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Nigerian government extends NIN registration again – new deadline is June 30

The Federal Government of Nigeria has extended the May 9 deadline for Nigerian mobile subscribers to link their National Identity Numbers (NINs)...

Twitter expands Spaces to anyone with 600+ followers, details plans for tickets, reminders and more

Twitter Spaces, the company’s new live audio rooms feature, is opening up more broadly. The company announced today it’s making Twitter Spaces available to...

Clubhouse is Finally Working on an Android App

Clubhouse has become a wildly popular iOS app across the world. And now the invitation-only audio-chat company appears to be working on...

New Partnership Allows South African Uber Drivers to Become Vehicle Owners

Uber has once again partnered with flexible car ownership company – Moove – to give Uber Go drivers the chance to become...

Airtel Africa Names New Group CEO

Airtel Africa has appointed Segun Ogunsanya as the group’s new CEO – effective from 1 October 2021. He is taking over from...

MTN Bids for Ethiopian Telco Licence Alongside Vodacom and Safaricom

MTN Group has reportedly made a bid for an Ethiopian telecommunications licence alongside Vodacom Group and Safaricom. Finance ministry adviser, Brook Taye...

Amazon announces new Fire tablets and kids editions

There’s a bunch of tablet news coming from Amazon this morning. Leading the way is the release of two new 10-inch devices:...

Netflix won seven Oscars last night

After everything was wrapped up at a very weird Oscars ceremony, original films released by Netflix had won seven statuettes.

Facebook introduces a new miniplayer that streams Spotify within the Facebook app

Facebook announced last week an expanded partnership with streaming music service Spotify that would bring a new way to listen to music or podcasts...

Facebook invests in audio with short-form Soundbites feature, podcast support and a Clubhouse clone

Facebook today officially announced a suite of new audio products — an indication that it’s taking the threat from Clubhouse and other...

Uber and Bolt drivers in Lagos begin strike action today to protest “systemic slavery”

Under the umbrella of the Professional E-hailing Drivers and Partners Association(PEDPA), Uber and Bolt drivers in Lagos have begun a strike action today. The two...

Andela moves beyond Africa, now accepts developers from Latin and South America

Andela, the company known for connecting African software developers to global clients, has expanded their talent pool to welcome Latin and South...
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Sub-Saharan Africa Trade Agency Appoints Kaspersky as Cybersecurity Partner

Africa House London – a trade agency established to encourage trade, commerce, and investment between the UK and a selected number of Sub-Saharan...

Paystack expands to South Africa

Paystack, a fintech company that powers growth and payments for businesses in Africa, today announced its official launch in South Africa after a six-month...

Nigerian startups could bag more government ICT contracts with new policy

Nigeria’s President, Muhammadu Buhari, has launched a policy that may see Nigerian startups enjoy more government ICT contracts. On...

Twitter rolls out improved ‘reply prompts’ to cut down on harmful tweets

A year ago, Twitter began testing a featurethat would prompt users to pause and reconsider before they replied to a tweet using “harmful”...