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Savyt launches, set to provide investors up to 15% on savings & investment

In its quest to help Nigerians grow wealth and earn increased returns on their savings and investments, Savyt (pronounced ‘Save+It), a fintech start-up, has...

Apple releases iPhone, iPad, and Watch security patches for zero-day bug under active attack

Apple has released an update for iPhones, iPads and Watches to patch a security vulnerability under active attack by hackers.

Kenya’s Safaricom launches 5G network; first in the region

Today, Safaricom has announced the launch of 5G technology trials for its customers In Kenya. The trial will begin with both individual...

Nigerian fintech of the unbanked Bankly raises $2M led by Vault

Nigeria remains a largely cash-dominated country. There are over 100 million adult Nigerians, of which more than half have little or no access to financial services. 

Amazon Appoints Former Exec as New CEO of AWS

Amazon has appointed Adam Selipsky as the new CEO of cloud-computing division, Amazon Web Services (AWS). Selipsky succeeds Andy Jassy who is...

OnePlus unveils its smartwatch, and Wear OS is nowhere to be seen

Well before the rumors, we knew this day was coming. After several generations of smartwatches and a handful of headphones, the smartwatch...

Apple launches the ‘Apple Teacher Portfolio recognition, updates Schoolwork and Classroom apps

Apple this morning announced a handful of education-related updates to its suite of classroom apps as well as a new recognition for teachers, called...

Jumia plans to raise millions by selling 18 million shares

Africa-focused eCommerce company, Jumia, is looking to raise millions of dollars from investors by selling 9 million American depositary shares (ADS) and...

Telegram Introduces Voice Chat Feature for Channels

Telegram has released a new update that includes recordable voice chats, rich lists of participants, raise hand mechanics, invite links for speakers and listeners,...

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