If She Has Her Way, the Next Bill Gates Will Come From Lagos

Sass, 37, is the cofounder and COO of Andela, a two-year-old company with outposts in Nairobi and Lagos and a very grand plan: cull the best and the brightest throughout a continent where even electricity is still sparse and, over four years, turn these developers into the next cadre of CTOs and global tech leaders.… Read more If She Has Her Way, the Next Bill Gates Will Come From Lagos

Why do people resist new technologies? History might provide the answer

As technologies migrate across countries and continents, their societal implications also change. For example, when Motorola introduced cellphones in the United States in 1983, they were dismissed as toys for the rich. They cost $4,000 (today’s equivalent of $10,000), weighed two pounds, stood at a foot tall, took 10 hours to charge, and delivered only… Read more Why do people resist new technologies? History might provide the answer

4 Reasons Africa Is the Rising Star of the Tech World

With the world’s youngest, fastest growing population, Africa is also the world’s largest source of untapped talent. But that talent pool is starting to be tapped as tech employers, large and small, turn their attention to the continent’s potential. There are many economic, cultural, political and technological differences across Africa, but the continent is home… Read more 4 Reasons Africa Is the Rising Star of the Tech World

Africa Tech Report Card For 2016

For many of us, we still got some issues to ruminate on, and it seems 2016 isn’t going to end soon enough. Whether it’s the NCC proposed data hike price, Chartered Institute of Entrepreneurs of Nigeria bill, the MMM freeze, and the Lake rice saga. Click here to view original post at medium.com

Africa: Cybercriminals Target African Countries With Ransomware

Botswana was the most-attacked country in Check Point’s list of 117 at-risk nations, followed by Malawi in second place, Namibia in fourth, Uganda in ninth and the Democratic Republic of Congo in tenth place. South Africa moved up to 31 on the list from 58th position in October, while Kenya dropped to 24th (from 22nd… Read more Africa: Cybercriminals Target African Countries With Ransomware

Telecoms operators record 35,655 porting activities in October – NCC

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) on Tuesday said that a total of 35,655 mobile number porting activities were recorded in the month of October. This is contained in the ”Incoming and Outgoing Porting Activities of Mobile Network Operators” report, obtained by the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Click here to view original post… Read more Telecoms operators record 35,655 porting activities in October – NCC