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A brand new Facebook-appreciate platform launched to back curb twin carriageway accidents in Ghana

A brand new Facebook-appreciate platform launched to back curb twin carriageway accidents in Ghana

The Ghana Driver & Road Safety (GDRS) Foundation this week unveiled a digital road safety platform, Drifan, aimed to help reduce the menace of road accidents on Ghana’s roads. Drifan is a social media-like platform…

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TechCabal Day to day – A thousand million-buck view 💲

TechCabal Day to day – A thousand million-buck view 💲

7 OCTOBER, 2021 Good morning ☀️ ️ 70 million people joined Telegram during the six-hour Facebook blackout. 🤯 Signal also reported millions of new sign-ups too.  To be honest, Monday was probably the first time…

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From hawking dry fish to coding at Bloomberg: the sage of a Nigerian top notch graduate

From hawking dry fish to coding at Bloomberg: the sage of a Nigerian top notch graduate

When Kemi*, 26, received a rejection email from Twitter about a software engineering role she’d applied to, she was devastated, and she cried. She’d previously aced Palantir’s recruitment process for the same role and was…

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Google to speculate $1 billion in Africa over the next 5 years

Google to speculate $1 billion in Africa over the next 5 years

At the first virtual Google for Africa event today, Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google and Alphabet, announced a plan to invest $1billion over 5 years to support digital transformation in Africa. The investment focuses on…

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The invoice that will per chance per chance perchance terminate the uncertainty of Nigeria’s startup regulatory environment

The invoice that will per chance per chance perchance terminate the uncertainty of Nigeria’s startup regulatory environment

Nigeria’s startup scene has been rocked by a few disruptive regulatory announcements in recent years. The chief executive of leading crypto company Patricia, Fejiro Agbodje, told TechCabal that his company was on its way to…

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Google launches $50m fairness-essentially essentially essentially based funding fund for African startups

Google launches $50m fairness-essentially essentially essentially based funding fund for African startups

At the first-ever Google for Africa event, held virtually on Wednesday, Google announced the launch of a 50 million-dollar Africa Investment Fund, through which it plans to invest in African startups.  Selected companies will be…

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TechCabal Day-to-day – Breaking a twenty-yr spell 💊

TechCabal Day-to-day – Breaking a twenty-yr spell 💊

6 OCTOBER, 2021 Good morning ☀️ ️ Windows 11 launched yesterday! It’s Microsoft’s largest update since 2015, but it won’t be available to everyone just yet. Microsoft plans to roll out the update from now…

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How to seem at your BVN for your mobile phone

How to seem at your BVN for your mobile phone

The Bank Verification Number, a.k.a. BVN, is a must-have for anybody who wants to access robust financial services in Nigeria.  What’s BVN? The BVN is like a security number, but for banks and other financial…

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TechCabal On a regular foundation – Pandora’s secrets and tactics 🤫

TechCabal On a regular foundation – Pandora’s secrets and tactics 🤫

5 OCTOBER, 2021 Good morning ☀️ ️ Facebook, and its flagships Instagram and WhatsApp, experienced a six-hour blackout yesterday due to problems with its Domain Name System (DNS).  While we’re yet to find out how…

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Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp wait on up after six hours outage

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp wait on up after six hours outage

Facebook, Instagram and WhatsApp are now back up for users around the world after six hours outage on Monday 4th October. Facebook blamed the outage on an internal technical issue, which not only affected Facebook’s…