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Kenyan girls to fly to Google HQ after inventing app to end FGM

By Daniel Wesangula NAIROBI  - Animated chatter spills out from a corner of tech giant Google's Nairobi offices as five Kenyan schoolgirls discuss their upcoming trip to California where they hope to win $15,000 for I-cut, an app to end Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). The five...

Huawei’s next phone will not have Google apps

Huawei’s next flagship smartphone will not come with Google’s popular apps including Maps and YouTube. Google confirmed that due to a US government ban on sales to Huawei, it could not license its apps to the Chinese smartphone giant. It also means the next Huawei phone...

Experts lament Nigeria’s $20bn software market loses to foreign players

Dr. Yele Okeremi, new president, Institute of Software Practitioners of Nigeria (ISPON) has warned that Nigeria cannot continue to snub indigenous development, insisting that the wealth of any nation depends majorly on human capital that is well harnessed. Dr. Yele Okeremi, new president, Institute of...

The Best Smartphone Apps for People Who Travel Alone

From incredible audio city guides to intuitive safety apps, these tools make flying solo feel like a piece of cake. by Nikki Ekstein No matter how much you do it, solo travel can be intimidating. It's perfectly natural to be nervous about dropping into a foreign, new...

MTN, Ecobank to form Africa mobile banking partnership

LAGOS, April 10  - South Africa’s MTN has signed an agreement to form a partnership with Ecobank on mobile banking across Africa, the telecoms group and lender said on Tuesday. Rob Shuter, group CEO of MTN, and Ade Ayeyemi, CEO of Ecobank, attended the signing...

Alibaba’s payments app Alipay expands into Africa

Alibaba's payments app Alipay unveiled the latest step in its global expansion strategy Monday. The platform is to launch in South Africa with the intention of servicing Chinese tourists. Rita Liu, head of Alipay EMEA, told CNBC's Street Signs that the firm would work with...

Apps draining your iPhone battery – and what you can do about it

It’s no secret Apple is far more strict than Google when it comes to what’s allowed into its App Store. Even so, there are still more than 2 million iOS apps to choose from. While many of these apps can be helpful, the amount of...

Apple is shutting down iTunes

Pour one out for your high school mix tapes: Apple announced Monday at its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) that it’s shutting down iTunes, its 18-year-old digital media software. In its place, Mac users will have three individual, dedicated apps for music, podcasts and...

Truecaller storms Nigeria, mull app developers, digital startup for expansion

Truecaller has announced its plans to set up its office in Nigeria and hire local talents as key personals for its operations in the region. The company held an Africa Launch Event at the CcHUB in Yaba last week Thursday, where it also launched its...

Taxify partners AutoGenius and AIICO Unveils Unique Insurance Cover “Taxify Cover”

Lagos, Nigeria – June 6, 2017 Taxify, the fastest growing e-hailing and ridesharing app in Lagos announced a unique insurance policy that is designed to increase driver and rider safety as well as improve the confidence of their user base in their commitment to...