Geopoll: Rise of Facebook groups could threaten Jumia dominance in Africa

Geopoll: Rise of Facebook groups could threaten Jumia dominance in Africa Informal transactions through Facebook groups are threatening the success of e-commerce giants in Africa according to a recent straw poll conducted by Geopoll on the impact of the Black Friday sale promotion on this fledgling industry. According to the Black Friday Straw Poll, which… Read more Geopoll: Rise of Facebook groups could threaten Jumia dominance in Africa

Kenya most lucrative market for fintech top staff in Africa

Companies Thursday, January 4, 2018 9:42 By MUTHOKI MUMO Winners at the Fintech Awards last year. PHOTO | COURTESY  Kenya is the most attractive market in Africa for workers in the fintech industry with new data showing that companies pay the highest salaries in comparison to their peers on the continent. In a recent survey,… Read more Kenya most lucrative market for fintech top staff in Africa

Africa: Nigeria Struggles As MM International Remittances’ Boom in Africa

By Chike Onwuegbuchi Nigeria’s is still struggling while other African countries are enjoying mobile money international remittances and experts who should know are worried. Emmanuel Okoegwale, Principal Associate, Mobilemoney Africa, explained that Mobile international remittance is about convenience and cost saving for the senders and recipients of international remittances. “It makes mobile… Read full story… Read more Africa: Nigeria Struggles As MM International Remittances’ Boom in Africa

Using Social Media as a Tool! CNN Inside Africa meets with Linda Ikeji, Sisi Yemmie & Chiamaka “Social Prefect” Obuekwe

This week on Inside Africa, CNN International heads to Lagos to meet some of the high profile and highly paid personalities that have emerged with the rise of social media. This tech savvy generation have embraced social media, which has provided opportunities for women in business like never before. The programme meets Linda Ikeji, one… Read more Using Social Media as a Tool! CNN Inside Africa meets with Linda Ikeji, Sisi Yemmie & Chiamaka “Social Prefect” Obuekwe

Africa: The Next Great Threat to Children – the Internet

By Elizabeth Merab Young people and children are at risk of sexual exploitation and cyber-bullying, a new report by the United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has said. The State of the World’s Children 2017: Children in a Digital World report estimates that one in three Internet users today is a child, thanks to the proliferation… Read more Africa: The Next Great Threat to Children – the Internet

The Rise of Bitcoin in Africa  

  A brief introduction to Bitcoin Since Bitcoin was first created in 2009 by the pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto (now widely believed to be Australian entrepreneur Craig Wright) via a paper entitled “Bitcoin: A Peer-to-Peer Electronic Cash System”, the cryptocurrency has become an increasingly popular — and valuable — alternative to fiat currencies. Operating on a… Read more The Rise of Bitcoin in Africa  

West Africa: Comodo to End Online Financial Fraud, Others in West Africa

By Tayo Oredola A cyber security company, Comodo, which has launched its operation in Nigeria through Trus Technologies, has hit the market with an end point protection means that can check online financial frauds among other malpractices on the Internet. Speaking in Lagos during the launch of the Comodo IT solutions, the Managing Director, Tros… Read more West Africa: Comodo to End Online Financial Fraud, Others in West Africa

25 tech leaders announced to speak at Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018

  The first 25 speakers from leading tech companies across Africa have been announced for the upcoming Africa Tech Summit Kigali. The speakers confirmed include industry leaders from Facebook, Andela, BRCK, Taxify, AHL Venture Partners, Draper Dark Flow, Safaricom, Atlas Mara, BitPesa, babyl Rwanda, aKoma, kLab, iHub, Boomplay Music, what3words with many more speakers to be… Read more 25 tech leaders announced to speak at Africa Tech Summit Kigali 2018