Keeping artificial intelligence accountable to humans
Posted in algorithmic bias artificial intelligence Brad Smith Column cybernetics european union facial recognition software General Data Protection Regulation IBM Jeopardy machine learning microsoft Nigeria search engines TC Tech U.S. government

Keeping artificial intelligence accountable to humans

Osonde Osoba Contributor As a teenager in Nigeria, I tried to build an artificial intelligence system. I was inspired by the same dream that motivated…

Read Moar
Offering a white-labeled lending service in emerging markets, Mines raises $13 million
Posted in asia Column e-commerce Finance mobile phones Nigeria Rise Fund South America Southeast Asia TC Tech TPG Growth

Offering a white-labeled lending service in emerging markets, Mines raises $13 million

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor MallforAfrica goes global, Kobo360 and Sokowatch raise VC, France explains its $76M fund Harley-Davidson to expand EV…

Read Moar
Sokowatch closes $2 million seed round to modernize Africa’s B2B retail
Posted in Africa Android business ceo Column e-commerce east africa economy Kenya kpmg mobile phones Nigeria Retail SMS supply chain Tanzania TC Tech unilever Village Global

Sokowatch closes $2 million seed round to modernize Africa’s B2B retail

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Update: EV startups Alta, Energica, and Zero could reboot the motorcycle industry MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace…

Read Moar
CowryWise micro-savings service opens high yield government bonds to everyday Nigerians
Posted in Banking Finance Gaming Money Nigeria Startups TC Tech

CowryWise micro-savings service opens high yield government bonds to everyday Nigerians

In emerging market countries where economic volatility is a way of life, there aren’t a lot of relatively safe options for members of the burgeoning…

Read Moar
MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site
Posted in Africa ceo Column e-commerce eBay eCommerce economy goldman sachs Kenya Marketing marketplace Nigeria Retail Rocket Internet South Africa TC United Kingdom United States

MallforAfrica and DHL launch MarketPlace Africa global e-commerce site

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup…

Read Moar
Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million
Posted in Africa business carsharing Column economy Nigeria Private equity TC transport Uber United States UPS

Nigerian logistics startup Kobo360 accepted into YC, raises $1.2 million

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Breaking down France’s new $76M Africa startup fund Africa Roundup: African startup investments turn to fintech this…

Read Moar
TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paolo and Lagos
Posted in AOL Australia Beijing BEIRUT business economy facebook Kenya Latin America Middle East Nigeria SAN FRANCISCO Startup company TC world wide web

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paolo and Lagos

Everyone knows there are thriving startup communities outside of obvious hubs, like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, but they don’t always get the support…

Read Moar
TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paulo and Lagos
Posted in AOL Australia Beijing BEIRUT business economy facebook Kenya Latin America Middle East Nigeria SAN FRANCISCO Startup company TC world wide web

TechCrunch’s Startup Battlefield is coming soon to Beirut, São Paulo and Lagos

Everyone knows there are thriving startup communities outside of obvious hubs, like San Francisco, Berlin, Bangalore and Beijing, but they don’t always get the support…

Read Moar
FBI Sweep Takes Down More Than 70 ‘Nigerian Prince’ Email Scammers
Posted in Daily Caller News Foundation FBI Nigeria Politics The Daily Caller Uncategorized United States

FBI Sweep Takes Down More Than 70 ‘Nigerian Prince’ Email Scammers

The FBI arrested more than 70 people in the U.S. and Nigeria for engaging in a massive email scam that has taken millions of dollars…

Read Moar
Nigeria’s Piggybank.ng raises $1.1M, announces group investment product
Posted in Banking Column economy Finance Nigeria UBS

Nigeria’s Piggybank.ng raises $1.1M, announces group investment product

Jake Bright Contributor More posts by this contributor Africa Roundup: Safaricom unveils Bonga, Africa’s Talking gets $8.6M, TechCrunch visits Nigeria, Ghana Safaricom rolls out Bonga…

Read Moar
‘Nigerian Prince’ Email Scammers Exposed
Posted in Daily Caller News Foundation FBI Florida Nigeria Politics The Daily Caller Uncategorized

‘Nigerian Prince’ Email Scammers Exposed

Tech   American business lost hundreds of millions of dollars in 2017 from Nigerian email scams, according to the FBI. (Image: Shutterstock.com)    2:52 PM…

Read Moar
Trump Stands Up for Religious Freedom on the National Day of Prayer
Posted in first amendment First Freedom freedom of religion Lifezette national day of prayer Nigeria Obama administration Poli Politics president Donald Trump religious liberty religious persecution Trump Administration WASHINGTON

Trump Stands Up for Religious Freedom on the National Day of Prayer

President Donald Trump launched what he described as “another historic action to promote religious freedom” by signing an executive order Thursday creating a faith initiative…

Read Moar
Attacks on Nigerian Christians Must Stop, Trump Warns
Posted in Blackhurst Boko Haram christian persecution Fulani Lifezette Nigeria Nigerian Christians Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari Poli Politics president Donald Trump radical islamic terrorism

Attacks on Nigerian Christians Must Stop, Trump Warns

President Donald Trump took Nigeria to task Monday for allowing “religious violence” — particularly against Christians — in the country when he urged that nation’s…

Read Moar
Shell files criminal complaint against ex-exec over Nigerian oil deal
Posted in AFP global economics Nigeria Oil and Gas

Shell files criminal complaint against ex-exec over Nigerian oil deal

Shell has filed a criminal complaint in the Netherlands against a former employee in connection with a 2011 oil deal in Nigeria, a company spokesman…

Read Moar
Oil giants Eni and Shell go on trial in Milan over Nigeria kickback scandal
Posted in AFP Corruption Nigeria Oil and Gas

Oil giants Eni and Shell go on trial in Milan over Nigeria kickback scandal

Oil giants Eni and Shell go on trial in Milan on Monday, charged with bribery and corruption in the purchase of an offshore oilfield in…

Read Moar
Nigeria looks to local skills to develop oil and gas fields
Posted in AFP Nigeria oil and gas Oil and Gas

Nigeria looks to local skills to develop oil and gas fields

Fishing boats look like specks alongside Egina, which has been moored for the last month in Lagos. Even the container ships that normally dominate the…

Read Moar
Posted in allAfrica global economics Nigeria Oil and Gas

Nigerian Govt Has Banned Multinational Oil Firms From Exporting Crude They Refine

The Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr Ibe Kachikwu, on Monday said multinational oil firms would not be allowed to ship out all the…

Read Moar
#Oil Prices push the Nigerian equity market a to 9-year high
Posted in global economics Nigeria Oil and Gas oil prices

#Oil Prices push the Nigerian equity market a to 9-year high

Nigerian stocks have jumped to a nine-year high as Africa’s biggest economy emerges from its worst recession in 25 years, buoyed by the high price…

Read Moar