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Small business owner? Register to attend Techpoint’s first in-depth SME Clinic session

Are you a small business owner? If yes, then you'll benefit from our first in-depth SME Clinic session themed, ‘The right way to take your business online'. Register now. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Yet another Internet shutdown in Algeria, as African governments continue to threaten citizen’s digital rights

The recent shutdown of the Internet in Algeria, in retaliation to protests against the reelection bid of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, brings to mind a growing trend of digital rights violation by African governments. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Keeping up with the (Nigerian) Kardashians

This week on social media; Nigeria decides and its Kardashian sisters played a huge role, Dangote is now the 64th richest man in the world and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 1, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Should we care about sub-$50 ‘smart’ feature phones for Africa in 2019?

International brands are launching sub $ 50 smartphones for Africa but are these phones really closing the smartphone penetration gap. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 1, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

In spite of territorial advantages, these guys left Lagos to launch their startup in Abeokuta

There’s no telling how launching in Abeokuta will impact on the business. But it seems Pickmeup is squaring up with the challenges nicely. Techpoint.Africa [...]

March 1, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

African eCommerce could generate over $500 billion annually by 2030 — Mastercard Foundation

Mastercard Foundation in a recent report reveals that there's a great potential for the African eCommerce space. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian fintech startup, TeamApt raises $5.5 million in Series A round

Nearly 4 years after launch and a period of bootstrapping to profitability, Nigerian fintech startup, TeamApt raises $ 5.5 million in Series A round. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The customer service problem of online taxi hailing services in Nigeria

Passengers have steadily had problems with drivers on popular online taxi hailing services, Uber and Taxify. Here are a few reasons why Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

More companies target South Africa for 5G roll-out in Africa

Companies keep positioning South Africa as the first country on the continent that will have 5G connectivity. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Sub-Saharan Africa has 48.8% of the total active mobile money accounts in the world

A recent report by the GSMA reiterates the importance of mobile in the Sub-Saharan African region, especially with respect to mobile money. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Meet the Gokada team, creators of the “superheroes of Lagos traffic”

You see Gokada bikes almost everywhere in Lagos traffic but what do you know about the team that makes it happen? Find out Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook is partnering MainOne to bring broadband internet to Ogun and Edo States in Nigeria

Facebook is partnering MainOne to bring broadband internet to Edo and Ogun States in Nigeria.   Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

In spite of regulatory obstacles, crowdfunding is fast becoming a viable source of capital for Nigerian startups

Figures from the 2018 Nigerian Startup Funding Report show that crowdfunding is here to stay irrespective of regulators' stand on it. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook Express Wi-Fi is coming to South Africa

Facebook Express Wi-Fi is coming to South Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Customers using prepaid meters in Nigeria increase by 200,000

According to the NBS, customers using prepaid meters in Nigeria increased by 200,000 in Q4 2018. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

3 apps you can report incidents with during the general elections

Here's a list of the mobile apps that allow you report any incident during the general elections today and next month. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: Drama in tech Twitter

This week on social media; Drama in the Nigerian tech community, Kano court grants Deji Adeyanju bail and more stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

This African nonprofit may have cracked the code for effectively bringing world-class AI knowledge to Africans

Data Science Nigeria wants to democratise artificial intelligence knowledge for Africans Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 22, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Simplicity meets elegance: A tour of PrepClass’ headquarters in Lagos

We recently took a tour of PrepClass' headquarters located in Yaba, Lagos. Here's what it looks like. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

New Samsung Galaxy Fold is both a phone and tablet, and it costs only $1,980

Yesterday, Samsung announced the Samsung Galaxy Fold which, depending on how you see it, is either a 7.3-inch tablet or a 4.6-inch smartphone. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

New evidence suggests Nigerian investors may have no strong legal case against Marek Zmyslowski

From all the evidence that Techpoint has been able to gather so far, it is difficult to classify Marek Zmyslowski's possible outwitting of his Nigerian investors as ‘criminal' . Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Uganda: Social media tax draws its first blood

The social media tax introduced in Uganda last year is already having negative effects on Internet subscriptions in the country. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Remittance into Nigeria increased by 14% to reach $25 billion in 2018 — PwC

Remittance into Nigeria in 2018 was valued at $ 25 billion, which is multiple of what came in to the country as foreign direct investment in the same period Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

OyaPay shutdown: A sad case of family investment gone wrong

Fintech startup, OyaPay has shut down its operations. The founder shares what led to the demise and how they managed to move on to a happy ending. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria is seemingly playing catch up technologically with the rest of Africa

Recent activities in other African countries suggest that Nigeria may have to play catch up with respect to technology on the continent. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

2018: Nigerian banking system did ₦80.4 trillion in inter-bank transfers

Figures from NIBSS shows that interbank transfers had the highest transaction value in the Nigerian banking system in 2018. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint will host the largest technology conference in Africa this June — Techpoint Inspired

At Techpoint Inspired 2019, we will explore tech talent development, the impact of technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, Machine Learning, Gaming, Virtual Reality, Cloud Computing, etc. and how they can solve our societal problems as a continent. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Marek Zmyslowski’s viral post indicts Nigeria of corruption, bribery and godfatherism. What else is to come?

Polish citizen and former Jovago (now Jumia Travels) MD, Marek Zmyslowski published a now viral post claiming he was placed on Interpol's most wanted list, at the behest of an unnamed powerful Nigerian businessman. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 18, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Twitter apparently suspended some Nigerian influencers in preparation for Nigeria’s general elections

Just before midnight on the 15th of February, barely 24 hours to Nigeria's general elections, news broke of the suspension of at least 12 well-followed Nigerian Twitter users, popular referred to as influencers. Techpoint.Africa [...]

February 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

3 ways to monitor Nigeria’s 2019 general elections online

Nigeria’s most anticipated general elections kickoff on Saturday 16th of February 2019; less than 20 hours from press time. There have been allegations and serious concerns that the internet may be shut down during the election period on Saturday. Nigeria’s [...]

February 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps