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UNICEF provides software and machine learning support in Sierra Leone

UNICEF provides software and machine learning support in Sierra Leone

May 30, 2019 • General, West AfricaComments Off on UNICEF provides software and machine learning support in Sierra Leone

UNICEF is collaborating with the Directorate of Science, Technology and Innovation (DSTI) in the Office of the President, on a knowledge exchange partnership, around innovative Machine Learning techniques in Sierra Leone.​ ​A two-person team from the UNICEF’s Office of Innovation in New York joined DSTI in Sierra Leone to collaborate on a Machine...

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Nigeria's on-demand motorcycle taxi app secures Series A funding

Nigeria’s on-demand motorcycle taxi app secures Series A funding

May 27, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s on-demand motorcycle taxi app secures Series A funding

  Gokada, a Lagos-based on-demand motorcycle taxi app, has secured a Series A funding of $5.3 million. Led by Rise Capital with participation from Adventure Capital, First MidWest Group, IC Global Partners and several local investors, Gokada will deploy...

Facebook continues to train startups across Nigeria

Facebook continues to train startups across Nigeria

May 22, 2019 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Facebook continues to train startups across Nigeria

Facebook is celebrating a year since the doors of NG_Hub opened in Lagos. The company has further cemented its ambitions to train users across Nigeria in digital skills. Facebook released an infographic highlighting key milestones over the past year. Created...

Telecoming to expand its offering in the African mobile market

Telecoming to expand its offering in the African mobile market

May 21, 2019 • Gadgets and Gaming, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Telecoming to expand its offering in the African mobile market

Telecoming, a European technology company that specialized in digital services monetization has closed an agreement with African company Maliyo Games, a mobile gaming company in Nigeria, to distribute its offer in the region. This agreement will allow...

Orange selects Engie for the operation and maintenance of its data centre in Côte d’Ivoire

Orange selects Engie for the operation and maintenance of its data centre in Côte d’Ivoire

May 21, 2019 • Cloud Computing, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Orange selects Engie for the operation and maintenance of its data centre in Côte d’Ivoire

Orange Services Group has selected Global energy company, Engie for the operation and maintenance of its data centre in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. This data centre of the latest generation, built by the Orange Service Group (GOS), is one of the few...

MTN Nigeria

MTN Nigeria lists on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

May 15, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on MTN Nigeria lists on the Nigerian Stock Exchange

MTN Nigeria has announced announce that it has received approval to list on the Premium Board of The Nigerian Stock Exchange (“NSE”). The listing is set to proceed on 16 May 2019 and will be done by way of an introductory listing. This means that...

Applications for the Cape Town FastTrack close on 19 May

Applications for the Cape Town FastTrack close on 19 May

May 15, 2019 • Southern Africa, Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Applications for the Cape Town FastTrack close on 19 May

The search is on for top-performing disruptive startups seeking solutions for positive change in Africa. Startupbootcamp AfriTech (SBC AfriTech) is calling on high-growth startups in the tech industry to apply to a three-month programme to help companies...

Oil & gas cyber risk grows as IT-OT air gap closes

Hiperdist partners Pelco Networks for distribution across West and East Africa

May 13, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, West AfricaComments Off on Hiperdist partners Pelco Networks for distribution across West and East Africa

Hiperdist, a regional value-added distributor has announced a strategic partnership with Pelco for the West and East Africa regions. Santosh Sansare, General Manager of Hiperdist said, “We are glad to partner with Pelco, one of the leaders in security...

Airtel Nigeria launches 4G network in Enugu state

Airtel Nigeria launches 4G network in Enugu state

May 10, 2019 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Airtel Nigeria launches 4G network in Enugu state

Airtel Nigeria has launched its 4G LTE in major cities and towns in Enugu state in an aim to help boost communications in the region. Regional Operations Director, South Region, Dapo Dosunmu, who represented the Managing Director of Airtel Nigeria, said...

Publiseer selected as one of the 100 most innovative African startups

Nigeria’s Publiseer selected as finalist for Halcyon Incubator Fellowship in Washington

May 10, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Publiseer selected as finalist for Halcyon Incubator Fellowship in Washington

Nigerian digital content distribution platform, Publiseer, founded by computer programmers and Internet entrepreneurs, Chidi Nwaogu and Chika Nwaogu, has been selected as a finalist for the Halcyon Incubator’s Fall 2019 Fellowship. Out of 423...

ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

May 10, 2019 • East Africa, Mining & Energy, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on ARED’s solar powered kiosks to provide digital services in Uganda

Rwanda based Platform as a Service start-up known for its ‘Smart Business in a Box’ solar-powered kiosks, ARED, has announced that it has set up 10 such kiosks with 10 women micro franchisees; thereby marking its expansion into its first international...

Farmcrowdy Group partners Livestock 247 to boost trading in Nigeria

Farmcrowdy Group partners Best Foods Fresh Farms

May 6, 2019 • Startups, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Farmcrowdy Group partners Best Foods Fresh Farms

  Farmcrowdy Group and the newly launched Farmgate Africa, an online agro-commodity aggregator, have announced a strategic partnership with Best Foods Livestock and Poultry Limited one of Nigeria’s most respected agribusiness companies with more...

MIIA appoints John Kamara as new Director

MIIA appoints John Kamara as new Director

May 4, 2019 • People, West AfricaComments Off on MIIA appoints John Kamara as new Director

Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) has announced the appointment of Nigerian Visionary and thought leader, John Kamara, as a Director. The Machine Intelligence Institute of Africa (MIIA) is a non-profit organisation founded by Dr.Jacques Ludik in...

Public agency launches new digital platform in Senegal

May 2, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Public agency launches new digital platform in Senegal

The Agency for Universal Health Coverage in Senegal has launched a new digital platform, sunucmu.com. The platform is the first of its kind to have been fully designed and developed by a public agency on a global scale. L’Agence de Couverture Maladie...

Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth

Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth

April 29, 2019 • Finance, West AfricaComments Off on Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth

Shareholders hear Ecobank set for long-term sustainable growth as they approve all resolutions at 31st Annual General Meeting (AGM) in Lomé, Togo. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated (“Ecobank”), the parent of the Ecobank Group, pan-African bank...

President Buhari commends African Development Bank's transformative role

President Buhari commends African Development Bank’s transformative role

April 26, 2019 • Finance, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on President Buhari commends African Development Bank’s transformative role

The President of Nigeria, Muhammadu Buhari commended the Bank for its successes and pledged Nigeria’s continuous support for the institution. “I want to recognize the support that the African Development Bank has given Nigeria in recent times. I remember...