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KT, announced the launch of the Global Epidemic Prevention Platform (GEPP) in Ghana

Big-data healthcare service launches in Ghana

August 19, 2019 • Healthcare, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Big-data healthcare service launches in Ghana

Korean telecommunication provider, KT, announced the launch of the Global Epidemic Prevention Platform (GEPP) in Ghana on Sunday, 18 August 2019. The project, in conjunction with the Ghana Health Service (GHS), is the first public-private partnership between Korea and the West African country. The platform is the result of a joint effort by KT and [&hellip...

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Nigeria's Verve launches globally accepted payment solution

Nigeria’s Verve launches globally accepted payment solution

August 15, 2019 • Features, Finance, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Verve launches globally accepted payment solution

Nigerian payments technology company, Verve held an event to launch the Verve Global Card on Wednesday, 14 August 2019. The Global Card is said to expand Verve’s existing suite portfolio of payment products and solutions by giving cardholders the...

Samsung unveils Note 10 in Nigeria

Samsung unveils Note 10 in Nigeria

August 12, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Samsung unveils Note 10 in Nigeria

Smartphone manufacturer, Samsung unveiled the brand new Galaxy Note10 in Nigeria on Thursday, 8 August 2019. The latest smartphone is said to combine elegant design with powerful performance and productivity tools to help users make the most of every...

Nigerian startup shortlisted for Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards

August 12, 2019 • Online & Social, Startups, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerian startup shortlisted for Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards

Nigeria’s digital content distribution platform for creatives, Publiseer, has been shortlisted for the Unilever Young Entrepreneurs Awards 2019. Out of 1850 applications around the world, the digital publisher made the top 40 shortlist for the award....

Paratus extends Trans-Kalahari Fibre network

Paratus extends Trans-Kalahari Fibre network

August 7, 2019 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Paratus extends Trans-Kalahari Fibre network

Network provider, Paratus has invested in a 4160km long fibre network that spans all the way from the West to the East coast of Africa. The route — that would normally take more than 60 hours to drive with a car — can be crossed digitally in about 31...

NCC fines major mobile operators for contravening its laws

NCC fines major mobile operators for contravening its laws

August 6, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on NCC fines major mobile operators for contravening its laws

The Nigerian Communications Commissions (NCC) has fined two mobile network operators a total of $350 344.82 for violating various industry regulations. The NCC, in its 2019 first quarter enforcement report, stated that the network providers flouted different...

Nokia showcases 5G potential in Nigeria

Nokia showcases 5G potential in Nigeria

August 5, 2019 • Artificial Intelligence, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nokia showcases 5G potential in Nigeria

Nokia is hosting a series of Innovation Days in Lagos to showcase how 5G technology can transform the way people live and work as well as enhance the industrial productivity in Nigeria. Nokia will present how this technology can benefit telecom operators,...

West Africa makes it to top 5 startups that improve the world

West African startups listed in top 5 businesses that improve the world

July 30, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on West African startups listed in top 5 businesses that improve the world

The Vodafone Institute has selected five startups to take part in the first accelerator that focuses on women in the tech sector. Around 280 startups from 62 countries applied for a place in the F-LANE accelerator and five most innovative business models came...

The AMOS-17 will be utilized by Nigeria-based broadcaster IDS Africa. The AMOS-17 is currently scheduled for launch in August 2019. Image sourced from Twitter.

Spacecom signs contract with Nigeria’s IDS Africa

July 30, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Spacecom signs contract with Nigeria’s IDS Africa

Spacecom, an Isreali satellite communications operator, and the operator of AMOS-3 and AMOS-7 satellites has announced its partnership with IDS Africa, a Nigeria-based broadcaster. IDS Africa will broadcast services on the AMOS-17 satellite, Spacecom’s...

Nigeria’s Access Bank deploys new ATM and card solution

Nigeria’s Access Bank deploys new ATM and card solution

July 29, 2019 • Finance, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Access Bank deploys new ATM and card solution

CR2 announced on Monday, 29 July 2019, that it has successfully completed the migration of Nigeria’s Access Bank’s ATMs to their ATM driving and card switching solution. With the largest customer base in Nigeria, Access Bank is the country’s largest...

Paradise Game launches Paradise Game Centre in Abidjan, Ivory Coast.

Paradise Gaming opens largest video game and ed-tech centre in West Africa

July 26, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Paradise Gaming opens largest video game and ed-tech centre in West Africa

Paradise Game, an African e-sports and e-learning initiative opened the official Paradise Gaming Centre on Wednesday 24 July 2019. The gaming centre is situated in the neighbourhood with the largest population in Abidjan, the capital of Ivory Coast and is now...

MTN Nigeria appoints new board chairman

MTN Nigeria appoints new board chairman

July 26, 2019 • People, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria appoints new board chairman

Network provider, MTN Nigeria, announced on Thursday, 25 July 2019, that Ernest Ndukwe has been appointed Chairman of the board. Ndukwe, a former Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), has since been called ‘Mr....

Airtel Nigeria introduces 4G smartphones

Airtel Nigeria introduces 4G smartphones

July 24, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel Nigeria introduces 4G smartphones

Nigerian Telecommunications provider, Airtel, announced on Wednesday, 24 July 2019, the introduction of two new 4G Smartphones — the Airtel Diva and Airtel Top Notch. These devices come on the heels of Airtels commitment to accelerate mobile Internet uptake...

Showmax launches in Nigeria

Showmax launches in Nigeria

July 23, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Showmax launches in Nigeria

On Tuesday, 23 July 2019, Showmax officially launched a new video-on-demand service in Nigeria. Priced at over $8 per month, the video streaming service features a dedicated slate of Nigerian TV shows and movies, international hit series and Hollywood...

Farmers utilizing Farmcrowdy's programs. Image sourced from Farmcrowdy.

Farmcrowdy announces unified portfolio companies

July 23, 2019 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Farmcrowdy announces unified portfolio companies

Nigeria’s first Digital Agriculture platform, Farmcrowdy, together with its sister companies Agricsquare and Farmgate Africa, have announced a unification of all its companies. This is a strategy to create a larger Farmcrowdy, as well as allow this new...

Microsoft builds capacity of women software engineers in Kenya

Microsoft builds capacity of women software engineers in Kenya

July 18, 2019 • Careers, East Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Microsoft builds capacity of women software engineers in Kenya

In an effort to build support for local women in ICT, Microsoft has recruited engineers to work in its new Africa Development Centre (ADC) in Kenya and in Nigeria. In June, ADC Nairobi hosted its first LEAP hackathon for 26 female developers, challenging...