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Etisalat Boosts Healthcare System with Donation to Gbagada General Hospital

Nigeria’s most innovative and customer friendly telecommunications company, Etisalat Nigeria, has again affirmed its commitment to the development of the Nigerian health sector with the donation of computers to General Hospital, Gbagada, Lagos. Speaking at the handover ceremony, Director, Regulatory and CSR, Etisalat Nigeria, Ikenna Ikeme, said the move was in furtherance of the company’s

Startups

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Applications open for Startup Reactor Cycle 4

Egyptian venture capital firm, Innoventures, LLC has announced applications for the fourth cycle of Startup Reactor, an accelerator program, are currently open. Startup Reactor is a 5­-month program aimed at supporting and accelerating startups in Egypt with a high potential for accelerated growth. Startups selected for the program receive mentorship and training, and then full program benefits. At the

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In Nigeria, Small-Scale Solar Plants Are Letting The Sunshine In

Until recently, small-scale rooftop solar projects have been under-utilised in the country, with diesel generators a far more common source of primary energy supply to these locations. Now, advances in solar technology are making this clean energy more affordable.

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British Airways, Safaricom Launch Emerging Enterprise Initiative For Kenyan SMEs

British Airways, the UK’s largest international airline and Safaricom, a leading mobile network operator in Kenya have announced the Emerging Enterprise Initiative aimed at providing international exposure for business owners in Kenya’s Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) sector. Through the initiative, five business owners in the SME sector will be provided with access to international

Mobile

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40% of financial services business will be at risk of standalone Fintechs by 2020

The above statement is part of the findings of a survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in partnership with its Strategy & platform focused on Fintech innovation, DeNovo. Insights were gathered from over 50 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), and Industry leaders across various segments of Nigeria’s Financial Services (FS) industry to prepare the report, which is

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40% of financial services business will be at risk of standalone Fintechs by 2020

The above statement is part of the findings of a survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in partnership with its Strategy & platform focused on Fintech innovation, DeNovo. Insights were gathered from over 50 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), and Industry leaders across various segments of Nigeria’s Financial Services (FS) industry to prepare the report, which is

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40% of financial services business will be at risk of standalone Fintechs by 2020

The above statement is part of the findings of a survey conducted by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in partnership with its Strategy & platform focused on Fintech innovation, DeNovo. Insights were gathered from over 50 Chief Executive Officers (CEOs), and Industry leaders across various segments of Nigeria’s Financial Services (FS) industry to prepare the report, which is

Entertainment

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Fashpa’s CEO launches vlog to share entrepreneurial journey

Her name’s Honey Ogundeyi and she has been running Fashpa, an e-commerce platform for shopping African fashion for really cheap, for more than three years now. While Honey considers herself pretty young in the entrepreneurial space in Nigeria, she thinks she has learnt a gang load of stuffs in the course of building and running

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Orange is the New Black to have three additional seasons on Netflix

Netflix, the world’s leading Internet television network with over 75 million members in over 190 countries and Lionsgate, a premier next generation film production/distribution studio, have announced that the original series, Orange is the New Black has been renewed for three additional seasons on Netflix. Season four of the series will premiere on June 17,

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ChopUp officially launches street football game, Monkey Post

ChopUp, a leading Nigerian mobile gaming company, has announced the official launch of Monkey Post, a street football game – Nigerians are familiar with it – that has no rules. First announced last year, Monkey Post is street football on steroids. It has no rules; no throw-ins, no penalties, no red cards, no corner kicks,

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Ericsson signs multiple content deals for SVOD service, NuVu

Subscribers of NuVu, a subscription-based video-on-demand (VOD) service, will now have access to new, fresh content as Ericsson has announced the signing of multiple content deals for the service. Ericsson has acquired more than 2,500 hours of content from international distributors including Viacom (MTV, BET, Nickelodeon), MGM, CBS, Al Jazeera, DHX Media and Mattel. Titles

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Ericsson signs multiple content deals for SVOD service, NuVu

Subscribers of NuVu, a subscription-based video-on-demand (VOD) service, will now have access to new, fresh content as Ericsson has announced the signing of multiple content deals for the service. Ericsson has acquired more than 2,500 hours of content from international distributors including Viacom (MTV, BET, Nickelodeon), MGM, CBS, Al Jazeera, DHX Media and Mattel. Titles

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Kwesé TV to air NBA Africa Game 2017 this August

The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) have announced Econet’s unique Pay TV service, Kwesé TV will air the NBA Africa Game 2017. The game, to hold on August 5 at the Ticketpro Dome in Johannesburg, South Africa, will see Team Africa and Team World play in support of UNICEF, the Nelson

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Fashpa’s CEO launches vlog to share entrepreneurial journey

Her name’s Honey Ogundeyi and she has been running Fashpa, an e-commerce platform for shopping African fashion for really cheap, for more than three years now. While Honey considers herself pretty young in the entrepreneurial space in Nigeria, she thinks she has learnt a gang load of stuffs in the course of building and running

Apps

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Hotels.ng launches online flight booking service

Hotels.ng, an online travel agency (OTA) that specialises in hotel bookings within Nigeria, disclosed last week it’ll launch a new product today. The product, it stated, has the “potential to challenge the status quo and bring an interesting race to the online booking market in Nigeria.” The company has now officially announced the launch of

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Paylater Plus lets you get loans of up to ₦500,000

Paylater, a Nigerian Fintech startup offering collateral- and trouble-free loans to its growing customers, has announced the launch a new service which offers loans of up to ₦500,000 to recipients. Known as Paylater Plus, it is specifically for customers who are salary earners. To be able to get that much loan, recipients are required to

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BlackBerry Ask Users To “let them know how you feel” Using #ILoveBB10Apps

I know you must wondering who the “them” are! A couple of weeks back, WhatsApp Inc announced that WhatsApp Messenger will no longer work on BlackBerry – including BlackBerry 10 and BBOS– by the end of 2016. As if that wasn’t a big enough blow, Facebook has also announced it will discontinue support of its essential APIs

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On-demand home cleaning startup, SweepSouth is now live in Durban

SweepSouth, a South African on-demand home cleaning startup, has announced it has launched its services in Durban. #Durban! We’ve arrived to take the stress away from #home #cleaning. Book a #SweepStar today: https://t.co/zJ1KHQC1Zq pic.twitter.com/DN61MWhyk3 — SweepSouth (@SweepSouthSA) October 11, 2016 Customers in the city can now book cleaners, known as SweepStars, easily and conveniently via the

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Uber’s food delivery service, UberEATS launches in Cape Town

UberEATS, an on-demand food delivery service run by Uber, the world’s popular ride hailing service, is now available in Cape Town, the 60th city in the world to have the service. Uber first announced it will launch the service in Africa (and South Africa) back in June 2016. It eventually launched the service in Johannesburg in September last year.

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Hotels.ng launches online flight booking service

Hotels.ng, an online travel agency (OTA) that specialises in hotel bookings within Nigeria, disclosed last week it’ll launch a new product today. The product, it stated, has the “potential to challenge the status quo and bring an interesting race to the online booking market in Nigeria.” The company has now officially announced the launch of

Kenyan government launches crime-reporting app

In a bid to give the fight against crimes in the country a fillip, the Kenyan government has launched a smartphone app, which will be available on Android, iOS and Windows Phones. The app will enable the public to report and document crimes as they happen, according to Attorney General Githu Muigai at a media

Money

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SA’s IoT.nxt raises US$7.7 million to expand into Europe

IoT.nxt, a South African software dev company that delivers innovative software and hardware solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has raised US$7.7 million (ZAR100 million) from Talent Holdings to expand into Europe. Launched in 2015, IoT.nxt has developed a world leading framework that makes the efficiencies, cost savings and increased revenue from IoT a

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HotelOga merges with main rival, Savanna Sunrise

HotelOga, a hospitality technology management startup, has agreed to merge with its main rival, Savanna Sunrise to form Africa’s biggest Hospitality Marketing Technology group. Launched by Marek Zmyslowski last year after leaving Jovago, HotelOga allows hotels build their online presence, get more bookings and maximize revenue through a ridiculously simple tool. With the HotelOga app, hotels

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SA’s IoT.nxt raises US$7.7 million to expand into Europe

IoT.nxt, a South African software dev company that delivers innovative software and hardware solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), has raised US$7.7 million (ZAR100 million) from Talent Holdings to expand into Europe. Launched in 2015, IoT.nxt has developed a world leading framework that makes the efficiencies, cost savings and increased revenue from IoT a

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MTN Nigeria targets $1 billion in its IPO

Africa’s largest operator by sales, MTN is seeking to raise about $1 billion in an initial public offering, a condition tied to the settlement of a record fine imposed by Nigeria’s telecom regulator, reports Fin24, citing people familiar with the matter.

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