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What African Start-Ups Need to Do to Hire and Keep Great Talent - Ndubuisi Ekekwe - Harvard Business Review

In Africa’s technology start-up scene, one of the most difficult challenges is attracting and retaining talent. The tools used by Silicon Valley, London, and Paris to hire top talent — namely stock options — seldom work in Africa. With limited ...

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AIF announces the 10 nominees for its annual Innovation Prize for Africa Awards

What do an environmentally-friendly minicab, a water distillation system and a fire alert detector have in common?  They all represent outstanding innovation talent across Africa, applied for the celebrated Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) (http://www.innovationprizeforafrica.org) award this year, and are now ...

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JPL Financial Group - Raising Capital For Africa's Public Sector

JPL Financial Group's core service is to syndicate capital from Chinese investors (private and public) to government projects and private-sector businesses in emerging markets with particular focus on Africa. We provide top-rate investment advisory services to our Chinese clients who invest ...

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Cybersecurity Training In Nigeria - FASMICRO Institute

United States based FASMICRO Institute, a business of FASMICRO Group, has unveiled certificate and diploma online programs in the field of cybersecurity. The programs are designed to assist beginners and experienced professionals acquire modern and cutting-edge skills in cybersecurity policy, cybersecurity ...

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Presidential Election Likely to Result in Stalemate Inimical to Plans for Improved Security

Following Think Security Africa’s (TSA) report on security in Nigeria, their latest report on Nigeria’s 2015 presidential elections All Eyes on Nigeria, provides in-depth insight into the candidates, the politics, stakes, and likely outcome of Nigeria’s 2015 elections. ‘Nigeria is clearly ...

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SMES

The International Network for Small and Medium Enterprises (INSME) Annual Meeting and Forum, which is taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 26 – 28 May, is set to advance local enterprise development. This is the first time that this event will be held on the African continent. Local Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) will have the opportunity to access a wealth of international knowledge and expertise and engage with industry leaders […]

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Applications are open for the inaugural iZone pre-incubation programme for Zimbabwean entrepreneurs, aimed at helping to create sustainable youth businesses which contribute to Zimbabwe’s economy.   The iZone pre-incubation programme is dedicated to youth entrepreneurs aged between 18 and 35 who require personalised support to grow their startups and small businesses. Participants of the iZone pre-incubation programme are required to attend seven monthly workshops between May and November.   According to iZone, “We believe exposing our […]

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According to Bloomberg report on new world economic order, Nigeria’s economy has been forecast to be amongst top 20 largest in the world by 2030.   Nigeria is the only African country on the forecast report, ranked 19th, just above Netherlands, which is 20th.   Though the forecast falls below the 2020 projected by the Federal Government under former President, Olusegun Obasanjo to arrive at the top 20, this is the first time such report is […]

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Despite the recent prediction by the World Bank that economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa will slow in 2015, the region is still home to one of the fastest-growing middle class in the world. As a result, there are vast opportunities on the continent for progressive African entrepreneurs and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to take advantage of.   Charles Brewer, Managing Director of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA), says one sector providing plentiful prospects is […]

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Global talent accelerator Andela, which trains talented young Africans and connects them with global employers, has begun accepting applications for its Fellowship, an intensive paid three-month immersion training programme. The company, which aims at producing world-class remote developers, would help applicants, mostly graduates, to master the craft of professional software development while working for leading technology companies around the globes.     Andela seeks aspiring developers to join its fellowship, with applications open until Aril 19th. Successful applicants […]

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The Anzisha Prize seeks to award young entrepreneurs who have developed and implemented innovative solutions to social challenges or started successful businesses within their communities. 12 finalists from across Africa will win an all-expenses paid trip to South Africa to be a part of a week-long entrepreneurship workshop and conference at the African Leadership Academy campus on the outskirts of Johannesburg.  The grand prize winners, selected from these finalists, will share prizes worth $75,000 USD. […]

SUMMIT

FDnance Ministers from Cote d’Ivoire, Gabon and Nigeria are taking part in a Capital Markets Summit on the sidelines of the IMF/World Bank Spring meetings in Washington DC, USA. They join the Ugandan Central Bank Governor, Prof. Emmanuel Tumusiime-Mutebile, as well as investment bankers and lawyers to discuss the latest developments in Africa’s debt and capital markets. Emerging market sovereign debt has attracted global interest over the past 5 years, especially as yields in the […]

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