Xenophobic attacks have dominated the headlines this week after the latest wave of anti-immigrant violence rocked South Africa. Shops belonging to foreigners have been vandalised and looted with buildings also set ablaze. The unrest which began on Sunday in Johannesburg has since spread to Pretoria, leaving five people dead and at least 300 arrested, police […]
MTN Nigeria has shut down its stores and service centres across Nigeria as reactions from xenophobic attacks in South Africa continue to grow. In a press release posted on Wednesday, the Nigerian subsidiary confirmed that its facilities and stakeholders have been subject of attacks since Tuesday. It announced that all its stores and service centres […]
Don’t miss these news that made the rounds across the African tech space today.
The South African ministry of science and technology, has unveiled a webapp to support the government’s effort against the ongoing xenophobic attacks in South Africa.
Man has been gone almost as long as Anglophone Cameroon’s internet
The website features a map that displays red dots signifying generated Xenophobic reports which can be unbundled to display specific color-coded categories of reports including police activity and evacuation.
This guest post should not be read as an official statement from the Managing Director of Jovago.com, Rocket backed African venture. This post doesn’t reflect company’s views in any way. It just comes from a dude who happened to be quite active for couple years in the Polish startup scene before he moved to Nigeria. […]
Yesterday I wrote about Minku, a fashion startup that started accepting Bitcoin recently. Nigerian founder. A rather distasteful and inaccurate comment by an anonymous troll goon took issue with my description of Minku as a Nigerian startup (and therefore its description as the first Nigerian startup to accept Bitcoin) because its Nigerian founder lives happens […]