Top African Tech News Today: Paga, TechPoint make giant strides as Kenya drops bombshell regarding Social Media Policy
Here are some of the interesting stories making the news today:
Mobile Money…. Paga, a mobile payment platform has been awarded by the Nigeria Inter-Bank Settlement Systems Plc (NIBBS) for the outstanding performance in achieving the highest transaction count processing about N660 billion on the Global Mobile Regulatory & Monitoring Platform in 2017 and named Top Mobile Money Operator. Read more here.
Also, the second edition of Techpoint Inspired held in Lagos attracting over 5000 participants from different parts of the country and other African countries. Themed “The future is now”, the event focused on conversations around various aspects of technology, need for technology in Nigeria and future of technology in Nigeria. See highlights of the event here.
Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies in 2018…. Earlier in the week, Forbes released its 2018 list of The World’s 100 Most Innovative Companies. The list ranks companies most likely to come up with the next big innovation, and how new players come in, innovate and garner the attention of investors. See companies that made it to the top here.
$200m to Digital Skills Development Fund From Accenture….The Management and Digital Technology Services Firm has voted over $200 million for the next three years to help equip disadvantaged people with job skills for the digital age. Full story here
Meanwhile, In Kenya’s biggest news this week, Kenyans Now Need Licenses Before Posting On Videos On Social Media… Kenya Film Classification Board (KFCB) has introduced a new law regulating posting of videos in the country. The law applies not only to movies and television broadcasts but also to all videos including those posted on the internet and social media. Read more here.