Today on the Techpoint Africa Podcast, we discuss Telkom's beef with South Africa's President, Standard Chartered shutting down international spending on naira cards, and Ubenwa $2.5m pre-seed raise.
Telkom is suing South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa for directing the Special Investigative Unit (SIU) to launch an investigation into the telco. From what we hear, there's some issue with a sale in 2006, and there are even more lawsuits in the offing.
01:03 - Telkom sues South Africa President
07:21 - Standard Chartered cancels international naira cards
15:01 - Ubenwa's AI for babies-inspired funding
This episode was produced by Ogheneruemu Oneyibo and edited by Múyìwá Mátùlúkò
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