WhatsApp hide chats upgraded feature

WhatsApp hide chats upgraded feature: WhatsApp has upgraded the hide chat feature. This was a long awaited changed that will keep messages hidden. Almost all WhatsApp users have been in a situation where they have looked to hide some of their chats, yet it is not always as straight forward as it seems. Until now, WhatsApp would allow you to hide certain conversations but they would reappear whenever a new message would arrive, pushing them right back to the top of the list of messages which defeated the purpose of…

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Sophia Bekele DotConnectAfrica Group CEO honored with Awards Across Multiple Continents

Sophia Bekele DotConnectAfrica Group Founder and CEO, also of US-based CBSegroup was honored with multiple awards across continents. Sophia Bekele was honored with the Silicon Valley’s Women of Influence (WOI) Award and the CEO Today Africa Awards. The Women of Influence award “recognizes established business leaders who have accomplished specific achievements in the business world in this innovation region women with a strong record of innovation in their fields, outstanding performance in their businesses, and a clear track record of meaningful community involvement. Women from every industry and profession who…

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Tangerine: Africa’s No.1 tech-driven financial solutions provider

Leading financial services and technology platform, Tangerine officially launched on Wednesday 7th July 2021. In September 2019, Tangerine was established following the acquisition of a 100% equity stake in Metropolitan Life Insurance Nigeria by Verod Capital Management, a leading private equity firm investing in growth companies across Anglophone West Africa. Today, Tangerine is positioned to be Africa’s preferred one-stop financial solutions provider, leveraging a tech-driven, flexible, high-access platform to drive business across all the financial services segments in Africa to deepen financial inclusion, facilitate wealth creation, and protection. In under…

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Maviance: a cameroon based company raises 3m to digitize financial services across central Africa

Maviance, a Cameroon-based company providing digital financial services like agency banking and bulk bill payments, has raised $3 million in equity financing. The investment is solely from MFS Africa, the cross-border fintech company connecting mobile money providers like MTN to banks like Ecobank across over 34 countries in Africa. MFS Africa’s investment gives it an undisclosed minority stake in Maviance. Maviance’s flagship product is Smobilpay, a platform that integrates payments solutions from banks, mobile money operators and telecoms operators. Smobilpay is connected to GIMAC, the interoperability switch of the Bank…

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African fintechs patnerships to interlink mobile money and digital assets

The Seychelles-based Securities, Commodities and Derivatives Exchange (SECDEX), and KOINON, the global Digital Coin and Token based payment platform, are pleased to announce a collaboration. The collaboration will foster the intersection of African B2C and B2B payments and dynamic asset conversion between fiat currencies, cryptocurrencies and a broader range of digital assets. This initiative comes at a key time in the mobile payments industry growth. As evidenced by Mastercard’s recent $100million investment in Africa’s Airtel which focuses on mobile payments and financial inclusion. latest partnership combines KOINON’s cryptocurrency digital payment…

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WhatsApp new privacy terms and what it means for you

Source : https://www.independent.co.uk/ The announcement that WhatsApp will be getting new rules – and forcing users to agree to them – has spread fear among the people who rely on the messaging app to stay in touch with friends and family. WhatsApp has long prided itself on its commitment to security and privacy, with encrypted conversations and other important technologies integrated into the app. But the new announcement has sparked fears of the exact opposite: that people’s information is not being kept secret but instead shared with Facebook. But what is…

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Installation of Huawei 5G banned in the U.K.

United Kingdom on Monday detailed plans to phase out Huawei from its 5G networks. Come September 2021 carriers installing the Chinese firm’s gear will have to stop. The U.K. government decided to ban 5G equipment from Huawei over the summer. Reversing course after heightened pressure from the United States. Westminster had initially allowed Huawei a limited role in the U. K’s 5G deployment. Washington has imposed devastating sanctions on Huawei. It is claiming that the Shenzhen-based company could enable the government in Beijing to spy on sensitive communications. For its…

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TECNO new innovations to meet Africans needs

For the past 15 years, many aspects contributed to Africa’s rapid economic growth. Mobile phones were critical in leading to this growth. Transsion, a Chinese-led group that started in Africa and focuses on emerging markets outside of China. Its brands, such as TECNO, are household names on the continent, where it is today the single biggest smartphone seller. Transsion’s vice-president, Stephen Ha, puts this down to designing phones specifically for the needs of the African consumers. In 2008, it made a strategic decision to focus exclusively on Africa, before expanding…

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DCA WebForum Hosts Leading Ladies in Africa’s Finance Sector on timely topic of Women Bankers for Women Entrepreneurs: A post 2020 strategy for success.

The DCA Group hosted its 5th impactful and insightful Executive Roundtable conversation on the topic of “Women Bankers for Women Entrepreneurs: A post 2020 strategy for success, presenting a unique topic about “What Women Want” in Banking. The virtual meeting dialog consisted of  leading ladies at the Ministry of Trade and Industry Zanzibar, Credit Bank PLC-Kenya, Bank of Ghana, NCBA Bank Group, Absa Bank and African Development Bank Group. The rich discussions encompassed Ambassadors, Ministers, Senior Managers, and Directors in top Banking and Finance Industry who are passionate and well known in…

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TikTok granted a 7-Day deadline extension

The Trump administration has given Byte Dance, TikTok’s owner another week to complete a sale of its popular video-sharing app. This is in regards to resolve U.S. national security concerns raised earlier in the year. The deadline extension The new extended deadline is Dec. 4. The popular app fate was caught up for months in U.S. President Donald Trump’s crackdown on Chinese technology companies. The app has more than 100 million downloads in the United States. The administration claims that American’s private data gathered through the app. They suspected that…

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