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Nigerian furniture marketplace, Showroom.ng secured some funds today from local investors. And over in Kenya, Joe Mucheru was nominated as Cabinet Secretary for the country’s ICT sector. We also did the rounds on batteries, black friday, and that unresolved MTN fine.

Google Kenya Country Manager Joseph Mucheru Nominated As Cabinet Secretary For ICT

Joseph Mucheru, Google’s Regional Lead for in Sub Saharan Africa and Country Manager for Kenya, has been nominated for the position of Cabinet Secretary for ICT related affairs.

President Buhari Will Decide On MTN’s $5.2 Billion Fine, Says Nigerian Minister Of Communication

The latest chapter of the ongoing MTN-NCC fine saga. Mr Adebayo Shittu, Nigeria’s Minister of Communications, has said that President Buhari will make the final decision on the $5.2 billion (NGN1.04 trillion) fine imposed on MTN Nigeria by the NCC.

10 Great Places To Shop On Black Friday

If you’re looking for a place to get good deals in Africa, check out these ten retailers.

Showroom.Ng Just Raised An Undisclosed Amount Of Seed Funding From Local Investors

The Nigerian furniture marketplace owned by Sherif Shittu (ex-Konga exec), Showroom.ng, has secured seed funding from local investors.

Daalu Launches Coalition Loyalty Programme

Daalu.com.ng has launched a coalition loyalty programme that will allow consumers collect points for purchases made from a range of merchants and brands.

Features

Forget Quick Charging Batteries; Distance Charging Is The Future

Imagine walking into your room or office, and your phone starts charging immediately, and stays charging till you leave the room. You won’t have to imagine for long.

Gombolola: How To Find Africa Outside Africa

Gombolola is a search and social mobile app that wants to connect Africans in the Diaspora with everything African around them.

Kenyans On Twitter React To The Nomination Of Joe Mucheru As Cabinet Secretary For ICT

Joe Mucheru has been nominated as Kenya’s new Cabinet Secretary for ICT. We have gathered some reactions from Kenyans on Twitter.

Elsewhere

Lower revenues & increasing subscribers reflected in latest POTRAZ telecoms report    {TechZim}

Telecoms operators are experiencing a growth in subscriber numbers, but the same subscribers aren’t spending as much. That’s one way of looking at the statistics provided in the latest (Second Quarter of 2015) sector performance report from post and telecoms regulator, POTRAZ.

South Africa among top 40 spam nations    {TechCentral}

South Africa is among the world’s top 40 sources of spam, according to security firm Kaspersky Lab. South Africa was ranked 36th as a global source of spam in the third quarter of 2015.

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