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Lagos-Abeokuta rail line to be tested in early February

The Nigerian Railway Corporation (NRC) has revealed plans to test run the Lagos-Abeokuta rail line early next month. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Andela raises $100m in Series D round led by former US VP’s investment firm

The funding round is led by Generation Investment Management, former U.S. Vice President Al Gore's investment firm. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

One solar water pump at a time, Spunvertek is solving the water challenges in rural Nigeria

Utilising proprietary solar water pump inverters, Spunvertek provides surface water alternative for irrigation farming, public and community water supply, as well livestock water needs. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Zimbabwe now has internet, but how long will this African scourge last?

Internet has been restored to Zimbabwe after a shutdown fiasco, but what about other African countries where internet is still down? Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MultiChoice to start trading on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange in February

Subject to its proposed unbundling from internet and entertainment giant Naspers, MultiChoice is expected to start trading on the JSE from February. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

9mobile has a new Chief Financial Officer

9mobile has announced the appointment of Mr Phillips Oki as its new Chief Financial Officer. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How HelpMum is working to reduce maternal deaths in Nigeria

Nigeria and India accounted for over one-third of all maternal deaths worldwide in 2015. Here is how HelpMum is working to improve the situation using low-cost innovations and the power of mobile technology Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Court rules against Internet shutdown in Zimbabwe

Zimbabwean's High Court has ruled that the Internet shutdown in the country was illegal. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

These are the companies backing Techpoint Build West Africa 2019

We are grateful for the dedication and generosity of our family of sponsors, some of whom have been with us since the first edition, last year. This is more than just a listing of brands – this is a community [...]

January 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Elisabeth Moreno is the new VP, Managing Director for HP Africa

Elisabeth Moreno has been appointed as the new Vice President and Managing Director for HP Africa. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

You can now only forward a message to 5 individuals or groups on WhatsApp

WhatsApp has rolled out a global cap on message forwarding it first introduced in India after the spread of rumors led to killings and lynching attempts. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Advocacy groups head to court over Internet shutdown in Zimbabwe

Advocacy groups have dragged the Zimbabwean government to court over blocking access to social media. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Egypt’s second largest city just concluded a 3-month pilot of using electric buses for public transport

For three months, Alexandria's electric buses went through an experiemental phase that was just recently concluded. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s unstructured credit system may be the biggest bane to its financial inclusion efforts

It is hardly news that securing loans from Nigerian banks can be a herculean task but can one really blame the banks? Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Senegalese startup, OniriQ is building IoT devices in a way you’ve never seen before

Read how OniriQ is using innovative ‘solar and digital home systems' to create employment and reduce the carbon footprint in Senegal Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MasterCard’s new ‘hassle-free free trial cancellation policy’ is for physical products alone

The new Mastercard policy that lets users cancel free trials easily does not extend to online digital products and services Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Falz, Moral Instruction and transactional sex

This week on social media, Nigerians react to Moral Instruction, Falz's fourth album. Read this and other trending topics during the course of the week. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

A 5-year-old Twitter bug may have affected users on ‘Twitter for Android’

A 5-year-old Twitter bug may have affected tweets and accounts of users on ‘Twitter for Android' Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

African Development Bank to invest $32.5 million in energy projects across Africa

African Development Bank has approved $ 32.5 million for energy project across Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How Keiwa is including Cote d’Ivoire’s informal sector into the financial system

Keiwa is an application that allows traders in the informal sector of Cote d' Ivoire to manage their accounting independently Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

For the first time, ever Google increases the price of G Suite

Google is increasing subscription prices for its G Suite collection of apps for the first time ever Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Mastercard makes it easier for cardholders to cancel free trials

Mastercard has announced a new policy that makes it easier for cardholders to cancel free trials Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How #10YearChallenge got many Nigerian millennials to log into their Facebook accounts

If #10YearChallenge got you to log into your Facebook account after such a long time, you're not alone. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

HubbonNG wants to streamline Nigeria’s highly segmented and disjointed logistics industry

Barely eight months into the game, HubbonNG is already making considerable headway in streamlining Nigeria's highly segmented and disjointed logistics industry Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

DStv will not allow pay as you view model

Pay TV provider DStv has said it will not allow the pay as you view model for its customers and here is why Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“NCC is sending a wrong signal about the Nigerian telecom industry” — Gbenga Sesan, industry expert

Following questionable revelations by the NCC that Nigeria has attained 30% broadband penetration, digital rights activist and Executive Director of Paradigm Initiative Nigeria, Gbenga Sesan shares why he believes the regulatory body is giving a wrong impression of the country's [...]

January 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook is taking strict measures to curb foreign interference in Nigeria’s upcoming elections

In a bid to curb foreign interference during upcoming elections in 2019, Facebook has extended its new political advertising policy — which it originally enforced in the US, UK, Brazil and, later, Ireland and India — to further countries, staring [...]

January 17, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Apply now for a shot at $50,000 in equity investment from MEST Africa Challenge 2019

The Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST) has opened applications for the 2019 edition of its MEST Africa Challenge, where the top startup will win $ 50,000 in equity investment Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook wants to invest $300 million in local news globally

Facebook is launching a $ 300 million investment in news programs, partnerships and content over the next 3 years to support local news globally Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“Microtraction will continue to thrive” – Yele Bademosi

Following a move to Binance as director of Binance Labs, Yele Bademosi tells Techpoint that Microtraction is still on track Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps