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JUMIA Experiences Outage Over Huge Traffic Surge During Black Friday Deals

JUMIA Experiences Outage Over Huge Traffic Surge During Black Friday Deals

Leading online retailer, JUMIA suffered a website downtime during its Biggest Sale of the Year on Friday. The company announced earlier this week that it would be offering Black Friday deals on its online store on Friday, November 28.

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.


Apple and Etisalat Partner to Deliver iPhone 5S to the Nigerian Market For The First Time

Since fastest growing telecommunications operator, Etisalat Nigeria announced its partnership with Apple Inc. to deliver the iPhone 5S from June 16, the news has been generating much excitement among Apple fans and discerning consumers in Nigeria.


UPDATED: Wakanow May Be Getting Into The Online Bus Ticketing Space

After making great strides in the flight and hotel booking space, Africa’s leading online travel company, Wakanow is now getting into the bus ticketing space in Nigeria with the recent acquisition of online bus ticketing start-up,, Techloy has learnt.


iROKOtv Raises Additional $8 Million In “Series D” Funding From Kinnevik and Rise Capital

Just about a year since it raised $10 million in Series B and Series C funding from US-based Tiger Global and Sweden-based Kinnevik, iROKOtv, the world’s largest distributor of African movie content online has secured an additional round of $8 million.


MTN Now Owns 33% of Africa’s Largest, Fastest-Growing and Most Successful Internet Group

Africa’s leading telecommunications operator, MTN now owns one-third of the Africa Internet Holding, arguably the largest, fastest and most successful Internet group in Africa — for an undisclosed amount — after signing an agreement with Millicom and Rocket Internet, both initial joint venture partners.


New E-Commerce Site Lets You Order Auto Parts, Electrical Accessories And Building Materials in Nigeria

While there’s been a flurry of niche-focused online shopping services as well as general merchandise-styled e-commerce sites to cater to the needs of every Internet user, none of them have allowed users to buy auto parts, electrical accessories and building materials.