Samsung Electronics West Africa has launched its fourth Samsung Smart School Project for teachers and students in Akwa Ibom State. Fulfining its commitment to help facilitate the growth and development of Nigeria’s education sector, the project is targeted at training teachers in basic computer literacy, while also providing access...
Currently, there are approximately 345 million internet users in Africa, representing 9.3% of the total population and a penetration rate of 27.7%. These analytics presented in a hospitality report by online travel agency, Jumia Travel, reflects the opportunity that lies for tourism and hospitality industry players in exploiting the...
Nigeria’s Encipher Group has made the decision to exit the consumer market with their Android-based Inye tablet, this according to CEO Saheed Adepoju. After two years of being made commercially available predominantly in the Nigerian market, Adepoju says "exiting the consumer market is the right move for Encipher." “To concentrate efforts...
For most African countries, investing in technology has resulted in GDP increasing by as much as 5% - 10%, but Zinox Group CEO Leo Stan-Ekeh is of the opinion that Nigeria will be able to generate $250 billion in the next five years from technology. Stan-Ekeh advised that the Nigerian...
The online retail sector in Africa presents an exciting opportunity for retailers to grow their businesses by connecting with new customers. e-commerce is expected to grow significantly and as the use of technology also grows, the market becomes more attractive to companies based both inside and outside the continent. With...
The Guardian has revealed that banks in Nigeria will report all cyber incidents starting from August 1, 2018. This comes after a draft document by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) mandated banks to incorporate cyber risk management with their institution-wide risk management framework and governance requirements, to ensure consistent management...
Nigerian consumer internet company, Iconway, has revealed that it will be launching PricePadi.com on 1 September 2014. The domain is the new home of the company's online shopping service, which allows customers to search for and discover products available from different sources in Nigeria along with their current prices. According...
In keeping with its mission to lead the delivery of a bold new digital world to customers, MTN today announced the extension of its bouquet of cloud services to Cote d'Ivoire. The introduction of MTN Cloud in Cote d'Ivoire this week comes on the back of a highly successful launch of...
IT News Africa recently spoke to the Chief Marketing Officer at Billaway, Tom Haley, in an interview which looked to unpack how the startup is looking to change the marketing industry. Billaway is a growing global start-up which uses a cloud-based marketing technology platform to offer consumers the chance to partake...
Telecom operator, Tigo has announced that it completed point-to-multipoint base stations in four major business districts across Ghana. Businesses and residents within the Accra, Kumasi, Takoradi and Sunyani central business districts now have access to wireless connectivity with speeds of up to 250Mbps. According to the Chief Technology and Information...
Millicom has revealed that it will be supporting the African Union's (AU) campaign, which is intended to raise funds to fight the Ebola virus in West Africa. Mobile Operators across Africa including: Airtel and Airtel Nigeria, Econet Wireless, Etisalat, MTN Group and MTN Zambia, Orange, Safaricom, Vodacom and Vodafone Ghana...
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...
Bharti Airtel has revealed the launch of a cross-border money transfer service for its customer's in Niger. Niger will join three other African countries - the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Zambia and Rwanda - where Airtel Money customers can transfer cash, facilitate remittances and affordably conduct regional trade through...
Airtel Nigeria and 2go, a mobile focused social network, have partnered to launch a new social bundle for data on Airtel’s service. According to 2go: “For only NGN 100 per week or NGN 200 monthly, Airtel subscribers can obtain unlimited access to 2go.” “The latest version of 2go adds voice notes...
MTN Ghana has revealed plans to partner with a variety of microfinance companies. The partnership is intended to assist customers to receive and repay loans via the Mobile Money wallet. According to MTN Ghana, Mobile Money is in partnership with the Ministry for Gender, Children and social Protection in the...
Digital money transfer service WorldRemit has joined forces with First Bank of Nigeria Limited (First Bank) for instant money transfers to all First Bank accounts in Nigeria. The new strategic partnership considerably expands WorldRemit’s footprint in the country and allows its customers in over 50 countries to send money to...
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