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Nigerian start-ups can apply to join the UK’s Go Global 2019 programme

Nigerian start-ups using technology to solve local issues, can apply to participate in the United Kingdom's Go Global 2019 programme. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How WellNewMe is working to reduce the incidence of premature deaths in Nigeria

WellNewMe is attempting to reduce the incidence of premature death in Nigeria Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The sad reality of a venture-backed African startup

iROKOtv founder Jason Njoku recently tweeted about his experience with running a venture-backed startup. His experience begs the question of whether African startups should keep chasing venture funding or not. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why Terragon Group CEO, Elo Umeh waited 8 years before raising funding for his startup

Elo Umeh is the CEO and founder of Terragon Group, an enterprise software company with a range of data and marketing technology products that focus on the African market. He shares his entrepreneurial journey and philosophy with Techpoint Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian startups can get up to $100,000 in the Baobab Network’s 2019 Accelerator

Nigerian startups can apply to the Baobab Network's 2019 Accelerator Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Yele Bademosi of Microtraction goes to Binance

Yele Bademosi, founder of Microtraction, is joining Binance as director of Binance Labs Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Bharti Airtel set to acquire Telkom Kenya

India's Bharti Airtel is set to acquire Telkom Kenya ahead of its impending IPO Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Starting from Ghana, Codetrain is taking on Africa’s developer shortage problem square-on

As a business, Codetrain is addressing the needs of two sets of markets; the young people interested in launching a career in coding, on one hand, the startups and tech companies looking for developer talent on the other Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Paylater has a data science internship, apply now

Nigerian fintech company Paylater has announced its ‘Arise 2019 Data Science Internship', apply now Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“There’s no strong need for eCommerce in Sub-Saharan Africa” — Gloo founder, Olumide Olusanya

Gloo Founder, Olumide Olusanya claims that there's no strong need for eCommerce in the Sub Saharan African region. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian online grocery startup, Gloo is shutting down ecommerce operations

Nigeria's pioneering online grocery startups Gloo just announced they will be shutting down ecommerce operations in February.  Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Meet Aminata Fatmata Kandeh, a young lady using technology to standardise fish farming in Sierra Leone

After observing a scourge caused by malnutrition, especially amongst children, in her country Sierra Leone, Aminata Fatmata Kandeh took it upon herself to make a change. The result was the founding of her startup, Agro Fish Farm. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Alibaba Group partners Rwandan government to train officials

The Alibaba Group partnered with the Rwandan government to train 12 of its officials in a ‘New Economy Workshop'. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

South African transportation data startup, WhereIsMyTransport raises $1.85m to expand globally

South African public transport data and technology startup, WhereIsMyTransport recently secured $ 1.85m in a Series A funding led by Liil Ventures and supported by long-time Paga investor, Goodwell Investments. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Cheque is witnessing a decline usage in Nigeria

Figures from NIBSS reveal that the usage of cheque in Nigeria has been on the decline for three years in a row. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Google Chrome to roll out its ad blocking feature globally in July

Google has announced that the Chrome ad-blocking feature will be available to users worldwide starting July 9. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Illegal account sharing on Netflix could get a lot more difficult

At CES 2019 — a British company Synamedia unveiled a new software that uses machine learning to help streaming services like Neflix spot shared passwords. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: The Gold Wedding

On Wednesday this week, we got news that two of Nigeria's most popular artistes Simi and Adekunle Gold tied the knot in a secret ceremony with “only” 300 people in attendance. We didn't even know they were engaged. Its Official! [...]

January 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Uber Kenya launches uberASSIST, a specialised service for riders with special needs

On January 3rd, Uber announced the launch of UberASSIST in Nairobi Kenya, a specialized cab service that caters for riders with special access needs Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

UNICEF is looking for startups with data science, machine learning, AI solutions

UNICEF wants to give equity-free investment to startups in data science, machine learning and artificial intelligence. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Stakeholders give reasons for Nigeria to keep increasing broadband penetration

Concerned stakeholders in the telecommunications industry call for the need to keep increasing broadband penetration in Nigeria. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Here is the agenda for Techpoint Build West Africa 2019

In exactly 15 days from today, on the 26th of January, 2019, over 5000 people (startups and small businesses) will gather at the Landmark Event Centre for Techpoint Build West Africa 2019. If you are yet to get on board, you can [...]

January 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Google releases Nigeria’s political trends data for the first week of 2019

As the 2019 elections approach, Nigerians are searching the web for information on political activities. Google just released the top trends during the first week of the year. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 10, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“PoS terminals are no longer the most efficient channel for financial services” — CBN

A review of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy revealed that PoS terminals are no longer the appropriate channel for financial services. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 10, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“Lack of ICT skills is a deterrent for people to access the Internet,” – United Nations

A report by the International Telecommunications Union revealed that the lack of ICT skills is an important impediment for people to access the Internet. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 10, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Instagram is testing a feature that will allow iOS users regram posts to multiple accounts

Instagram is adding the new feature that lets you publish a post to multiple accounts at the same time. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 10, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Teleology Holdings Limited owned a minority stake in 9mobile

It's been revealed that Teleology Holdings Limited owned a minority stake in 9mobile. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 10, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Safaricom launches Fuliza, an overdraft facility for its M-Pesa customers

No more insufficient funds: Safaricom launches an overdraft facility on M-Pesa that would allow users to complete transactions even if they have insufficient funds. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 10, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

INEC to conduct a nationwide pilot of electronic transmission of results in 2019

INEC has revealed that it will only do a nationwide pilot of electronic transmission of election result in 2019. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Android users will soon be able to authenticate WhatsApp using fingerprint

WhatsApp is reportedly working on a fingerprint authentication feature for Android users. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps