Monday, February 20, 2017

TopCheck acquired by Silvertree Internet Holdings

Silvertree Internet Holdings, Africa’s leading Internet platform, today announced it has acquired Nigerian price comparison site TopCheck for an undisclosed amount. TopCheck is Nigeria’s leading price...

Today is Safer Internet Day

Today is Safer Internet Day (SID) which is a global event and this year, stakeholders in the ecosystem led by Facebook are holding a series...

odacom and Kaduna State partner to launch ICT for development initiative...

Vodacom has partnered with Kaduna State in Nigeria to launch an ICT for development initiative. The project will support mass service delivery in healthcare,...

WorkAfrica.com goes live for job seekers and recruiters

Ecommerce Technology Alliance has launched WorkAfrica.com, a platform for individuals, organization and corporations to tap into the vast talent and skills in Africa to...

MTN announces new executive appointment

MTN Group has appointed Saim Yaksan as Executive for Group Transformation, effective immediately. Yaksan’s appointment follows the launch of MTN’s holistic transformation programme, IGNITE, in...

Amazon is announcing 25% increase in Q4 sales

Leading online retailer Amazon is reporting a 25 percent increase in fourth-quarter sales to $44.7 billion, according to the average estimate of analysts surveyed...

Africa’s newest satellite network begins broadcast

The Kwesé Network’s Pay-TV satellite service started broadcasting this week, beaming Kwesé’s full suite of superior entertainment and sports programming to households in Ghana,...

Phone edges towards replacing the wallet

Will the phone ever replace the wallet? New research suggests it could, with 18 per cent of shoppers saying they have used their phones...

iROKO’s co-founder Bastian Gotter steps down

Bastian Gotter who co-founded iROKO with Jason Njoku is stepping down from the company and has been approved by the board and executive team...

Nigerian startups can apply for new $25m fund

LoftyInc Capital Management and partners have officially a new $25 million Afropreneur Fund II which focuses on early stage Africa-facing enterprises that leverage technologies to...

Fewer Nigerian subscribers are porting – is this a good thing?

Quality of telecoms service has not significantly improved since the launch of the initiative that allows subscribers to switch their networks without changing their...

Academix.ng e-library targets Nigerian students and lecturers

e-Library service provider www.academix.ng, today announced the official launch of its e-Library card service for Nigerian universities to enable its subscribers conveniently access millions of research materials. CEO...

Global plan for better data launched

The inaugural United Nations World Data Forum was concluded on Wednesday with the launch of a global plan for better data to improve people's...

African FinTech startups received most funding last year

New report has shown that the fintech sector received the most backing in 2016, with startups in the space raising a combined US$31.4 million. On the...

CBN warns banks against Bitcoins and cryptocurrencies

Banks in Nigeria have been advised to stir clear of Bitcoins and other cryptocurrencies following a directive by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)...

Rocket Internet raises $1bn to invest in startups

Rocket Internet today announced that through the Rocket Internet Capital Partners fund (RICP), it has on January 18, 2017 successfully held its final closing...

New GSMA report recommends MTN-Jumia partnership for African startups and telecos

This week, the GSM Association (GSMA) released a report on Building Synergies: How Mobile Operators and Start-ups Can Partner for Impact in Emerging Markets and it...

South African entrepreneurs can now join Accra-based MEST

Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) is calling South African techies and entrepreneurs to join its next dynamic cohort of trainees, with the opportunity...

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