Benjamindada

Independent media publication delivering impressive reporting about tech, startups and entrepreneurship in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.Feb 23, 2024
Equinix's $390 Million African Expansion Boosts Digital Infrastructure
🌐 Unlocking Africa's Digital Future: Equinix's bold $390 million investment signals a significant step in bridging the digital divide in Africa. As the continent gears up for a tech revolution, the expansion plan focuses on key regions, promising increased connectivity and digital opportunities. Explore how Equinix's strategic move aligns with Africa's rising tech prominence!
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Ishimwe Deborah

Content Creator|Communication Manager |Graphic DesingerFeb 23, 2024

Hey Buddies! 👋


Ever wondered about the buzz around cryptography but found it a bit like decoding a secret language? Fear not, because today's content is your friendly guide to understanding "cryptography!"


Swipe below 👇


For detailed study check out this link: https://open.substack.com/pub/womeninblockchainafrica/p/what-is-cryptography?r=271tze&utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&showWelcomeOnShare=true


🔓 A friendly reminder to Signup for our blockchain tour; if you're yet to.

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Reserve your spot now!🚀

#WiBAfrica #WiBA #WiBATour 🚀

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Jon Lubwama

Startups & Venture CapitalFeb 23, 2024
Why Startups That Are Able to Should Hire an Investor Relations Manager
In the world of startups, growth is the name of the game. As defined by Paul Graham, a startup is a company designed to grow fast. This growth, however, often requires substantial funding from investors. Raising this funding is no easy task, and it can consume a significant amount of time for founders. This is where the role of an investor relations manager becomes crucial.
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Ishimwe Deborah

Content Creator|Communication Manager |Graphic DesingerFeb 23, 2024


💼I am thrilled to announce that I have successfully completed the Thrive@Work Programme in Management with a focus on Leadership and Personal Management at the African Management Institute! 🎓

Over the past 4 months, I've immersed myself in the world of management, gaining invaluable insights into strategic planning, effective leadership, and personal management. This journey has been transformative, and I am grateful for the opportunity to learn and grow.

A heartfelt thank you to the exceptional team at African Management Institute for their unwavering support and guidance throughout this enriching experience. 🙏

This certificate represents not just a completion, but a dedication to mastering the art of effective leadership and personal management. I am excited to apply these skills to drive success and growth, both professionally and personally.

Here's to embracing new challenges, leading with impact, and achieving new heights! 🚀
#thriveatwork #professionalgrowth
#leadershipdevelopment #personalmanagement
African Management Institute

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TechCrunch

Leading tech media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.Feb 23, 2024
Crypto Turbulence in Nigeria: Binance, Coinbase, and Kraken Face Accessibility Glitches ₿ 🔒 🇳🇬
Amidst the volatility of Nigeria's crypto landscape, Binance, Coinbase, and Kraken recently encountered accessibility issues, sparking concerns of regulatory interventions. This comes on the heels of Binance restricting peer-to-peer transactions, coinciding with the naira's historic decline. As the government aims to regain control over the currency's valuation, crypto users navigate uncertainties.
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Bird Story Agency

Bird story agency is a specialist news agency started by Africa No Filter. Our content is used by newsrooms across Africa and around the world.Feb 23, 2024
Francophone Africa tech hubs grow their investor appeal, footballers join the fray
Startups in Francophone Africa are recording more deal value and volume as rising investor participation diversifies to include even overseas football players.
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The issue of Valentine's day and mental wellbeing is significant. This article will help you know the Strategies for dealing with loneliness and anxiety on Valentine's day.
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Unlocking healthcare access for Kenya's masses! Ilara Health raises $4.2M in a pre-Series A round, led by DOB Equity and featuring key investors like the Philips Foundation. The health-tech innovator plans to scale operations and introduce a B2B health and occupational service, revolutionizing primary healthcare for uninsured workers through partner clinics. 💉🌐
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A healthy lifestyle is important for everyone. When we look after our physical health, we feel better, live longer, control our stress, and also Consider our Self-esteem
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Discover the latest from Medstore, the Ethiopian digital marketplace for medical equipment. 🌐 Now introducing paid services and a dedicated talent marketplace, Medstore Jobs, connecting healthcare businesses with the right talent seamlessly.
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Healthcare startup Rivia is set to transform patient experience in Africa, starting with its launch in Ghana. With plans to expand across West and East Africa, Rivia collaborates with clinics, offering comprehensive support in customer acquisition, financing, and technology to elevate patient service quality and expand clientele reach.

Prisca Okwuadi

Content Strategist and Marketing managerFeb 23, 2024

Unlocking the Secrets of Blockchain: A Digital Revolution 🌐💡


Ever wondered about the magic behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin?


Enter the captivating world of blockchain – the technological wizardry that powers the digital currency realm and so much more!


🔗 The Basics: What is Blockchain?


Imagine a digital ledger that's not owned by a single entity but is spread across a network of computers worldwide.

That's blockchain!


💎 Key Components: Blocks and Chains


These blocks are linked together using cryptographic hashes, creating an unbreakable chain.


It's this chain that gives blockchain its name.



🤔 Why Should You Care?


Blockchain isn't just for tech enthusiasts; it's a game-changer with the potential to revolutionize how we exchange value and information.


Understanding blockchain opens doors to a future where trust and security take center stage in our digital interactions.


In a nutshell, blockchain isn't just a buzzword; it's a technological masterpiece shaping the future of our interconnected world.


So, buckle up and join the journey into the heart of this digital revolution! 🌐🚀


Check this article on Effective tips to ride the block chain wave.


Engage and follow for more insights.

#creaitzxwazoplus #contentwritingprogram

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wapmastazone Tech Ingenuity

Wapmastazone is a tech blog in Nigeria that publishes tech updates, phone and computer reviews, SEO tips & solutions, freelancing tips, computer tips, business ideas, and startups. WapMasTazone provides highly developed free SEO and web tools to help you track and identify your website’s critical SEO issues, and help you take action to improve your website performance and visibility in search engines. https://www.wapmastazone.comFeb 22, 2024
140 SEO Abbreviations, Acronyms, and Terms For SEO Optimizer
SEO abbreviations represent concise versions of common words or phrases frequently used in the field of Search Engine Optimization (SEO).
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wapmastazone- fromwapmastazone

Wapmastazone is a tech blog in Nigeria that publishes tech updates, phone and computer reviews, SEO tips & solutions, freelancing tips, computer tips, business ideas, and startups. WapMasTazone provides highly developed free SEO and web tools to help you track and identify your website’s critical SEO issues, and help you take action to improve your website performance and visibility in search engines. Feb 22, 2024
What Is SEO Poisoning And How to Avoid it
SEO poisoning is a malicious technique employed by cybercriminals to manipulate search engine results and redirect users to malicious websites.
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The show where we look at African football both what's happening around the continent and what African players are doing overseas.February 22, 2024
On this week’s show we continue to look back at the 2023 AFCON as Emerse Fae has been appointed as Cote D’Ivoire coach on a permanent deal after leading the Elephants to the title. We ask how he is likely to get on, and we analyse Egypt’s decision to appoint their all-time top goalscorer Hossam Hassan as coach.

Plus, with the qualifiers for the women’s football tournament at this year’s Paris Olympics continuing over the next few days, we hear from Zambia’s Racheal Kundananji, who recently became the world's most expensive female footballer ever.

And as FIFA’s Chief of Global Football Development Arsène Wenger says that Fifa will establish 75 football academies worldwide, we look at what this means for Africa.
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wapmastazone Tech Ingenuity

Wapmastazone is a tech blog in Nigeria that publishes tech updates, phone and computer reviews, SEO tips & solutions, freelancing tips, computer tips, business ideas, and startups. WapMasTazone provides highly developed free SEO and web tools to help you track and identify your website’s critical SEO issues, and help you take action to improve your website performance and visibility in search engines. https://www.wapmastazone.comFeb 22, 2024

The Art of Writing Blog Post For SEO


How do you write a blog post for SEO? blogging allows you to reach different users across the world. However, the sheer volume of content on the web means that your blog post can easily get lost in the noise. This is where Search Engine Optimization (SEO) is useful.

SEO is the practice of optimizing your content to rank higher in search engine results pages (SERPs). When done right, it can drive organic (non-paid) traffic to your blog, increase your visibility, and ultimately help you achieve your blogging goals.


Also read: 13 Key Indications that your SEO Strategy is Successful


The Basics of SEO

Before I go into the details of writing SEO-friendly blog posts, I will walk you through some of the fundamental concepts of SEO. SEO can be categorized into different types: on-page SEO, off-page SEO, technical SEO, and local SEO.


1. On-Page SEO:

This refers to the optimization you do directly on your blog post or webpage. It includes elements like keyword usage, content quality, headings, meta tags, and internal linking.


2. Off-Page SEO:

This involves optimizing factors that are external to your blog post, such as backlinks from other websites, social signals, and more...

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Unlocking the Secrets of Blockchain: A Digital Revolution 🌐💡 Ever wondered about the magic behind cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin? Enter the captivating world of blockchain – the technological wizardry that powers the digital currency realm and so much more! 🔗 The Basics: What is Blockchain? Imagine a digital ledger that's not owned by a single entity but is spread across a network of computers worldwide. That's blockchain! 💎 Key Components: Blocks and Chains These blocks are linked together using cryptographic hashes, creating an unbreakable chain. It's this chain that gives blockchain its name. 🤔 Why Should You Care? Blockchain isn't just for tech enthusiasts; it's a game-changer with the potential to revolutionize how we exchange value and information. Understanding blockchain opens doors to a future where trust and security take center stage in our digital interactions. In a nutshell, blockchain isn't just a buzzword; it's a technological masterpiece shaping the future of our interconnected world. So, buckle up and join the journey into the heart of this digital revolution! 🌐🚀 Check this article on Effective tips to ride the block chain wave. Engage and follow for more insights. #creaitzxwazoplus #contentwritingprogram
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In a bold move, South Africa unveils plans from its 2024 budget to revolutionize digital payments, focusing on the integration of stablecoins and blockchain. The treasury's initiative aims to uplift marginalized communities, with potential policy changes and a collaborative effort with Switzerland for innovative digital payment pilot projects.
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As Nigeria grapples with a currency crisis, the government eyes a fresh crypto crackdown, calling for measures against major exchanges like Binance, OctaFX, Coinbase, Kraken, and FXTM. The move, driven by concerns of currency manipulation and money laundering, raises questions about the future of cryptocurrency in the country.
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Discover how to stay informed and take action on the latest blockchain trends. Learn how to explore use cases, network with other enthusiasts, and more!

TechCrunch

Leading tech media property, dedicated to obsessively profiling startups, reviewing new Internet products, and breaking tech news.Feb 22, 2024
Hohm Energy Secures $8M Seed Funding to Power Rooftop Solar Adoption Amid South Africa's Energy Crisis 🌞 🇿🇦
As South Africa grapples with severe power shortages, Hohm Energy raises an impressive $8 million in seed funding, marking the largest for a South African tech startup. The three-year-old clean tech firm connects homeowners with solar solutions, streamlining processes through its innovative marketplace and software model. With a mission to make renewable energy accessible, Hohm Energy aims to empower over 7 million households, offering a sustainable alternative amidst the country's energy woes.
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Bird Story Agency

Bird story agency is a specialist news agency started by Africa No Filter. Our content is used by newsrooms across Africa and around the world.Feb 22, 2024
Zimbabwe's "Biker Queen" rides full throttle against gender norms 🇿🇼 🏍️
Evonne Mudzingwa's state of bliss comes when she's surrounded by roaring engines. Known as the "Zim Biker Queen", the 50-year-old regularly joins a pack of leather-clad riders on the highway. For Mudzingwa, it’s not just about the thrill of the ride. She's also using her biking adventures to challenge gender stereotypes.
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Benjamindada

Independent media publication delivering impressive reporting about tech, startups and entrepreneurship in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.Feb 22, 2024
Verod Acquires 65% Stake in Nigeria's i-Fitness for $12 Million in Private Equity Shuffle 🇳🇬 🏋️‍♀️
Nigeria's fitness landscape undergoes a transformation as Verod, a West African private equity firm, secures a 65% stake in i-Fitness from CardinalStone for $12 million. The deal marks a significant evolution for i-Fitness, from its inception in 2015 to becoming a leading fitness chain with 26,000 subscribers across 21 locations in four cities.
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TechCabal

Future-focused publication that speaks to African innovation and tech in depth.Feb 22, 2024
Rising Cloud Costs in Nigeria Trigger Startup Concerns: Can Local Providers Offer a Solution?
As the Naira depreciates, Nigerian startups grapple with soaring bills for global cloud services, pushing some entrepreneurs to explore local alternatives. With the dominance of major players like AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Google Cloud, startups face the challenge of balancing cost concerns and infrastructure capabilities. Are homegrown cloud providers equipped to rescue startups from escalating cloud expenses?
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Cointelegraph

Cointelegraph covers fintech, blockchain and Bitcoin bringing you the latest news and analyses on the future of money.Feb 22, 2024
South Africa Explores Stablecoins and Blockchain in Ambitious Digital Payment Push ₿ 🇿🇦
In a bold move, South Africa unveils plans from its 2024 budget to revolutionize digital payments, focusing on the integration of stablecoins and blockchain. The treasury's initiative aims to uplift marginalized communities, with potential policy changes and a collaborative effort with Switzerland for innovative digital payment pilot projects.
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South African animation house Triggerfish and Kenyan writer Ng’endo Mukii were big winners in the TV/Media category at this year's Annie Award. But the recognition, for their episode of the animated Disney series, Kizazi Moto, echoes far beyond this one production.
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Highlighting a journey that has seen the fusion of ancient Ndebele patterns with contemporary art, this Esther Mahlangu retrospective celebrates an African icon.
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This article will help you understand how to better arrange your dialogue, in a story.
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Before this trend finally expires: I write fictional stories; of course I host imaginary meetings with my characters. I write fictional stories; of course I dream of being an author but fight with imposter syndrome daily😆 I write fictional stories, of course my characters are more than people who I just created, they are my babies I write fictional stories, of course any event I witness can birth a story (I wrote an Obsession Love story that was inspired by a random couple) 😁 I write fictional stories, of course I talk to myself, and that’s not weird. Right? RIGHT???😭😭
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Kenyan music distribution startup Mdundo is set to make waves in the music industry, projecting an extraordinary $1.5 million artist payout for the 2023/24 period. With over 156,000 artists from six African countries benefiting, Mdundo's commitment to fair compensation and empowering musicians is making a significant impact. 🚀🎤

Benjamindada

Independent media publication delivering impressive reporting about tech, startups and entrepreneurship in Nigeria and sub-Saharan Africa.Feb 22, 2024
Nigeria Considers Crypto Crackdown Amidst Currency Woes: Exchanges in Regulatory Crosshairs 🚨 🇳🇬 ₿
As Nigeria grapples with a currency crisis, the government eyes a fresh crypto crackdown, calling for measures against major exchanges like Binance, OctaFX, Coinbase, Kraken, and FXTM. The move, driven by concerns of currency manipulation and money laundering, raises questions about the future of cryptocurrency in the country.
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TechCabal

Future-focused publication that speaks to African innovation and tech in depth.Feb 22, 2024
South Africa Eyes Nomad Goldrush, Targets Wealthy Remote Workers with New Visa Regulations ✈️ 🇿🇦
🌍 South Africa aims to become a global hub for digital nomads, publishing draft regulations for a digital nomad visa. The proposed visa targets remote workers earning at least R1 million (~$53,000) annually. However, regulatory hurdles and amendments to existing laws pose challenges for the realization of this ambitious plan. Share your thoughts on shaping South Africa's digital nomad visa!
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Reliev Ojike

A writer, crafting compelling and informative content.Feb 22, 2024
What is SaaS? Advantages and Disadvantages.
SaaS is a very important part of technology as it provides relevant resources for everyday use. The accessibility, reduced cost, flexibility, security and other benefits also make it a preferred choice for many individuals and businesses.
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Prisca Okwuadi

Content Strategist and Marketing managerFeb 22, 2024
10 Tips for Riding the Blockchain Wave: Stay Ahead with These Simple Strategies
Discover how to stay informed and take action on the latest blockchain trends. Learn how to explore use cases, network with other enthusiasts, and more!
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Bird Story Agency

Bird story agency is a specialist news agency started by Africa No Filter. Our content is used by newsrooms across Africa and around the world.Feb 22, 2024
BMW bets big on Africa's green hydrogen industry with SA fuel cell test vehicle 🇧 🇲 🇼 🌍
BMW hedges its bets on hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, launching a test vehicle in South Africa as the automaker seeks a path to a mass-market model in 2030.
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TechCabal

Future-focused publication that speaks to African innovation and tech in depth.Feb 21, 2024
Miden: Revolutionizing Card Issuance Speed in African Fintech
In the dynamic landscape of African fintech, Miden emerges as a game-changer by slashing the card issuance time from months to weeks, aiming to drive financial inclusion. With innovative solutions and rapid growth, this Y Combinator-backed startup navigates the complexities of the virtual card space.
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joy ojobo

A writer and a creator..Feb 21, 2024

THE DARK MOMENT OF MY LIFE

In pain writing is the first thing that crosses my heart.


i write alot but the boldness for the

world to hear is my worst fear,


 till i came across creaitz an academy that won't criticize 

but teach you what it feels like for your voice to be heard.


In the deepest ocean where you are drowning in pains.


With creaitz writing is always an epistle. 


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The Techpoint Africa Podcast brings you the most important stories of the week on startups, technology and innovation in Africa. Listen in every Tuesday and Thursday morning (WAT). You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Google Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, TuneIn or anywhere else you get your podcastsFebruary 21, 2024
On today's podcast, we have Chijioke Dozie, CEO of Nigerian fintech, Carbon, talk to us about what it would take to give loans at scale in Nigeria. 
 
This is a new format we're trying. Please let us know what you think via email (podcast@techpoint.africa) or in the Q & A section on Spotify.
 
Attend our webinar on the Employer Handbook: The 5 biggest hiring and employment mistakes that can lead to litigation, penalties, and loss of funds (and how to avoid them)
 
Register to attend here.
 
 
Timestamps
00:00 - Cold open
00:41 - Intro
01:00 - News headlines this week
02:24 - We meet Chijioke
02:42 - Are Nigerians credit averse?
03:42 - Lessons from the friends and family trope
04:32 - How customers and bankers reacted to Carbon
06:05 - Biggest barriers to lending in Nigeria
08:17 - Should fintechs have access to GSI?
11:27 - Attend our webinar on legal loopholes for employers
12:42 - The role of credit bureaus
16:01 - The role of regulation
17:05 - Why collaboration to fight fraud doesn't work
19:39 - How can partnerships help
22:30 - Credit as a customer acquistion strategy
24:11 - Top three lessons from giving out loans to Nigerians
29:33 - Nigeria's macroeconomics could change lending behaviour
 
News stories we mentioned
This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and Gracious Sede
 
Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa/ for more stories.
 
Music - Beach by MBB - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEnQ8dHwDSk
 
Find us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok @TechpointAfrica
 
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Bird Story Agency

Bird story agency is a specialist news agency started by Africa No Filter. Our content is used by newsrooms across Africa and around the world.Feb 21, 2024
Triggerfish, Ng’endo Mukii, Africa's busy animation ecosystem all recognised in Annie Award
South African animation house Triggerfish and Kenyan writer Ng’endo Mukii were big winners in the TV/Media category at this year's Annie Award. But the recognition, for their episode of the animated Disney series, Kizazi Moto, echoes far beyond this one production.
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