Category Archives: ICT

The Dilemma of Private Ride-Sharing

Uber has been launched in many West African countries for over a year now but the issues surrounding the business suggests deep forms of marginalization where drivers have to over work themselves in order to settle their car owners and the company and leave something for their families. In Nigeria, this is not peculiar to Uber drivers alone not also Taxify the only difference is Taxify takes 15% from their drivers while Uber takes 25%. read more

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365 days to build Africa’s first hyperscale data centre

The end of 2017 marks the completion of Africa’s first hyperscale data centre, JB2-Bredell. Owned and operated by Africa’s largest and only vendor neutral data centre, Teraco, the Bredell Hyperscale Data Centre Facility located in Bredell features over 24 MW of power and 6000m² of technical deployment space and is the largest commercial data centre in operation in Africa. The record-breaking build brings with it much anticipation as the continent sees more and more technology giants choosing to colocate to Africa. read more

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MainOne and Tizeti partner with Facebook to improve internet connectivity in Lagos

Internet services will be more accessible across Lagos Mainland including Ajao Estate, Surulere, Ikeja, Omole, Magodo, Gbagada, Oworonshoki, Bariga, Anthony Village, Ogudu, Ojota, Ketu and Alapere read more

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WorldRemit raises $40m to target 5 million customers in Africa

Series C funding round brings the total amount raised to $220m read more

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Can cryptocurrencies reduce global poverty?

Behavioral economics guru, Richard Thaler — this year’s Nobel Prize laureate in economics— has showcased that people are economically imperfect. Since humans are irrational we don’t fit neatly into economic models; we have cognitive limitations, social preferences, or, dare it be said, big problems with self-control. read more

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Technologies that will enhance hotel experience in 2018

As we look forward to closing the year, Jumia Travel takes a keen look at emerging and growing hotel technologies that will shape the new year. read more

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Multiplatform apps to drive customer-centric development in 2018

Near native performance will become a reality in 2018 thanks to ongoing improvement of development tools for multiplatform applications.  This is according to Cassie Lessing, CEO, Strato IT Group, a business application specialist, who says that the intent of multiplatform apps is to provide users with a similar experience irrespective of the device they use: “There is still some work to be done in this respect, but we can expect the gap to be closed completely within the next few years as multiplatform overtakes native mobile app development in the race to win the customer.” read more

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Bitcoins Headed to Wall Street Despite Regulators Being Ready or Not

Two U.S exchanges compete to embrace bitcoins forcing federal regulators into real skeptics. Prominent financial players are taking advantage to adopt the volatile crypto-currency and invite more investors in the market without regulators agreeing on what bitcoins should be. read more

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JCSE ICT Skills Survey Results

The 2017 JCSE ICT Skills Survey calls for more rapid transformation and empowerment as well as recognition of the ICT sector’s value as an economic contributor read more

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Dangote Partners with Jumia to sell Cement online

Dangote Cement Plc and the leading e-commerce platform, Jumia on the weekend signed a deal making the purchase of Dangote Cement available on the on-line retail outlet in Lagos. Key Account Director, Dangote Cement, Mr. Chux Mogolu (left) in a handshake with the Chief Executive Officer of Jumia Nigeria, Juliet Anammah after the flag-off of on-line purchase deal read more

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