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Scenery between Jos and Abuja, Nigeria. Image Credit: Andrew Moore, Flickr, CC-by

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eCommerce

This startup aims to furnish Nigerian homes and make 100k carpenters millionaires by 2020

Showroom.ng could soon be Nigeria's largest online furniture platform. The aim over the next 5 years is to turn it into a booming startup worth no less than $50 million.
Aug 26, 2015

Konga’s bold attempt to revolutionize online payments in Nigeria

Few Nigerians are willing to pay online, but KongaPay is trying to gain trust
Jul 03, 2015

Education

Entrepreneurship

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Events

FinTech

Nigeria’s person-to-person money transfer company Paga bags $13M

The Nigerian person-to-person money transfer company, Paga, has secured $13 million from renowned international investment firms.
Oct 07, 2015

Introducing PayPad: the easiest way to accept payments using your smartphone

This mobile payments solution makes it easy for Nigerian merchants to make and receive payments on the go. It's compatible with all mobile devices.
Sep 20, 2015

Why Africa and emerging markets need crowdfunding

It is human nature to explore, build and grow. Crowdfunded microfinance can empower Africa’s entrepreneurs to achieve their dreams
Jul 05, 2015

Health

Industry

Finnish messaging startup Jongla scores $5.3 million finance round to expand across Nigeria and rest of Africa

This Nordic startup is looking to corner the African messaging market. Do they have what it takes?
Nov 17, 2016

The challenges to Lagos becoming a Smart City

Jun 28, 2016

Microsoft, Ampion ‘accelerator on wheels’ to support 200 entrepreneurs

This new accelerator will consist of 200 entrepreneurs and five buses traveling across 16 countries in Africa, building their businesses as they go from country to [Read More...]
Sep 29, 2015
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Internet

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Lists

5 African women entrepreneurs you should know

This is the first blog post of a special series on women entrepreneurs around the world. Our first stop? Africa!
Jun 07, 2015

5 ways user-generated content campaigns will kickstart your brand

It may give your marketing director a small heart attack if you ask them to leave the marketing up to your consumers, but if you do it right, a UGC campaign can be your [Read More...]
Feb 05, 2015
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10 smart cities that are actually smart

Here, Geektime highlights the 10 smart city projects around the world that excite us the most
Dec 22, 2014

Mobile

News

Study finds impact investment deployed in West Africa amounts to $852m in 2014

The study revealed that US $6.8-billion direct impact investment has been deployed within the last decade in West Africa.
Dec 04, 2015

Convergence Partners announces $20m investment to stimulate tech in West Africa

This investment could be the boost the West African tech scene needs to become a thriving startup hub.
Aug 12, 2015

Founder Institute, world’s largest startup accelerator, testing launch in Lagos

The company is testing how much interest there is in starting a program in Lagos - here is how you can participate
Jul 15, 2015
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Security

After Lahore glitch, should Facebook get rid of Safety Check?

Facebook hits more stumbling blocks with Safety Check, this time sending messages to unaffected users around the globe
Mar 29, 2016
Mark Zuckerberg standing for France after the Paris attacks. Photo Credit: Facebook

Facebook was wrong to open Safety Check after Paris attacks

Using this important feature for violent instances will end up doing more harm than good
Nov 18, 2015

Any of these common passwords is sure to get you hacked

What are the worst passwords of the year? The answers are obvious
Jul 11, 2015

Social Media

After Lahore glitch, should Facebook get rid of Safety Check?

Facebook hits more stumbling blocks with Safety Check, this time sending messages to unaffected users around the globe
Mar 29, 2016
Mark Zuckerberg standing for France after the Paris attacks. Photo Credit: Facebook

Facebook was wrong to open Safety Check after Paris attacks

Using this important feature for violent instances will end up doing more harm than good
Nov 18, 2015

95% of Kenyan Facebook users access it on mobile daily

The company just announced that there are 120 million active Facebook users in Africa as of June - here are the full details
Sep 14, 2015
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Venture Capital

Accelerators

Founder Institute, world’s largest startup accelerator, testing launch in Lagos

The company is testing how much interest there is in starting a program in Lagos - here is how you can participate
Jul 15, 2015

Hardware

How doctors are making house calls in remote African villages–using a smart phone

Peek Retina crowdfunds a hack for better eye care in the Third World
Dec 08, 2014