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    MTN warns of service disruption in Nigeria due to rising insecurity

    MTN's service in Nigeria could be disrupted as a result of rising insecurity in different parts of the country...

    1 day ago

    Nigeria's Twitter ban leaves some businesses in the lurch

    Scores of small and medium-sized businesses across Africa's most populous nation - and largest economy - are reeling from the indefinite suspension of the social media site...

    By Nneka Chile 2 days ago

    SA, Nigeria and Kenya driving e-commerce volumes in Sub-Saharan Africa

    A new Visa report states that the top market contributors to e-commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa over the last three years were South Africa, Nigeria and Kenya, with Ghana also showing growth...

    9 Jun 2021

    Nigeria bans Twitter in the country days after president's post is removed

    Nigeria said on Friday it had indefinitely suspended Twitter's activities, two days after the social media giant removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari...

    7 Jun 2021

    Startup teaches young Nigerians to code on smartphones

    Samuel Anyaele regularly tells his students that everything they need to write a software code can be found on their mobile phones...

    By Angela Ukomadu 27 May 2021

    Marek Zmyslowski on plotting a realistic e-commerce growth strategy in Africa

    During the PayFast eCommerce Virtual Summit, investor and serial entrepreneur Marek Zmyslowski urged African businesses to employ a more level-headed approach to mapping online growth...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2021

    Kenyan authorities set to regulate free-and-easy fintech

    The regulatory net is closing on Kenya's fintech industry. Fintech is one of the least regulated segments of the country's financial services sector, but the industry's unregulated days are numbered...

    By Ariana Issaias and Dominic Indokhomi 20 May 2021

    POS transaction values predicted to exceed $17.3tn globally by 2026

    The total value of transactions processed by POS terminals will exceed $17.3tn in 2026, from $14.8tn in 2021, according to a new study by Juniper Research...

    18 May 2021

    MTN Nigeria issues 100 billion naira bond - CFO

    MTN Nigeria has issued a 100 billion naira fixed rate bond in the first quarter of 2021, due in seven years, under a 200 billion naira bond programme to refinance existing debt...

    By Chijioke Ohuocha 5 May 2021

    Afrikrea launches SaaS platform to simplify global selling for African merchants

    Afrikrea has partnered with DHL and Visa to launch Anka, a platform that provides African micro retailers and small businesses with e-commerce, payments and global shipping services...

    30 Apr 2021

    African countries reach tipping point for e-commerce adoption - PayU data

    South Africa's m-commerce up 35%, Nigeria is Africa's biggest e-commerce market, and Kenya primed for massive growth...

    29 Apr 2021

    Domino's trials self-driving pizza delivery robot

    Customers who opt-in will have their pre-ordered pizzas arrive in a fully autonomous vehicle made by self-driving delivery company Nuro...

    19 Apr 2021

    Blockchain could play an important role in future agriculture and food security

    The ongoing coronavirus pandemic has further destabilized global food chains supplies. Technological innovations like blockchain can help address these challenges...

    By Abdul-Rahim Abdulai, Carling Bieg, Evan Fraser and Sarah Marquis 16 Apr 2021

    E-commerce to account for half of global retail growth by 2025

    By 2025, e-commerce will expand by an additional $1.4tn, and account for half the growth in the global retail sector...

    25 Mar 2021

    Post-Covid-19: A chance to leapfrog Africa's development through digitalisation

    Africa recorded remarkable economic growth in the first 15 years of the 21st century, largely because of positive trends in the export of primary commodities...

    By Cristina Duarte 16 Mar 2021

    Winners of Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge announced

    Launched in September 2020, the winners in the Space-Tech Earth Observation Innovation Challenge have been announced...

    15 Feb 2021

    How Bezos and Amazon changed the world

    Amazon announced Jeff Bezos is stepping down as CEO almost 27 years after he founded the company to sell books to customers over dial-up modems...

    By Venkatesh Shankar 4 Feb 2021

    Jeff Bezos to step down as Amazon CEO

    Jeff Bezos is stepping down from his role as Amazon CEO, and will transition to the role of executive chair in the third quarter...

    3 Feb 2021

    Product design to racial justice: Global plan to promote ethical AI

    From reducing bias in product design to tackling racial injustice, more than 100 businesses, governments and non-profits launched a global initiative...

    By Zachary Fagenson 29 Jan 2021

    Praekelt joins Frontify in the new age of branding

    Swiss-based SaaS company Frontify has partnered with Praekelt Consulting to bring their all-in-one brand management software to the South African market...

    Issued by Praekelt 3 Mar 2021



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