#ShutItAllDown; Why Namibia is protesting OCTOBER 25, 2020 This newsletter is a weekly in-depth analysis of tech and innovation in Africa that will serve as a post-pandemic guide. Subscribe here to get it directly in your inbox every Sunday at 3 pm WAT. Hello, If you are reading this, you most likely already know what […]

Since October 20, 2020 state and government actors have been trying to explain away the events that led to the attack of unarmed protesters at the Lekki Toll Gate on the Lagos island as well as a number of other locations across the state. The #EndSARS protests began on Wednesday, October 8 in Delta State […]

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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. — On Wednesday afternoon, Instagram users in Nigeria noticed something: when you upload the picture of the bloodied […]


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AfriLabs during its virtual 2020 Annual Gathering that held from 12th-14th October, 2020 awarded 17 innovation hubs with 15,000€ each to implement startup support projects across Africa. An additional 3 hubs won grants of 2,000€ each to host virtual meetups on COVID-19 and the SDGs. As an initiative of the AfriLabs Capacity Building Programme (ACBP) […]

Many years ago, the firewall was everything. Defense-in depth was a concept defined as layered defense with multiple firewalls on the path. Behind the firewall was a fortress. Organizations designed networks with strong perimeters and demilitarised zones to ensure the crown jewels were well-protected. Attackers had a difficult time trying to break into the firewalls. […]

Binance has opened trading pairs for TRX/NGN as of 2020/10/01 10AM WAT. Users can now deposit NGN and buy TRX on Binance.com. Users can also deposit TRX and trade for NGN.  Binance and TRON are collaborating to offer a N7,000,000 pool in bonus and giveaway to TRX traders on the Binance Platform. This is to […]

ICIT Solutions Nigeria, a business technology solutions provider and tier-one Microsoft partner, has announced partnership with 9Mobile to launch 9Business Cloud, a top-notch e-commerce platform where you can buy all cloud based software packages, designed to enhance business productivity in the fast-growing Nigerian market. Located in Lagos, Nigeria, ICIT (Internet, Communications & IT Solutions) is […]

The first Africa Data Protection Conclave is set to hold virtually on Thursday, October 15, and Friday, October 16, 2020.  Theme Personal Data Protection and Cybersecurity: Action Points for the Rise of the Africa Knowledge-Economy, the Conference is designed to bring together the leading African nations in data protection and cybersecurity to discuss and chart […]


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The merger between MumsVillage, a Kenyan company, and BabyBliss Nigeria is a demonstration of how e-commerce and Femtech will spread in Africa. Realising their shared values around serving expectant and nursing mothers, both companies came together as Bliss Group to deepen their penetration in two of Africa’s biggest tech-powered economies.  MumsVillage and BabyBliss were each […]

22-year-old Shanon Wasserfall was last seen on April 9, 2020 at Walvis Bay, a port town in west central Namibia. She was wearing white shorts, a blue jacket over a black top and had just dropped off her two-year-old child with a friend at Kuisebmond, eight minutes away. Wasserfall was said to have informed her […]


Digital platforms are archiving a long-awaited civil uprising in Nigeria OCTOBER 18, 2020 This newsletter is a weekly in-depth analysis of tech and innovation in Africa that will serve as a post-pandemic guide. Subscribe here to get it directly in your inbox every Sunday at 3 pm WAT. Hello, ICYMI; some (not so) humblebrag, Jack […]


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You are reading Factsheet, our series of specific guides on experiencing and using technology platforms in Africa. Whether you are looking for knowledge on getting your African film on Netflix, raising a seed round or finishing an online design course, we are covering all that. — Bitcoin is money, a legitimate currency for transactions.  There, […]

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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. — Before the internet, people bought phones or went to a booth simply because they needed to speak […]

Editor’s Note: This event was earlier slated for Friday, October 23rd but has unfortunately been postponed due to the horrendous shootings in Lagos on October 20th and the ongoing violence in Nigeria. A new date will be announced soon. Sign up here and follow us on Twitter to stay informed. In 2014, Shola Akinlade realized […]


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