It is already mid-week! It is sunny over here in Nigeria, how is the weather condition in your location?
In today’s edition, we bring you the biggest tech stories in Africa.
We are excited to report that the Wealth and Society West Africa’s 2019 SME Entrepreneur of the Year Award went to Odunayo Eweniyi, the co-founder of Piggyvest. Odunayo was selected for her outstanding role in the development of financial technology solutions in Nigeria.
Moving on to South Africa, Takealot.com recently launched 25 collection facilities across the country. They operate a retail outfit that offers delivery and dispatch services. This development will allow customers to choose the pickup point closest for speedy delivery.
For two years now, Vanu Inc. and Africa Mobile Networks have been working together to ensure network coverage in Sub-Saharan Africa rural communities. Vanu provides AMN with equipment, tools, and services that allows Mobile Network Providers to serve rural communities. They recently announced a new deal that increases the total number of orders exceed 3000 Vanu systems within two years of partnership.
This is good news for people who would like to invest in financial securities outside Nigeria. Trove Finance built a micro-investing application that allows users to invest conveniently in international markets. Their technology takes away the stress and cost of contacting an affiliate stock brokerage before investing in foreign stocks. They have recently secured an undisclosed amount from Ventures Platform to scale their business.
The fifth news for the day is about MTN Group Limited. The Telco has finally met all necessary requirements to list on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. From offsetting their debts to appointing the Emir of Kano and former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Sanusi Lamido Sanusi, they have also completed the registration of 20.35 billion ordinary shares at 2 kobos per share with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
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