Facebook has announced the launch of the Community Accelerator programme, available in Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. The Accelerator will be a six-month programme that aims to provide training, mentorship and funding to help community leaders grow their communities. Selected leaders will spend up to three months learning from experts,...
According to Mastercard, giving people the ability to pay only for what they use, as they need it, can lift millions of people across Africa out of poverty and make prosperity possible. A new white paper titled Pay on Demand: The Digital Path to Financial Inclusion, from Mastercard, explores how...
MTN Zambia is set to introduce a new range of digital products and services for 2020. This “exciting” new product range stems from an effort to “bring the benefits of modern connected life to its customers,” writes Lisa Mulozi, manager of communications at MTN Zambia. These new products are expected...
MTN Nigeria has released its audited results for the year ended 31 December 2019. Despite a challenging operating environment, the company continued to deliver double-digit growth in service revenue in line with its medium-term guidance. Voice revenue growth remained healthy, and data revenue continued to accelerate, supporting a 12.6% increase...
MTN Benin and Gozem have teamed up to give MTN subscribers the chance to order motorcycle taxis, tricycles and car taxis via Gozem’s Android & iOS applications without consuming their internet data package. This strategic ‘Zero-Rating’ partnership between Gozem and MTN Benin creates mutual value by facilitating access to affordable...
2019 marked the ‘year of the customer’ for MTN Ghana as it saw an overall 12.3% increase in subscribers reaching to 22.6 million. The telecoms provider maintained market leadership with 55.21% market share. Service revenue increased by 22.8% year-on-year (YoY), underpinned by growth in revenue from data and Mobile Money...
Africa stands on the precipice of emerging technologies and innovation in response to decades of hardship and frustration. Amongst those innovations are those in the AI sphere, with African developers and innovators finding unique and lucrative ways to make the lives of clients and customers easier. Here are 5 ways AI...
Social Media Week 2020 kicks off on Monday, 24 February 2020 at the Landmark Event Centre in Lagos. Dubbed "Africa’s largest tech and media gathering" by Business Insider, the 4-day conference hopes to see thousands of visitors interacting with globally recognised brands. Last year, SMW2019 dealt with ‘STORIES: With Great...
Smartphone giant, Samsung has officially unveiled its latest devices at the Unpacked event in San Francisco earlier this week. A major highlight included the launch of three new 5G smartphones as part of the Galaxy S20 series; Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ and Galaxy S20 Ultra. Samsung President and Head of Mobile Communications...
Samsung Nigeria has launched three new devices - the Galaxy A71 and Galaxy A51 (the latest additions to the A-Series), as well as the Galaxy Note10 Lite. With the introduction of these smartphones, Samsung hopes to bring pioneering technology to all Nigerians by ushering in a new decade of...
Google has launched its first Google Developers Space in Lagos, Nigeria. Previously referred to as the Google Launchpad Space, the Google Developers Space is a hub for African developers, entrepreneurs and startups. Google CEO Sundar Pichai made a commitment to African entrepreneurs, in July 2017, to start the Launchpad Accelerator...
On Friday, 13 December 2019, Axon Wireless announced that West African mobile network operators (MNOs) will be able to offer clients 90 second SIM card activations thanks to the rollout of an Artificial Intelligence (AI) enhancement to its Face2Face 4.X Identity Management Platform. South African based company, Axon is targeting...
On Wednesday, 11 December 2019, Google released the results of its 2019 'Year in Search', providing a unique insight into the year's major moments and top trends based on searches conducted in Nigeria. Search trends information is gleaned from data collated by Google based on what Nigerians have been searching...
Uber announced on Friday, 6 December 2019, that it has successfully launched in Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire, to complement the existing transport infrastructure. “I’m excited to be launching Uber in Abidjan, especially with the support from government and regulators," says Marjorie Saint-Lot, Country Manager for Uber Ivory Coast. "As a native...
Ghana's Central Bank could soon introduce a digital currency - the e-cedi. Speaking at an annual banking conference this week, Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Ernest Addison announced that the bank is in talks to explore the future of digital currency. He said, “The Bank is also in discussion...
African telecoms operator, AirtelTigo announced this week that it has appointed Murthy Chaganti as the company's new Chief Executive Officer. Before this role, Chaganti was the company's COO. According to AirtelTigo, he has played a key role in the successful integration process of Airtel Ghana and Millicom Ghana, operators of...
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