Nigeria is the seventh largest coffee producing country in the world, and two brothers there have decided to capitalize on this.
The name Linda Ikeji strikes fear into many a Nigerian celebrity. They’re often petrified their secrets are about be revealed in the powerful one-woman gossip machine that has dominated online media in Nigeria for the last decade.
A music video released this month by Luket Ministries, an Oklahoma missionary group working in Uganda, features five white women in traditional Ugandan dresses dancing with plastic jerry cans, knocking back deworming tablets, and eating sukuma wiki, or kale, with their hands.
Nigeria has a growing technology scene full of ambitious young entrepreneurs who are seeking out solutions to various social challenges.
After a surprise Nigeria visit to meet with techies in Lagos, Mark Zuckerberg took his Africa tour to Kenya this Thursday.
On his surprise tour of tech hubs in Africa, Mark Zuckerberg has made a pit stop in Nairobi.
Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg is currently visiting Lagos, Nigeria for his first trip to Sub-Saharan Africa.
Facebook Founder, Mark Zuckerberg, has had a busy time, so far, in Lagos. He visited the Co-Creation Hub (Cc Hub), Nigeria’s leading technology incubator-turned-accelerator in Lagos’ Yaba neighborhood, a Silicon Valley-style ground zero.
Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg is currently on a business trip to Africa, according to his Facebook page. Zuckerberg stopped over in Nigeria, Facebook‘s largest African market, to learn more about the country’s development and startup scene.
In 2014, 100 million people were using Facebook each month across Africa, over 80% via mobile. That figure has now jumped to over 120 million.
The now infamous memoir, In Congo’s Shadow by Scottish actress Louise Linton, is no longer for sale.
If there is one media narrative about Africa that refuses to be squashed, it’s the White-Savior-in-Africa bug.
Western writer sparks social media storm over book outlining her experiences of war, spiders and ‘smiling children with HIV’.
On Friday, The Telegraph ran what has to be the dumbest, most egregious piece of writing on Africa of the 21st century.
Japheth Omojuwa started blogging in 2009 with a simple goal: to make his opinions heard by the senators and governors that make up the top echelons of powers in Nigeria.
South Africa’s main opposition party has expelled a prominent member for sharing a Facebook post praising an apartheid leader.
Buhari can’t spend 4 years “ordering this” & “ordering that”, only to have all of it fall apart & go back to square one when he leaves.
Yes, Nigeria’s central bank governor, Godwin Emefiele, is in fact being made a scape goat for the country’s economic challenges.
Like #Africa leapfrogged fixed-line telephones to mobile, the same could happen with the conventional electrical grid & solar energy.
Facebook has shared new statistics revealing that 2.2 million Kenyans use Facebook every day and 4.5 million each month, while 7.1 million Nigerians use Facebook daily and 15 million are active every month.
As WhatsApp launches its web app for iOS – porting the 900 million-strong messaging service to allow iPhone users to send and receive messages through a browser – the top country it’s used in (South Africa) offers a timely reminder of just how good a messaging service it is.
CNN has apologized to Kenya over a recent terrorism slur. n a televised CNN report preceding President Obama’s July trip to Kenya, the news network referred to the East African country as a “hotbed of terror” …
US President Barack Obama is visiting Kenya this week and CNN has been reporting on how the region is a so-called “Hotbed of Terror”. CNN’s narrow characterization of Kenya has spawned a particularly heated and amusing backlash from well-informed Twitter users who got the mocking hash tag #SomeoneTellCNN trending worldwide.
Facebook will be opening its first headquarters in Africa next month as the company looks to acquire its next billion users.
The portrayal of Africa by mainstream media, particularly Western media, paints it as a dark, ugly, hopeless place that is ridden with civil war, militant groups, corruption, violation of freedoms, starvation, chaotic urbanisation and utter desperation.
Technology played a decisive role in helping Muhammadu Buhari become the first Nigerian to oust a sitting president at the ballot box, from social media campaigning to biometric machines preventing the widespread rigging that marred past polls.
Facebook has launched a new simplified version of its mobile app called Facebook Lite, and it’s targeted toward Android users in developing countries.
CNN’s African Start-Up hosted a Twitter chat on how to take your startup to the next level on January 14.
One of Nigeria’s ecommerce platforms Konga.com has announced it recorded 1440% year on year increase in online revenue during its Black Friday sales tagged Yakata which started on Thursday and ended by midnight on Black Friday giving shoppers more time to shop.
Carmudi has become the leading car classifieds in Nigeria as the site has reached a series of milestones including 40,000 unique listings on its website and 800,000 Facebook fans.
A rudimentary map demonstrating that Africa is not synonymous with the Ebola virus has hit a nerve online.
The World Health Organization declared Nigeria free of Ebola on Monday, a containment victory in an outbreak that has stymied other countries’ response efforts.
From the sands of the Sahara to the Western Cape of South Africa, these startups are lighting the way with their innovative ideas on how to change lives with technology.
The developing world wants Facebook, and its accessibility initiative Internet.org could pay huge dividends. Those are the takeaways from Facebook’s announcement that it now has 100 million active users in Africa, and 80% of those come on mobile.
The West’s Nigeria coverage is perfectly described by this one anecdote: Nigerians live with Boko Haram’s terrorism for five years, and when the western media finally takes notice, it latches onto a hashtag and wrongly identifies the creator of the hashtag as an American woman.