Amindeh Blaise Atabong

Five African countries ‘backtrack’ on UN Internet pledge

Sudan, Burkina Faso, Mauritania, Somalia, and Nigeria had a total of 16 internet shutdowns or restrictions after they committed to the 2021 UN resolution.
Amindeh Blaise Atabong

Vacation rental platform Bongalo bids to elbow Airbnb out of Africa

Bongalo CEO Nghombombong Minuifuong, tells ITWeb Africa: “Airbnb is strongly designed and suited for the Western market and Africa just happens to consume."

President Tinubu pledges to reboot Nigeria with a million tech jobs

President Tinubu is in a bid to reduce youth unemployment by a third, and sees digital economy as the catalyst.

Cameroon sanction telcos over quality of services

MTN, Orange, Camtel and Nexttel will cumulatively pay fines amounting to $9.8 million.

Cameroon, Plan International give girls digital boost

Plan International, mobile operators and government this week committed to advocate for girls’ equitable access to ICT.

Cameroon’s Nexttel searching for new investors

The telco intends to expedite new investments in infrastructure as it  seeks to overtake MTN, Orange and Camtel.
18 May

Cameroon grants MTN payment services license

MTN will now  be independently offering services including cash deposits, transfers and withdrawals.
18 May

Rise of fintech, AI spook African banks

The study surveyed 153 African banks from 33 countries, analysing the latest developments in digital banking transformation, while tracking the pace of change.
15 May

Cameroon’s Buyam bags $10,000 pre-seed funding

The start-up intends grow its presence in the Central African Economic and Monetary Community and Francophone Africa.

Cameroon’s maritime sector gets digital boost from US outfit

The support package includes equipping Cameroon with a software and training maritime staff.
May 9, 2023

Cameroonian fintech Nkwa secures seed fund to scale operations

The startup backed by Cameroon’s Ministry of Finance will use the seed funding to on-board more customers and scale operations.
May 8, 2023

MTN Cameroon hastens network buildout in response to protests

From this week MTN subscribers will now be refunded for unused or lost data in the event of network unavailability.
May 5, 2023

State telco Camtel to launch mobile money service in Cameroon

Blue Money offering will be coming into a market already dominated by MTN Mobile Money and Orange Money.