As part of its commitment and ongoing investment in Africa, Facebook today unveiled NG_Hub in Lagos, Nigeria - its first flagship community hub space in Africa, in partnership with CcHub. In a week-long celebration which will bring together developers, start-ups, and the wider tech community across Lagos and Nigeria, the...
The third edition of MTN Ghana's Internet Festival (IFEST) 2013 was launched yesterday in Accra, Ghana. The IFEST celebrations involve a month-long educational drive on the relevance of internet usage on everyday lives and for identifiable professionals such as doctors, lawyers, teachers and bankers, among others. An Opera Mini Challenge will...
Governor Godwin Emefiele has on Tuesday revealed that MTN has paid $53 million to settle a money transfer dispute with Nigeria’s central bank and the matter has been withdrawn from court. The central bank had ordered MTN and its lenders to bring back a total of $8.1 billion it alleged...
According to reports by Nigeria Communications Week, electronic payment transaction fraud rose by 82 percent in 2016 with an estimated N2.19 billion ($6,9 million) lost to cyber criminals, according to the Nigeria Electronic Fraud Forum (NeFF) annual report 2016. The report titled, ‘a changing payments ecosystem: the security challenge’ was...
Any vendor that comes to Africa needs to understand Africa: the problem most companies have is that they think of Africa as one country, where one approach will work, not 50-plus countries, each with their own political, educational, and technological systems. Africa has more than one billion people, with...
Easy Taxi and Dettol have set up a training session for the Easy Taxi drivers during their monthly meeting to inform them on the symptoms and preventive measures of the deadly Ebola virus. The drivers who were visibly pleased with the session were also enlightened on the importance of cultivating...
KariXchange is a start-up software company that builds Platforms taking into consideration; User design, Ultimate user Experience and User Empowerment. KariXchange has of recent, built a Social and Service Artificial Intelligent Bot, Nyra, which will underlie most of its applications and platforms. Nyra is both a Social and Service Bot...
In an effort to bolster and increase innovation at a homegrown level, Etisalat Nigeria has announced the launch of their 2013 version of the “Etisalat Pan-African Prize for Innovation.” The move hopes to enable young entrepreneurs to develop new concepts and push them into the telecommunications sector. The award will...
Gaming gadgets company, YesOJO Studio, has unveiled the world’s first portable micro-projector for the Nintendo Switch. The projector will be available on the Indiegogo crowdfunding platform at $269. OJO will be available for shipping worldwide from December and will be in the hands of gamers by Christmas 2017. OJO projects a...
Nigerian cake delivery startup WaraCake has expanded its offering with the launch of a new online gifting platform, WaraGifts. WaraCake, which launched in 2015, is an online marketplace for independent bakers and confectionary makers, which enables customers to purchase their cakes and have them delivered to any location in Lagos and Abuja. The...
Fintech startup, Paystack has announced it has closed on Seed Investment of $1.3M from international investors Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments, with participation from Spark, M&S Partners, Tokyo Founders Fund, Blue Rinc Capital, Pave Investments, KIBS-CFY Partners, Michael Siebel, Justin Kan, Olumide Soyombo, Leonard Stiegeler and a number...
StarLink, a value-added distributor (VAD), has launched its Nigeria hub which will allow the company to service the West African region as it looks to engage with interested IT security specialised partners. The move forms a part of the company's global expansion plans. The Nigerian Hub adds to the channel...
Western Union cross-border, cross-currency money movement, has announced an alliance with TerraPay to enable mobile wallet and bank account payout. The alliance further expands upon Western Union's account payout network for sending remittances directly into customers' mobile wallets across Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. TerraPay's low-value payments network connects...
IT News Africa spoke to Brian Burke, Vice President and Research Head at Gartner, at the 2017 Gartner Symposium held at the Cape Town International Convention Center in South Africa. In the interview, Brian highlighted the top 10 strategic technology trends that will impact businesses in the coming years. Brian...
On Wednesday 6 December 2017, social media giants, Facebook, revealed its 2017 Year in Review, highlighting the top ways people came together on Facebook to support one another. Social Media has become an important tool for people to connect with each other from all over the world, it has never...
Nigeria's Smile Communications has launched LTE broadband internet service in Abuja. The company said the Abuja roll-out, coming barely one year after its 2013 commercial unveiling of its network in Ibadan, and months after Lagos, followed more than three years of extensive testing and development. Smile Group's Chief Operating Officer,...
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