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[Apply] Total Young Graduate Programme in Africa

Total founded the Young Graduate Programme in April 2014 – an innovative initiative aimed at young graduates from more than 40 of the countries in Africa and Middle East in which we operate. The programme is an opportunity for them ...

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Improving Innovation in Africa - Harvard Business Review - Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Opportunity is on the rise in Africa. New research, funded by the Tony Elumelu Foundation and conducted by my team at the African Institution of Technology, shows that within Africa, innovation is accelerating and the continent is finding better ways ...

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Jumia Had $32M Loses in 2014, Revenue was $28M

People, be ready for the long-haul if you are going into the e-commerce sector. It demands a lot of efforts and money. You need to build logistics and become your own Post Office. Unlike in America, where there are postal ...

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Nairobi Is Africa's Most Intelligent City

For a second year in a row, Kenya's busy capital city of Nairobi has been named the most intelligent city in Africa -- failing, however, to make it to the world's top seven finalists. According to the Intelligent Community Forum, "intelligent ...

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2014 Breach Level Index -- Data Breaches Increased 49% to 1 billion Data Records

Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, releases the latest findings of the Breach Level Index, revealing that (http://bit.ly/1zYLNVN) more than 1,500 data breaches led to one billion data records compromised worldwide during 2014. These numbers represent a 49% increase ...

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Barely one week after disclosing the hard choices to either close shops or retrench workers in its production outfits because of the hike in electricity charges, the Manufacturers Association of Nigeria (MAN) on Tuesday met with the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) over their complaints.   Again, MAN in its meeting with NERC in Abuja, made it clear to the regulatory commission that the new tariff charged for electricity supplies to their production facilities remain […]

Farm~Fish Pond House

An American firm, Cantor Fitzgerald, plans  to invest over $1 billion into the Nigerian  housing project with a view to reducing its  over 17 million housing deficit.   Cantor Fitzgerald reputed to have a  controlling portion of the US mortgage market, specialises in mortgage-backed securities and has already concluded plans to build 10,000 houses in Kaduna, Lagos, Enugu and Abuja within the next one year.   The houses, according to the Managing Director of Cantor […]

islamic bank

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (ICD) (http://www.icd-idb.com) is delighted to announce the achievement of two awards at the industry-leading Islamic Finance news Deal of the Year Awards for 2014. The multilateral agency contributed to both the ‘Africa Deal of the Year’ for its role in the CFA100 billion inaugural sovereign Sukuk from the Republic of Senegal in July; and ‘Cross-border Deal of the Year’ for its landmark US$100 million commodity […]


The 2015 Euromoney Private Banking Survey has awarded AfrAsia Bank several accolades for private banking services, the most prominent being ‘Best Private Bank in Mauritius 2015’. The award ceremony and gala dinner were held on Thursday 12th February at Plaisterers’ Hall (London) and attended by Garry Sharp, Head of Private Equity and London Representative Office of AfrAsia Bank.   The Bank has been also been honoured in additional categories by the 2015 Euromoney Private Banking […]

risk model

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Andy Thompson -s an international faith leader, life coach, cultural commentator and pastor of one of America’s 50 largest congregations.   Risk. It’s a word that strikes fear in the collective hearts and minds of those who are understandably reticent to get out of their comfort zone and take those barrier-busting leaps of faith. However, for me, the word “risk” evokes a sense of excitement. Of limitless possibility. […]


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The logo of online shopping portal Aliba

Alibaba BABA -2.25% crossed the line with Taiwanese officials after it violated investment rules by registering its business in Taiwan as a Singaporean entity, thus hiding its Chinese ownership. Alibaba was told to withdraw from the market within six months and fined $3,800.     An Alibaba spokesperson told The Wall Street Journal that the company set up shop in Taiwan in 2008, before the nation allowed investment by Chinese companies. Alibaba.com’s Singapore unit is […]

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