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Instagram launches Reels ads in Sub-Saharan Africa

Imagine scrolling through Reels of your favorite celebrities trying—and most times failing—to dance amapiano, then boom: an ad pops up.

Paystack becomes WooCommerce’s preferred payment partner in Africa

WooCommerce, one of the most popular e-commerce platforms in the world, has selected Nigeria’s Paystack as its preferred payment partner in Africa. 

Liquid Technologies and Facebook Partner to Build Fibre Network in DRC

Liquid Technologies and Facebook announced a partnership to build an extensive long haul and metro fibre network in the Democratic Republic of...

Jeff Bezos Steps Down as Amazon CEO

Today, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos is set to step down as chief executive of the e-commerce, logistics and cloud computing mega-power, handing...

Nigeria extends deadline for NIN-SIM linkage as enrollment drags

The Nigerian government on Tuesday approved the extension of the deadline for Nigerians to link their national identification numbers (NINs) with SIM...

Facebook Launches Bulletin, a Newsletter Product, to take on Substack and Others

On the newsletter side of the media ecosystem, it looks like everybody wants a piece of the action. Facebook joined the fray...

Microsoft Partnered with SA’s Education Department to Train 25,000 Unemployed Youths

Department of Basic Education of South Africa partnered with Microsoft in providing digital skills training to 25,000 unemployed youth in the country.

Nigeria Still Waiting on Federal Government’s Approval for 5G Deployment

Nigeria’s final journey into the deployment of 5G technology is expected to begin sometime relatively soon, barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Ghana kicks off first fully digital census in West Africa

Ghana has started its long-awaited fully-digital national census; the first-ever in West Africa. This comes after a trial was conducted in select...

Facebook is testing “Sabee”, an educational app for Nigerians

The internal Research and Development (R&D) team at Facebook is working on an educational mobile app called Sabee. The app will be...

Ghana’s Jetstream lands $3M to build the digital infrastructure for Africa’s trade corridors

The share of exports from Africa to the rest of the world ranged from 80% to 90% between 2000 and 2017. This has...

Nigeria Begins Online Voter Registration

After the 2019 general elections held in Nigeria, the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) announced on November 4, 2020, that another round of...
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South Africa’s Yoco raises $83m to extend digital payments to 1 million SMEs

South African payments and software platform, Yoco, has secured $83 million in Series C funding, bringing the total funds raised to date...

Ecobank and Microsoft want to prepare more African SMEs to be digital businesses

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The Top African Regions Set to Become Startup and Investment Hubs

On the back of Cape Town being recognised as the tech capital of Africa, topping international rankings for foreign direct investment strategy, Ian Lessem,...