Here’s a quick roundup of last weekend’s top headlines on startups, entrepreneurship, innovation and tech from around Africa.
The fate of 9mobile. The Federal High Court in Abuja has halted the sale of 9mobile on the ground that stakeholders of the company were not part of the acquisition process.
MTN Music + Sony. MTN has singed a “first of its kind” partnership with US-based Sony Music Entertainment to expand the library of its Music+ streaming platform to include international stars. Read more IT News Africa.
QuickHelp acquired. QuickHelp, a chatbot-based directory service based in Nigeria, has been acquired for an undisclosed amount by a ‘Canadian firm’. Read here (more details to come).
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