Events, Features, people
23rd January 2021

Mr Eazi’s music is synonymous with relaxed vibes, alté music, and contemporary African sounds. In July 2020, the Afropop star launched a $20 million African Music Fund dedicated to financing African creatives.

In Kenya, the government has started to implement the Digital Services tax it proposed last year for internet businesses. They are hoping to raise 45 million dollars in revenue before the second half of the year.  A policy drafted by the Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) in 2020 proposed taxing online goods sold in the country. […]


Press Room

As the COVID-19 pandemic expands globally, it has caused unprecedented disruption to humans’ activities affecting the way health organizations operate including healthcare delivery. With social distancing being a key preventative measure of COVID-19, proper delivery of healthcare services becomes a challenge as both patients and healthcare practitioners are concerned about the risk of potential infection. […]

Partner, Press Room
20th January 2021

The first in a new blog series covering the latest must-read market research delves into an Uptime Institute report on how the data center industry is preparing for future pandemics. The adage, ‘hope for the best, plan for the worst’, is particularly apt for the data center industry right now. Investment in new data center […]

 The Pension remittance space in Nigeria is filled with so much great promise, but still faced with inefficiencies particularly in funds reconciliation and delivery to PFAs. For some organizations, pension remittance is a task that is usually dreaded, particularly the continuous monthly cycle of signing multiple payment cheques, processing multiple schedules, and visiting multiple banks […]


A year after Google’s Moonshot Factory celebrated its first decade, it’s shutting down one of its projects: Loon. Launched in 2013, the project Loon is a cost-effective solution to the difficult challenge of bringing internet access to people in underserved remote areas. But two years after making it a separate division, Google has accepted that […]


Following the order from the Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC) to suspend mobile numbers of people without a National Identity Number (NIN), there has been a rapid increase in the number of people obtaining their NINs.  Between December 15th, 2020 when the order was given and the second deadline date, January 19th, 2021, Nigerian mobile operators […]

Seun* is a 55-year-old teacher who uses Opera News to stay informed on current events.  She says she just found it on her phone and started using it. Her tech-savvy teenage son, who is listening to our conversation, confirms that it came pre-installed on her android device.  She later complains that she’s tired of mostly […]


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The BackEnd explores the product development process in African tech. We take you into the minds of those who conceived, designed and built the product; highlighting product uniqueness, user behaviour assumptions and challenges during the product cycle. — In its 2020 African tech startups funding report, Disrupt Africa identifies 99 fintech companies across 11 countries […]

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The new US president will begin dismantling his predecessor’s legacy from Day 1, but may need one holdover to influence Africa. In January 2020, Nigerian healthcare startup LifeBank became the first company to receive investment under a new maternal care initiative introduced by the US International Development Finance Corporation (DFC). LifeBank’s 24/7 blood supply business […]

When Abisola Oladapo gave birth to her second child, she was born unable to breathe. For a hot minute, she wished she had known certain truths during her pregnancy. Perhaps those truths could have helped her birthing process, or maybe improved her baby’s health during labour. The event that led to her baby’s health condition […]


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