Happy Valentine’s Day!
Are you ready for this week’s Africa Tech News Roundup? Enjoy the read!
Remember the ban on motorcycles in Lagos State? Taxi-hailing companies were also affected. Henceforth, all commercial drivers must be certified by the Lagos Drivers Institute to operate.
This gist will wow software developers. Wallets Africa has launched Wallets for Developers that grants them access to integrate wallets for people. It will enable them to transact seamlessly on the website.
Next up, Rwanda has unveiled a high-tech center for treating cancer. The center is dedicated to combating the spread of disease in the country and other neighboring East African countries.
Alas, the United Nations, has devised a solution to the locust infestation in East Africa. It is using drones equipped with mapping sensors and atomizers to spray pesticides on the locusts.
Safer Internet Day was held this week. To create awareness of online safety, both Facebook and Google launched Safer Internet programs for Africa.
Did you know that posting stuff that incites ethnic violence can attract jail terms in Ethiopia? Yep, you read right. A new law has been passed to prevent violence ahead of the 2020 elections.
Ah-ha! Another fintech will soon be launching in Africa. Tolaram Group plans to bring its digital banking services to Nigeria, Ghana, South Africa, and Egypt this year.
Internet services were affected by damaged undersea cables for 22 days, interfering with business activities in DR Congo. Good news! Internet connectivity has been restored to full throttle.
Not too good news, the Mobile World Congress for 2020 has been canceled. Why? Coronavirus of course! Some of the top tech companies that were supposed to showcase wares had to pull out.
On the flip side, Samsung pushed out amazing mobile gadgets at its Samsung Unpacked event held this week. It unveiled five devices, including the Galaxy S20 series, Galaxy Z Flip, and a pair of Galaxy buds.
So now that we are done with the gists, what are you doing for Valentine? Slide into our comment sessions on social media, let’s gist.
Have a great weekend,
Team TechGist Africa
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