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Binance Goes on a Crypto Education Tour Across Francophone Africa

Binance, one of the world’s leading blockchain ecosystem and cryptocurrency infrastructure providers have launched a crypto education tour across 5 countries in French-speaking Africa as part of its mission to drive blockchain adoption and enable greater financial accessibility in...

Netflix Scholarship Applications for West and Central Africa Now Open

Streaming giant Netflix has today announced the extension of its Netflix Creative Equity Scholarship Fund (CESF) to film and television students in the West and Central Africa region. Applications are now open for students to apply to study at...

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 Posts Latest Results, Sees Massive Fintech Boom

MTN Nigeria has today announced its unaudited results for the half-year ended 30 June 2022. The company, an arm of MTN Group, considered Africa's largest telecom in terms of subscribers and revenue, continues to report positive growth, particularly in...

Nigeria’s Autochek Acquires CoinAfrique for Francophone Africa Expansion

The Lagos, Nigeria-based Autochek, an automotive technology company that seeks to make car ownership more accessible and affordable across Africa, has announced the acquisition of CoinAfrique, a leading platform for classified ads in French-speaking Africa, to accelerate the penetration...

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...

Nigeria Air’s Much-Anticipated Launch Date Finally Set

Nigeria's Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC) has announced today that it is "working around the clock" to succeed in making Nigeria Air fully operational by June 2023. The airline, a spiritual revival of the company Nigeria Airways which became defunct...

West & Central African App Platform Gozem Raises $5-Million in Series A Round

Gozem, a leading multi-vertical super app platform in West & Central Africa, announced today the closing of a $5 million Series A round raised from corporate and institutional investors spread across four continents with specialities in healthtech, fintech, and...

Togo Celebrates the Opening of its First Data Centre

The first data centre built in the West African country of Togo has officially opened for business in the country's capital of Lomé. The opening of the data centre forms part of the Togolese government's National Development Plan to...

Satellite TV Continues to Gain Popularity in Ghana and Nigeria

A new study shows that Satellite TV reception increased by 23% in Nigeria and 19% in Ghana in 2019 since the last study, conducted two years ago; SES currently reaches 35 million TV households across the African Continent. SES has...
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