Backed with $100K investment, PayDay is bridging the gap between talent and opportunity in Africa

A lot of people say “Africa is the future”, however, there are a handful of people doing the work required to ensure that Africa is not left behind. Favour Ori is a young entrepreneur working tirelessly with his team at TalentMatch to ensure accessibility of employment in technology on the African continent, with its flagship… Read More Backed with $100K investment, PayDay is bridging the gap between talent and opportunity in Africa

Nigerian government demands that social media firms obtain local operational licence

Social media firms wanting to operate in Nigeria must register a local entity and be licensed, the country’s information minister said on Wednesday, the government’s latest move since it banned Twitter last week. “We are insisting that for you to operate in Nigeria you must first be a Nigerian company and be licensed by the… Read More Nigerian government demands that social media firms obtain local operational licence

U.S. President Joe Biden withdraws Trump-administration executive orders seeking ban of TikTok and WeChat, orders new review

President Joe Biden on Wednesday withdrew a series of Trump-era executive orders that sought to ban new downloads of WeChat and TikTok, and ordered a Commerce Department review of security concerns posed by those apps and others. The administration of former President Donald Trump had attempted to block new users from downloading the apps and… Read More U.S. President Joe Biden withdraws Trump-administration executive orders seeking ban of TikTok and WeChat, orders new review

El Salvador becomes first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender

El Salvador has become the first country in the world to formally adopt bitcoin as legal tender after Congress approved President Nayib Bukele’s proposal to embrace the cryptocurrency. With 62 out of 84 possible votes, a majority of lawmakers voted in favor of the initiative to create a law that will formally adopt bitcoin, despite… Read More El Salvador becomes first country to adopt bitcoin as legal tender

Nigerian telecoms firms suspend access to Twitter

Nigerian telecoms firms blocked access to Twitter on Saturday following a regulatory directive aimed at suspending the U.S. social media giant indefinitely, a move criticised by rights campaigners and diplomats as a gag on free speech. Nigeria’s government said on Friday it had suspended Twitter’s activities indefinitely, two days after the platform removed a tweet… Read More Nigerian telecoms firms suspend access to Twitter

Nigerian government suspends Twitter indefinitely over removal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet

Nigeria said on Friday it had indefinitely suspended Twitter’s activities, two days after the social media giant removed a post from President Muhammadu Buhari that threatened to punish regional secessionists. Information Minister Lai Mohammed said the government had acted because of “the persistent use of the platform for activities that are capable of undermining Nigeria’s… Read More Nigerian government suspends Twitter indefinitely over removal of President Muhammadu Buhari’s tweet

China makes history with successful spacecraft landing on Mars surface

An uncrewed Chinese spacecraft successfully landed on the surface of Mars on Saturday, state news agency Xinhua reported, making China the second space-faring nation after the United States to land on the Red Planet. The Tianwen-1 spacecraft landed on a site on a vast plain known as Utopia Planitia, “leaving a Chinese footprint on Mars… Read More China makes history with successful spacecraft landing on Mars surface

Tesla chief executive Elon Musk says company will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for vehicle purchases

Tesla Inc will no longer accept bitcoin for car purchases, Chief Executive Elon Musk said on Wednesday, citing long-brewing environmental concerns for a swift reversal in the company’s position on the cryptocurrency. Bitcoin fell more than 10% after Musk tweeted his decision to suspend its use, less than two months after Tesla began accepting the… Read More Tesla chief executive Elon Musk says company will no longer accept Bitcoin as payment for vehicle purchases