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Senegal to become 2nd African country to enact a Startup Act in the past year

A Francophone country, Senegal, has just considered and adopted its Startup Act, when should Nigeria be expecting hers? Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria now has a national sex offenders database

You can now do an online search of reported, arraigned, or convicted sex offenders in Nigeria.  Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Disrupting the health and retail space from Abuja, meet the men behind Osoft Integrated Resources

Amos Olobo, Sam Ayanfulu, and Paul Funsho, co-founders of Osoft Integrated Resources, narrate how they grew a 7-man software development company into one with almost 100 staff in Nigeria’s capital city, Abuja. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MultiChoice to start testing DStv Now as a standalone service in 2020

After achieving a 48% year-over-year increase in the number of active monthly users on its Showmax and DStv Now apps across Africa, MultiChoice is set to test DStv Now as a standalone service Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Ex-Konga boss, Sim Shagaya’s edtech startup, uLesson raises $3.1 million in seed funding

uLesson, an edtech startup founded by ex-Konga boss, Sim Shagaya has raised $ 3.1 million in seed funding from TLCom Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

By building a global distribution system, mobility startup, Travel 4.0, wants to improve the experience of Nigerian travellers

Since introduced into the travel industry, global distribution systems like Amadeus have made online airline bookings easy. This is what Travel 4.0 wants to achieve for Nigeria’s fragmented road transport system Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Understanding Nigeria’s digital skill development space, a discussion with Eyitayo Ogunmola

This discussion with Eyitayo Ogunmola, founder of skills development platform, Utiva, clarifies the state of the digital skill development space in Nigeria, the challenges, and how to grow the industry Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

5 things we learnt at the MTN Nigeria 5G trial in Abuja

After a successful trial launch in South Africa last year, MTN has commenced 5G trial in Nigeria, starting with Abuja. Here’s what we learnt at the trial event. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Twitter wants to give you more control over your conversations with its new “hide reply” feature

“Out of sight, out of mind.” You don’t need to worry about having offensive or derogatory replies to your tweets anymore, you can now hide them with these simple clicks. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Uganda launches phone manufacturing plant amidst issues of surveillance of political rivals

With the launch of Uganda’s mobile phone and computer manufacturing plant, the country’s alleged surveillance violations issue with Chinese phone makers bring up questions about whether said allegations will arise once more Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian mobility giant, GIGM launches intercity and international transport services in Ghana

Following a few months of speculation, Nigerian mobility giant GIGM kick-starts its tech-enabled intercity operations in Ghana and international transport service between Lagos and Accra. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How I Work: Damilola Teidi, Co-creation Hub Director of Startup Support

Damilola Teidi currently leads and manages all entrepreneur and start-up related programs at Co-creation Hub as the director of startup support. Here’s how she works Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why restricting speech on social media is a very dangerous idea

In light of Nigeria’s social media bill, guest contributor, Enyioma Madubuike, a legal consultant, shares insights on why the Nigerian government should not attempt to suppress free speech online. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

UPDATE: What Nigerian agritech startup, Releaf has really been up to since Y Combinator

Since moving to Nigeria and graduating from Y Combinator’s Summer 2017 batch, Releaf’s have remained primarily in stealth-mode. Techpoint however reached out to them recently to gain some insight into what they’ve been up to. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

OPay, PalmPay and a long line of Chinese investor interests in Africa

There is a competition brewing between OPay and PalmPay, and this thinking is down to the strong investor network of both sides. But how deep does the investor tie really go? Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

What is really happening in the Nigerian data protection compliance space

In this guest contribution by legal consultant Enyioma Madubuike, he attempts to provide practical considerations about the NDPR compliance process for companies looking to make a decision and other stakeholders involved. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian web hosting company, GigaLayer, acquires Russian web hosting company, HUB8

It is not often you hear about a Nigerian startup acquiring a foreign-owned company. But Nigerian web hosting company, GigaLayer has acquired Russian-owned HUB8, a leading global web hosting company. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: African Giant

This week on social media; Burna boy’s abum gets Grammy nomination, #SayNoToSocialMediaBill and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Motorcycle-hailing operators in Nigeria’s biggest city may pay up to $503,000 annually to operate

After protracted negotiation battles with government and transport unions, motorcycle-hailing operators in Lagos have reached a dangerous middle ground Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why fintech surpasses health-tech in the Nigerian market

From a lack of knowledge to antiquated documenting systems, industries in Nigeria have not taken advantage of technologies that could transform their domains. We compare two industries in Nigeria on how they handle data. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Some MTN Ghana iPhone users are having issues using USSD codes

One of the easiest ways to perform online transactions is by dialling USSD codes from any mobile phone. Right now, MTN subscribers in Ghana who use iPhones are having difficulty using USSD codes Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Termii, a Nigerian CaaS startup, secures $30,000 seed fund from Transsion-backed incubator

A Nigerian Communication-as-a-Service startup, Termii, announces a $ 30,000 seed fund secured from Microtraction and Transsion-backed Future Hub Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Cheki ex-CEO, Gbenro Dara joins Opera as managing director to lead its new marketplace, OList

Having worked for classifieds sites Efritin and Cheki, Gbenro Dara has now taken up the role of managing director in another yet another classifieds company, Opera’s recently announced vertical, OList Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

With mobile technology, Kenyan-based Bluewave Insurance wants to demystify insurance

Against the odds of traditionally held beliefs and biases in Africa, Kenyan-based Bluewave Insurance is leveraging mobile technology to demystify and make insurance more accessible in Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

What could IPOs in foreign stock markets mean for Africa-focused companies?

Some African startups have revealed plans to list on stock exchanges outside the continent. But based on the discouraging performance of ICT companies already listed in these bourses, should they think twice about such moves? Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

OPay appears to compete against Uber, Bolt in Nigeria with OCar

Opera-founded, OPay has launched yet another vertical; a car-hailing service called OCar. Coming just after it announced a $ 120m funding round led by Chinese investors, the startup seems to be taking on establlished players, Uber and Bolt Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The Lagos state government is on a mission to convert recreational parks into makeshift innovation centres

Moving away from the typical use of parks for recreation, the Lagos State government, through LASPARK, gives innovation-driven firms free spaces within state-owned parks for erecting low-cost innovation hubs Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Is Releaf.ng, the Y Combinator-backed agritech startup struggling or just under the radar?

In 2017, three Nigerian-Americans while studying in the US founded Releaf.ng, and made it into Y Combinator. Much hasn’t been heard about them since then, begging the question; is the startup struggling? Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Konga ex-boss, Sim Shagaya started and failed at these four projects before finding success

Recently, Sim Shagaya sold E-Motion Advertising and it was reported that it was his first company. However, we take a look at four different projects Sim was involved with before E-Motion Advertising. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How I Work: David Adeleke, Head of Communications, Eko Atlantic City

David Adeleke has made major strides in his industry, starting out as a humble social media manager and now, shaping the image of Eko Atlantic City. On this week’s How I Work, we speak with David to learn how he [...]

November 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps