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Microsoft retains position on sharing Skype conversations with contractors

Microsoft’s reaction to the recent privacy concerns raised about sharing Skype conversations with contractors. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Kenyan Revenue Authority to commence taxing income-generating apps

Kenyan Revenue Authority recently reveals plans to enforce taxes on both local and foreign app developers. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Facebook partners with Africa Check to combat fake news in Yoruba and other African languages

Facebook is partnering with Africa Check, an independent fact-checking organisation to combat the spread of fake news in African languages Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nvoicia is changing the way Ghanaian businesses access and manage finance

It is a well-known fact that small businesses struggle with cash flow. Nvoicia, a startup from Ghana, is changing that Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 15, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why you won’t be able to use Gokada for the next two weeks

Gokada, a popular motorbike hailing service in Lagos has shut down for the next two weeks Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Being an African woman in tech as told by 3 Andela engineers

Three female Andela software engineers share the stories of their journeys into tech. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s logistics startup, Kobo360 raises another $30 Million

This year, this $ 30 Million investment may turn out to be the largest funding round in Nigeria. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Verve customers to get new card for international transactions

Verve extends its reach to countries outside Africa in a new partnership, and users may need to get new cards. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

This new Lagos-based ride-hailing service is making traditional taxis a core of its business

This new ride-hailing service in Lagos is making traditional taxi a core of its business Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigerian airline company Aero Contractors website hacked by alleged ISIS-tied group

Nigerian airline company Aero Contractors’ website was hacked on Tuesday by Moroccan Revolution Team (M.R.T) a hacker group with alleged ties with ISIS Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 14, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How Helium Health is innovating healthcare in Nigeria and West Africa

How Helium Health is innovating healthcare in Nigeria and West Africa Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 13, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

OPay continues to expand as OTrike launches in Aba

Opera-founded startup, Opay, has just introduced OTrike, a tricycle hailing service, in the commercial city of Aba, southeast of Nigeria. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How I Work: Timilehin Bello, Media Panache Founder

Since launching Media Panache in 2016, Timilehin has gone to win several accolades, including being named one of the Top 25 Innovators in Europe, Middle East and Africa by the Holmes Report. On this week’s edition of How I Work, [...]

August 12, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The last straw: Econet Media finally brings an end to Kwese TV

Econet Media Limited, the parent company of Kwese TV put the final nail on its entertainment division. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: #RevolutionNow

This week on social media; Omoyele Sowore arrested in association with #RevolutionNow, Toke Makinwa wants travel companies to sponsor her girls trip to Thailand and more stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Uganda’s government just made Internet more expensive for online media practitioners

Ugandan government just made Internet more expensive for media practioners in the country Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria’s TechAdvance raises $1 million to expand operations

Nigerian-based payment application development company TechAdvances secures $ 1milion from Lamar Holding Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

A tour of Andela Kenya, arguably the largest tech campus in Africa

We take a tour of Andela Kenya, a campus that sits on over 2 acres of land, making it arguably the largest of its kind in Africa. Join us as we look into the space through our camera lens. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Tecno parent company set for million-dollar IPO

Transsion Holdings, makers of the three top mobile devices dominating the African market in the form of Tecno, Infinix, and Itel, has confirmed that it will be listing on Shanghai’s recently opened STAR Market technology board, a securities trading board [...]

August 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

A tour of Andela Kenya: the biggest tech campus in Africa

A tour of Andela Kenya, a campus that’s sitting on over 2 acres of land. Join us as we look into the space through our camera lens. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Oppo is staking its claim in the Nigerian market with the launch of 2 new smartphones

Four months after officially entering the Nigerian market with its F11 Pro, Oppo has unveiled 2 new smartphones; Oppo A5s and Oppo A1k, in Nigeria. Globally, the Oppo A5s and A1k were originally released in April 2019 and May 2019 [...]

August 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

African meme accounts are becoming big on Instagram, but this comes at a price

Africans love to laugh, and thanks to the myriad of accounts dedicated to comedy on Instagram, it has become one of the top destinations for humorous content Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

There is a recent NITDA regulation that supports Nigerian SMEs and startups

In an attempt to develop the tech ecosystem, the National Information and Technology Development Agency has addressed visions geared towards implementation. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Your Twitter account may have been suspended by accident

Following a wide-spread suspension that swept through Twitter on Monday*,  the company has confirmed that it may have been an error and that some of the accounts have been restored Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why your favourite online savings platform is giving you a virtual account number

What the recent move by online savings platforms means for the Nigerian financial space. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

This Chinese VC fund has invested in 5 startups across Lagos and Nairobi

In our inaugural edition of Techpoint Angel and VC series, Shaka VC answers important questions that will help many African entrepreneurs on their journey Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 8, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Diageo invests $219 million in renewable energy for its African operations

Diageo PLC, the UK based beverages producing company best known for such consumer staples as Guinness Stout, Johnny Walker Whiskey, Smirnoff Vodka and Ciroc eau-de-vie has announced a $ 219 million dollar investment in renewable energy resources across 11 of [...]

August 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

MTN compel subscribers to re-register SIM cards

Millions of MTN subscribers to do fresh SIM registration and it appears other operators may follow suit. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Random or not so random suspensions are currently ongoing on Twitter

Like Thanos’ infinity gauntlet, Twitter has been suspending accounts in a seemingly random manner. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Ilara Health raises $735k to deliver affordable diagnostic services in Kenya

Nairobi-based Ilara Health raised $ 735k to power its operations in the East African country. Techpoint.Africa [...]

August 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps