Continuing the funding extravaganza in the Nigerian tech Industry, African Leading cable and data center service provider, MainOne is set to be acquired by United State-based internet connectivity company, Equinix.
This acquisition will become Equinix’s grand entry into the African telecoms and data market space.
Yvonne Tolu Ibitoye is the Principal Consultant at YID Consulting ; a business optimization firm registered in Canada. The firm is made up of a team of technology and business experts. She is a Certified Business Analysis Professional, with a Graduate Certificate in Management, and Masters Degree in Business Administration.
Amongst her clientele is a Muliti-national organization to whom she provides Processes and Systems Optimization Services. A common remark within her clientele network is her passion for quality, excellent attention to details, and being goal oriented.
When Stripe announced earlier this year that it had picked up another $600 million in funding, it said one big reason for the funding was to expand its API-based payments services into more geographies. Today the company is coming good on that plan in the form of some M&A.
Stripe is acquiring Paystack, a startup out of Lagos, Nigeria that, like Stripe, provides a quick way to integrate payments services into an online or offline transaction by way of an API. (We and others have referred to it in the past as “the Stripe of Africa.”)
Oprah Winfrey is once again lending her name and influence to help educate and empower more African women.
The mogul — who is fondly known as Mama Oprah in South Africa — announced that the Oprah Winfrey Foundation has launched a fully-funded fellowship aimed at empowering African women who are in public service.