Solar-powered fridges help Nigerian farmers
Farmers in developing countries lose a quarter of their annual income because they can't refrigerate their produce. A small firm in Nigeria is tackling the problem with mobile solar-powered fridges.
Mobile barber cuts a dash with Afro-Carribean Londoners
A mobile hair salon is offering Londoners a 'haircut delivery' with a fleet of customised mobile salons vans.
Mobile industry growth to add $150bn to Africa's economy
According to a report by GSMA, the mobile economy is expected to generate more than $150 billion or 7.9 per cent of GDP in the region by 2022.
Piggybank.ng secures $1.1mn seed funding
Online and mobile app savings platform, Piggybank.ng recently announced that it has closed on seed funding of $1.1 million dollars from international and Pan-African investors. Somto Ifezue, Co-founder, and CEO of Piggybank.ng joins CNBC Africa to discuss this. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/
Mobile museum sets off on West African road trip
The Molue Mobile Museum of Contemporary Art has left Lagos for the Dak'Art festival in Senegal. Artists on board this converted bus will develop projects on the way, bringing art, dance and music to people on the 10,000-kilometer route.
WhatsApp slows mobile revenue growth
Despite being the fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, Africa's mobile revenue is declining. According to a report by the GSM Association, there is an increasing cannibalization of traditional voice and messaging revenues.
PayPal to Acquire TIO Networks for $233M
PayPal COO William Ready discusses the acquisition of Canadian bill payment company TIO Networks, the focus on mobile and the company’s reach for new users.
Dublin engineers developing robot helpers
Roboticists from Trinity College Dublin are designing assistive robots that are stable and mobile, and have improved social interfaces to better interact with humans.