, Jumia began testing and has already launched a drone delivery pilot program in Ghana...
Lagos-based fintech PalmPay has today announced that it has reached 10 million users in Nigeria. The company says that this represents a doubling in its user base within just six months and only 3 years after the company launched in the market. Nigeria is widely known as Africa's most populous...
Binance, one of the world’s leading blockchain ecosystems and cryptocurrency infrastructure providers, has on Wednesday announced the launch of a crypto education hub in Yaoundé, Cameroon. The hub is set to provide resources and training for young people across Francophone Africa and is in collaboration with non-profit tech hub Inoni...
In a historic moment for Nigerian telecoms, MTN Nigeria has today officially turned on its fifth-generation (5G) mobile internet services at 190 sites across the West African country, with the main concentration of sites in Lagos and Abuja, according to BusinessDay. Some users in these areas are reportedly already experiencing...
The President of the Republic Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo announced on Tuesday the commissioning of a new 13 MW solar power project in the Upper West Region of the West African country. According to Akufo-Addo, the Volta River Authority’s 13 MW Solar Power Project was first envisioned in February 2020, and...
Streaming giant Netflix has today announced the extension of its Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF) to film and television students in the West and Central Africa region. Applications are now open for students to apply to study at institutions in Nigeria, Ghana, Benin and Gabon. Netflix's global Netflix Creative...
Lagos-based e-commerce and delivery platform Kwik has today announced that it has officially launched solutions to merchants, entrepreneurs, businesses, government agencies and social vendors in Ibadan, Nigeria. The company promises to complete all of its deliveries in under 60 minutes. Ibadan is one of the fastest-growing urban areas in Nigeria...
Nigerian fintech innovator PalmPay announced this week the launch of Wallet Safe Workshop, a monthly campaign for payment security awareness training to help customers improve their overall security knowledge, and learn about how to spot and avoid e-scammers. The penetration of the internet and digital payment in Africa has significantly...
Nigerian solar-based internet provider Tizeti has announced that it is set to expand its operations within Nigeria and Ghana, and into new neighboring countries Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. The company is also considering listing its Nigerian Subsidiary. With over 2.8 million subscribers on its platform, a revenue of over $26.3-million...
Nigeria's Broadcasting Commission (NBC) has dealt a series of fines to MultiChoice Nigeria, and other media companies in the West African country, amounting to $12,000 (N5-million) for airing a BBC documentary that the Commission says "glorified the activities of bandits and undermines national security." The NBC said in a statement...
France's Orange Group, one of the largest telecom companies in Africa, has reportedly set its sights on a possible expansion into Africa's most populous country, Nigeria. This is according to a statement issued by the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), where it is detailed that Orange sent a six-person team from...
MTN Nigeria has today announced its unaudited results for the half-year ended 30 June 2022. The company, an arm of MTN Group, considered Africa's largest telecom in terms of subscribers and revenue, continues to report positive growth, particularly in its fintech wing. The half year saw MTN Nigeria's active fintech...
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