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Counterpoint Research, MTK, TECNO and Editor at Large from Forbes Magazine compared notes on the changing forces in premium smartphone domain

Titled “The Push Towards Premium: Changing Smartphone Preferences and the Technology Behind Them”, the webinar addresses the ongoing evolution of global smartphone offerings to a higher end, especially ...
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Startup acquisitions in African tech grow by 41% in Q3 2022

The African tech industry is facing a funding drought and this comes after years of increased investment to startup companies across the continent. The taps are beginning to ...
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Autochek launches Autochek Financial Services to power auto-financing in Africa

Car ownership is out of reach for more than 90% of Nigeria’s population. But this problem is not just a Nigerian one. Purchasing power for vehicles is abysmally ...
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The role of good corporate governance in the tech industry

There’s never been a time in the history of Africa’s tech ecosystem when good corporate governance has been more necessary than now. Recently, several allegations were levelled against ...
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3 Best Nigerian Sports Betting Apps of 2022

The growth of sports betting worldwide is showing absolutely no sign of slowing, with convenience often being at the heart of the market development. More people than ever ...
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How Olusola Ayoola wants to fight terrorism with drones

Today, drone technology has become relatively common. Whether it’s being used to take aerial shots at a wedding or carnival, the possibility of seeing remotely controlled flying robots ...
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African startups can no longer ignore their governance deficiencies

Since TechCabal’s exposé on the toxic workplace culture at Nigerian payroll management company, Bento Africa, in March this year, more cases of workplace improprieties at startups have come ...
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Kenya to tax crypto transactions in a bid to reduce foreign borrowing

Salve, I missed some news last week and decided to share them with you today. Remember I wrote about MTN Nigeria expressing interest in participating in the Nigerian ...
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Whogohost CEO, Toba Obaniyi, speaks on expanding beyond Nigeria, competing with foreign startups, and providing web infrastructure for Africans

Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, Toba Obaniyi, Whogohost CEO, sits down with our Senior Reporter, Chimgozirim Nwokoma to discuss one of Africa’s foremost web hosting companies. Obaniyi ...
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AfDB & AUC sign $9.73m grant to develop African digital market

The African Union Commission (AUC) and the African Development Bank (AfDB) have signed a grant agreement to implement Phase 1 of the Upstream Project for Digital Market Development ...
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REVIEW: Digital Benin is art curation and cultural relativism of the Benin Kingdom well executed

As we move deeper into an era of smart technology we run the risk of losing touch with culture but Digital Benin could very well fix the problem. Nigeria as ...
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38% of industrial computers attacked in January-September 2022

From January to September 2022, computers in the industrial control systems (ICS) environment were attacked using multiple means. In the Middle East, Turkey and Africa (META) region, malicious ...
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Data protection is important for startups. Here’s why

This guest post was contributed by Joel Adeyemi Adefidipe, a graduate of law from the University of Lagos with an interest in the tech industry and tech products. ...
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Why African VC is still on an upward march

This is a guest essay courtesy of Rob Heath. HAVAÍC’s Rob Heath takes the long view to unpack the perceived downturn in African Venture Capital (VC) funding. Here’s ...
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This Week: Healthlane goes off course

Editor’s Note Week 46, 2022 Read time: 5 minutes Layoffs, resignations and licence losses seem to be the order of this week. Nestcoin and Twiga laid off some ...
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Healthlane was meant to make hospitals obsolete. Now the startup is battling to stay in business

Alain Nteff wanted to make hospitals obsolete through his startup Healthlane, but his unbridled spending and erratic decisions have led to the company’s end. TechCabal spoke with over ...
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Infinix wins Best Mobile Phone Brand in Nigeria

Infinix Nigeria established in 2013 has gone ahead to not only make the lives of its users more pleasurable and convenient with smart devices that have technology and ...
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Why African governments must possess higher stakes in their tech sectors

Digital technology has an undeniable economic impact in Africa. From connecting the continent to the world and creating an avenue for it to tell its own stories, to ...
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An interview with Aderonke Ajose-Adeyemi, CEO of Loosed

When Aderonke moved to Nigeria in 2009, she had a challenge. She had lived in the UK for years, where she had access to various options for buying ...
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Digital Nomads and their impact on Africa

There are many different reasons why people become digital nomads. However, before we get into those, we have to understand what a nomad is. A nomad is a ...
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Amid reduced losses, Jumia cuts staff costs and discontinues free delivery subscription service

Africa’s e-commerce giant Jumia is ending its free delivery “Prime” subscription service and cutting staff costs according to its Q3 earnings announcement.  The company’s results showed consistent growth ...
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Chipper Cash set to buy Zambia fintech pioneer Zoona

Pan-African cross-border payment app Chipper Cash is set to acquire Zambian fintech company Zoona Transactions International, according to a statement shared with TechCabal.  This acquisition will allow Chipper ...
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Why are Casino Games not Popular in Nigeria?

Casino games are a big deal all over the world, but here in Nigeria, the industry hasn’t quite taken off. There are only a handful of land-based casinos ...
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Speakers from Counterpoint Research, TECNO, MediaTek and Forbes Magazine to Present Perspectives on the Evolution of Premium Smartphones

Hongkong, November 20, 2022: Organized by Counterpoint Research, Editor-At-Large of Forbes Magazine and experts from TECNO, MediaTek will join Counterpoint Research senior analyst to speak at the webinar on ...
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How will geopolitical uncertainty and the economic downturn affect investment in the African health tech sector?

By Sam Sturm, Chief Venture Architect, Founders Factory Africa At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, the world was primed for a substantial increase in health and biotech ...
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Healthlane raised $2.4m, then went from a great workplace to owed salaries, layoffs, and fund diversions. Now it’s reportedly raising a Series A

When Cameroonian healthtech startup, HEALTHLANE BY GIFTEDMOM LIMITED (Healthlane), officially launched in Nigeria on November 9, 2021, our Managing Editor, Emmanuel Paul, attended the event at the Healthlane ...
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TC Game: guess the password

TC Game: guess the password ...
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Nigeria and Cameroon set to launch climate credit trade initiative

This article was submitted to TechCabal by Conrad Onyango, bird story agency With carbon trade initiatives popping up in countries across Africa, Nigeria and Cameroon are lining up ...
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How to check your Vodafone, MTN, Glo, Airtel, or Tigo number in Ghana

There are several situations where you may need to provide your phone number. It could be to give to an old friend you ran into, filling a form, ...
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MTN Nigeria wants to bid for another 5G spectrum

Guten tag, It’s the weekend already. How are you doing, and how was your week? My week was pleasant, and I’m looking forward to a good time this ...
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