Author Archives: Loy Okezie


Why NiRA’s Release of Over 1800 ‘Premium’ .NG Domains For Sale At N15,000 Per Domain Isn’t Enough

After introducing an auction process that put generic domains at a premium price, the Nigerian Internet Registration Association (NiRA), the country‚Äôs official TLD registrar, has decided to make 1,851 so-called ‘premium’ domain names available for sale publicly at the regular price of N15,000 only.


How The BBC Is Using Hackathons To Understand And Engage Africa’s Digital Audiences

In a bid to understand and engage with digital audiences across Africa, the British Broadcasting Corporation through its international news service, BBC World Service and it’s digital innovations team, Connected Studio, recently held a two-day hackathon in Nairobi, Kenya.


Africa-Focused Technology Logistics Company, ACE To Receive $2.6 Million USD In Funding

Africa Courier Express (ACE), formerly A-Post, a Nigeria-based and Africa-focused technology driven e-commerce logistics and warehousing firm has received funding of US$850,000 from Interswitch’s recently launched ePayment Growth Fund, as part of a $2.6 million USD investment that would enable the company expand across Africa.


Meet The 8 African Startups To Compete At Seedstars World Final Competition

These startups cater to local problems, such as Poeyek’s specifically designed tablet for informal economies, Green Energy’s car and generator ready petrol derived from plastic waste and Lumkani’s smoke detector for slums or densely populated areas.


Rocket Internet IPO: A Look At JUMIA’s Numbers In 2013

Now that Rocket Internet, the German-based venture builder with stakes in JUMIA, the leading e-commerce site in Africa, is preparing to go public on October 2, we got a hint to look into its financials and see what the numbers say about its largest operation in Africa, JUMIA.

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EXCLUSIVE: Ghana’s Mobile Messaging Service, Saya Gets Acquired

Remember the mobile messaging service with the most audacious goal of becoming the WhatsApp for the world’s over 5 billion feature phones? The awesome app out of Ghana’s MEST that allows you to message your phone contacts, Facebook contacts and have anonymous streetchats at a go, even from a feature phone.

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PriceCheck and MTN Launch Co-branded Price Comparison App in Nigeria

In a deal that underscores the importance of mobile in the retail sector, Africa’s leading price comparison service, PriceCheck and the continent’s leading mobile operator, MTN Group have launched a co-branded shopping discovery app in Nigeria, similar to the one announced in South Africa back in March.