In brief

11 March 2019

Telecoms

The Nigerian Communications Commission (NCC) has joined forces with the Office of the National Security Adviser (ONSA), together with other government agencies, to fight fraud and cybercrime which officials believe is being accomplished through fake and sub-standard mobile devices. A Project Steering Committee made up of the NCC, the Infrastructure Concession Regulatory Commission (ICRC), the Project Delivery Team (PDT) and the Federal Ministry of Communications are working together to implement a Mobile Device Management System (DMS) to tackle the problem.

Jumia, Africa’s leading e-commerce platform, has signed an important partnership with technology leader Xiaomi at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, giving millions of users in Africa easy access to Xiaomi products. Through the partnership, Jumia will open the Mi official store on its platform and give Xiaomi access to millions of online customers across 14 countries in the continent, while Jumia will be able to offer Redmi Go (1GB+8GB) exclusively in Africa as well as other devices later in the year.