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Digital news curation is one of the businesses that is doing well in Africa.

With most people in Africa having access to smartphones and other gadgets that can access the internet, there has been a growing urge for news and information.

However, despite the availability of certain information, getting the right content you want can sometimes be a hassle as they tend to be scattered all across the internet.

Digital content curation and players are killing it in Africa, by bringing people the latest and most popular news on different categories.

People are now able to get trending news as well as local and international happenings which they can manually personalize according to their preferences.

Currently, there are three digital news curation companies that are making a killing in Africa.

These are Opera News, Scooper News and Phoenix Browser.

Opera News

Opera News was basically a feature that was incorporated …

Returning from a global legal onslaught, Chinese owned Opera has moved on to solidify its hold of Africa with the installation of new servers in Mombasa which it says makes browsing four times faster.

The browser with more than 350 million monthly active users has faced legal tackles mainly from US and Europe on how it handles app-based loans. Google play also announced that it will take measures against the company based on how it runs Okash, an online money lending app.

Opera has announced the successful installation of its new local servers in Mombasa, Kenya, through iColo.io MBA1 data center facility which has helped increase the browsing speed significantly. The company said its new server was saving a total of 4400 hours of time waiting for webpages to load.

These servers significantly increase browsing speed up to four times faster than before, meaning that millions of Kenyans who …

In mid-January, US based financial whistleblower and research organization Hindenburg Research released a report titled’ The Phantom of the turn-around’ in which it questioned the operations of Opera, the Chinese owned browser whose popularity in Africa has remained high. What has followed is a series of class-action lawsuits by a dozen law firms in US and UK against the browser.

The research firm accused Opera of “developing predatory short-term loans in Africa and India, deploying deceptive ‘bait and switch’ tactics to lure in borrowers and charging egregious interest rates ranging from 365-876%.” This, the company says is going against Google policies of charging fair rates on short term loans.

According to financial firm Hindenburg Research, Opera has launched at least four payment apps under various developer accounts. There’s Okash and OPesa in Kenya, CashBean in India, and OPay in Nigeria.

It noted that Opera has scaled its “Fintech” segment from …