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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...

Equinix Prepares to Expand into Africa With This $320-Million Acquisition

Equinix, Inc., a worldwide digital infrastructure company, today announced its expansion into Africa through its intended acquisition of MainOne, a leading West African data centre and connectivity solutions provider, with a presence in Nigeria, Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire. The acquisition is...

Nigeria’s E-Health Africa Sees Appointment of New Executive Director

eHealth Africa, a non-profit organization that aims to build stronger health systems through the design and implementation of data-driven solutions, today announces that Juliet Odogwu is the incoming Executive Director of the organization. Juliet Odogwu is the current Director of...

New Bolt Partnership to Aid 10,000 Nigerian Drivers with Flexible Car Ownership Deals

Ride-hailing platform Bolt has announced a new partnership with Metro Africa Express- (MAX) –one of the largest vehicle subscription platforms for low-to-zero emission vehicles in Africa – to expand the Bolt vehicle financing program in Nigeria. This scheme is part...

Angola & Nigeria to Benefit from These New IoT-Enabled Healthcare Programmes

Telecom26 today announced that it has been appointed by its long-term customer, SystemOne, to provide connectivity to new healthcare clinics across Angola and Nigeria. The two companies are already working together in Ghana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe where SystemOne has tested more...

Facebook Launches Campaign to Take on Fake News in Nigeria

Facebook is collaborating with Nigerian companies Big Cabal Media and Comic Republic to launch the #NoFalseNewsZone educational campaign aimed at helping individuals identify fake news and educate them on how to minimise the spread of false information across Nigeria's...

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...

Senegal Partners with Major Biotechs to Produce Rapid COVID-19 Tests

The Pasteur Institute in Senegal is set to produce rapid antigen tests for diagnosing SARS-CoV-2 in patients from early 2022 with the help of a new tech transfer partnership with two international biotech companies. The Institute, based in Dakar, will...

Orange Launches 5G Pilot Test in Mali

Mobile operator Orange Mali has announced the launch of a 5G pilot in the country's capital of Bamako. Orange is inviting customers to be the first to test the new network. A launch event on 7 July was attended by...

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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