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Nigerian startup becomes finalist at 2018 Harvard Business School competition

Nigerian startup becomes finalist at 2018 Harvard Business School competition

February 21, 2018 • Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 21 February 2018, Nigerian startup and digital publisher, Publiseer, announced that it has been selected as one of the 14 finalists of the 2018 Harvard Business School’s New Venture Competition, taking place in Boston, MA, United States, on March 2, 2018. The Africa Business Club at Harvard Business School will be hosting the competition [&hellip...

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Nigerian e-Learning platform adds new service

Nigerian e-Learning platform adds new service

February 21, 2018 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

Mobile Class Academy (MCA), a Nigerian video e-Learning platform for students in senior secondary school (Sciences, Commercial and Arts classes) has announced that it has added an additional service for senior secondary school students in Nigeria. The service...

Non-profits need to become tech smart

Non-profits need to become tech smart

February 20, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

From savvy millennials to retirees who have time and a wealth of knowledge under their belt, the way we give is increasingly becoming digital. Data released by www.forgood.co.za, a digital platform that connects people and corporates to reputable causes,...

Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app

Nigerian e-library startup Panacea launches Android app

February 19, 2018 • Education, Mobile and Telecoms, Startups, West AfricaComments (0)

Nigerian e-library startup, Panacea, has announced that it has launched an Android app version of the platform, which allows users to rent books, search for study mates and create book clubs. Panacea, which was launched for author registration and uploads in...

MTN still owes $609 million of Nigerian mega fine

MTN still owes $609 million of Nigerian mega fine

February 19, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On Thursday 15 February 2018, Prof. Umar Danbatta, executive vice chairman of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), revealed that MTN Nigeria still needed to pay USD $609,451 million (N220 billion) into the coffers of the federal government to settle...

DSTV and GOtv fight for their lives in Nigeria

DSTV and GOtv fight for their lives in Nigeria

February 14, 2018 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments (0)

On 10 February 2018, the Federal Government in Nigeria notified the management of MultiChoice DSTV/GOtv that their operations in Nigeria will come to an end in 2019 as their license expires June next year, according to a report by Nigerian Communications...

Top android apps to download this Valentine's Day

Top Android apps to download this Valentine’s Day

February 13, 2018 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Alcatel, as well as IT News Africa, suggests a selection of Android apps to help you make the most of Valentine’s Day, whether you’re single or in a relationship. Netflorist Use this app from South Africa’s...

Innovation and consolidation to drive African tech deals

Innovation and consolidation to drive African tech deals

February 13, 2018 • East Africa, General, North Africa, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments (0)

The global head of TMT for African bank, Standard Bank, is predicting continuing deal flow and increasing investment in Africa’s flourishing telecom, media and technology sector in 2018, against a backdrop of improving economic growth and increasingly...

Nigeria, Keystone Bank launches new mobile banking app

Nigeria: Keystone Bank launches new mobile banking app

February 8, 2018 • Finance, Mobile and Telecoms, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Keystone Bank launches new mobile banking app

On Wednesday 7 February 2018, Nigerian Bank, Keystone Bank, announced the launch of its new mobile banking application which, according to the bank, has many user-friendly features that can be accessed from a mobile phone. The new mobile app has, as stated...

PAIX completes West Afican Data Centres investment (Image Source: techxact.com).

PAIX completes West Afican Data Centres investment

February 8, 2018 • Hardware, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on PAIX completes West Afican Data Centres investment

On 7 February 2018, PAIX data centres, a Pan-African provider of cloud- and carrier-neutral colocation data centre services, announced that it has completed its first African investment in West Africa Data Centres Ltd (WADC), Ghana. WADC trades under the...

OLX shuts down offices in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

OLX shuts down offices in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

February 7, 2018 • Online & Social, Retail, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on OLX shuts down offices in Nigeria, Ghana and Kenya

On 6 February 2018, it emerged that OLX, an African e-commerce platform, has shut down all its offices in Africa except the one in South Africa. The company, which is owned by Multinational media group and investor Naspers, has thus shutdown operations in...

Airtel Nigeria customer seeks ₦5 million in compensation

Airtel Nigeria customer seeks 5 million naira in compensation

February 6, 2018 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel Nigeria customer seeks 5 million naira in compensation

It has emerged that Niyi Bada, a subscriber on Airtel’s network in Nigeria, has logged a claim demanding that the company pay him a ₦5 million (USD $13, 907) compensation for alleged illegal and constant deductions for airtime recharges on his...

Watch: Dr. Thomas Mensah discusses Africa's "Silicon Valley" potential

Watch: Dr. Thomas Mensah discusses Africa’s “Silicon Valley” potential

February 5, 2018 • Southern Africa, Top Stories, Video, West AfricaComments Off on Watch: Dr. Thomas Mensah discusses Africa’s “Silicon Valley” potential

At the Technology Innovation Conference 2018, held between 1-2 February 2018, IT News Africa spoke to Dr. Thomas Mensah, a world-renowned inventor from Ghana who played an invaluable role in the creation of Fibre Optics and in setting up the newly formed...

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

February 2, 2018 • East Africa, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on IT News Africa: Top Stories Of The Week

Yet another week has flown by where all the biggest news stories from across Africa, and indeed the rest of the world, have all had one thing in common, they have been about technology. This past week, the utilities regulator in Rwanda approved Airtel’s...

Nigeria: eNitiate Partners with Social Media Week Lagos

Nigeria: eNitiate Partners with Social Media Week Lagos

February 2, 2018 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: eNitiate Partners with Social Media Week Lagos

eNitiate, a Pan-African digital agency have announced its partnership with Social Media Week Lagos (SMW Lagos) as social media analytics partner. SMW Lagos, produced by AFRIKA21, returns to Lagos for its 6th edition on the 26th of February – 2nd of March...

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Ernst Wittmann discusses how TCL will make an impact in Africa

February 2, 2018 • East Africa, Features, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ernst Wittmann discusses how TCL will make an impact in Africa

As Regional Manager of Southern and East Africa for TCL, Ernst Wittmann is leading the brand’s growth strategy for the Southern and East Africa region. Working closely with global network operators and distributors, he is helping to make TCL a formidable...