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Mfonobong Inyang: Let’s ‘Tech’ About Adjusting to Our New Normal

By Mfonobong Inyang The global pandemic has become the focal point of many nations in the world and has rightly been declared as an ‘invisible enemy’ because we are literally at war. Talking about wars, since World War II, there…

They Are Heroes Without Capes! Shout Out to The Amazing Auxiliary Medical Personnel Putting Their Lives At Risk Daily.

They Are Heroes Without Capes! Shout Out to The Amazing Auxiliary Medical Personnel Putting Their Lives At Risk Daily As we hail our doctors and nurses who are at the forefront of this ‘battle-field’, we must not forget our virologists…

12 African entrepreneurs selected for Westerwelle Young Founders Programme  

BY TOM JACKSON Twelve African entrepreneurs have been selected for the latest Westerwelle Young Founders Programme, which offers outstanding young entrepreneurs from developing and emerging countries six months of business mentoring and the chance to participate in the Young Founder Conference…

How Nigeria’s Curacel evolved from an e-health startup into insurtech 

BY TOM JACKSON Nigerian startup Curacel is helping African insurance companies by supporting rapid claims management and accurate payouts. But it started out in the e-health space. Formed in 2017, Curacel automates the insurance claims process, allowing staff to process claims volumes quickly…

Vaccine for treatment of COVID-19 ready soon – Iwu

Professor Maurice Iwu said the vaccine for treating coronavirus (COVID-19) will be available soon – Recall that Iwu had earlier presented a plant-based patented treatment for COVID-19 to the DG which is now been tested in the United States –…

Young tech innovators to showcase products at Innovate SA event

BY TOM JACKSON Three tech projects will be among the eight presented at the Innovate South Africa Final Showcase in a bid to win the ZAR10,000 (US$920) prize and the chance to further incubate their project. The event, which takes place…

MTN Commits Billions, Deploy Facilities To Support FG, States

MTN Nigeria Plc and its and the MTN Foundation have jointly committed to support the fight against Coronavirus pandemic affecting Nigeria and the global economy with donations worth billions of naira. A statement by the company yesterday said its staff,…

SA fintech startup TaxTim expands to Nigeria in partnership with PwC

BY TOM JACKSON South African fintech startup TaxTim has made Nigeria its second international market after partnering with PwC to offer virtual tax assistance to its clients. Founded in 2011 with seed funding from Google by Evan Robinson and Marc Sevitz, TaxTim allows…

Coronavirus: Belgian football chiefs cancel the rest of the top flight season and declare Club Brugge champions

by Linda Ikeji Club Brugge have been declared Belgian champions after the remainder of the top-flight season was cancelled on Thursday in response to the Coronavirus pandemic. The Jupiler Pro League’s board of directors voted unanimously for cancellation of the season…

CEO of Nigeria’s Migo accepted into global Endeavor network

BY TOM JACKSON Ekechi Nwokah, chief executive officer (CEO) of Nigerian fintech startup Migo, has been accepted into the global Endeavor network, gaining access to various support services to help the company scale. The Endeavor initiative works to catalyse long-term economic growth…