Today on #TechpointDigest, @latoria_ria discusses Malawi’s 3D-printed school, #AssistiveTechnology and #LearningDisabilities, and @Google’s delay in blocking third-party cookies in Chrome.
Trying on clothing online, an AI store attendant and Shops on @WhatsApp. @Facebook strives for online shopping dominance with new eCommerce updates. However, this raises more privacy concerns.
Holcim Group and CDC partner to build the world’s first 3D printed school in Malawi with plans for similar projects in Kenya and Zimbabwe. Another in Madagascar might be on the way.
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SME.NG’s E-Market platform, Ebi Marketplace is set to go live, target women-owned businesses in Nigeria
Nigeria’s broadband coverage might be in for a massive increase, as telecom giant, MTN, has revealed plans to invest $1.5 billion over the next three years to boost broadband penetration.
Many Africans live with learning disabilities (LDs), but there’s not enough data to come up with numbers. While false beliefs are common, ways to make learning easier aren’t. We discuss how tech improves learning.
Early-stage African tech start-ups can now apply for the three-month comms programme Wimbart, the Public Relations...
Today on #TechpointDigest @BoluAbiodun1 discusses @ChakaStocks trading licence, @Facebook eCommerce updates and @Airtel_Ug split.
Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator acquires recruitment platform Giraffe to combat youth unemployment in South Africa
After reportedly connecting over 100,000 people to jobs in South Africa, the recruitment platform, @Giraffe_Jobs joins @Harambee4Work SA Youth Initiative to tackle youth unemployment in the country.
Six months after a restricting court order and two months after an industry-wide warning, Nigeria’s SEC has issued its first fintech licence to investment-tech startup Chaka. What does this mean for the broader industry?
Following the issuance of two licences per the Uganda National Payment System (NPS) Act 2020, @Airtel_Ug has announced the separation of Airtel Money from its telecommunication business.
Tech’s Big 5 (#FAANG) — @Facebook, @Apple, @Amazon, @Netflix, @Google — and @Microsoft are so big, it’s difficult to imagine them ever going the way of Nokia, Kodak and BlackBerry. But if they ever collapse, here’s probably why it would happen #Opinion
Today on #TechpointDigest, @nwokomachigo discusses possible negotiations over #TwitterBan, @apolloagri $1m raise, and @nithiocredit $4.5m funding.
Another installation in the sequence of events following the #TwitterBan sees the West African regional court, ECOWAS restrain the Nigerian government from imposing further sanctions on the social media platform.
@nithiocredit has secured $4.5m from FSD Africa Investments to provide access to off-grid energy solutions for households, smallholder farmers, and micro-entrepreneurs in Kenya, Nigeria, and Uganda.
Founded in 2015, Kenyan agritech startup, Apollo, has received $1 million in debt financing to develop its support for small-scale farmers and launch new crops for farmers. This follows its Series A round of $6 million in 2020.
The Nigerian government has approved a team of Ministers to oversee its negotiation with @Twitter over its ban. This comes two weeks after the platform indicated its willingness to negotiate.