Tuesday 10th December 2019,
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Daily Archives: December 10, 2019

Kenya’s obsession with licences puts Swvl operations on hold

Swvl, the Egyptian ride hailing company seems to have suspended its operations in Kenya due to regulatory issues around licensing — a growing trend in the East African nation. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Hate Speech

Important things to know about Nigeria’s ‘Hate Speech’ bill

The Senate on Tuesday reintroduced a bill that seeks to penalise persons found guilty of hate speech. The National Commission for the Prohibition of Hate Speech Bill was sponsored by the deputy chief whip, Aliyu Abdullahi. It prescribes death penalty [...]

November 13, 2019 Law

Could JumiaPay save the Amazon of Africa?

Comments from Jumia Co-CEO, Sacha Poignonnec, point to the notion that Jumia is positioning its payment system, JumiaPay, as a key part of the company’s future. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps
Senate approves N10 billion for Kogi three days to election

Senate approves N10 billion for Kogi three days to election

Three days to the governorship election in Kogi State, the Senate has approved promissory notes and bond issuance of N10.069 billion to the state as refund for projects executed on behalf of the federal government. The approval on Wednesday was [...]

November 13, 2019 Government and politics
Death Penalty Hate Speech

Outrage as Senate imposes death penalty on hate speech offenders

The Senate has reintroduced a bill it abandoned under pressure last year through which it sought to impose the death penalty on “any person found guilty of any form of hate speech that results in the death of another person.” [...]

November 13, 2019 Law
Oshiomhole

APC governors give Oshiomhole ultimatum to resign

The Progressives Governors Forum has asked the All Progressives Congress (APC) chairman Adams Oshiomhole to convene a National Executive Council (NEC) meeting to address the party’s challenges or resign his position. “It is either Comrade Oshiomhole respect the provision of [...]

November 13, 2019 Government and politics

While waiting for unicorns, should Africa settle for gazelle startups?

The search for Africa’s Unicorn startups is ongoing, but some investors, who don’t see the discovery happening anytime soon, have suggested Gazelles as a less fancy but effective name for its ecosystem. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

TECNO parent company, Transsion Holdings enters African mobile payments with PalmPay

Transsion Holdings, the company behind the TECNO, Infinix and Itel brands, may have finally entered the African mobile payment market with PalmPay. Could this signal a competition with Opera’s OPay? Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps