Surprise! Nigeria supposedly has the most affordable Internet in Africa

According to data from the 2018 edition of the Inclusive Internet Index by The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), Nigeria now ranks number one in Internet affordability in Africa and 17th globally. However, on the overall ranking for inclusive internet, Nigeria is 4th in Africa with South Africa, Morocco, and Egypt topping the continent’s list in that… Read more Surprise! Nigeria supposedly has the most affordable Internet in Africa

Spotify chose South Africa over Nigeria for Africa debut. Here’s why

South Africa has become the first African country where Spotify’s music streaming service has become available. The company has launched its premium offering in the country which is available for R59.99. In addition to South Africa, Spotify is also launching in Israel even as it prepares for an IPO. For Nigeria and other parts of… Read more Spotify chose South Africa over Nigeria for Africa debut. Here’s why

Africa’s smartphone market declines | Business News in Africa

Africa’s smartphone market declines Africa’s smartphone market experienced a quarter-on-quarter (QoQ) decline of 6.4% during Q4 2017, according to the latest insights announced today by International Data Corporation (IDC). The global technology research and consulting firm’s Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker shows smartphone shipments were down to 20.3 million units for the quarter. Year on… Read… Read more Africa’s smartphone market declines | Business News in Africa

Econet Media’s Kwesé acquires iflix Africa to take on Netflix, Showmax

Listen Econet Media’s Kwesé has acquired a significant stake in iflix Africa, which will now form part of Kwesé’s diverse broadcast offering, as the core vehicle to deliver seamless mobile experiences to millions of viewers in Africa. With operations in Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana and South Africa, iflix offers users an extensive collection of local African… Read more Econet Media’s Kwesé acquires iflix Africa to take on Netflix, Showmax

Afringa to be the number one professional business network for Africa

After 8 years in management consulting, Victor Gerhard Thien has decided to start Afringa, an online platform with the goal of lay a stepping stone for a more integrated and united African business landscape. Like LinkedIn, Afringa aims to introduce a standardised and highly authentic online platform supporting individual African professionals, students and entrepreneurs as… Read more Afringa to be the number one professional business network for Africa

WhatsApp business app up in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, India

Over the last two years, WhatsApp, has stood out as one of the fastest growing media platforms in Africa. For many people, WhatsApp is their primary social media platform, not Facebook, which owns the messaging app. WhatsApp rise has caused tensions with some of the mobile network operators as its success has eaten into the… Read more WhatsApp business app up in Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, India

OPINION: No walk in the park for e-commerce organisers in Africa

JOHANNESBURG – Investors and entrepreneurs have eagerly anticipated the potential of e-commerce in Africa, where an increasingly young, digitally-savvy population is hungry for consumer options and connections to the global economy. Last week Zinox Group, owner of more recent Nigerian e-commerce entrant Yudala, acquired Konga, a leading online retailer in Nigeria, for an unpublished sum.… Read more OPINION: No walk in the park for e-commerce organisers in Africa

Don’t take a Vacation from your Medication: An app for a healthier Africa

Recent statistics indicate that there are 20.5 million smartphone users in Nigeria – a number that is expected to reach 23.3 million come 2019. App developers worldwide have taken advantage of this trend, designing apps that range from fun and entertaining to useful and practical. Useful and practical apps come in many forms and users… Read more Don’t take a Vacation from your Medication: An app for a healthier Africa

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