We broke the news today that Multichoice’s video on demand service, Africa Magic Go, that serves the diaspora has picked a day to shut its doors – November 30 (no christmas this year, sadly). With the news that IrokoTV said goodbye to 130 employees last week, the African VOD market is a tough cookie. What else did the Cabal cover today?

Africa Magic Go Is Shutting Down On November 30

Africa Magic Go, Multichoice’s streaming service for Africans living abroad, is shutting down on November 30, 2015.

Participate In The Amplify Urban Resilience Challenge

The Urban Resilience Challenge is creating a bridge between slum dwellers, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, experts and designers. The aim is to create resilient solutions to the effects of climate change in less developed areas.

Kaymu Nigeria Launches Community Centre In Yaba

Kaymu Nigeria has launched its first Kaymu Village community centre in Yaba, Lagos.


Africa Magic Go, Going, Gone

We delve into what led to Africa Magic Go’s announcement and its implications for the VOD market and player in Africa.

Tigo Begins Cross-Border Mobile Money Transfers Between Rwanda And DRC

Tigo Rwanda and Tigo DRC – both subsidiaries of Millicom – partnered to enable the transfers in addition to similar service launched between Tigo Rwanda and Tigo Tanzania in 2014.

The 10 Most Valuable Private Tech Companies In The World

This list contains the ten most valuable tech companies and startups that aren’t listed on any stock market.

Are We Getting Dumber, The More Intelligent We Become?

Technological development has changed the way we work, play and interact. It has made things infinitely easier to achieve, and tasks that much faster to complete. Is this necessarily a good thing?

Why Tech Founders And CEOs Should Stop Hogging The Spotlight

Super successful startups have a way of casting their founders into the spotlight. But there comes a time when that popularity and fame may start to have diminishing returns on the company.

What Makes A Person Smart?

Intelligence is one of the hardest things to quantify or measure. Yet there are several paradigms that help to grade an individual’s brain power.

Feels Like The First Time

A developer figures out how to relive the thrill of learning to code for the very first time.

UNICORN: Can A Startup From Nigeria Grow To $100 Billion?

Despite the dominance of US, the rest of the world also produces their unicorns with global or regional relevance. So, which startup will rule out of Nigeria (Africa) and be the Unicorn… and how?

Elsewhere, not covered on TechCabal

Econet bundles 2GB of free data with entry level smartphones – Techzim

Econet has been offering up to 2 GB of free data to anyone who buys one of the ZTE phones being sold by their devices division.

PesaPoint’s Paynet Group rebrands to Interswitch East Africa   – TechMoran

Acquired in September 2014 by Nigeria’s Interswitch, Kenya’s Paynet Group, PesaPoint’s parent firm has rebranded to Interswitch East Africa and officially opened its new offices for East Africa.

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