DEMO Africa is getting even fierier after a confirmation that the AMPION Venture Bus 2014 will land at the venue of the DEMO Africa event in Lagos, Nigeria. The collaboration will see the best start up team that emerges from this bus earning a chance to pitch at the opening session of DEMO Africa 2014.
Terragon Media, one of the leading digital media agencies in Nigeria, has announced that it has become a Certified Google Agency Partner
Twinpine Network, Africa’s largest premium advertising business, has appointed Thomas Mbalu as Country Manager, East African region.
Phillips Consulting Limited, a leading African based business management and HR consulting practice has announced the launch of a new associate company SHORTLIST Nigeria.
Easy Taxi Nigeria recently launched a promotion which offers users in the cities of Abuja and Lagos, Nigeria, one free ride on every two rides taken within a week.
Nigeria’s Minister of Power, Chinedu Nebo has said that the government plans to adopt solar technology solutions, thus replacing traditional use of generators as primary source of energy for the rural electrification projects across the country. [Source: Daily Independent]
According to Nigeria’s Minister of Communications Technology, Dr. Omobola Johnson, the Internet industry can contribute up to $300 billion to the GDP of Nigeria and other African countries by 2025, reports The Guardian.
Orange today launched West Africa’s first very large-capacity IP Point of Presence (PoP) to enable local networks to access the Internet through an interconnection point with long-distance carrier networks. Based in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, the Internet infrastructure would enhance Internet connectivity in the sub-region by offering faster connection speeds and improved reliability for wholesale customers.…
The West African Gaming Expo 2014 (WAGE) aims to to help Nigeria and Nigerians break into the lucrative gaming industry, and also create an opportunity for West African developers and programmers to learn more about the gaming industry through the conference and its tutorial sessions.
The Women’s Technological Empowerment Centre is currently accepting applications for its 7th girls technology camp.
AMPION.org is an organisation that aims to build to a global community to connect all the actors and players from the social business and tech landscape in Africa with the rest of the world and they plan on doing this by organising five road trips this year.
WhiteSpaces is a Nigerian based broadband startup that aims to deliver affordable high speed mobile and wireless internet broadband access to millions of unserved and underserved Nigerians, with focus on low end users and rural areas using TV WhiteSpaces technology.
The United States has declared that it will not allow mobile phones — most especially iPhones and Samsung’s Galaxy devices — onto US-bound planes from some airports in Europe, the Middle East and Africa if the devices are not charged. The new measure is said to be part of the US Transportation Security Administration’s effort…
Konga.com now offers corporate sales to interested companies. In a mail to its customers, Konga introduced this service as part of its B2B transactions. This transaction model allows you as a company to make discounted purchases on items like office supplies (computers, printers), stationaries, generators et al, in bulk or corporate gift item requests in…
Hotel booking platform, Jovago has announced a partnership with TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site that would make hotel booking easier for travelers. According to the company in a statement, travelers visiting TripAdvisor have the opportunity to gain direct access to Jovago’s diverse selection of hotels in Africa.
Following its launch in Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria, online car classifieds site, Carmudi has expanded into Senegal. Launched in 2013, Carmudi is currently available to an increasing number of customers in various countries across Africa and Asia.
The University of Djibouti has implemented a sophisticated software system to help it achieve its ambition to deliver tertiary education to students in countries on the horn of Africa. The university plans to use the system to support its long-term goal of providing degree and post-graduate courses to students in surrounding countries. With more than…
Nairaland, the largest online forum in Nigeria suffered a major cyberattack on Sunday, which led to the site being offline for over 72 hours. A source told TechLoy that the site’s in-built ad network, which has helped the site generate a lot of revenues in the past year, may have been the target of the…
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.
Skye Bank Plc, one of the commercial banks in Nigeria has announced that its customers can now receive their Western Union Money Transfers online directly into their Skye Bank accounts (in Naira equivalents) without visiting any of its branches. [Via: Skye Bank Newsletter]