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Transsion Holdings lists in China with little room for foreign investors’ participation, soars 64% on its debut

Like Jumia’s listing on the New York Stock Exchange, Africa focused Transsion Holdings, has listed on the Chinese STAR market with a roaring debut but with little space, for foreign investors to participate. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How I Work: Caleb Adoh, Softcom Digital and Communications Lead

This week we talk to Caleb Adoh, a digital strategist and marketing-technology enthusiast. In just five years since he graduated from university, Caleb has steadily climbed up the career ladder and now works as digital communications lead at Softcom Limited. [...]

September 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How digital foreign exchange platform, BitPesa is easing cross border payments across Africa

Sending money in and out of Africa is expensive and the transaction process is time-consuming. Sub-Saharan African B2B and foreign exchange company, BitPesa has innovated around this challenge and allow easy cross border payment. Find out how. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 30, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Google Station, Google’s free WiFi is offline in Lagos

Google Station, Google’s initiative that delivers free Internet access in select locations, launched last year in Nigeria, with Lagos and Abuja its primary locations. More than a year later, Lagos is seemingly offline on the programme. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 27, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

We were not hacked, our acquirer bank is to blame — Bolt (Taxify)

We reached out to Bolt (formerly Taxify) to make sense of why its users were getting debit alerts for unauthorised rides. Here’s what the company had to say. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s CcHUB fully acquires Kenya’s iHub

Nigeria’s CcHUB fully acquires Kenya’s iHub, the first move of its kind in Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How to stay focused in a world full of distractions

Most times, some of us claim to be busy without knowing what we are really busy doing because we’re distracted. Here’s what the book “Deep work” teaches us about how to stay focused amidst all of these distractions Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Where you can buy the new iPhone 11 across Africa

We’ve put together this guide with everything you need to know about pricing for the iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, and iPhone Pro 11 Max, and where you can get them Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s CcHUB fully acquires Kenya’s iHub

Nigeria’s CcHUB fully acquires Kenya’s iHub, the first move of its kind in Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Africa’s Talking is democratising access to telecommunication services for developers in Africa

How Africa’s Talking is making it easy for African developers to access telecommunication service across the continent through its easy-to-use APIs. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Understanding the challenges and prospects of fleet management in Nigeria: A discussion with Emmanuel Udeagha

Techpoint had a chat with Emmanuel Udeagha to understand the challenges and prospects of fleet management in Nigeria. Read more about it Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 26, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

NITDA investigates alleged privacy breach by Truecaller

NITDA opened an investigation on popular caller identity app, Truecaller for an alleged breach that calls that may once again highlight Nigerian notions on privacy. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

South African bank workers to strike against digitalisation of their jobs

With bank workers losing their jobs to internet bank and banking apps and bank branches shutting down, South Africa’s biggest financial union wants to ensure that private institutions take responsibility for their actions. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

What is happening with EchoVC and Ventures Platform-backed startup, myPadi?

With myPadi’s online activity giving the impression that is either in sleep mode or has ended operations, no one is unsure about Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How Ilara Health is helping peri-urban healthcare facilities in Kenya increase their revenue stream

Nairobi-based health tech startup, Ilara Health is giving peri-urban and rural clinics the opportunity to increase their revenue. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 25, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Network glitches are preventing users from accessing online savings platform, PiggyVest

Network glitches are causing an interruption in operations of online savings platform, PiggyVest Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 24, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How technology can play a crucial role in capturing the untapped insurance market

The low rate of insurance penetration and the role that technology can play in capturing the untapped market. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 24, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Come and learn how to get funding for your business and manage your finances efficiently at SME Clinic

At the upcoming edition of SME Clinic, you’ll learn how to get funding for your business and how to manage your finances. Don’t miss it! Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 24, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

There are probably less than 50,000 Netflix subscribers in Nigeria

Based on Netlfix’s Q2 2018 to Q2 2019 revenue report, a few research and data companies estimated the top 50 countries with the highest number of Netflix subscribers. Nigeria is not one of them. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 24, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria gets $433 million for a 5-year national identity card project

With just 38% of Nigerians with a formal means of identification, NIMC has been tasked with $ 433 million and 5 years to accurately document 200 million Nigerians, and possibly identify Boko Haram militants . Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

WhatsApp, not Instagram, is the preferable platform for small businesses in Nigeria

Instagram is often touted as the social media marketplace, however, small businesses in Nigeria are turning to WhatsApp — seemingly the underdog of the Facebook family — to market and sell their products, and are recording more success. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How I Work: Iniabasi Akpan, OPay Country Manager

Behind the seeming motorcycle-hailing invasion in Lagos is Iniabasi Akpan, the Country Manager of OPay. With over 28 years of experience, Akpan is no newbie to Nigeria’s tech space. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 23, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Real reasons OPay office was shut down in Kano State

Following reports, Techpoint has confirmed the real reasons OPay’s office was shut down in Kano Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 21, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: How Bovi is breaking the bro code

This week on social media, Bovi is pranking his friends, MC Oluomo in UNILAG and other stories Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 20, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Where in Africa will Andela get its 700 additional senior developers by 2020?

Techpoint conducted a survey of senior developers hired by Andela from October 2017 till date. The survey gives valuable insights into how Andela might meet its target of recruiting 700 additional senior developers by 2020. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

WASTiNNOVA is delivering smart waste disposal solutions to Zimbabwean health facilities

WASTiNNOVA is a technological solution created to solve biomedical waste management challenges in Zimbabwe Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

CrowdyVest Holdings launches a bus-hailing service, PlentyWaka

Earlier in the week, CrowdyVest Holdings (CV Holdings) launched PlentyWaka — a bus-hailing service — in Lagos. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

CBN’s cashless policy implementation: Why six states and the FCT may have been chosen to kickstart the process

We take a look at why CBN may have ordered commercial banks in just six states and the FCT to charge fees on cash deposits and withdrawals above a certain threshold Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook ad breaks comes to Nigeria, what this means for video creators

Video creators in Nigeria can now monetise their content with Facebook ad breaks Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“Cryptocurrency in Nigeria doesn’t warrant a regulation yet” — Industry players

A decade after its inception, cryptocurrency still remains a grey area in many parts of the world and industry players express their thoughts on plans to regulate its activities. Techpoint.Africa [...]

September 19, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps