Ethiopia has announced a tender process for the sale of a 40% stake in state-owned telecommunications company, Ethio Telecom. That means potential investors can now register their interest starting Tuesday. This is the first stage in a lengthy process that will lead to the selection of a successful bidder. The proposed minority sale of the […]

Virtual private networks (VPNs) have been around for a long time but have become more popular recently. Whether you want to use it to watch a show that’s not available in your country or access a site that’s been banned by the government, there’s one question that most people have had to deal with: Which […]

I’m bringing Pearlé to Centre Stage because I’m inspired by how dedicated she is to honing her craft, learning more about product policy, and fighting for human rights. As a social activist, Pearlé isn’t afraid to speak against policies that harm our fundamental human rights, making her the perfect fit for her role at TikTok.

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Socially responsible investors put principles before profit. They choose stocks of corporations known for fair and sustainable practices. Environmental protection, animal rights and the absence of workplace discrimination are in the spotlight. Only some companies in Nigeria have praiseworthy policies. So, which stocks are sustainable?  Dangote Cement Dangote, a construction and manufacturing giant, follows sustainable […]

With technology now the main driver of Nigerian banking, a large percentage of people, both young and old, are embracing institutions that have intelligently harnessed its power.  Nigeria’s leading innovative and digital financial institution, Wema Bank, has become a main attraction for these categories of Nigerians due to its provision of accessible, seamless, timely and […]

Before Automated Teller Machines (ATMs) and mobile money, Nigerians were often cash-strapped if unable to conclude their transactions at a physical bank before the weekend. Every itinerary had a “bank visit” at least once a week!! Long and frustrating queues in banking halls were the norm, and access to value-added banking services seemed exclusive to […]

The Future of Hiring Lawyers During COVID-19 and Beyond for 200 Million Nigerians Christian Nwachukwu, Cofounder of TalkCounsel With the spread of COVID-19, most industries have adjusted their standard practices of conducting business. The legal profession is no exception, with TalkCounsel at the helm redefining the legal experience for countless Nigerians. TalkCounsel’s digital workspace hosts […]

A few weeks back, TECNO launched the TECNO CAMON 17 Pro smartphone, focusing on the selfie with a 48MP AI selfie camera and 90 Hz super-high refreshing rate at 6.8-inch FHD Screen. The brand showed sincerity in understanding their consumers’ needs, seeing as the pandemic era amplified people’s need for documenting personal memories. It really […]

Next Wave: ‘Show me the risks’ Staking more on BetKing JUNE 13, 2021 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, Contrary to the wishes of a […]

TechCabal Daily, 847 - MultiChoice is Reducing DStv and GoTV Subscription Prices in Different African Countries

Seven months after taking up an initial 20% stake in BetKing, South African pay TV operator MultiChoice plans to increase its shareholding in the online gambling company to 49% in a $281.5 million deal. BetKing is the trading name of Blue Lake Ventures Limited, a pan-African sports betting and entertainment business with major operations in […]

With decentralised digital currencies like bitcoin becoming increasingly popular, the world’s central banks have – in the past two years at least – been working towards developing government-backed digital currencies. Nigeria may pilot an official digital currency in 2021, going by the words of Rakiyat Mohammed, a Central Bank Director in charge of the Information […]

Virtual Private Networks (VPN) are all the rage right now in Nigeria since the government banned Twitter. The rise in popularity of VPNs has brought up questions about how exactly they work. So let’s talk about how VPNs work. On the internet, different computers send and receive information between Internet Protocol (IP) addresses. Think of […]

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Kenya, this week, became the first and only African market where Bolt has introduced electric bikes, tuk tuks (tricycles) and scooters on its platform. This comes as the on-demand transport company looks to tackle the twin challenge of fuel price fluctuations and environmental pollution in the East African country. Bolt’s addition of electric vehicles to […]


According to McKinsey, Nigeria is now home to over 200 fintech standalone companies. And thanks to increasing smartphone penetration, many of these services use apps. Many of these apps have extensive marketing spending to drive user growth. In recent times, Abeg app and Patricia were announced as sponsors of Big Brother Nigeria. Yet, beyond marketing […]

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This year’s edition of Apple’s annual software developer conference, the Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC), kicked off on Monday with a roughly 90-minute keynote address that saw top company executives show off a slew of new updates for major products. Key announcements made by the American technology giant included software for iPhone, Mac, iPad, Watch and […]

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