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October Recap: Top six stories you should check out

A look back at notable stories in October inspired by news, events, research, and opinions across Nigeria

Starlink partners with Jumia to expand its services in Africa- October 03

Inclusion Times reported the events of Starlink's collaboration with one of Nigeria's largest online shopping websites, Jumia, to expand its satellite broadband services across Africa.

Zoom takes on Microsoft and Google with new document-editing feature- October 04

Zoom, known for its video conferencing product, had announced it was expanding its offerings by incorporating word processing and experimenting with innovative meeting features.

Amazon to launch online shopping service in South Africa- October 18

Amazon had announced its launch of in 2024. Starting next year,  the company will be providing South African-based sellers with the ability to reach customers nationwide.

Kippa shuts down payments product and plans to lay off workers- October 19

Kippa had disclosed it was shutting down its offline payment product and its intention to lay off an undisclosed number of its workforce effective from December, as the discontinuation of this product will also lead to the exit of workers in the company in charge of the product.

Fidelity Bank restricts transfers to Neobanks- October 23

Fidelity Bank had reportedly restricted consumer fund transfers to neobanks, including Moniepoint, Kuda, OPay, and PalmPay, according to multiple sources with direct knowledge of the matter.

Kenya launches over 20,000 locally-made smartphones- October 30

Kenya developed and launched new affordable smartphones through a joint venture between Safaricom and Faiba, along with the assembly partner, East Africa Device Assembly Kenya Limited (EADAK).