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Rollercoaster ride for Jumia

Our capital markets analyst reviews an exciting period including Jumia’s historic listing on the New York Exchange, Ethiopia’s plan to establish its first exchange and work on linking Africa’s seven biggest exchanges.…

The battle against ransomware

It all started with a seemingly harmless email asking him to click a link to get free information on how to keep his computer secure against hackers and cybercriminals, but what happened next baffled early-stage Nigerian entrepreneur Okoye John.…

Startups head to Lagos’s Silicon Valley

Yaba bus stop in Lagos is a hive of activity: bus conductors shouting destinations; second-hand clothes sellers haggling with buyers; rushing feet in a hurry.

Is Facebook undermining African alternatives?

Africa’s rapidly growing number of smartphone users, now forecast to exceed 360m by 2025, is helping create a more connected continent, with high-profile internet companies now looking to reach this burgeoning population through so-called ‘zero-rated’ services.…

High-speed broadband moves inland

While the idea of leapfrogging land-line infrastructure straight to mobile technology is attractive, it is vital that Africa is connected to the rest of the world by high-capacity subsea cables.…

Tech companies step up terror fight

With the spread of mobile phones and the internet, many believe technology could be a crucial tool in gathering intelligence and disseminating information in emergencies. …