But that’s only for a few days – five days – as part of its mobile-only experiment, just like what Flipkart is currently trying out in India, and Etisalat has a new data center in Abuja. Here are the news stories that made the rounds across the African tech space.

Konga Will Shut Down Desktop Website for 5 Days

Konga will be be shutting down its desktop website from May 28 but sell its products via their mobile app only –talk about taking mobile-first to the extreme. But Mr. Shagaya has a compelling argument.

Etisalat has a New Data Centre in Abuja

Local telecommunications provider, Etisalat, has launched a new data centre in Abuja in a bid to meet the network’s growing demand for colocation, cloud and disaster recovery services.

Start Tel Aviv has Opened Applications for Tech Startups

The startup competition is open to senior executives (founders and senior management) of early stage technology startup businesses in web, mobile or cyber sectors

MTN and Ericsson Wrap up E-waste Project in Benin

The firms partnered to raise the awareness of curbing the potential environmental hazard associated with decommissioned electronic equipment in the country.

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Xenophobic stance taken by MTN workers who want Zim-born CEO gone

Higher bonuses is not the only painpoint for workers at the South African mobile operator, MTN, they also want the operator’s CEO, Sifiso Dabengwa to step down and return to Zimbabwe.

TizaaWorks online training, entrepreneurship portal launched in Ghana

Microsoft Ghana and the International Institute for Communication and Development (IICD) today announced the launch of the TizaaWorks online platform, aimed at improving youth employability and encouraging entrepreneurship in Ghana.

Awesome South Africa mobile app launched to promote tourism

Developer Brandon Wilson has released his Awesome South Africa mobile app, which offers vendors and merchants in the tourism industry a platform on which to promote products, services and establishments to tourists.

ICANN President & CEO Resigns to Join the Private Sector

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) today announced that President and CEO Fadi Chehadé has informed the Board he will be concluding his tenure in March 2016 to move into a new career in the private sector (outside the Domain Name Industry).

5th Edition of Orange African Social Venture Prize Launched

Orange is launching the call for applications for the 5th edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize to encourage innovative start-up projects which help to accelerate development on the African continent.

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