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Wave Closes Largest Series A Round for an African FinTech at $200-Million

Wave, a Senegal-based mobile money provider have raised $200-million in a Series A round of funding, reports Tech Crunch. The investment marks the largest-ever Series A funding round for a fintech startup in Africa, and it values Wave at around...

No more free data access to Wikipedia in 2018

On Friday 16 February 2018 the Wikimedia Foundation announced that free access to Wikipedia will end in 2018, which was part of the Wikipedia Zero partnership programme. In a statement on its website the foundation said, "After careful evaluation, the...

Legitng launches Nigeria’s first free online legal consultation service

Legitng, an online legal content and referral platform, after their launch, on 1 October 2017, has become the first free 24 hour online legal consultation service in Nigeria. According to the site, they are committed to providing access to legal...

Showmax now free for DSTV Premium subscribers

DSTV and Showmax announced on Monday 11 September 2017 that the companies will be advancing their merger, which will now see DSTV premium subscribers receive the Showmax offerings for free in South Africa. Previously priced at R99 a month, premium...

South Africa: Get 3 months free high-speed with C-Fibre

In an attempt to entice new customers, mobile operator Cell C has announced a new fibre-to-the-home promotional offer, giving new customers three months of free C-Fibre access to kick start their high-speed internet journey. Until 30 September 2017, new customers signing...

Standard Bank Announces Data Free Mobile Banking

Standard Bank, announced today that they have dropped their data charges on their mobile banking app. This means that Standard Bank customers will no longer be charged for data, no matter what network they are on, when using the Standard...

Zero-Rated SMS+ To Save South Africans Money

South Africa's 35 million plus mobile consumers are set to benefit from a next generation SMS (Short Message Service) service which can replace the two-decade old USSD (Unstructured Supplementary Data Service) and zero-rate it to boot. Archer Digital's SMS+ is...

South Africa: Free Facebook on Vodacom

Vodacom announced the launch of Facebook Flex on Tuesday. In an attempt to lower the cost to communicate and increase connectivity in South Africa, Facebook Flex is the first of many products that it will be launching under the...

Africa to receive free access to French-language Wikipedia

Afrique Telecom is progressively deploying Internet solutions over Sub-Saharan Africa in combination with Eutelsat’s satellite capacity. Its “TamTam” service extends access to the Internet in rural areas using Wi-Fi hotspots for collective access. In a new step revealed, “TamTam” will be...

Get Michael Jackson’s new album for free

Recording company Epic Records announced yesterday that Sony Mobile customers of select new devices including Xperia Z2, Xperia Z2 Tablet and Xperia M2 will be able to get the King of Pop’s new album, XSCAPE, for free. “Sony Mobile will not...
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Enhancing IoT Security with a Cyber Immune Solution

Internet of Things (IoT) devices, ranging from wearables to smart home appliances, are increasingly targeted by cybercriminals for...
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