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May 19, 2022 00:36:21
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Tax evasion in Nigeria to get harder

Taxation is not a subject that Nigerians want to talk about, but the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) is about to make it unavoidable. 0:58 - FIRS' Data for Tax initative 13:04 - Jumia branching into healt-tech 22:18 - Autochek's acquistion of Moroccan online car marketplace, Kifal Useful links Tax Matter's interview with FIRS executives Jumia's Q1 2022 financials How close is Jumia to profitability? (May 2021) West African startup Autochek acquires Morocco’s online car market Kifal Revealed: Online automobile selling companies make profit of up to 150% off car sales This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and edited by Múyìwá Mátùlúkò Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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May 17, 2022 00:46:19
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Fake it till you make it?

From Nigeria’s new rules for crypto to a possible reset in the tech ecosystem, we had quite a bit to discuss on today’s Techpoint Africa Podcast. Here’s the low-down. 1:27 - SEC's new regulations for cryptocurrencies in Nigeria 13:27 - Are we experiencing 'The Great Reset' in the African startup ecosystem? 30:10 - The 'Fake it will you make it' syndrome in African tech Useful links Register for Techpoint Africa Blockchain Summit New Rules on Issuance, Offering Platforms and Custody of Digital Assets (PDF) Ngozi Dozie's Twitter thread on 'The Great Reset' The next frontier for African tech Report on Y Combinator's impact in Africa Y Combinator is changing the African startup game Read The Experts series, featuring Victor and Adora This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and edited by Múyìwá Mátùlúkò Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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May 12, 2022 00:36:43
Fintech bonanza

Fintech bonanza

Fintechs dominate the African tech ecosystem; 62% (~$2.9 billion) of total startup funding went to fintech in 2021 but does this mean we have too many of them? On today's edition of #TechpointAfricaPodcast, we decided to weigh in on the debate. Shout out to our debut producer, Ogheneruemu Oneyibo 0:41 - Why there aren't enough fintechs in Nigeria13:06 - BNPL. 24:41 - Bill payments coming to the eNaira Useful links Subscribe to Intelligence by Techpoint newsletter Fintechs are merely scratching the surface of financial inclusion in Nigeria CDcare’s buy and “pay small small” model wants to fix Nigeria’s shaky credit culture Lendsqr is building the infrastructure to power lending in Africa Nigerians will be able to pay bills with eNaira from next week This episode was edited by Múyìwá Mátùlúkò Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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May 10, 2022 00:33:03
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Would you pay to use Twitter?

The prolonged deadline for the linkage came to an end on Monday, April 4, 2022, and caused disconnected subscribers to troop to the nearest National Identification Management Commission’s (NIMC) office to have their lines unbarred. However, many have been unable to link their SIMs as NIMC seems to be unable to verify NINs. According to Premium Times, over 7.5 million MTN subscribers are yet to get their NINs verified by the NIMC. This is where we began our discussion on today's edition of the Techpoint Africa Podcast. 1:03 - MTN yet to reactivate 7.5 million phone lines 5:01 - Proposed tarrif increase by Nigerian telcos 11:22 - YouTube Go is shutting down 19:50 - Elon Musk's plans for Twitter (would you pay to use?) From hashtags to the reality: 5 impactful social movements in Nigeria that started on Twitter Register for the Techpoint Africa Blockchain Summit by visiting blockchain.techpoint.africa. See list of confirmed speakers here. Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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May 05, 2022 00:24:56
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Y Combinator's impact in Africa

Y Combinator’s impact on African startups was the main topic of today's podcast. If you were not aware, Y Combinator is the Ivy League of accelerators and has backed some of the most successful companies globally, including Stripe and Airbnb. Some of the most valuable startups in Africa, including Wave, Paystack, and Flutterwave, are Y Combinator alumni. On this episode: 0:55 - MTN and $39m 5G expansion into rural South Africa. 6:04 - Ripple effects of Y Combinator in Africa since 2015. Download the report here. 14:57 - Norebase's $1m raise and Incorporation as a Service API Register for the Techpoint Africa Blockchain Summit by visiting blockchain.techpoint.africa. See list of confirmed speakers here. Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories. ...

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May 03, 2022 00:37:54
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Why funding news slowed down in April

African startup funding news appeared to have slowed down in April. In the episode of the Techpoint Africa podcast, our editorial team explores the trend, and other interesting global tech news this week. 0:29 - Mental health & prayer apps and your privacy Read Mozilla Foundation's report for context 7:48 - Why Central African Republic has adopted Bitcoin as official currency 19:51 - Why Nigeria's Eden life acquired Kenya's Lynk 27:06 - Why funding news slowed down in April Register for the Techpoint Africa Blockchain Summit by visiting blockchain.techpoint.africa. See list of confirmed speakers here. Email us your feedback at podcast@techpoint.africa. Visit www.techpoint.africa for more stories.   ...

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