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Challenges with cargo scanners are taking a toll on clearing operations

The hurdles of the customs services in its clearing operations. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Following Daser David’s government appointment, nHub appoints new CEO

Following the appointment of the David Daser as the Director General of Plateau State Information Technology Agency (PSITA), nHub has appointed Theodore Longji as its new CEO. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

NITDA automates projects clearing process to track government spending on IT

NITDA automates IT projects clearing process towards ensuring transparency, accountability, efficiency and effectiveness. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

No Deal; “DealDey officially died in 2015” — Ex employees

New reports show DealDey; Nigeria’s premier deals website, has been dysfunctional for four years now. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Uganda-based SolarNow secures $9 million in credit to expand across the country

Ugandan solar energy company, SolarNow has raised a $ 9 million credit fund to expand depolyment of off-grid solar systems and appliances across Uganda Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint Pitch Storm class of 2018 in review

17 days to the second edition of Pitch Storm at Techpoint Build 2019, we reflect on the performance of the first cohort from 2018 Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Telecom industry’s contribution to Nigeria’s GDP declined in Q3 2018

Major happenings in the telecommunications are having effect on its contribution to the nation's GDP. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Confirmed: DealDey has shut down operations

In the past month, users have noticed an complained about the inactivity on the DealDey website. We have reliable confirmation that the eCommerce platform has shut down operations in Nigeria. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Kenyan police officers now required to undergo a 6-month compulsory ICT training

The Kenyan government wants all police officers to undergo a compulsory six-month training on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Naspers shuts down yet another venture in Nigeria

South African multinational internet and media group, Naspers has shut down another of its subsidiaries in Nigeria. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Inadequate market research may be the silent killer of African startups

An example of how a lack of proper market research can be a bane of startups in Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Teleology pulls out of 9mobile barely two months after acquisition

Barely two months after officially acquiring 9mobile, Teleology Holdings Limited is pulling out. Find out why. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Oyinsan launches a $10 million fund for African tech startups, apply now

Oui Capital is a $ 10 million fund to bridge the funding gap for African early-stage ventures. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Payment Service Banking will flop; 2019 financial prediction by an expert.

Adedeji Olowe predicted what will happen to payments in Nigeria in 2019, a couple of which are winnings for bank customers and fintech startups. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Google is planning to launch Google Assistant on more feature phones soon

In an interview with the Verge, Manuel Bronstein, Google's Vice President of Google Assistant revealed the company's plan to launch on feature phones soon Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

It’s been barely a year, but here is why I already quit my music distribution startup, CakeTunes

Ability Elijah, CEO and founder of online music beats marketplace, CakeTunes, shares his journey to shutting down the startup barely a year after in launched in Nigera Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: An African giant and a small font

This week on social media; Burna Boy calls out Coachela over font size, President Buhari's alleged niece gets INEC appointment and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

January 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint is 4. Africa, let’s begin!

Techpoint is officially 4 today! Here's a flashback of our major activities in 2018 and our plans for the new year 2019. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

2018 in Retrospect: What happened in the fintech space in Nigeria?

2018 was indeed the year of the fintech startup. These are some of the activities that transpired within the Nigerian fintech space this period. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 31, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: A very merry Christmas

This week on social media; have a very merry Christmas; everything that went down at Burna Boy and Davido's concert and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 28, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

It is indeed a cashless Christmas

A look at the PoS transactions on Christmas day in 2018 which indicates that Nigerians are increasingly choosing the cashless route Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 26, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

5 convincing reasons to take a break from your startup this Christmas season

Taking a break this Christmas season is essential for startuppers and here are a few convincing reasons why Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 24, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Diamonds are not forever

This week on social medai; Access Bank's merger with Diamond Bank, Lil Kesh and Olamide's song that got everyone talking and more Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

We wish you a cashless Christmas and an electronic New Year

Here are some of the ways you can go cashless during the Christmas holiday and beyond Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Wakanow raises $40m, possibly the highest single round by a non-eCommerce internet business in Nigeria

Wakanow, an online travel agency focused on West and East Africa, has secured a $ 40 million mega investment deal from global alternative asset manager, The Carlyle Group. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 21, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

The Nigerian government does not seem very concerned about its citizens’ rights on the internet

More than 9 months after passing, Nigeria's Digital Rights and Freedom Bill has still not be made law. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 20, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

From Cotonou, RightCom is solving the customer experience challenges of enterprises across the globe

RightCom is a Cotonou, Benin based tech company that builds customer experience management platforms, helping hundreds of global businesses to better understand their customers’ needs. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Ogun State ICT Policy: A quest to position the gateway state as a tech hub

A close look at the recently approved Ogun State ICT Policy that is designed to prevent the state from being left out of the digital divide. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 19, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

Gitgirl is on a journey to empower 13 million African women for careers in tech

Gitgirl is a social impact organisation that wants to help 13 million African women in their tech careers with an interesting formula Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps

How WhatsApp groups are fostering collaboration in Ikeja Computer Village

WhatsApp groups have become a common feature among WhatsApp users. Here's how vendors in Ikeja Computer Village are using it for their business. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 18, 2018 Technology Business & StartUps