Saturday, January 21, 2017

Nigerian startups to compete for NGN10m on The Amazon Project

U.S-based Digital Marketing Agency, AIS Media, today announces the premiere season of The Amazon Project (TAP) - a 13-week television production aimed at selecting...

Kenya’s telecoms regulator hacked

Kenya's version of Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC), the Communications Authority of Kenya was successfully targeted by hackers last week. TechCity gathered that the authority's website was...

Mozambican startup aims to boost internet access across Africa

The Internet is one of the most important enablers of social development and education. While Internet services have been quite phenomenal in the rest...

Dates announced for CashlessAfrica Expo 2017

Digital disruption is shifting the balance stay of power in financial services and influencing the way, millions of people bank their money, make payments,...

New solar project to boost Nigeria’s electricity generation capacity

With an estimated investment of USD 150 million, a production of 200,000 MWh of electricity per year and 120,000 tons of CO2 emissions avoided...

Nigerian Fintech startup Paystack announces $1.3 million seed investment

Fintech startup, Paystack, today announces it has closed on Seed Investment of $1.3M from international investors Tencent, Comcast Ventures and Singularity Investments, with participation...

One billion Yahoo accounts hacked

Yahoo has announced that it has been hacked, this time, one billion accounts were affected. This is twice the number affected by a hack...

MTN Nigeria’s head of Human Resources and Corporate Services steps down

MTN Nigeria is parting ways with Amina Oyagbola, the company's head of Human Resources and Corporate Services, after twelve years. Popularly described as the...

SMS for Life initiative launches in Nigeria

SMS for Life 2.0 has launched for the first time in Kaduna State, Nigeria’s third most populous region, in collaboration with the Kaduna State...

Nigerian game Aboki Run gets featured on Google Play Store

Nigerian mobile gaming startup, Maliyo Games, has announced that its 3D endless runner game, Aboki Run, that was officially released this month has become the...

Uber partners Lagos state on vehicle financing

Uber, the global ride-sharing platform has announced a partnership with the Lagos State Employment Trust Fund (LSETF) to provide access to finance for budding...

Four billion people are still unable to get online – UN

In spite of the global increase in internet penetration, about four billion people, according to the United Nations (UN), are still unable to go...

Red Cross app goes live in another African country

As a result of the successful deployment of the Red Cross app in Kenya, the app is set for rollout in another African country. South...

US State Department Appoints ATF as Lions@frica Managing Partners

Silicon Valley-based African Technology Foundation (ATF) is the Managing Partner of the Liberalizing Innovation Opportunity Nations (LIONS@FRICA) partnership. LIONS@FRICA, an initiative of the Secretary’s...

Konga sold N3.5bn worth of products on Black Friday

Ecommerce giant Konga, today announced it sold products worth N3.5 billion during its Black Friday shopping event dubbed Yakata 2016 thus making it the...

SimbaPay expands to Ghana and Uganda

London based digital money transfer provider, SimbaPay, today announced the launch of its money transfer service to Ghana and Uganda. Using the SimbaPay app...

Owerri set to host Imo Startup Weekend

The city of Owerri has become the latest location that will be hospital a startup weekend event following the announcement of the first edition...

New EduTech solution targets Nigerian schools and students

A new edutech solution that targets Nigerian schools and students has been launched by Vericore Technologies Ltd, an indigenous Nigerian technology firm, it is...

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