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Thursday Roundup: Thinking about Yakata Sale? #WhatWouldMagufuliDo?
26th November 2015

Today, Konga Yakata sale raked in more than NGN100 million in the four hours after sales opened. But if you are thinking about getting caught up in the Yakata sale – and the general Black Friday – fever, Mr. Magufuli of Tanzania may have some words of advice for you. Check out other African tech stories from today.

Google can remotely reset passwords in 74% of Android devices
Gadgets, Products, Research
26th November 2015

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
ecosystem, Events
26th November 2015

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 we all need internet access
ecosystem, Events, Government, Internet
26th November 2015

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. just raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from local investors
ecosystem, News, Venture Capital
25th November 2015

The Nigerian furniture marketplace owned Sherif Shittu (ex-Konga exec),, has secured seed funding from local investors.

Gombolola: How to find Africa outside Africa
Apps, Developers, people
25th November 2015

Gombolola is a search and social mobile app that wants to connect Africans in the Diaspora with everything African around them.

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