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Digital inclusion

News and reports on Digital economy | Digital development | Digital jobs | Digital opportunities

Why Africans Won't Dump WhatsApp Over Privacy Policy Controversy

Why Africans Won't Dump WhatsApp Over Privacy Policy Controversy
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With millions of users across Asia, Europe and Latin America dumping WhatApp due to the new privacy policy, why does the app remain so popular in Africa?

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
Opinion
Signal: What you should know about the raving WhatsApp rival endorsed by Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey

Signal: What you should know about the raving WhatsApp rival endorsed by Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey
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Created by American cryptographer and current CEO, Moxie Marlinspike, Signal is a messaging app whose primary promise is privacy.

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FirstBank Nigeria Ushers In The New Year With Innovative Virtual Payment Card

FirstBank Nigeria Ushers In The New Year With Innovative Virtual Payment Card
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The innovative digital card is safe, convenient, and easy to use, and can be created via the Bank’s digital channels; FirstMobile or Firstmonie Wallet applications.

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NIGERIA: Federal Government partners Microsoft to create Africa's most viable tech ecosystem

NIGERIA: Federal Government partners Microsoft to create Africa's most viable tech ecosystem
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Nigeria's federal government has partnered with Microsoft to create in Nigeria, Africa's most viable technology ecosystem.

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Digital inclusion
National Digital Currencies In Africa: Who Is Next After Tunisia and Senegal?

National Digital Currencies In Africa: Who Is Next After Tunisia and Senegal?
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With 80% of the world's countries already considering the possibility of issuing their own national digital currencies, and with Tunisia and Senegal having already lept to the front of the line, it will be interesting to see how quickly and how efficiently the concept will be adopted across Africa.

Ola Olaoluwa
Ola Olaoluwa
Opinion
Ghana’s Zeepay plans expansion to South Africa, Rwanda

Ghana’s Zeepay plans expansion to South Africa, Rwanda
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Ghana’s Zeepay plans to raise $10m in equity funding to fund the creation of new mobile-money hubs in East and Southern Africa

Tochukwu Egesi
Tochukwu Egesi
Financial inclusion
Kenya’s Safaricom suspends plans to launch Huawei's 5G mobile network in Kenya

Kenya’s Safaricom suspends plans to launch Huawei's 5G mobile network in Kenya
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With the company having already completed its testing and trials of the network’s new high-speed mobile connections, the news definitely came as a surprise to analysts and stakeholders alike. Many had expected that Safaricom would make its 5G service operational by the end of 2020 or sometime in the

Adaugo Nwankpa
Adaugo Nwankpa
News
NIGERIA: What you should know about the newly approved NIMC app

NIGERIA: What you should know about the newly approved NIMC app
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According to the Nigeria Communications Commission, the app has been upgraded to now include a module for linking mobile numbers with National Identification Number.

Adaugo Nwankpa
Adaugo Nwankpa
Digital inclusion