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Tizeti Seeks to Bring its Solar-Powered Internet to More African Countries

Nigerian solar-based internet provider Tizeti has announced that it is set to expand its operations within Nigeria and Ghana, and into new neighboring countries Cote d’Ivoire and Togo. The company is also considering listing its Nigerian Subsidiary. With over 2.8...

MTN Nigeria Bleeds $54-Million to Shady Bank Transfers

Nigeria's largest telecom firm, MTN Nigeria and MTN's leading subsidiary in terms of sheer number of subscribers, has taken 18 banks in Nigeria to court over an alleged series of unauthorised transfers to the tune of $53.7-million. The shady transfers...

MultiChoice Hikes Prices of DStv & GOtv in Nigeria – Here’s By How Much

MultiChoice has increased the monthly prices for its DStv and GOtv packages in Nigeria, according to an announcement on Tuesday. The same announcement claimed the cause of the price hike was the rising costs of inflation and business operations. “In...

MTN Group Appoints New COO for its Nigerian Arm

Africa's largest telecom, SA-based MTN Group has announced three new senior leadership appointments in its Nigerian, Iranian and Sudanese businesses all effective as of 1 April 2022. All three appointments were internal candidates, MTN says. MTN Nigeria's New COO Following the...

Tizeti Partners Microsoft to Boost High-Speed Internet in Nigeria

Microsoft, the US-founded tech megacorp, and West African solar-based internet service provider Tizeti have announced a new collaboration to boost high-speed internet in Nigeria with the "Airband initiative". The initiative will see the rollout of high-speed Airband internet infrastructure in...

Airtel Nigeria Upgrades All 2G & 3G Cell Sites to 4G

Airtel Nigeria, the West African arm of telecom Airtel Africa, has announced that it is upgrading all of its cell sites to 4G technology. The operator says that now its 50-million customers in Nigeria can "tap into flawless voice call...

New Bitcoin SV Ambassadors Appointed for East & West Africa

The Bitcoin Satoshi's Vision (BSV) blockchain's - the original Bitcoin blockchain created in 2018 - Switzerland-based organisation has appointed two new BSV Ambassadors as part of its global ambassador programme. Mohammed Ibrahim Jega and Geoffrey Weli-Wosu have both been appointed...

Brain Drain: How to Curb the Mass Migration of Tech Talents from Africa

The search for commensurate rewards is one that drives the human pursuit in different sectors, from medicine, to tech, to artisanship and entrepreneurship is why tech talents leave the continent in search of greener pastures. Due to the ongoing trend...

Nigeria’s Paga Announces New Payments Deal with this Social Media Powerhouse

Paga, the African payment company and a market leader in its founding country of Nigeria, is announcing today that it has been added as a payment provider by US social media powerhouse Twitter for its Tips feature in the...

MTN Building New Head Office in Côte d’Ivoire in Preparations for 5G Trial

MTN Group on Friday launched the construction of a state-of-the-art headquarters for MTN Côte d’Ivoire, as well as the start of a local trial of 5G services in Abidjan. Both took place during a state visit to the West...
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New Cyber Threats Emerge: Most Wanted Malware in Africa

Check Point® Software Technologies Ltd. has released the Global Threat Index for March 2024. Recent investigations have unveiled cybercriminals'...
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