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Africa Data Centres Sets Up Shop in Accra, Ghana

Africa Data Centres, part of the pan-African tecn group Cassava Technologies Group, has today announced that it is building a 30MW data centre facility in Accra, Ghana. The new facility will lay the groundwork for the company’s hyper-scale partners to...

US Invests $316-Million in Ghana’s Energy Infrastructure

With the inauguration of the Kasoa Bulk Supply Point (BSP) today, the United States has completed its nearly six-year $316 million investment in Ghana’s energy infrastructure, supporting more reliable power for hundreds of thousands of schools, hospitals, offices, and...

Construction Begins on New $250-Million Hyperscale Data Centre in Lagos

Nigerian company Kasi Cloud Ltd has announced that it held a groundbreaking ceremony in Lekki, Lagos on 19 April 2022, to signal the beginning of construction on the company’s first of several planned data centre campuses in Nigeria. Kasi is...

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...

Paratus Connects East Angola to the Rest of the World

Internet Technologies Angola (ITA), part of the Paratus Group, launched its first broadband internet service in Moxico, Angola’s largest province in the east of the country. The new service is a significant intervention to unlock the potential for both the...

Finnish Company to Help Build New 120 MW Gas Power Station in Gabon

The Finnish technology group Wärtsilä and Gabon Power Company (GPC), the subsidiary of the Sovereign Fund of the Gabonese Republic (FGIS) dedicated to energy and water, have on 22 September 2021 signed a Concession Agreement with the Government of...

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...

Nigeria Finally Ready to Deploy 5G According to NCC

Prof. Umar Danbatta, the Executive Vice Chairman (EVC) of the Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), says that all is now set for the rollout of 5G services across the country. The NCC's greenlight for 5G rollout is part of the fulfilment...

Cybercrime is a Pressing Threat to Economic Growth in West Africa

While organisations across West Africa work to recover from the economic impact of the pandemic, the global cybercrime industry is going into overdrive. An increasingly sophisticated cybercrime industry is launching a range of attacks aimed at organisations and critical infrastructure. Such...
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How Are Smart Contracts Transforming Financial Transactions?

In the dynamic landscape of financial technology, smart contracts emerge as a transformative force. These self-executing contracts, with terms...
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