Siasia Invites 31 Players To U-23 Training Camp

Head Coach of the Nigerian national U-23 team, Samson Siasia, has called up 31 players to camp in preparation for next month’s All-Africa Games, in Brazzaville, Congo. The list, which is made up of mostly players who qualified the Dream Team for the games, has some new faces including Lucky

Wednesday News Roundup: The Federation of 1776

US-based technology incubator and venture fund, 1776, has just admitted Nairobi’s coworking space, iHub, to its network of top incubator programs and hubs across the world, 1776 startup federation. In South Africa, a new multi currency pricing solution allows international customers to pay for goods in their home currencies.

Siasia Picks 20 Players For Congo Return Leg Clash

Nigeria’s Under-23 Coach, Samson Siasia, has picked 20 players for Sunday’s crucial African U-23 Championship qualifier against Congo in Pointe-Noire. While addressing the players after their last practice match at the FIFA/NFF Goal Project in Abuja on Wednesday, Coach Siasia said that all the players are good enough to make

Wednesday News Roundup: Of Death and Accelerators

South Africa’s VOD service, Wabona announced today that it was closing shop. No one saw it coming and Wabona gave no reason why, but it does appear the heat in that space is beginning to melt some players away.

Thursday News Roundup: $5, 000 Growth Hack and More Free Money

RSVP, a crowdfunding website, is giving away a million naira ($5000) to campaigners championing some special kind of cause on its platform, and in Kenya BitSoko just received a cool $100,ooo grant. Here are the stories that made the rounds across Africa today:

Wednesday News Roundup: A Responsive iROKOtv

A few days after iROKOtv became a mobile-only experience, the platform has had to make some changes under the hood for users outside Africa- allowing them simultaneously stream and download their movie of choice. The company said it was what the market wanted.

EFCC Arraigns Nigeria’s Former Head Of Service

The Former Head of Service of the Federation, Mr Steve Oronsaye, is to appear before justice Gabriel Kolawole of the Federal High Court Abuja, to answer charges of corruption, bordering on 1.2 billion Naira fraud.

Wednesday Roundup: The $5 Million Startup Competition

Infra Africa has revealed the four energy startups that will slug it out for $5 million at its startup renewable energy competition. And Nairobi-based 88mph is halting investment in new startups. Check out the stories that made the rounds across Africa today.

Wednesday News Round Up: Jobberman’s Acquisition, Another App to Curb Xenophobia, Nigeria Finally Parts With NITEL and MTEL

Don’t miss these news that made the rounds across the African tech space today: One Africa Media Acquired Jobberman and BrighterMonday One Africa Media, an online classifieds firm with varied investments across Africa, has acquired 100% stake in job listing platforms, Jobberman and BrighterMonday.

Wednesday News Round Up: The Robben Island Google Tour, MTN Empowers ICT Startups, Twitter’s Premier League Fan Map

Here are the news that made the rounds across the African tech space Get a Virtual Tour of the Famous Robben island, compliments of Google Google and Robben Island museum are offering people a virtual tour of the place Mandela was imprisoned.