Week 32: Top stories in Africa’s tech news

In the top stories in Africa’s tech news, Nigeria expected to lift its Twitter ban, Safari customers can now buy stocks through Bonga points, Jumia Pay partners with the National Bank of Egypt and more.

Safaricom Customers to Buy Stocks Using Bonga Points: Safaricom and Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) have today announced a partnership to enable Kenyans invest in stocks using their accrued Bonga points.


The service is available to all Safaricom customers, who can redeem their points through licensed Trading Participants, with ten already activated. These include NCBA Capital, Faida Investment Bank, AIB-AXYS, ABC Capital, Old Mutual Securities, Kingdom Securities, Suntra Investments, Francis Drummond & Company, Dyer & Blair Investments and Sterling Capital LTD. More Trading Participants will join in due course.

Nigeria to Lift Twitter Ban “In The Next Few Days”: Nigeria is soon expected to lift its ban on Twitter, according to Information Minister Lai Mohammed who relayed as much on Wednesday. This comes after the apparent resolution of some of the differences between the country’s Federal Government and the California-based social network, writes Reuters.

JumiaPay joins forces with National Bank of Egypt to provide business payment services: Jumia, a pan-African eCommerce platform, has teamed up with Egypt’s largest state-owned bank, the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), to provide financial services through its payment channel and business line, JumiaPay.

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