Abubakar Idris

Battlefield, Business, Funding
6th December 2019

Ten startups have been announced as winners of the Seedstars Summit Africa 2019. Held in Johannesburg, South Africa, the summit is a competition for startups from different countries in Africa. First emerging through pitch contests and mentoring in over 20 African countries, the participating startups got their chance to pitch to an audience that included […]

Your Favourite Nigerian Artists Are Making Shorter Songs Because of Streaming

Joeboy’s Baby is easily one of my favourite songs from 2019. The lyrics are catchy and Joeboy performed it to absolute perfection. But the first time I played it, just when I was processing it, the song ended. At two minutes and forty-six seconds (2:46), Baby is short. Another Joeboy hit single, Beginning, is even […]


Jumia shuts down operations in Tanzania as it pursues profitability
Business, ecosystem, FinTech, Government, long reads, News, Policy, startups, Technology
28th November 2019

Jumia has shut down its e-commerce business in Tanzania. Users in the country will no longer be able to buy and sell goods from the retailer’s website, Jumia.tz. In a statement to TechCabal, Jumia said its Tanzanian exit is “part of ongoing portfolio optimization efforts.” “While Tanzania has strong potential and we’re proud of the […]

Transport Unions Reach N500 Agreement with Bike Hailing Startups in Lagos
Blog, Business, ecosystem, Government, News, Ridesharing, startups
25th November 2019

After months of bickering, bike-hailing companies have finally reached an agreement with the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) and Road Transport Employers’ Association of Nigeria (RTEAN), two of the biggest road transport unions in Nigeria. According to sources privy to the discussions, riders affiliated with these startups will buy a ₦500 ($1.38) daily […]


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