Nigeria

Platform News: Twitter App

Nigeria lifts Twitter ban from midnight, government official says

Nigeria will lift a ban on Twitter from midnight after the social media platform agreed to open a local office, among other agreements with authorities in the West African country,...

Platform Industry: IBM office in Australia

IBM and Amazon partner to extend reach of data tools for oil companies

International Business Machines Corp and Amazon.com’s AWS have said they would work together to extend the reach of a set of tools that oil companies use to manage disparate ...

Platform News: Google

Google to invest $1 billion in Africa over five years

Google plans to invest $1 billion in Africa over the next five years to ensure access to fast and cheaper internet and will back start-ups to support the continent’s digital ...

Platform Industry News: Twitter

Twitter sees jump in govt demands to remove editorial content

Twitter Inc a surge in government demands worldwide in 2020 to take down content posted by journalists and news outlets, according to data released by the struggling social media p...

Platform News: Social media Twitter button

Nigerian telecoms firms suspend access to Twitter

Nigerian telecoms firms blocked access to Twitter following a regulatory directive aimed at suspending the US social media giant indefinitely, a move criticised by rights campaigne...

Platform Industry: Bitcoin and digital currencies

Bitcoin meets the real world in Africa

Just over four months ago, entrepreneur Abolaji Odunjo made an intrinsic change to his company selling mobile phones in a bustling street market in Lagos. He started paying his pro...

HealthTech

HealthTech pins hope on Africa’s COVID-19 shift to online care

When Loveth Metiboba’s infant had diarrhoea, she worried that taking him to a clinic near her home in Nigeria’s capital, Abuja, might expose them both to the coronaviru...

Facebook, West African Governments

African governments team up with tech giants to fight lies surrounding COVID-19

Governments across Africa are teaming up with technology giants including Facebook and WhatsApp to fight misinformation about coronavirus on social media platforms that could prope...