Could TikTok Be A Potential Cybersecurity Threat For Local African Governments?
Nigerian Central Bank gets a sandbox and Wasoko's 2023 predictions
What’s happened this Week:
Nigeria’s Central Bank digital sandbox goes live
Telecel Group announces its list of 11 startups for its cohort
The prospect of TikTok being a security risk sounds a little crazy.
But over the last couple of months, countries like the US have been considering banning the app. In some US states, TikTok has been banned from schools and government buildings.
But why is a social media platform with an emphasis on video considered harmful and a security risk?
Because TikTok’s parent company, ByteDance, has been rumored to have of its connection to the Chinese government.
With many eyes on what the US is going to do with TikTok, should other countries especially African countries look more seriously at the popular video app as a “security” risk? Read our report below:
In The News This Week
Nigeria Central Bank Goes Live With Its Regulatory Sandbox To Help Improve Quality Of Financial Services
The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has officially gone live with its regulatory sandbox in Nigeria.
BD Waste And Chestify AI Selected As Part of Telecel Group’s Africa Startup Initiative Program Cohort 3
The Telecel Group have selected 11 participants (including two startups from Ghana) for the cohort 3 of their Accelerator Program, the Africa Startup Initiative Program (ASIP).
Global Africa Radio, Noni Hub, and Others Announced Winners At MTN Ayoba Momo Accelerator Awards
On Friday 20th January, MTN officially announced the winners of its Ayoba Momo Accelerator Awards at the MTN headquarters in Accra.
Touch and Pay Launches Its Contactless Cowry Card On New LRMT Blue Rail Line In Nigeria
Touch and Pay Technologies [TAP], a Nigerian fintech company and leading processor of micro-transactions in Africa, has announced today that for the first time, rail passengers across Nigeria’s largest city, Lagos, can access the newly launched Blue Rail Line using TAP’s contactless Cowry card.
African Tech Ecosystem Raised $6.5 Billion In 2022 – Partech Africa Report
Partech Africa, the VC fund dedicated to technology startups in Africa, has issued its annual report on Africa Tech Venture Capital. The report, which aims to provide a practical picture of the state of the ecosystem, revealed that despite the global VC downturn, the African tech ecosystem grew faster than all other markets globally.
The Jobs AI Is Likely To Replace Over The Next Few Years And How To Keep Yours – Part II
The topic of automation and artificial intelligence replacing jobs is one that seems to come up again and again. In this three-part series, we will be exploring AI, ChatBot GPT and the risk (opportunities and threats) posed by an increasingly automated world of work. Read Part 2
Wasoko’s 2023 Predictions for Africa’s $850bn Informal Retail Sector
Chief Technology Officer at Wasoko, Africa’s largest B2B e-commerce network, explores three key industry trends to look out for in 2023.
Africa Ecosystem Funding Activity
SA gaming startup Carry1st raises $27m for product expansion - Disrupt Africa
Tunisia-founded AI startup InstaDeep acquired in $684m deal- Disrupt Africa
Egyptian e-sports platform GBarena acquires Tunisia’s Galactech in $15m share swap deal - Disrupt Africa
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