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South Africa’s Click n Compare acquires Nigeria’s Spark-backed

South African-based price comparison site, Click n Compare has announced the acquisition of, a free and impartial online comparison service that helps customers make choices on insurance products and services. This comes as Click n Compare prepares to expand its services into Nigeria and Kenya, going head-to-head with PriceCheck and PricePadi in Nigeria and


Naspers reportedly in talks with Vodacom to bring its VOD service to mobile devices

Africa’s largest company by market value, Naspers is said to be in talks with South African mobile operator, Vodacom to deliver video content to mobile devices across Africa, reports Bloomberg. The deal, if it goes through, would give Naspers additional distribution for its soon-to-be-launched video-on-demand service, called ShowMax, according to Bloomberg sources. The service initially


French telecoms giant, Orange in talks to acquire Airtel subsidiaries in Africa

French telecom giant, Orange has entered exclusive talks with Indian telecom giant, Bharti Airtel to explore the possible acquisition of its operations in Burkina Faso, Chad, Congo Brazzaville and Sierra Leone, according to a statement made available to TechLoy. Although both operators say “there is no certainty of any binding agreement as a result of


SWIFT Networks Acquires Chromecom, Plans 1,000 Additional 4G LTE Base Stations in Lagos

SWIFT Networks Limited, Nigeria’s leading provider of high-speed broadband and data services to enterprise and consumer customers has completed the acquisition of the spectrum of Chromecom (subsidiary of Monarch Communications Limited), another licensed operator.

Twitter reportedly in talks to buy Flipboard for more than $1 billion

Twitter has been in talks since the beginning of this year to buy article-sharing app Flipboard, according to a report from Re/code, citing unnamed sources. Flipboard, which launched a full web app in February, has 50 million monthly active readers who have created 15 million public magazines to share content. Founded in 2010, the company


meQasa Launches Ghana’s First Multiple Listing Service

meQasa, a technology company based in Ghana has joined forces with Ghana Real Estate Professionals Association (GREPA) to develop the first multiple listing service in Ghana which will act as the central database for the Ghana Real estate industry. The MLS will be available as and will be Ghana’s first multiple listing service to

Flytxt platform goes live in 3 MTN OpCos

Flytxt has signed a group-level partnership with MTN to deploy its real-time and customer engagement solution across its group operations in EMEA region. With this roll out, Flytxt platform is live in Ghana, Rwanda, Guinea Conakry, Uganda and Zambia.  Flytxt provides analytics-driven real-time, integrated, closed-loop campaign management platforms for Communication Service Providers. Pieter Verkade, Group

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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.