Nigeria has lifted a ban on Twitter after the social media platform agreed to open a local office, among other…
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The Central Bank of Nigeria joined a growing list of emerging markets betting on digital money to cut transaction costs and boost participation in the formal financial system.
The Nigerian government is waging war on its technology industry.
US politicians’ efforts to rein in US-based social media giants such as Twitter and Facebook risk restricting democratic freedoms worldwide, including in Africa.
The US on Thursday condemned the Nigerian government for suspending Twitter and targeting individuals who use the social media site, including Nigerian broadcasters.
Social media firms wanting to operate in Nigeria must register a local entity and be licensed, the country’s information minister said on Wednesday.
In recent years, Lagos, Nigeria’s biggest city, has become Africa’s most attractive tech hub for investors. But that could be imperilled by the government’s decision to suspend Twitter’s operations in the country.
Nigerian telecommunications firms blocked access to Twitter following a regulatory directive aimed at suspending the US social media giant indefinitely.
MTN has pledged to invest $1.6-billion (R23.4-billion) to expand its operations in Nigeria after settling the latest major dispute with authorities in its most profitable market.
MTN Group and Shoprite are among South African firms facing a backlash to xenophobic violence in their home country.