OPay raises capital for expansion in Nigeria and Africa

OPay announced today that it has raised $50 million in total funding. The lead investors included IDG Capital, Sequoia China, Source Code Capital, Meituan-Dianping, GSR Ventures and Opera Limited (Nasdaq: OPRA). OPay plans to use the new capital to strengthen the company’s position in Nigeria, expand to additional African markets and leverage...

First AI-powered WLAN solution in Africa by NEC XON

NEC XON is providing the first AI-powered wireless LAN (WLAN) solution in Africa. The solution is automated and thus makes Wi-Fi more predictable, reliable, and measurable, and enables location services using Bluetooth LE.The solution also enables NEC XON to provide automated insights across the network stack, which saves time...

Slyd an electric scooter ride hailing platform launched in Egypt

An on-demand electric scooter ride hailing platform in MENA called Slyd launched in Egypt. Slyd services provide pick up and ride personal scooter. With the aid of Slyd app this scooter can be locked and unlocked once picked and dropped at a particular area. It can also enable users pay for their...

ENGO plan to begin production locally in Uganda

Uganda set to experience technological growth as ENGO a Chinese phone manufacturing company wants to start operating in the country. This will lead to phones, computers, iPads and laptops being manufactured and assemble locally in Uganda. The event had lots of important dignitaries in attendance including the Frank Tumwebaze the Minister...

Gebeya Expand to Senegal

Gebeya an Ethiopian Edtech platform is putting the necessary things in place in order to expand their company to Senegal. This is due to the fact that Senegal was the first centre for Coders4Africa (C4A) and the larger per cent of the population is under the age of 25 which signify stronger...

Bolt introduce a new feature called Bolt XL

A taxi company at Lagos in Nigeria Bolt has introduced a new feature to serve her customers better. This feature is called Bolt XL which gives room for a group trip accommodating up to 6 passengers. Before this new development Bolt could only accommodate a maximum of 4 passenger which was not...

Safaricom appoints interim Chief Executive Officer

Following the death of Bob Collymore, Safaricom appoints interim Chief Executive Officer, Michael Joseph. An official statement released by the company read thus "Following the passing of the company’s CEO, at a Special Board meeting of the Directors, the board resolved to appoint Michael Joseph, a Board member of...

Liquid Telecom launches Fiber connectivity in South Sudan

South Sudan is set to experience a new technological advancement through the delivery of fibre connectivity by Liquid Telecom.  This technology will aid connection in the country to One Africa broadband network which cut across 13 African countries. This is the first of its kind taken place in the country with its...

Bob Collymore of Safaricom dies at 61

Bob Collymore of Safaricom, passed away on Monday, the 1st of July 2019 at the age of 61. Until then he was the Chief Executive Officer of Safaricom, Kenya's largest mobile service provider. Collymore died of cancer of which he has been receiving treatment for leukemia in 2017.According to...

Google Digital Skill Program Launch in Aba, Nigeria

Digital skill for Africa a Google training program was recently launch at Aba in Abia State, one of the Eastern State of Nigeria. This program has been launched in over 100 communities across Kenya, South Africa, and Nigeria. Though in Nigeria it has been in existent but this the first time the...