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MTN appoints Vodacom former CEO

MTN appoints former Vodafone CEO

July 18, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, People, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN appoints former Vodafone CEO

On Thursday, 18 July 2019, MTN Group announced the appointment of Yolanda Cuba as new Group Chief Digital and Fintech Officer. She joins MTN Group from Vodacom, where she served as Chief Officer of Strategy and M&A. Prior to her role at Vodacom, Cuba was the CEO of Vodafone Ghana for a three-year period, a [&hellip...

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Gozem launches three-wheeled auto-rickshaw service in West Africa.

Gozem launches three-wheeled auto-rickshaw service in West Africa

July 17, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Gozem launches three-wheeled auto-rickshaw service in West Africa

Gozem has expanded its transport offering with the auto-rickshaws in Lomé and Cotonou after launching other on-demand transport products. Today, these auto-rickshaws are an intermediate form of transport, between motorcycle-taxis and car taxis, and can carry...

Online Business School for Entrepreneurs launched in Africa

Online Business School for entrepreneurs launched in Nigeria

July 15, 2019 • Education, Features, Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Online Business School for entrepreneurs launched in Nigeria

Business coach and trainer, TriciaBiz launched an online business school on Saturday, 13 July 2019, in Nigeria. The new online school, Business Lab Africa, aims to help entrepreneurs in Africa succeed in business, it’s subscription-based and is geared...

The Welltec WAI on its way for deployment

Welltec and Total E&P Congo deploy world’s first cement-less completion

July 11, 2019 • Mining & Energy, West AfricaComments Off on Welltec and Total E&P Congo deploy world’s first cement-less completion

Welltec, well intervention and well constructions solutions company, has announced the first deployment of a completely cement-less completion in the Republic of Congo during 2019’s second quarter. Welltec, in the first quarter of 2017, deployed the...

Opera announces shared investment in OPay Nigeria

July 11, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Opera announces shared investment in OPay Nigeria

Provider of a rapidly growing mobile payment service and consumer platform, OPay has raised $50 million in total funding. The lead investors included IDG Capital, Sequoia China, Source Code Capital, Meituan-Dianping, GSR Ventures and Opera. OPay plans to use...

Nigeria's internet download speed amongst slowest in the world

Nigeria’s internet download speed amongst slowest in the world

July 10, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s internet download speed amongst slowest in the world

A report published by Cable, reveals that Nigeria’s significantly slow Internet download speed has caused the nation to rank 176th out of 207 countries — down from 95th place just two years ago.  The Worldwide broadband speed league 2019 report says it...

Multichoice Nigeria launches new mobile app, MyGOtv

MultiChoice Nigeria launches new mobile app, MyGOtv

July 10, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MultiChoice Nigeria launches new mobile app, MyGOtv

Multichoice Nigeria has launched a new mobile app, MyGOtv, for its digital platform, GOtv.  John Ugbe, Chief Executive Officer of MultiChoice Nigeria, said that the platform will put the power of self-service back into the hands of the customers and allow...

Printronix partners with Tri-Continental to expand reach in Africa

Printronix partners Tri-Continental to expand reach in Africa

July 10, 2019 • East Africa, General, North Africa, West AfricaComments Off on Printronix partners Tri-Continental to expand reach in Africa

On Tuesday, 9 July 2019, Printronix signed an agreement with Tri-Continental to broaden their reseller base and strengthen presence within Central, East and West Africa. Under the agreement, Tri-Continental will distribute Printronix and TallyGenicom line...

Spotify Lite now available across Africa

Spotify Lite now available in Africa

July 9, 2019 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Spotify Lite now available in Africa

Spotify has officially introduced Spotify Lite. Lite, according to Spotify,  is a small, fast, and simplified version of the main Spotify app. Users will still be able to search and play their favourite songs and artists, save them, share with others,...

Workz invests in mobile growth in West Africa

Workz invests in mobile growth in West Africa

July 4, 2019 • Internet of Things, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Workz invests in mobile growth in West Africa

Workz Group, a mobile and IoT solutions provider announced the opening of its office in Dakar, Senegal in order to serve the West African telecoms market. This was done with the intention of strengthening Workz’ African presence. The Segal office is the...

A field agent and a farmer are discussing the Farm Development Plan. Image sourced from Twitter: Rainforest Alliance.

The Rainforest Alliance announces Ag-Tech Developer Challenge winners

July 4, 2019 • Digital Transformation, West AfricaComments Off on The Rainforest Alliance announces Ag-Tech Developer Challenge winners

On 3 July 2019 the Rainforest Alliance announced the two winners of the inaugural international Ag-Tech Developer Challenge. Fifty organisations took part in the challenge with participants submitting innovative remote-sensing data products to improve digital...

Siemon, Arista Networks partner to deliver Cloud and Infrastructure Forum in Nigeria

Siemon, Arista Networks partner to deliver Cloud and Infrastructure Forum in Nigeria

July 2, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, West AfricaComments Off on Siemon, Arista Networks partner to deliver Cloud and Infrastructure Forum in Nigeria

Siemon and Arista Networks have collaborated to share their knowledge at the recent ‘Cloud & Infrastructure Development Forum’ in Lagos. The forum delivered insight into key technologies that can enable pan-African businesses to successfully migrate...

Meganne Lorraine Ceday Boho, recipient of The Diana Award 2019.

Young Ivorian receives award in honor of Princess Diana

July 1, 2019 • Education, West AfricaComments Off on Young Ivorian receives award in honor of Princess Diana

Meganne Lorraine Ceday Boho from Côte D’Ivoire has been granted the Diana Award, the highest accolade a young person can receive for humanitarian efforts or social action. The Diana Award celebrates its 20th anniversary in 2019. The Award was...

MTN Nigeria launches 4G+ in 3 states

July 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria launches 4G+ in 3 states

MTN Nigeria announced that it’s 4G+ service has been launched and is immediately available in Lagos, Abuja, and Port-Harcourt.  According to an article published by Telecompaper, ‘MTN 4G+ runs on LTE advanced technology using a combination of the...

Google set to launch phase 1 of the Equiano Project in 2021.

Google set to build new internet cable between Africa and Europe

July 1, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Google set to build new internet cable between Africa and Europe

Google is planning to build a new undersea cable called “Equiano” that will connect Africa to Europe, more specifically South Africa to Portugal. The Equiano subsea cable will be fully funded by the company. Google has invested $47 billion in...

Jumia Food Nigeria promotes healthy living with addition of So Fresh to its platform

Jumia Food Nigeria promotes healthy living with addition of So Fresh to its platform

June 30, 2019 • Retail, West AfricaComments Off on Jumia Food Nigeria promotes healthy living with addition of So Fresh to its platform

  Jumia Food has added So Fresh, a Nigerian fresh food chain, to its platform. This is in a bid to promote healthy living among Nigerians. The collaboration was announced on Wednesday, 26th June 2019, at a press conference held by both So Fresh and...