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Construction Of Africa-America Cable Begins

The South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) has undergone a successful marine survey indicating that work can start fully on the cable system construction. The cable system is to serve the function of connecting the East coast of Africa with America. READ MORE: Country With The Fastest Mobile Internet Connection The South Atlantic Cable System (SACS) alias Angola-Brazil Cable –if completed- will ... Read More »

Three(3) Reasons You Should Shop Online (E-Commerce), Rather Than Offline

E-commerce in Nigeria

SUGGESTED READ: Top Most Popular Nigerian Ecommerce Sites So there are different kinds of shopping, as you can choose to shop online or you can decide to burst up your head in the very hot African sun looking for what is not lost. One cannot surely underestimate the advantages we are been availed with through the advent of technology. It ... Read More »

Google Trains 500,000 Nigerians On Digital Skills

Big Daddy Google has again showed us why they deserve the title “Daddy”. This they did by training 500,000 Nigerians with digital intelligence in its Digital Skills for Africa (DSA) programme in the DSA programme, Google has now trained one million youths across Africa, with Nigeria having the largest trainees (exactly why we are the giant of Africa). The one ... Read More »

Airtel Might Exit The African Market Soon

Airtel

There are many people and companies who would have loved to see and come to a place, and not doing only that, but also conquering it.  A story of “I came, I saw, and I conquered” is the best one can tell. Read more: Nigeria’s Internet Users Fall To 93.2 Million – NCC Well, it is very unfortunate that according to ... Read More »

Top African Startups To Get Investments From The French African Fund

Startups investments

AfricInvest and Bpifrance are both investment firms and they have announced a joint French-African Fund (FFA) which will aim to invest in top small and medium businesses within Africa and France. I think I am beginning to like the recent news and information I get on startups of recent. Startups in Africa have been getting pledges of investment from outside ... Read More »

Tablets Account For Less Then 5% Internet Usage In Four African Countries Including Nigeria

Tablet internet usage

It seems tablets – i mean the device, not drugs – are not really fancied in Nigeria as very recent statistics from StatCounter reveals that tablets account for only 2.99% of internet usage in October. Let me make it clearer to you. The tablet computers, commonly shortened to tablet, a thin, flat mobile computer with a touchscreen display, which in ... Read More »

With The Ecobank’s New App, You Can Transact Across 33 African Countries

Ecobank launches new app

Ecobank, a pan-African banking conglomerate, with banking operations in 36 African countries, has launched a new mobile banking app. The special thing here is that the app is a unified platform that lets Ecobank customers in 33 African countries shop, send money and pay bills from the convenience of their phones. It is being advertised as the “first unified app ... Read More »

Konga To Build More Warehouses Across Nigeria

Konga.com to build more warehouses across Nigeria

Konga.com, a Nigerian electronic commerce company founded in 2012 with headquarters in Ikeja, Lagos State has today announced that it is planning to roll out a warehousing infrastructure project across Nigeria. Konga offers a third-party online marketplace, as well as first-party direct retail spanning various categories including consumer electronics, fashion, home appliances, books, children’s items, and personal care products. According ... Read More »

2017 Innovation Prize For Africa: How To Apply

2017 innovation awards for Africa

Five years ago, AIF initiated the IPA to support African innovators by unlocking their potential and catalyzing the African innovation spirit, promoting home-grown solutions for Africa’s prosperity. Today, IPA is a leading platform on the African innovation landscape; it has a network of 6000+ African innovators spanning 50 countries; 45 of the continent’s top innovators and 35+ innovation enablers. Applications ... Read More »

First Edition Of African FinTech Awards To Hold This October

2016 African fintech awards - first edition

The first African FinTech Awards and Conference will be held within the Finance Indaba Africa expo in Johannesburg in October 2016. Finance Indaba Africa is the largest conference and expo for finance professionals on the continent. BUT HOLDUP, WHAT IS FINTECH? FinTech or financial technology has emerged as a relatively new industry in our modern day world. FinTech is an ... Read More »