EcobankPay, Ecobank Xpresspoint agents leveraging tech to expand financial inclusion – Akinwuntan

Posted by - September 11, 2019

The Managing Director of Ecobank Nigeria, Patrick Akinwuntan has disclosed that the bank is leveraging technology to push the frontiers of financial inclusion of the unbanked and under-banked population in the country. Akinwuntan who said this in his keynote presentation at the Vanguard Economic Forum series on mobile money market and Fintech, with the theme,

Tech Era Launches an Assistive Technology Makerspace

Posted by - August 29, 2019

Tech Era, a non-profit organisation that empowers persons with disabilities has launched an Assistive Technology Makerspace aimed at providing assistive tools for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs). The assistive tools include 3D printed tactile braille geometry tool sets for visually impaired learners, smart braille keyboards, smart sticks, tactile maps, rotating toothbrushes for persons with cerebral palsy

MEST Africa invests $1.1m in tech startups across Africa

Posted by - August 26, 2019

MEST Africa continues its commitment to early-stage startups, investing in eleven teams from its 2019 graduating cohort. Now in its 11th year investing in tech entrepreneurs in Africa, MEST Africa announced a funding round of US$1,1m in startups formed from its recently graduated 2019 training program cohort. Out of 13 teams, composed of 51 entrepreneurs

Nissan Reveals Revolutionary Hands-Off Self-Driving Tech

Posted by - July 24, 2019

Since 2016, Nissan has offered its autonomous drive tech ProPilot on a variety of models including the Rogue. This Advanced Driver Assist System (ADAS) featured the standard stop-and-go Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering, technology that appears on many other vehicles today. What Nissan announced this week however, is nothing short of revolutionary. Its new

Africa’s top 10 tech startups of the moment

Posted by - July 2, 2019

As a continent, Africa is contributing its fair share of exciting businesses to the world of tech. Indeed, as infrastructure grows, more and more startups are appearing and the future looks exciting, not only for African developers but for the global stage that will benefit from the innovation and design produced as a result. Here

Huawei Reports 25.1 percent Rise in Smartphone Revenue from 2017

Posted by - March 29, 2019

Huawei, the world’s largest telecoms equipment manufacturer has reported appreciable revenue growth amidst a series of setbacks such as having its operations axed from the Western markets and their allies for political and trust cases that the Chinese corporation continues to deny. That being said, Huawei has made official its financial report from 2018 and