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Social Media Roundup: Father of the Year

This week on social media; Wizkid's baby mama called him out for supposedly being an absentee father, South Africans can now legally grow weed for private consumption and other stories Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Pitch Friday September: A date with two sweethearts

Following the debut of Pitch Friday in Ghana, we immediately cast focus on the Nigeria edition. Here's what went down come the day. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

5 tips for applying to a tech company, having browsed over 1000 CVs in the past month

Techpoint Talent and Project Manger, Oluwabunmi Akinyemi, shares some insightful advice for young job seekers, having recently filtered through 1000 job candidates who applied for only 2 openings. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The state of e-hailing services in Ghana

The e-hailing market in Ghana is a two-horse race between Uber and Taxify. Here's a review of their present state in Accra. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 20, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Can Lagos deliver on it promise of free-WiFi at bus terminals and public schools?

A look at the status of the free WiFi service at the Ndubusi Kanu Park in consideration of the proposed one for bus terminals and public schools in Lagos State. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Open progress and the role of technology and data for an open future

Guest contributor, Augustus Chukwu shares his thoughts on the access, control, distribution and ownership of data and it's implications for an open future in the face of liberal values that have come under severe attack recently. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s Technology Incubation Centres are not living up to their potential

About 25 years after the establishment of the Technology Incubation programme in Nigeria, government-owned Technology Incubation Centres across the country are still struggling to serve their purpose. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

How Nigerian banks are innovating with ‘WhatsApp Banking’

In August, four Nigerian banks unveiled WhatsApp Banking as an extension of the already existing Chat Banking powered by Facebook Messenger. Here's what it is really about and how it works. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Despite swallowing ₦1.45 billion in 3 years, Nigeria Air appears to hang in the balance

Looking back at budgetary allocations since 2016, it is apparent that the Federal Government of Nigeria was not ready for a national carrier when the name and logo of Nigeria Air were unveiled. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Participez au plus grand événement des startup en Afrique de l’Ouest — Techpoint Build 2019

Tout le monde est invité : les fondateurs de startup et leurs équipes, les professionnels des TIC, les acteurs du secteur, les consommateurs de technologies, les investisseurs, etc. Vous pouvez vous inscrire maintenant pour y assister. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Computer Village president affirms the market’s stance on impending relocation

The market leader of Computer Village talks about the proposed relocation by the Lagos State Government and what the future holds for the market Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Be part of the largest startup event in West Africa — Techpoint Build 2019

Now in its second iteration, Techpoint Build 2019 (West African edition) will feature a startup pitch competition, training sessions for startups/SMEs and aspiring developers, thought-provoking panels sessions and a lots more. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 17, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: A Covenant University scandal

This week on social media; scandal in Covenant University, Kofi Annan laid to rest and more stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 14, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Leti Arts wants to ignite the African games industry revolution from Ghana

Leti Arts, an almost decade-old gaming development company based in Ghana, is pioneering a unique approach to interactive gaming for the whole of Sub-Saharan Africa. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

3 months after its inauguration, the Presidential Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity seems to be stalling

June 11th, 2018 made it exactly 3 months since Vice President Yemi Osinbajo inaugurated the 50-man Presidential Advisory Group on Technology and Creativity. According to multiple sources within the group, not much has happened since then. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

What Alipay’s move to Africa could mean for African fintech startups

Arguably one of the biggest online and mobile payment platforms in the world, Chinese-based Alipay recently revealed plans to expand into Africa. Here are the possible effects the move could have on local fintech startups. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 12, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The Ooni of Ife’s $1.4 billion incubation hub is probably never happening

2 years after it was announced, there are strong indications that the proposed $ 1.4 billion incubation hub in Ile-Ife, Osun, Nigeria will never be actualised. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Why Paga’s technology is built and managed in Ethiopia

Since Nigerian mobile payments company, Paga was founded in 2009, its technology has been managed and supported in Ethiopia. We reached out to Paga to find out why, here's what they had to say. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 11, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

4 Nigerian tech companies on the NSE currently trading below their IPO listing price

Majority of ICT companies listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange are recording losses with their shares trading below their IPO listing prices. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint Pitch Friday Ghana, inaugural edition, was a success!

Excited, apprehensive, confident, these were all emotional states we found ourselves at various points as Techpoint, since its pan African move, prepared towards its first-ever event outside the shores of Nigeria. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 10, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Nigeria as a major exporter of marijuana

This week on social media, presidential aspirant Omoyele Sowore promises to export marijuana if he wins in 2019, Abuja residents are experiencing earth tremors and more stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 7, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Paga raises $10m Series B2, finally going global

Nigerian fintech company, Paga recently announced a new $ 10 million Series B funding led by the Global Innovation Fund Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

8 months after import tariff hike, Nigeria’s renewable energy situation is not looking up

Eight months and hundreds of protests after the Nigerian Customs Services(NCS) increased import tariff on solar panels, nothing is changing. And this may adversely affect the renewable energy industry. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

How NALA is easing access to financial services for Tanzanians

NALA is allowing Tanzanians access financial services through a mobile application that requires no Internet connection. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 6, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Estate Intel is helping the commercial property industry in Africa make data-driven decisions

Estate Intel is a Nigerian-based startup that provides data on commercial properties across Africa, to enable market participants make data-driven decisions. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Tizeti raises $3m to expand its unlimited internet service across Africa

A year after raising seed funding of $ 2.1 million from international investors, Tizeti has announced raising $ 3 million in a new series A funding round. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

NIBSS figures question Paga’s 9 million unique user base

There is a discrepancy between mobile money platform, Paga's 9 million unique users claim and industry figures from the Central Bank of Nigeria, as quoted by the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement System. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 5, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Fact Check: Nigeria did not move up the Ease of Doing Business Index

News has been circulating around social media that Nigeria moved 80 places up the global Ease of Doing Business Index. How true is this? Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 4, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

TStv’s supposed comeback does not evoke much optimism among Nigerians

About a year ago in September 2017, Nigerians were introduced to the indigenous pay-TV service, TStv. Up until now, its decoders are still unavailable and even though the company just recently announced a comeback, there's little reason to be optimistic [...]

September 4, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

World Wide Web Foundation names Nigeria’s former ICT Minister, Omobola Johnson to its board

Nigeria's former ICT Minister, Dr. Omobola Johnson is joining the Web Wide Web Foundation as a member of its board of directors. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 3, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps
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