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Nigeria and Chelsea FC star, Victor Moses becomes Opera’s Ambassador in Africa

Nigeria and Chelsea FC star, Victor Moses becomes Opera’s Ambassador in Africa

Victor Moses’ fantastic season at Chelsea FC has caught the attention of everyone across the world, including Norwegian software company best known for its mobile browser with the same name, Opera. The company has announced a partnership with the Nigerian professional football player, making him the brand ambassador of its Opera Mini browser, which is the

Mastercard commits US$1 million grant to boost businesses in Rwanda

The Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth has announced the commitment of a US$1 million grant to boost small businesses in Rwanda for the next three years in support of the country’s Sustainable Development Goals. Rwanda’s vision is to financially empower its citizens by empowering entrepreneurs and small business owners as they are the key drivers of the

MainOne to build data centre in Ogun State

Leading provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa, MainOne is set to build a data centre in the Sagamu area of Ogun State, Nigeria. This was disclosed during a recent courtesy visit of MainOne’s Board and Management to the Executive Governor of Ogun State, Senator Ibikunle Amosun and his cabinet. According to

Safaricom to officially launch Lipa na M-Pesa cards this year

Kenya’s largest integrated telecommunications outfit, Safaricom will officially, and commercially, launch its Lipa na M-Pesa payment cards later this year, according to Business Daily. The Lipa na M-Pesa payment card, just like most debit/credit cards out there, uses Chip and PIN, and Near Field Communication (NFC) technology, meaning they can be used at a regular ATM or

Facebook joins Airtel & BCS to build fiber infrastructure in Uganda

Facebook has announced it is joining Airtel Uganda and Bandwidth & Cloud Services Group (BCS), an East Africa-focused wholesale bandwidth provider, to build a shared fiber backhaul connectivity in northwest Uganda. The new 770km fiber infrastructure will be used to provide backhaul to mobile operators’ base stations and other points of presence, reducing their costs

Don Jazzy, Tsaboin CEO launch free WiFi service in Lagos

Ace producer, singer, entrepreneur and Mavin Records boss, Don Jazzy has joined forces with Dele Odufuye, Managing Director & CEO of Lagos based software company Tsaboin, to launch a free WiFi service in Lagos. Called Flobyt, it is a free, fast, reliable and pretty easy-to-use WiFi service installed at various locations by partners. It is

DHL Express launches on-demand delivery service in Sub Saharan Africa

World’s leading international express services provider, DHL Express has launched an on-demand delivery service for its clients in Sub Saharan Africa (SSA) in response to significant growth in premium cross-border e-commerce volumes. The new service, known as On Demand Delivery, allows shippers and receivers globally to select from a range of standardised delivery options. It offers

Over 150,000 Kenyan MSME to access Masterpass QR this year

Payment company, Mastercard has announced over 150,000 Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) in Kenya will be given access to Masterpass QR this year. Masterpass QR is a fast, convenient and secure payment solution for consumers and a reliable and instant acceptance offering for merchants. It doesn’t require cash, as such transactions are much safer

Ringier Africa launches Business Insider Sub-Saharan Africa 

Ringier Africa, a leading diversified digital media company in Africa has announced the launch of the Sub-Saharan version of Business Insider, a popular news brand for the global business community. A part of the Axel Springer family, Business Insider is the largest business news site in the US and one of the fastest-growing news brands

Starta’s Dr Dotun launches Side Hustle Bootcamp to help entrepreneurs launch businesses

Dr Dotun, the founder of Starta, a business support platform for startup and SME entrepreneurs in Africa, has announced the launch of the Side Hustle Bootcamp. The purpose of the bootcamp is to help 100 entrepreneurs launch, scale and fund their businesses in 2017. The entrepreneurs will intensively and practically learn, from Dr Dotun himself, how

MainOne, Microsoft launch SME-in-a-Box Pro for SMBs in Nigeria

MainOne, a leading provider of telecom services and network solutions for businesses in West Africa and Microsoft have launched SME-in-a-Box Pro for small and medium businesses (SMBs) in Nigeria. SME-in-a-Box Pro offers SMBs business productivity tools from Microsoft such as Office 365 and Exchange Online, along with reliable broadband communications from MainOne. The solution will enable

President Buhari establishes body to make doing business in Nigeria easier

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari has announced the establishment of the Presidential Enabling Business Council while presenting the 2017 budget to a joint session of the National Assembly earlier today. Chaired by the Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, the body has been mandated to make doing business in Nigeria easier and more attractive. Doing business in

CompexAfrica’s strategic business exit forum is holding today in Lagos

A strategic Business Exit Forum organized by CompexAfrica, a business exit company, is taking place today at the Landmark Center, Victoria Island, Lagos from 12 noon. The forum is aimed at discussing and sharing the importance of business exit-planning, buying and selling. Top experts will be speaking on the importance of how to plan an

Online lending platform, Lidya has officially launched

Lidya, an online lending and invoicing platform founded by Tunde Kehinde and Ercin Eksin, founders of logistics company African Courier Express (ACE), has been launched officially. The founders first announced Lidya back in September 2016 in a bid allow businesses (read: small and medium businesses) secure loans without much ado. The platform officially launched on

MTN Business masterclass for SA entrepreneurs is happening today in Johannesburg

A masterclass organized by MTN Business, Africa’s premium portal for Business Connectivity Solutions, for South Africa’s entrepreneurs is happening today (October 27, 2016) in Johannesburg. Tagged The Digital Entrepreneur Masterclass, the masterclass will give participating entrepreneurs in-depth insights into running a digitally smart business. The aim is to impart knowledge to entrepreneurs about the challenges

#NES22: Nigerian Economic Summit Calls for Concerted Efforts to Grow Tech and Innovation

“If made-in-Nigeria must succeed, it should not be the challenge of the federal government alone. All the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital territory (FCT) must have a role to play.” – Dr. Adedoyin Salami The Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG) summit which began on Monday and ended on Wednesday last week

Passion Incubator launches co-working space in Lagos

In a bid to provide entrepreneurs a conducive environment to work from while building the next big thing, Passion Incubator (PI), an early stage technology incubator, has launched a co-working space in Lagos – its very first. Called LeadSpace, it provides users (individual or corporate) world class office facilities and amenities at a fraction of

SA fintech startup, Peach Payments to expand into three African countries

Peach Payments, a South African fintech startup, has announced it’ll expand into three more countries on the continent – Nigeria, Namibia and Kenya – ‘soon’. The startup provides payment solutions to businesses, allowing them accept payments from consumers in Africa and across the world, through their website or mobile apps. Consumers can pay using all

OPIC opens first East African office in Nairobi

The Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC), the U.S. Government’s development finance institution, has announced the opening of its first-ever East Africa office, located in Nairobi, Kenya. The announcement comes on the heels of the U.S.-Africa Business Forum (USABF). “I am thrilled to announce that we are opening a third office in Africa to increase OPIC’s