Today, Konga’s Yakata sale raked in more than NGN100 million in the four hours after sales opened. We expect that the figure, if it continues at this trajectory, would have more than quintupled by the time sales end tomorrow. But if you are thinking about getting caught up in the Yakata sale – and the general Black Friday – fever, Mr. Magufuli of Tanzania (or more accurately, Tanzanians on Twitter asking #WhatWouldMagufuliDo?) may have some words of advice for you.

Here are all the interesting stories in African tech space today:

Tanzanian President’s Austerity Measures Leave East Africans Asking Themselves, #WhatWouldMagufuliDo?

Tanzania’s newly elected president’s extreme cost-cutting moves have lit up Twitter, with users suggesting unorthodox money-saving measures.

Google Can Remotely Reset Passwords In 74% Of Android Devices

Google already has vast troves of data on everyone in the world. A couple of our favourite Android apps also dole out our location data to advertisers from time to time. But Google’s grip on its Android users may be much worse than we have imagined.

Konga Receives Over N100 Million Worth Of Orders In The First Four Hours Of Its Yakata Sale

It’s only few hours into Konga’s Yakata sales (the e-tailer’s version of Black Friday) in Nigeria and the platform has recorded over N100 million worth of orders.

Why You Need A Mentor In Tech

Why is it important for someone who wants to start/run a tech startup to work with a mentor?

The Inevitable Disruption Of The Health Care Industry

Recent developments in wearable tech and big data presents an ideal situation for a major disruption in the healthcare sector.

Why We All Need Internet Access

A4AI brings together decision makers to debate how the high cost of internet can be driven down. The organization shares insight on benefits of increased access to the internet.

The Future Of Design: UI To UX

From Skeuomorphism to Material Design, our UIs have become more and more minimalistic. What’s next?

Alcatel-Lucent To Roll Out Phase 2 Of ACE Undersea Cable System

Alcatel-Lucent Submarine Networks is set to extend the Africa Coast to Europe (ACE) submarine cable system by 5,000km, bringing the overall system distance to 17,000km.


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