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Nigerian fintech startup closes $5.5 mln Series A Round

Nigerian fintech startup closes $5.5 mln Series A Round

March 1, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian fintech startup closes $5.5 mln Series A Round

Nigerian fintech company, TeamApt has closed on a $5.5M Series A round, led by Quantum Capital Partners. The Lagos-based company is a leader in the development of Digital Banking, Digital Business solutions and running Payment Infrastructure for Africa. Today’s announcement will see the company scale more aggressively into additional markets, whilst...

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Ghana: NCA revokes Expresso telecom's licence

Ghana: NCA revokes Expresso telecom’s licence

February 28, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana: NCA revokes Expresso telecom’s licence

The license of Kasapa Telecoms Limited, operators of 028 numbers under the Expresso telecom brand, has been revoked revealed the National Communications Authority (NCA). Kasapa Telecom Limited is not licensed to provide any telecommunication services in...

Orange launches a new smart feature phone powered by KaiOS

February 26, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Orange launches a new smart feature phone powered by KaiOS

Orange has partnered with KaiOS Technologies and UNISOC to launch a phone with voice recognition at $US 20 in 16 countries in Africa and the Middle-East : Botswana, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central Africa Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Côte...

MainOne, Facebook roll out open-access fibre network in Nigeria

MainOne, Facebook roll out open-access fibre network in Nigeria

February 26, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MainOne, Facebook roll out open-access fibre network in Nigeria

MainOne has announced a partnership with Facebook to roll out a metro fibre infrastructure project in two states of Nigeria. The infrastructure collaboration is part of Facebook’s efforts to connect more people to broadband internet. As part of this...

Publiseer selected to pitch at Startup Turkey

Publiseer selected to pitch at Startup Turkey

February 23, 2019 • Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Publiseer selected to pitch at Startup Turkey

Nigeria’s digital publishing platform, Publiseer, has been selected to pitch at Startup Turkey Top 100 Demo Day. Publiseer was selected as the top 100 from 120,000 startup applications from 150 countries. Only 1% of the startups that applied were...

Africa sees growth in crypto ownership-study

Africa sees growth in crypto ownership-study

February 22, 2019 • East Africa, Finance, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Africa sees growth in crypto ownership-study

Hootsuite’s 2019 Global Digital Report ranked South Africa as the world’s top nation for crypto ownership, with 10.7% of internet users in the country holding a financial interest in cryptocurrency. The global average was only 5.5%. “This is...

Decision Africa app to provide market data and analysis for upcoming Nigeria elections

Decision Africa app to provide market data and analysis for upcoming Nigeria elections

February 22, 2019 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Decision Africa app to provide market data and analysis for upcoming Nigeria elections

Financial markets data and infrastructure, Refinitiv has announced the launch of a dedicated Nigeria election page on its Decision Africa app hosted on its financial markets’ desktop, Eikon. The Nigeria election page features breaking news, market data,...

Surfline partnership to provide free Wifi to public libraries in Ghana

Surfline partnership to provide free Wifi to public libraries in Ghana

February 21, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Surfline partnership to provide free Wifi to public libraries in Ghana

Ghanaian operator Surfline Communications has partnered Ghana Library Authority (GhLA) to provide free Wifi connectivity to members of public libraries in the Greater Accra Region. The Executive Director (Ag.) of Ghana Library Authority, Hayford Siaw, and the...

Affordable smart feature phones to run on KaiOS

February 19, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, North Africa, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Affordable smart feature phones to run on KaiOS

KaiOS Technologies has announced that six new partners in Algeria, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, South Africa, and Tanzania will launch mobile phones running on its operating system for smart feature phones, KaiOS. These devices form a new category of phones that...

Vodafone Ghana introduces new range of bundles

Vodafone Ghana introduces new range of bundles

February 19, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Vodafone Ghana introduces new range of bundles

Vodafone Ghana has introduced eight bundles to replace its long list of integrated bundles. The telecommunications company said it arrived at this decision following issues it identified were affecting customers, such as indecision when choosing a preferred...

Nigeria: Lagos State Governor to launch e-procurement platform

Nigeria: Lagos State Governor to launch e-procurement platform

February 18, 2019 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Lagos State Governor to launch e-procurement platform

At the second edition of the Lagos State Annual Public Procurement Summit held at the Lagos, the state Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode revealed that his administration would launch an e-procurement platform in the next three weeks. The platform will be aimed at...

AirtelTigo Business accelerates business growth in Ghana

AirtelTigo Business accelerates business growth in Ghana

February 18, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AirtelTigo Business accelerates business growth in Ghana

AirtelTigo has launched AirtelTigo Business, its Business-to-Business arm in Ghana, Accra. AirtelTigo Business aims to provide end-to-end connectivity solutions to Small, Medium and Large corporate organisations to enable them achieve growth and...

$300 mln Ghanaian smart cities project to enable nationwide Wifi network

$300 mln Ghanaian smart cities project to enable nationwide Wifi network

February 15, 2019 • General, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on $300 mln Ghanaian smart cities project to enable nationwide Wifi network

Celltel Networks, Roberta Annan Consulting (RAC) and Chinese government’s international cooperation company (CEIEC) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to collaborate in the execution of the $300 million Ghana Smart Cities project under the...

Young, African entrepreneurs can now apply for the Anzisha Prize

Young, African entrepreneurs can now apply for the Anzisha Prize

February 15, 2019 • East Africa, Events, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Young, African entrepreneurs can now apply for the Anzisha Prize

The Anzisha Prize program which is a partnership between African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation has just launched the call for 2019 applications. The prize is looking for Africa’s most innovative social and business entrepreneurs between...

Nigeria's innovation centre expands to East Africa

Nigeria’s innovation centre expands to East Africa

February 15, 2019 • East Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s innovation centre expands to East Africa

Nigeria’s innovation centre, Co-Creation Hub launch the ‘CcHUB Design Lab‘ in Rwanda. The design lab is an unprecedented next step in Africa’s growing tech sector, and is set to become a creative space where its multidisciplinary team...

UBA, Google rollout Wifi hotspots in Nigeria

UBA, Google rollout Wifi hotspots in Nigeria

February 14, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on UBA, Google rollout Wifi hotspots in Nigeria

The United Bank for Africa (UBA) has collaborated with Google and ISP partner to launch Google Station in 11 UBA branches in Lagos State as part of plans to roll out 200 stations in the country. Google Station, a platform for providing free, high-speed Wi-Fi...