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Communications authority demands fines from MTN Ghana

After inaccurately billing subscribers and not having a functional customer care line, MTN Ghana is being fined by the National Communications Authority for not following its directives. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

A review of Oppo A9 2020

A review of the Oppo A9 2020 that retails for ₦89,900 ($ 248) and was released in Lagos recently Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How I Work: Fisayo Fosudo, Tech Video Producer

Fisayo shares with us his career journey, his simple — yet efficient — hack for getting things done, and his fascinating pastime. So, without ‘FodaAdu’ here’s how Fisayo Fosudo works: Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 9, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

5 productive things to do with your phone while stuck in Lagos traffic

In Lagos, time spent in traffic can be the most unproductive part of a commuter’s day. Here are some productive things you can do with your phone when sitting in traffic Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“Our car rescue-on-demand startup, AutoSave would have survived if we had funds for marketing” — co-founder, Ifeoluwa Popoola

AutoSave, a web-based platform connecting mechanics to car owners, thrived from 2014 until mid-2017 when the founders decided to halt operations. An interview with the co-founder reveals why Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: The Nigerian artiste of the decade

This week on social media; who’s the Nigerian artiste of the decade?, Nairobi governor and others arrested for economic crimes and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 7, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Why South Africa might be the major market for the impending stand-alone DStv Now

A look at how figures from MultiChoice and Netflix point to the fact that South Africa is likely going to be a major market for DStv Now that is going solo in March 2020. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Techpoint Build alumnus, Foodlocker, and 15 other startups join the UM6P accelerator in Morocco

Nearly a year after finishing as runner-up in Techpoint Build’s Pitch Storm, Foodlocker has been selected to participate in a 12-week-long accelerator program in Morocco Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 5, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Red Cross brings blockchain-cash to rural Kenyans

Red Cross recently launched a mobile-based local currency system powered by blockchain to improve trade and economy in rural areas and slums in Kenya. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The race for data supremacy in Nigeria appears to be narrowing down to just MTN and Airtel

For the first time in five months, MTN gained more data subscribers than Airtel, but both telcos have pulled ahead of the pack as Glo seems to be losing its foothold in the race for data supremacy Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

With 4GB RAM and 64GB storage, the Zzapo 720 costs just ₦7999 ($22). But should you order it?

The Zzapo 720 smartphone, with 64GB storage and 4GB RAM is retailing at ₦7,999 ($ 22) for a limited time. Too good to be true? Well, our own Muyiwa Matuluko attempted to purchase it, so you don’t have to risk [...]

December 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Google Shopping ads to launch in Nigeria in the coming weeks

Online shopping through Google search is just about to get easier. The tech giant, Google, which has been testing Shopping ads in 47 countries plans to launch in Nigeria soon Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

By involving teachers, can edtech startups solve the learning problem in Nigeria?

Many edtech startups are solving students’ self assessment and test preparation problems, but this alone won’t solve Nigeria’s learning problem; although less viable, building for teachers might. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

South Africa commences e-Visa test with Kenya; Nigeria, India, and China to follow

South Africa has begun testing its electronic visa application system (e-Visa) with Kenya.  Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Vatebra Tech Hub opens applications for accelerator programme

Vatebra Tech Hub, backed by Bank of Industry (BOI), calls for applications into its first incubator program which will have startup teams exposed to a wide network of investors. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 4, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Telecom operators are the top spammers in Nigeria — Truecaller Report

According to the latest insights by caller ID app, Truecaller, Nigeria and other African nations once again rank top for countries affected by spam calls and SMS as network operators come out as the biggest culprits Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 3, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Your online freedom is at risk; the new Digital Rights and Freedoms Bill may just save it

A new version of the Digital Rights and Freedom Bill passed its first reading at the National Assembly. Battling the Nigerian government’s need to control freedom of speech online, will this bill make it past the finish line? Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 3, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

“We haven’t commenced operations in Ibadan.” — SafeBoda country manager

Following reports making rounds about SafeBoda’s launch in Ibadan, Nigeria, the bike-hailing company’s country manager has refuted the claims while clarifying launch plans Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 3, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Fintech startup, Migo secures $20 million series B funding as it expands to Brazil

Formerly known as Mines.io, Migo completes a series B equity round of $ 20 million led by Valor Capital, a Brazil-focused venture capital firm as it expands to Brazil Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 3, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Nigeria to collaborate with UK on broadband plan, 1 year after previous one expires

A year after Nigeria’s National Broadband Plan expired, the federal government signed an agreement to draft a new plan with the UK government. Hopefully, this plan will ensure a more affordable broadband for Nigerians. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 2, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How I Work: Paul Newman, Michael Page Africa Associate Director

Paul Newman has recruited for information technology roles across multiple industries, helping companies within the sub-Saharan region find the right talent for their information technology functions. Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 2, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

More than a bike-hailing platform, CanGo is building the first Super App in Central Africa

Tech penetration in Central Africa is quite low compared to other African nations, but CanGo, an app-based mobility/logistics platform, now promotes ease of movement and brings services to customers in Kinshasa Techpoint.Africa [...]

December 2, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Unboxing the Nokia 6.2 – does it really keep getting better?

The recently released Nokia 6.2 comes as an upgrade to fans and onlookers to the Nokia 6 family. But does it really live up to the hype? We find out in this review. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 29, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

The Kenyan government may soon lift the ban on flying drones

The Kenya Civil Aviation Authority (KCAA), which had banned the flying of drones in November following its legalisation in March, plans to lift the ban in the coming weeks. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 29, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Social Media Roundup: The tale of 182 tweets

This week on social media, a 182-tweet thread, Kenya launches the Building Bridges Initiative (BBI) report and other stories. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 29, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Pitch for $25,000 at the Next Einstein Forum Innovation Salon in Nairobi, Kenya

Are you a science driven entrepreneur? Here’s your chance to pitch for $ 25,000 at the Next Einstein Forum Innovation Salon in Nairobi. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 29, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

How a bus ticket scam led Ronald Hakiza to build Ugabus, an online bus booking platform in Uganda

After falling for a bus ticket scam while travelling for a burial, Ronald Hakiza started Ugabus to enable travellers within East Africa buy authentic tickets online Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 29, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

In Africa, OPay and WeChat have more in common than just being super apps

With its recent exploits in Africa, OPay has more  in common than meets the eye with Chinese super app, WeChat which once officially operated in the continent. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 29, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Everything you need to know about Nigeria’s Social Media Bill and what you can do about it

We take a holistic look at Nigeria’s Social Media Bill saga, its brief antecedents, what it means, other countries that have enforced it, how it affects Nigerians, and preventive measures that could be taken. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps

Kenyan e-commerce company, Copia Global raises $26 million in Series B round

Copia Global, a Kenyan-based e-commerce company with a model that targets low income and unbanked users, just raised $ 26 million in a Series B round to strengthen its operation and expand across East Africa. Techpoint.Africa [...]

November 28, 2019 Technology Business & StartUps