Online retailer, Konga has announced that it will continue to offer free shipping across different product categories, despite the nationwide fuel scarcity that continues to bring businesses to a halt in most parts of Nigeria.
Etisalat Nigeria has built a state-of-the-art data centre in Abuja to improve its quality of service, according to several media outlets, citing its CEO, Matthew Willsher. The move is said to address the network’s growing demand for colocation, cloud and disaster recovery services, even as the company already has a data centre in Kano and…
Alcatel-Lucent and NITA (National Information Technology Agency), the ICT policy arm of Ghana’s Ministry of Communications, have successfully completed the Eastern corridor rural fibre optic backbone project which will open up communications across rural areas of Ghana.
It has been said that one of the key factors, perhaps the most important in building successful e-commerce ecosystems in any market boils down to one word: Logistics. That’s why e-commerce players in Africa such as Konga’s KExpress and ACE (founded by former Rocket Internet directors) have begun keying into that area in order to…
South African innovators from RLabs have been selected to develop an innovative idea which will help the British Broadcasting Coporation (BBC) to reach young African audiences through digital platforms. The Cape Town-based team was chosen from 12 teams which took part in the BBC development studio held in South Africa last month aimed at making…
Guaranty Trust Bank PLC, one of the leading banks in Nigeria has introduced an USSD-based service which enables money transfer via the mobile phone for its customers. The service allows GTBank customers to perform third party transfers to both GTBank and other bank account holders in Nigeria, via their mobile phones, by simply dialing the…
Nigeria’s President Goodluck Jonathan has signed the Cybercrime Bill into law, according to a report from ITRealms, citing an unnamed source who revealed that the President signed it into law late afternoon on Friday at Aso Villa, Abuja. The news comes just about 14 days before the President-elect, Muhammadu Buhari-led government comes into power on…
According to a recent report by Opera, Samsung, Tecno and Huawei phones are the most widely used Android devices by Opera browser users in Africa. The web and mobile browser recently released the new Opera Mini for Android, which is now one of the top-featured apps in the Google Play store in several countries and…
Terragon Group, one of the leading digital media companies in Africa, has announced that it made an investment into Singapore-based advertising technology company, BIZense.
In his opinion, the merger would eliminate the limited competition that currently exists.
Nigeria’s First Bank has partnered with Unified Payments to introduce PayAttitude, ‘a Chip and PIN-enabled tag-type contactless solution’, which is ready to be issued in selected branches, according to its Group Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Bisi Onasanya.
Oracle Academy and the Raspberry Pi Foundation today officially launched Oracle Raspberry Pi Weather Station for Schools, an ambitious project to join thousands of schools in Africa and around the world in a global science experiment.
MOBOfree, one of the leading African social marketplaces, today announced that it had experienced an increase of more than 44% in the number of registered users in Nigeria over the past 12 months.
Facebook is said to be working to bring its Internet.org app to Nigeria by May 2015, according to Ebele Okobi, the company’s Head of Public Policy in Africa.
eTranzact, a leading provider of mobile banking and payments services in Africa announced on Tuesday that it has recorded a profit after tax of N168.1 million during Q1 of 2015, representing a 91% increase from results in the same quarter last year.
BBC World Service and the BBC’s digital innovations team, BBC Connected Studio in conjunction with RLabs is organizing a Development Studio event that will explore new ways of distributing BBC audio content.
According to a recent report by the World Bank, the growth of remittances to Sub-Saharan Africa is projected to slow to 0.9 percent in 2015, amounting to $33 billion.
IROKOtv has signed a deal with Netflix to support the launch of a dedicated African section on the world’s leading Internet TV service, according to CEO Jason Njoku.
In a move that poses a huge threat to Multichoice’s pay-TV channel, DStv, online video streaming service iROKOtv is diversifying its distribution model and expanding into the Linear TV market, the company announced on Monday.
Pay-TV company, Multichoice, operators of digital satellite television channel, DStv has received a restraining order from a Federal High Court sitting in Lagos from implementing its new rates and an increase in tariffs payable by its subscribers across board that was expected to take effect by April 1, 2015.