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Month: June 2021

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Breaking News: Eswatini government shuts down internet amid violent pro-democracy protests

Breaking News: Eswatini government shuts down internet amid violent pro-democracy protests

In a fashion typical of African governments, authorities in the Kingdom of Eswatini have ordered network providers in the country to cut off access to the internet as a nationwide protest continues to rock the small southern African kingdom. Demonstrations demanding reforms to the country’s absolute monarchy started during the weekend and things turned violent…
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Breaking News: Nigeria’s Cowrywise secures licence from the SEC

Breaking News: Nigeria’s Cowrywise secures licence from the SEC

Cowrywise, a Nigeria-based wealth management startup, has received a licence to operate as a Fund/Portfolio Manager from the country’s capital markets regulator, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The license means Cowrywise’s operations now fall directly under the regulatory scope of the SEC and should help improve trust with potential users. Before now, the startup…
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Breaking News: Elo Umeh on what it takes to make a successful acquisition

Breaking News: Elo Umeh on what it takes to make a successful acquisition

In 2016, Nigerian-based enterprise marketing technology firm, Terragon acquired Alcatel Lucent’s mobile advertising assets across 16 francophone African countries. That acquisition didn’t meet Terragon’s expectations. “16 markets in francophone Africa were going to give us 60 million profiles, while a prior deal with MTN Nigeria was going to give a similar amount.” Elo Umeh, Terragon’s…
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Breaking News: INEC commences voter registration in Nigeria. Here’s what you need to know

Breaking News: INEC commences voter registration in Nigeria. Here’s what you need to know

With Nigeria’s general elections just two years away, the country’s electoral commission has begun preparations. The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Monday, June 28, 2021, commenced the continuous voter registration (CVR) exercise nationwide. This comes more than two years after the last exercise. This is an opportunity for Nigerians that are yet to register…
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