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Nigerians win Ericsson App awards

May 22, 2014 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigerians win Ericsson App awards

Ericsson has today announced the winners of the 2014 Ericsson Application Awards at a ceremony held at the Ericsson Studio in Kista, Sweden. The Student category was won by Team WorkMode from South Africa for their collaboration app, with the Company category being won by Team SOP from Nigeria with their app that monitors electricity [&hellip...

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hotel booking platform Jovago expands to Zanzibar, Djibouti and Malawi

May 21, 2014 • East Africa, North Africa, Online & Social, Southern Africa, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on hotel booking platform Jovago expands to Zanzibar, Djibouti and Malawi

After recently expanding into South Sudan just last month, the online booking portal Jovago, founded by Africa Internet Holding (AIH), is continuing to expand across Africa, bringing operations to Zanzibar, Djibouti and Malawi in order to offer easy and...

Nigeria: Konga Launches Free Delivery Nationwide

May 16, 2014 • Online & Social, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Konga Launches Free Delivery Nationwide

Konga.com, a leading e-commerce service in Nigeria, in celebration of its customers and recent recognition as the most Innovative and impactful retail brand in Nigeria by the Lagos state chamber of commerce and industry has introduced free delivery nationwide...

India’s Netxcell appoints Nigerian to African team

May 16, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on India’s Netxcell appoints Nigerian to African team

Netxcell Limited, one of India’s leading telecom technology solutions providers; today announced the appointment of Ms. Abimbola Kazeem; a native of Nigeria (Africa) to Netxcell’s core team in Africa. Ms. Kazeem will be based out of Nigeria and heading...

Microsoft announces new TV white space partnerships

May 13, 2014 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Microsoft announces new TV white space partnerships

Today, at the Dynamic Spectrum Alliance Global Summit in Accra, Microsoft announced new TV white space partnerships and projects on four continents, including its newest partnership with SpectraLink Wireless and Facebook to provide low-cost wireless...

Nigeria: Easy Taxi app to come pre-installed on Galaxy S5

April 30, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Easy Taxi app to come pre-installed on Galaxy S5

Easy Taxi, one of the world’s largest taxi booking apps, has teamed up with Samsung to offer its services to even more customers across Nigeria, with the Easy Taxi app to be pre-installed on all new Samsung Galaxy S5 devices as part of the Galaxy Gift...

World’s most influential mobile expert in Nigeria next month

April 23, 2014 • Events, Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on World’s most influential mobile expert in Nigeria next month

Tomi Ahonen, the man measured by Forbes as the world’s most influential expert in mobile, will be taking to the stage and sharing his esteemed vision of the future of mobile at the Mobile West Africa 2014 conference, taking place in Lagos on 13-16 May at...

Dimension Data opens office in Ghana

April 14, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Dimension Data opens office in Ghana

Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, has expanded its presence in West Africa and opened an office in Ghana. The Group has been operating in the West African market for a decade with an operation in Nigeria. In...

Can Nigeria generate $250 billion from technology?

March 11, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Can Nigeria generate $250 billion from technology?

For most African countries, investing in technology has resulted in GDP increasing by as much as 5% – 10%, but Zinox Group CEO Leo Stan-Ekeh is of the opinion that Nigeria will be able to generate $250 billion in the next five years from technology....

Ghana mobilises specialised unit to protect its cyberspace

February 21, 2014 • Security, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Ghana mobilises specialised unit to protect its cyberspace

The Ghanaian government is confident that the recently established national Computer Incident Response Team (CIRT) project will serve as effective protection of the West African country’s cyberspace. Local media have said the Project is scheduled to be...

Nigeria: Biometric banking receives $50 million boost

February 19, 2014 • Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria: Biometric banking receives $50 million boost

The first phase of a national biometric system rollout for Nigeria’s financial system is operational. The technology to identify all bank customers by fingerprint is being supplied by DERMALOG Identification Systems. On Valentine’s Day, the pilot...

Nigeria’s software market gets Xplicit

February 19, 2014 • West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s software market gets Xplicit

Focus Softnet, a leading software development company, today announced that it has signed a partnership agreement with Xplicit Systems to distribute its wide range of IT software solutions in Nigeria. According to the terms of the agreement, Xplicit Systems...

Country focus: Tech taking Liberia into a new era

February 18, 2014 • Features, West AfricaComments Off on Country focus: Tech taking Liberia into a new era

  The West African country of Liberia has received a great deal of coverage in the news of late. Specifically, there have been detailed reports in regional media about financial irregularities within the Liberia Telecommunication Authority (LTA) and the...

Nigeria’s Konga unveils refurbished marketplace

February 17, 2014 • Online & Social, Top Stories, West AfricaComments Off on Nigeria’s Konga unveils refurbished marketplace

  Nigeria’s Largest Online Mall which only last year announced the launch of Konga Mall, an offering which gave select Nigerian businesses the opportunity to make their products and businesses available online to millions of Nigerian shoppers, is...

SkyVision links up Nigerian petroleum company

February 12, 2014 • East Africa, Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on SkyVision links up Nigerian petroleum company

SkyVision Global Networks Ltd., a leading global communications provider, today announced the successful implementation of its project with SAPETRO (South Atlantic Petroleum), one of Nigeria’s major oil and gas upstream companies with new operations in...

Easy Taxi, Samsung show Lagos customers some love

February 12, 2014 • Mobile and Telecoms, West AfricaComments Off on Easy Taxi, Samsung show Lagos customers some love

Nigeria’s leading Taxi hailing app service, Easy Taxi has partnered with Samsung Nigeria to give customers free taxi rides on the 14th and 15th of February 2014. The taxi service started barely six months ago and now provides the safest means of...