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Nigeria

Country in west Africa

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Reuters Editorial
February 19, 2020
IN
Kenya's Absa Bank has moved most of its customers onto its mobile banking platform, which it sees as a major driver for future growth, chief executive Jeremy Awori said on Wednesday.
Bethan Ackerley
February 12, 2020
New Scientist
Four West African populations may carry genes from an undiscovered archaic hominin that diverged from a shared ancestor of Neanderthals, Denisovans and modern humans
Jake Bright
February 12, 2020
TechCrunch
Nigeria's commercial hub of Lagos has shaken up its transportation order. At the center are the West African country's motorcycle taxis -- referred to locally as okadas -- which face newly enforced regulatory restrictions on their movement. That's creating speedbumps for Nigeria's two-wheel ride-hail startups, operating in Africa's most populous nation with the continent's largest [...]
February 11, 2020
WebWire
Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Art, Culture, and Exchange across Medieval Saharan Africa" opens at the Smithsonian's National Museum of African Art April 11 and runs until Nov. 29. The first major exhibition to explore global medieval Saharan Africa, "Caravans" features over 300 works primarily from the eighth-16th centuries A.D. from across the Saharan region of West Africa as well as its diverse peripheries and sites of exchange--from England and Italy to Iran and China, as well as...
Jake Bright
February 4, 2020
TechCrunch
The first month of the new-year saw Africa enter the fray of U.S. politics. The Trump administration announced last week it would halt immigration from Nigeria -- Africa's most populous nation with the continent's largest economy and leading tech sector. The presidential proclamation stops short of a full travel ban on the country of 200 [...]
Jake Bright
February 3, 2020
TechCrunch
Africa has one of the world's fastest growing tech markets and Nigeria is becoming its unofficial capital. While the West African nation is commonly associated with negative cliches around corruption and terrorism -- which persist as serious problems, and influenced the Trump administration's recent restrictions on Nigerian immigration to the U.S. Even so, there's more [...]
Reuters Editorial
January 30, 2020
U.S.
Telecommunications firm MTN Group, said it would invest $1.6 billion in Nigeria after it resolved a legal case with the government.
Megha Manchanda
January 28, 2020
@bsindia
Operating profit for the telecom entity rose 24 per cent to $399 million.
Libby George
January 27, 2020
U.S.
Nigeria's business capital of Lagos will ban commercial motorcycles from operating in large parts of the city, the state government announced on Monday, a move that could change the commute for thousands and threaten ride-hailing startups.
Reuters Editorial
January 26, 2020
IN
Italian oil group ENI's Chief Executive Claudio Descalzi could step down if he is found guilty by an Italian court of corruption in Nigeria, he told the Wall Street Journal.
Jake Bright
January 23, 2020
TechCrunch
Internet services company Opera has come under a short-sell assault based on allegations of predatory lending practices by its fintech products in Africa. Hindenburg Research issued a report claiming (among other things) that Opera's finance products in Nigeria and Kenya have run afoul of prudent consumer practices and Google Play Store rules for lending apps. [...]
Jake Bright
January 22, 2020
TechCrunch
Nigerian digital payments startup Paga has acquired Apposit, a software development company based in Ethiopia, for an undisclosed amount. That's just part of Paga's news. The Lagos based startup will also launch its payment products in Mexico this year and in Ethiopia imminently, CEO Tayo Oviosu told TechCrunch The moves come a little over a year [...]
Jillian Ambrose Energy correspondent
January 21, 2020
the Guardian
Grain and solar panels for sale at a market in Gaoua, Burkina Faso. Photograph: Joerg Boethling/Alamy
Robert D. McFadden
January 11, 2020
www.nytimes.com
His skills were called upon in a Tylenol-tampering case and a devastating gas leak in India. In 1999, he was named the century's most influential P.R. figure.
Ingrid Lunden
January 6, 2020
TechCrunch
It's not every day that the CEO of a large Silicon Valley tech company decides to relocate to a different part of the world in order to learn more about it -- particularly a frequently maligned and often overlooked by big-business part. But Jack Dorsey, the American tech entrepreneur who co-founded and leads not one, [...]
Jake Bright
January 1, 2020
TechCrunch
The business of selling consumer goods and services online is a relatively young endeavor across Africa, but ecommerce is set to boom. Over the last eight years, the sector has seen its first phase of big VC fundings, startup duels and attrition. To date, scaling e-commerce in Africa has straddled the line of challenge and [...]
Jake Bright
December 30, 2019
TechCrunch
2019 brought more global attention to Africa's tech scene than perhaps any previous year. A high profile IPO, visits by both Jacks (Ma and Dorsey), and big Chinese startup investment energized that. The last 12 months served as a grande finale to 10 years that saw triple digit increases in startup formation and VC on [...]
December 27, 2019
WebWire
Eni and its partners in Nigeria LNG (NLNG) have taken the final investment decision (FID) for the expansion project of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant. This brownfield development, which is expected to start-up in 2024, will increase the annual production capacity to more than 30 million tonnes per year (Mtpa) from the current 22.5 Mtpa. The expansion project will enable to produce an additional 7.6 Mtpa of LNG, of which 4.2 coming from one new liquefaction train (Train 7), and 3.4...
Press Trust of India
December 22, 2019
@bsindia
Read more about 18 Indians abducted from Hong Kong-flagged vessel released: High Commission on Business Standard. People were kidnapped from the ship on December 3 after the ship was taken over by pirates
Isabella Gomez Sarmiento
December 21, 2019
NPR.org
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