“It’s high time,” African Investment Advisor, Aubrey Hruby tweeted supporting calls for an end to police brutality in Nigeria. “I brought VC investors to Nigeria from Egypt last year and they were completely shaken down and robbed by the police as they were leaving the country after an amazing week of meeting with stellar Nigerian […]
On a chilling livestream on Instagram by DJ Switch, a Nigerian DJ and songwriter, over 130,000 people watched the slow, painful death of a young Nigerian protester on Tuesday, October 20, 2020. According to eyewitnesses, the victim had been shot by a soldier of the Nigerian Army. A unit had descended on Lekki toll gate […]
In Nigeria, there are fears that the government may shut down the internet to disrupt the ongoing protests and dilute their impact. If that happens, the country could lose $134 million daily.
The BackEnd explores the product development process in African tech. We take you into the minds of those who conceived, designed and built the product; highlighting product uniqueness, user behaviour assumptions and challenges during the product cycle. — Before the internet, people bought phones or went to a booth simply because they needed to speak […]
Two fears arise every time citizens of an African country take to the streets en masse to criticize some aspect of their government’s performance: that the government will shut down the internet, or that access to social media sites will be restricted. The recent history of citizen demonstrations from the Arab Spring in 2011 to […]
Tech startups in Nigeria have lent their voices to the citizen-led #EndSARS movement that has taken the country by storm over the past week. From their official handles, a number of fintechs have tweeted the hashtag and made donations to cater for protesters in various ways. Feeding, medication and legal defense support have been the […]