In well-ironed blue uniforms and IDs clipped to their breast pockets, police officers N. I. Albert and A. A. Umar look distinct from many of their colleagues notorious for kidnapping, maiming and robbing innocent Nigerians. But as another tumultuous week of brutality against young techies wound down, both men were invited from Force headquarters Abuja […]
Idorenyin Obong, a contract Android Engineer at Paystack was returning home on Thursday night in an Uber after a hard day’s work. What was supposed to be a routine journey from mainland Ikeja to Lekki became a torturous ordeal when his ride was flagged down by four officers of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) unit […]
My Life In Tech is putting human faces to some of the innovative startups, investments and policy formations driving the technology sector across Africa. From Bengaluru to Damascus, young people are swapping weekend fun activities with intensive classes under AI Saturdays’ community-driven Artificial Intelligence training programme. Now in more than 60 countries globally, the free-to-attend […]
The alleged harassment of a software developer in Nigeria on Saturday by officers of a dreaded police unit has led to calls for action by prominent individuals within the close-knit technology community in the country. A Twitter user named “Toni Astro” narrated his experience at the hands of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS), a unit […]
There’s been an emergence of specialized ride-hailing solutions from two-wheelers to auto-rickshaws and very recently, boats. But the sector faces regulatory and infrastructure challenges and it is barely scratching its potential.
Investors are betting on Kobo360’s ability to meet a rise in demand in cargo deliveries on the back of the newly-minted Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA). But the startup’s ambitions will partly depend on the proper and effective implementation of the AfCFTA.