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Top Security Tips for African e-Consumers

With Africa experiencing an e-Commerce revolution, more and more African consumers are looking for ways to protect themselves against scammers. According to Cristobal Alonso, CEO of MOBOfree.com  "African consumers need to adopt some key habits in order to avoid fraudsters."   Tips ...

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Africa’s Maker Movement Offers Opportunity for Growth - Ndubuisi Ekekwe - Harvard Business Review

In a glittering ceremony in Skhirat, Morocco, three African innovators emerged as winners in the annual Innovation Prize for Africa competition. The African Innovation Foundation, which organizes the event, focuses on identifying homegrown and scalable innovations that address local problems ...

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African Organisations Should Focus On The Following Areas to Boost HR Performance

Businesses across major African economies such as Kenya and Nigeria are coming under increasing pressure to align their strategies for retaining talent, compensating employees and engaging with their workforces with good international practices.   That’s according to Gerhard Hartman, Head of Department ...

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Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 Winners

In a glittering ceremony hosted by the African Innovation Foundation (AIF) in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry, Trade, Investment and Digital Economy in Skhirat, Morocco, researcher Adnane Remmal was announced winner of the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2015 ...

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Savannah Fund’s First Bitcoin-Related Investment Is BitFinance of Zimbabwe

The fourth Savannah Fund accelerator class is underway. BitFinance, a bitcoin exchange in Zimbabwe, is one of four startups selected from a list of over 150 applications from across Africa. They will receive a seed fund of between $25K and ...

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A ‘Regional Scholarship and Innovation Fund’ for Africa was launched on 13th June 2015. The launch event was led by the President of the Republic of Senegal HE Macky Sall, and representatives of the Heads of States of Ethiopia and Rwanda.  The Fund will contribute to the World Bank ‘Partnership for Skills in Applied Sciences, Engineering and Technology (PASET)’ programme (http://www.worldbank.org/afr), which seeks to award 10,000 African PhD scholarships over ten years, to strengthen research […]

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Merck, a leading company for innovative and top-quality high-tech products in healthcare, life science and performance materials, today announces the start of “More than a Mother” campaign as part of Merck Fertility Capacity Advancement Program, in collaboration with University of Nairobi and Kenya Women Parliamentary Association.   The program will not only provide medical education and awareness for medical students and general practitioners but will also support governments to define policies to improve access to […]


Today,HPN (Harvest Protection Network) announced it will introduce a program to reduce crop spoilage losses in Africa. The HPN business model will test the premise that revenues from the sale of crops previously lost to spoilage will pay for these buildings.   Members of Africa’s sub-Saharan farming community lose 30%-to-50% of fruits and vegetables because of inadequate storage.  While many programs focus on how to increase food production, HPN will focus on protecting what we […]

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IBFD (http://www.ibfd.org) is pleased to announce that its inaugural Africa Tax Symposium, Trends in International Taxation: An African Perspective (http://tinyurl.com/qx6z7y4), will take place on 18 and 19 June 2015 in Livingstone, Zambia. The two-day event will present a complete picture of international taxation in the BEPS era, with special focus on Africa, and will feature prominent speakers, including IBFD tax experts on Africa, and eminent tax practitioners and professors from Africa, the United States and […]


Gemalto, the world leader in digital security and Orange Business Services , a global communications solutions operator and integrator, today announced the integration of Gemalto’s market-leading SafeNet Authentication Service with Business VPN Galerie, the Orange Business Services secured cloud hub. Orange Business Services customers benefit from Gemalto’s solution through Flexible Identity, which uses the SafeNet Authentication Service.   The integration with Business VPN Galerie means that enterprises can benefit from a unified solution that offers […]


The continued fight to stamp out polio will receive an additional $40.3 million boost from Rotary (http://www.rotary.org) to support immunization activities and research carried out by the Global Polio Eradication Initiative (http://www.polioeradication.org). Rotary grants these funds to the World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF for polio immunization, surveillance and research activities in 10 countries.   The funding commitment comes at a critical time as Nigeria – the last polio-endemic country in Africa – approaches one-year […]

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As part of its continued support of UNICEF, Access Bank Group, along with 5th Chukker, The Access Bank UK and Access Private Bank hosted the ‘Access Bank Polo Day’ at the Guards Polo Club, Windsor on Saturday June 13.   This follows last month’s high-profile Access Bank/UNICEF Charity Shield Polo tournament, which is in its eighth year.  Held in Nigeria it is the biggest charity polo tournament in Africa.   Access Bank’s sponsorship provides a […]

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