We are starting today’s big 5 dailies with news from Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa and other interesting news across Africa. Here we go:
Twelve African start-ups have graduated from Google’s first Launchpad Accelerator Africa class with developers from Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa. See details here.
Meanwhile, Nigeria Communications Commission, NCC has ordered telecommunication in the country to begin data rollover from June 26. This implies that telecom operators must henceforth add a subscriber’s unused data to their next data subscription.
In South Africa, the high court in Johannesburg has ruled that the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa, ICASA could not implement the new data regulations surrounding out-of-bundle (OOB) billing and rollover data. However, these regulations will not come into effect as planned. Read full story here.
Amazon is working on a new streaming TV device called, Amazon Fire TV Cube that will let users shout out when they want to turn on their TV, flip channels or search for sitcoms without pushing any buttons.
Last weekend, AfriLabs announced the admission of 40 new hubs; its largest hub admission to date into its network making it a total of 100 hubs across 30 African countries. This also extends the company’s reach to 6 new countries; Morocco, Algeria, Somali Land, Cote D’Ivoire, Angola and Mali.
You may be interested in…. Nigeria’s House of Representatives has rejected the use of electronic voting system in the forthcoming 2019 general elections. Interesting news from Nigeria’s political scene as the elections draw closer.
Have a super exciting Monday!
See y’all tomorrow.