Nigeria commits $618m for digital skills, job creation
I-DICE will support 451 tech start-ups, 226 creative enterprises and 75 enterprise support organisations, and the benefits to Nigeria’s economy are pegged at $6.4 billion.Samuel Mungadze
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Ivory Coast’s rural mobile money agents under threat
World Bank and CGAP concerned over financial storm brewing as Wave Mobile takes out rural mobile money agents.
Orange Côte d’Ivoire and Vanu advance with IDEAL connectivity program
The project will begin with 1,070 sites, of which 700 will be in Côte d’Ivoire, 170 in Burkina Faso, and 200 in Liberia.
Orange Côte d’Ivoire opens 5G lab ahead of network rollout next year
Orange 5G Lab Abidjan offers services and support to economic players devised with expert partners such as Huawei, Nokia or ZTE.
Cameroon’s government commits to eVisa rollout by year-end
New system is an upgraded version of an existing DIPLOMAT system developed by MINREX’s New Technologies and Cryptography Unit.
Orange partners Engie to solar up main datacentre
French telco signed an EaaS (Energy as a Service) contract with Engie to convert the GOS to solar power by installing a solar plant on rooftops and solar carports.
Flutterwave, 4DX Ventures back CinetPay with US$2.4m
Seed round marks prolific VC’s first Fintech investment in the region alongside Fintech unicorn’s first institutional investment.
MTN deepens interest in Côte d’Ivoire with 5G trial
Operator plans to construct new headquarters in the West African country.
Orange unveils latest digital centre in Abidjan
Company advances on Engage 2025 strategy, including the creation of a centre in each country where it operates.
aYo, MTN partner on insurance initiative for Ivory Coast
Two products launched, integrating MTN MoMo and aYo Recharge functionality.
Orange sets sights on Ivory Coast’s financial hub for Bank Africa launch
French telecommunications company partners financial services group NSIA to launch in Abidjan.
Capitalism, tech revolution and inequality top Africa CEO Forum 2020 agenda
The Mauritius Commercial Bank will join the Forum to 'rethink the role of Africa's private sector'.
MainOne readies submarine cable for service in Ivory Coast
Project will offer capabilities to deepen infrastructure sharing and lower the cost of delivering broadband services to the region.