Social Media week in Nigeria kicks off with Chief Product Officer at Facebook, Chris Cox, speaking at the event in Nigeria. The Social Media Week in Lagos will see Nigerian entrepreneurs and content creators discuss the future of media with Cox. Nigeria, where 8.6 million people use Facebook mobile everyday,...
Angola has a strong relationship with China, which offers diplomatic backing for the state. With that said, Standard Bank has recently launched Chinese internet banking in Angola with hopes of installing to the rest of the continent by 2019. The growing Africa-China trade by building and managing an innovative and effective...
Microsoft has announced the appointment of Otema Yirenkyi as the company’s first country manager for Ghana. As the company shifts its global focus to a devices and services offering, Ghana remains one of Microsoft’s critical investment markets in Africa. Otema, a native Ghanaian with over 14 years of ICT experience, will take...
KPMG Global Africa Practice has launched a new Africa Business App. According to the company, the new platform will provide businesses and investors with access to the latest Africa information about doing business across the continent. “With the KPMG Africa Business App, we are not just delivering the most up-to-date...
Mobile network operator Lonestar Cell MTN and Youtap have launched Momo Pay, a contactless mobile payment service for Lonestar Cell MTN Mobile Money users in Liberia. Momo Pay enables Lonestar Cell MTN customers to 'tap and pay' for goods and services instantly and securely with their mobile phone at the...
The State Digital Library was officially unveiled by Lagos State Governor, Mr. Akinwunmi Ambode on Friday the 28th of April. Mr Ambode reiterated the library's role in providing access to education for all, which is a key focus of his administration. Mr. Tunji Bello, Secretary to the State Government, who was...
A new year will undoubtedly bring new cyber security threats as it is expected that this particular scourge will keep getting worse in 2018, according to experts. Individual Internet users, as well as businesses, will experience a rising number of breaches, including ransomware attacks, phishing emails or Wi-Fi hacks. In...
According to a report conducted by search engine Google, smartphones are becoming a vital part of online shopping in Nigeria. According to the report, 85 percent of shoppers use smartphones for product research compared to the 30 percent who use computers, and 6 percent who use tablet devices. Utilising the...
Airtel Nigeria has inked a partnership with Lagos City Mall in order to provide free Wi-Fi services to tenants and consumers at the mall. The Airtel Wi-Fi service, which was rolled out in 2015, was originally established in order to serve public establishments such as: malls, airports, universities, hotels and...
Yesterday, Microsoft Nigeria announced the appointment of Akin Banuso as the new General Manager for Nigeria. Banuso will look to drive the company's digital transformation in an economy which has proven to be one of the most dynamic, innovative and largest on the continent. The new GM will be looking to...
In recent developments around the feud between two key eCommerce operators in Nigeria, online retailer Konga.com is reportedly considering legal action against Rocket Internet, over domain ownership. Rocket Internet is the parent company of several ventures in the West African country, including popular online retailer Jumia.com. According to media reports, the...
Nigerian cab service, Holla Cab, will be launching very soon according to the country chief executive, Edward Essien. The ride hailing service will work through an app that would allow any Nigerian to book taxi cab ride at the tap of a phone button. The app will also be...
Drivers are an integral part of  the daily activities of people and businesses whether its in relation to the movement of persons or the movement goods from one place to another. With the demand for drivers being so high there is undoubtedly many drivers out there to fill this...
BICS, a global wholesale carrier for voice, mobile data and capacity services, announced today that it has opened three new offices – in Ghana, Kenya and South Africa to ensure a strong local presence for customers in the African region. The offices are part of a broader programme of...
The Ebola outbreak has captured the attention of many large corporations within the ICT sector. Companies like MTN, SES, Liquid Telecom, Econet, IBM, Airtel, LG and Samsung have all responded to the outbreak in a meaningful and impactful way. While Ebola is becoming a top priority for ICT companies within...
Nigeria's lockdown triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic has increased the usage of SMSs - the quintessential short message service used all across the world - as subscribers were discovered to have sent over 1-billion messages within the last month. Though this mass of messages was largely free, checks on some...
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