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Huawei Partners with Mondia to Expand Contactless Payments Across Africa

Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) has teamed up with Mondia Pay, a digital payments company, to roll out seamless and contactless payments solutions...

Paymob raises $18.5m in largest Series A for an Egyptian fintech

In August 2020, Egyptian fintech Paymob announced that it raised $3.5 million to improve its capacity and acquire more merchants to use...

SEC’s new rule for online investment and trading platforms brings back familiar regulatory scare

On Thursday the 8th of April, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) of Nigeriaissued a directive on the “proliferation of unregistered online investment...

HMD Global unveils new Nokia C, G, and X Series

HMD Global, makers of Nokia phones, have announced six new Nokia Android phones in a live stream. Florian Seiche,...

Twitter said to have held acquisition talks with Clubhouse on potential $4B deal

Twitter held talks with Clubhouse around a potential acquisition of the live drop-in audio networking platform, with a deal value somewhere around...

Africa Data Centres to Build 10MW Facility in Nigeria

Africa Data Centres (ADC) has already begun work on its plans to construct a 10MW facility in Lagos, Nigeria. According...

Facebook Says it Won’t Notify Users Implicated in ‘Hack’

On April 3, Business Insider revealed that more than 530 million Facebook users personal information had been made publicly available in an unsecured database –...

5G Rollout in Kenya Escalates as Airtel Upgrades 600 Sites

Airtel Kenya has upgraded over 600 sites in Nairobi, Mombasa and Malindi to ensure that they are 5G ready – this comes...

Uber Expands Ride-Hailing Service in Kenya

Uber has expanded its ride-hailing service and online food delivery business to Nakuru, Kenya. According to Business Daily, this move...

Africans Reluctant to Leave WhatsApp Despite Increase in Cybersecurity Concerns

Africa’s mobile users are increasingly concerned about the mobile risks and the potential for digital identity theft; however, this is not stopping...

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