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Akure’s position as a promising haven for tech innovation in Nigeria might be under threat

Startups are moving out of Akure. Does this development affect its position as a haven for tech innovation? Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 16, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Airtel Africa tops gainers’ table after its share price recovers from an initial drop

The second telecommunications company to be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE), Airtel Africa today tops the gainers’ table after weeks of having the same share price. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

BudgIT co-founder, Seun Onigbinde now a technical advisor to the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning

Seun Onigbinde has taken up a new role as a technical advisor to the Federal Ministry of Budget and National Planning of Nigeria. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

12 startups selected for Class 4 of the Google Launchpad Accelerator programme

Google has selected 12 startups to participate in the fourth cohort of its Launchpad Accelerator programme in Lagos.  Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

What advertising experts are saying about APCON’s move to vet online ads in Nigeria

We spoke to experts from some of the top advertising agencies in Nigeria to see how they’re reacting to APCON’s move to vet online advertising Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Hackers now hack WhatsApp Accounts: How to avoid been hacked

Here are a few ways to avoid being hacked on WhatsApp Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Hackers now hack WhatsApp Accounts: How to avoid been hacked

Here are the few things on how you can avoid being hacked on WhatsApp Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Beyond transportation, on-demand ride-hailing startups are beginning to influence the culture of safety

With the emergence of motorcycle on-demand startups, safety has become a commodity for commuters. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

DevCareer is on a mission to properly equip upcoming African developers

Everyday as tech becomes mainstream in Africa, there are hundreds of free nanodegree courses on offer for young Africans. Most of these courses, usually on sale from between $ 15 to $ 300, are sponsored by an organisation or individual [...]

September 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Your period-tracking app may be sharing your data with Facebook

Women using popular period-tracking apps may just be sharing a lot more with strangers than they may have bargained for. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The OPaycalypse: 13 execs who left top tech companies for OPay Nigeria over the past year

With the help of LinkedIn, we found 13 people who joined OPay Nigeria after leaving their roles in top tech companies. Here they are.  Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why Nigerian startups focusing on deep technology need to be taken seriously

According to an online report by DW.com, most deep tech companies are found in the US, followed by “Greater China” — China, Hong Kong, Macau, and Taiwan — Germany, the UK, and Japan. If you’re wondering why no African countries [...]

September 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian digital bank startup, Kuda, secures $1.6 million pre-seed funding

Online digital bank startup, Kuda, yesterday raised $ 1.6 million in a pre-seed round from angel investors Haresh Aswani and Ragnar Meitern, amongst other investors. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

An insight into how venture capital firm, TLcom invest

In today’s edition of Angel and VC series, we put the spotlight on the VC to understand how it invests. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MTN Group reshuffles leadership roles in multiple African countries

Philip van Dalsen, the CEO of MTN Zambia and Freddy Tchala MTN Côte d’Ivoire CEO will both be leaving MTN at the end of September Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 11, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria, three other countries account for 60% of digital entrepreneurship in Africa – UNCTAD

New reports from UNCTAD state that four countries alone accounted for 60% of digital entrepreneurial activities in Africa and some bottlenecks African entrepreneurs face Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 10, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

EchoVC-backed startup, NextCounsel provides automated solutions for legal service providers in Nigeria and Ghana

NextCounsel is a startup that is improving lives by automating tedious repetitive tasks for legal providers in Nigeria and Ghana Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 10, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How I Work: Jessica Hope, Wimbart Founder and Managing Director

Jessica Hope founded Wimbart, a public relations company with a heavy emphasis on the tech and start-up sectors in Africa. She has built an impressive clientele including IROKO, Ringier, Printivo, and many others. In this interview, Jessica walks us through [...]

September 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Uber could be venturing into bus transportation in Lagos very soon

Uber is working on a public bus system for Lagos and is already in talks with city transport officials. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: No reception

This week on social media; a Nigerian wedding with no reception, xenophobia in South Africa and other stories Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 6, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Twitter temporarily disables tweeting via SMS after its CEO got hacked

Shortly after the CEO of Twitter, Jack Dorsey’s account was hacked, Twitter temporarily suspends tweeting via text message Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Chipper Cash, a San Francisco based fintech startup, has expanded to Nigeria

Chipper Cash, a mobile cross-border money transfer platform, is expanding its cross-border payment services to Nigeria Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

blueMoon is a startup powering the Ethiopian startup space

In spite of the obvious challenge like the recurrent Internet shut down in the East African country of Ethiopia, the likes of Shem Asefaw are returning to the country to help develop the technology and startup space. Shem is the [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Did MEST and YC portfolio startup, Tress literally stop caring about black women’s hair?

Hyped as African women’s ‘everything hair’ go-to platform, Tress App is taking a break that seems to be getting too long Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook may hide like counts to reduce pressure of self-comparison among users

Facebook may remove like counts on news feed posts by users, just like Instagram is openly testing in seven countries including Canada and Brazil. According to a  report by TechCrunch, Facebook is still testing the removal of like counts so [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How social media may have fueled the anti-xenophobia outrage in Nigeria

Did social media fuel Nigerians’ reactions to news of xenophobic attacks in South Africa? Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

South Africa admits to mass surveillance amidst xenophobic unrest

Amidst issues of violence motivated by xenophobic attacks against non-South Africans, the country battles with data privacy issues that may have mitigated the unrest. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MTN Nigeria share price narrowly fluctuates amidst xenophobia reprisals in Nigeria

Amidst xenophobic attacks in South Africa, and angry reactions in Nigeria, MTN Nigeria’s share price wavers on the NSE Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“Culture is responsible for low adoption of digital payment in Nigeria” — Hakeem Adeniji-Adele, Deputy Managing Director, eTranzact

Hakeem Adeniji-Adele, Deputy Managing Director, eTranzact calls for the need to build payment products to fit into the Nigerian culture. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

APCON wants to charge a ₦25,000 fee on all online advertising in Nigeria

The Advertising Practitioners Council of Nigeria (APCON) just recently announced its plan to start vetting all online adverts in Nigeria Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 3, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps