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Chika Nwaogu, CEO of Playfre Africa.

Playfre launches SongRoute service to help African artists monetize their work

June 29, 2019 • East Africa, Online & Social, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Playfre launches SongRoute service to help African artists monetize their work

Playfre, the African music streaming service created by Chika Nwaogu, has launched a new service called SongRoute. SongRoute is designed to further help African artists monetize their music online. This latest service comes just shortly after the release of myPlayfre, which is designed to assist African artists in selling their music online without having...

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8 key areas to improve South Africa-Nigeria cooperation-Standard Bank

8 key areas to improve South Africa-Nigeria cooperation-Standard Bank

June 27, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on 8 key areas to improve South Africa-Nigeria cooperation-Standard Bank

Standard Bank has identified eight key areas of potential cooperation between South Africa and Nigeria, which the two countries could use to spur faster economic growth and improve the living standards of their citizens. Africa’s two biggest economies...

Mobile operators in Ghana report over 2,000 fibre cuts in 2019 alone

Mobile operators in Ghana report over 2,000 fibre cuts in 2019 alone

June 26, 2019 • Features, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Mobile operators in Ghana report over 2,000 fibre cuts in 2019 alone

Ghana’s mobile industry has undergone more than 2,000 incidents related to fibre cuts in just the first half of 2019. Data released by the Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications shows ‘2,000 incidents of fibre cuts and 600 incidents of theft at base stations...

Multinational clients to benefit from Vodacom Business Africa's strategic repositioning

Multinational clients to benefit from Vodacom Business Africa’s strategic repositioning

June 25, 2019 • General, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Multinational clients to benefit from Vodacom Business Africa’s strategic repositioning

Vodacom Group announced a strategic repositioning of its Vodacom Business Africa operations that will result in three separate share purchase agreements involving its enterprise businesses in Nigeria, Zambia, Angola, Ghana, and Cote d’Ivoire. Subject to...

Vodacom Group to sell its Angolan operations and assets

Vodacom Group to sell its Angolan operations and assets

June 24, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Vodacom Group to sell its Angolan operations and assets

On Friday, 21 June 2019, Vodacom Group announced that it has entered into an agreement with Internet Technologies Angola (ITA), one of the largest independent network providers in Angola. The deal set out requires ITA to purchase Vodacom Business...

Ghana: AirtelTigo partners Huawei on $30 million network modernisation project

AirtelTigo Ghana partners Huawei on $30 million network modernisation project

June 24, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on AirtelTigo Ghana partners Huawei on $30 million network modernisation project

Network provider, AirtelTigo, is partnering with Huawei Technologies on a $30 million project that’s aimed to provide a faster internet experience to customers. The project, which has been designed in phases, will commence in the greater Accra region in...

Nigeria’s digital taxi-transportation service, MAX, receives $7.5 million in funding

Nigeria’s digital taxi-transportation service, MAX, receives $7.5 million in funding

June 23, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s digital taxi-transportation service, MAX, receives $7.5 million in funding

The uMunthu fund has acquired a share in MAX, the motorcycle hailing app in West Africa. MAX has raised around $7.5 million from a group of investors including NovaStar Ventures, Yamaha, Breakthrough Energy Ventures, Zrosk Investment Management, and other...

Vodacom to reposition its reach within Africa

Vodacom to reposition its reach within Africa

June 23, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Vodacom to reposition its reach within Africa

Vodacom announced that it plans on introducing a new operational model that, according to the company, is better suited to its Pan-African customers. This strategic repositioning will see Vodacom Business Africa move some of its operations between a number of...

Jobberman.com Nigeria appoints a new CEO

Jobberman.com Nigeria appoints a new CEO

June 22, 2019 • People, West AfricaComments Off on Jobberman.com Nigeria appoints a new CEO

On 20 June 2019, Jobberman.com Nigeria named Hilda Kabushenga Kragha as the new CEO of the digital jobs and careers platform. She joined the business on 10 June 2019 responsible for the growth and operations of the company. Kragha was previously an Engagement...

Chika Nwaogu, CEO and creator of Playfre

Playfre, Nigeria’s answer to Spotify, achieves 100,000 streams two weeks after its launch

June 20, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Playfre, Nigeria’s answer to Spotify, achieves 100,000 streams two weeks after its launch

Playfre, Africa’s first indigenous music streaming platform, has recorded 100,00 streams just two weeks after it launched. Playfre was launched on 1 May 2019 as a free music streaming platform that allows Africans to access over 45 million songs. The...

Jumia empowers Nigerian women through eCommerce

June 18, 2019 • Online & Social, Retail, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Jumia empowers Nigerian women through eCommerce

Nigeria’s online shopping platform, Jumia, is attempting to bridge the ever-increasing unemployment gap by empowering young women. The company launched its ‘Women & Youth Empowerment’ pilot programme in Yaba, Lagos on Friday, 14th June...

GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

June 14, 2019 • Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on GE Healthcare advances universal health coverage in Ghana

GE Healthcare hosted a two-day “Healthcare Dialogues” event in Ghana, bringing together public and private sectors’ industry stakeholders including policymakers, healthcare professionals, decision makers, academia, investors and financing...

WorldRemit launches new product for business payments to South Africa

WorldRemit launches new product for business payments to South Africa

June 12, 2019 • Finance, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on WorldRemit launches new product for business payments to South Africa

Digital money transfer company WorldRemit has launched WorldRemit for Business, a new service that enables small and medium-sized business owners to pay their employees and contractors in 140 countries worldwide, including fast-growing markets such as Ghana,...

MTN launches Africa's first AI service for Mobile Money

MTN launches Africa’s first AI service for Mobile Money

June 7, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN launches Africa’s first AI service for Mobile Money

MTN Group is proud to announce the launch of Africa’s first Mobile Money (MoMo) artificial intelligence service or “chatbot”. The chatbot went live in Ivory Coast in May and will be rolled out across MTN’s MoMo footprint in the next...

Egyptian operator deploys AI for unbanked subscribers.

fonYou opens office in Nigeria to deploy mobile money and fintech

June 6, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on fonYou opens office in Nigeria to deploy mobile money and fintech

fonYou announced a new office in Nigeria, where more than 30 million new mobile subscribers are expected to come online by 2025. With 190 million people, Nigeria has the largest population of any country in Africa. According to the GSMA, Nigeria has a mobile...

Publiseer selected as one of the 100 most innovative African startups

Publiseer selected as one of the 100 most innovative African startups

June 3, 2019 • Online & Social, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Publiseer selected as one of the 100 most innovative African startups

Africa Moves has announced the selection of 100 of the most innovative and promising African startups for the June 17-21 Africa Moves’ Summit in Tunisia. The selection was carefully made from a pool of over 1000 applications by a jury of experts. The jury...