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23 - 01 - 2019

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MultiChoice will be listing on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) from February 27, Bloomberg says. According to the report, the company will be trading independent of its parent company, Naspers, in a move that it says will boost shareholder value.
Director-General of the National Information Technology Development Agency (NITDA), Dr. Isa Ali Ibrahim Pantami, says it is restricting the provision of public Wi Fi services to only registered and verified service providers. The organisation is citing security concerns as the reason for its recent injunction. Pantami says that private and public organisations providing Wi Fi services to its customers will now have to comply with provisions of the Public Internet Access Regulation contained in the 2007 NITDA Act or face penalties.

Our Health Tech Townhall and the public launch of our State of Health Tech in Nigeria Report is happening this week, on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Impact Hub Lagos. The event will convene some of the leading healthcare innovators, investors and policymakers to discuss the challenges and opportunities in the sector. There's also going to be a legal workshop so you definitely don't want to miss it! Register here to attend, slots are limited.

Complete Farmer (Ghana) and Exuus (Rwanda) are among ten startups selected to take the stage at the Africa Startup Summit in Kigali, Rwanda next month. The startups will be pitching to investors, corporates, the media and other stakeholders at the summit which is one of three taking place at the Africa Tech Summit in Kigali.

Liquid Telecom has appointed Susan M’kandawire Mulikita as CEO of its Zambian arm. Susan joined the company on January 14, 2019 and becomes the first female to join Liquid Telecom’s Southern Africa regional executive leadership team as CEO. Susan is also the first female CEO responsible for ICT in Zambia.

Ventureburn has compiled a list of 12 global competitions African startups can enter this year. If you are looking for funding, incubation, mentorship, partnerships, do take a look at the list and start compiling your applications. The year is young but time waits for no one.

If you love children and are passionate about making our world a better place for them, the United Nations International Children's Emergency Fund  (UNICEF) is hiring. They are looking to fill the roles of an Innovation Specialist and a Knowledge Management Specialist. Click here and here to find out more about the respective roles and to apply. Deadline is on February 7th.

Nigeria's growing tech ecosystem has been backed, to a large extent, by foreign investment. To deepen the growth and success of the ecosystem, there’s a latent funding source closer to home that is yet to been maximized: high net-worth individuals (HNIs). This Quartz piece delves further into this unexploited funding source close to home.

From TechCabalThe Challenge for Healthcare Innovators In Nigeria Is To Do More With LessGeroCare, Subscription-Based Doctor Home Visits For The Elderly In Nigeria

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