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It’s the last day of November. The new year will be here soon, but not before we have another epic Africabeta event. Yeah, you read that right. The second Africabeta is happening next month. Dig into the roundup to find out what else happened today.

December’s Africabeta Event Is About Fixing Payments In Nigeria

Like we promised, Africabeta is back in December. This time, with Access Bank, and we’ll be discussing how to fix payments in Nigeria.

Search Engines Make Us Feel Smarter Than We Actually Are

Just because you can use search engines doesn’t mean your IQ has gone up several points. Otherwise, we’d have “Professional googler” as a job title.

South African And Nigerian Presidents To Meet Over NCC-MTN Fine

It’s even MORE political than we could have imagined now.

Xiaomi Mi4 Review: It’s Worth The Hype And Then Some

We put the Xiaomi Mi4 through its paces. And it comes out shining.

GTBank Launches A Virtual Prepaid MasterCard

Who needs plastic when you can have virtual?

Cyber Monday: Free Shared Hosting Plans From Gigalayer

GigaLayer is giving out a 100% discount on all its shared hosting plans for one year. The offer is limited to orders made between 12AM and 12PM today.

Kenya’s Tweeting Chief Is Using A Mesh Network App To Keep His Community Connected

Kenya’s Chief Kariuki, known as the Tweeting Chief, is using FireChat to connect members of his community to a mesh network that will enable them to report crime and other incidents for free.

Elsewhere

Telecel introduces Telecash bundles as mobile money platform hits 1 million user mark  {TechZim}

The $2.50 bundle allows registered Telecash subscribers to send money worth $500 and to cash out transactions valued at $500 or below. It will also allow users to send a maximum of $500 to unregistered numbers. The $5 bundle doubles the allowance. The Telecash bundles also offer free 30 minutes Telecel-to-Telecel promotional airtime.

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