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 for Sage Payroll & HR’s International Division who says that African companies are facing stiffer competition for skills as economies grow, governments pump money into building infrastructure, and professionals are lured into the […]


Over 1000 carefully selected entrepreneurs made up of young business owners residing in Nigeria and in the Diaspora will be meeting at the NAF Conference Centre in Abuja on the 3rd  – 4th  of August for the debut of the highly anticipated Young Nigerians CEO’s Conference and Exhibition 2015.   The conference with the theme, “Promoting Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Building Economic Leaders for Tomorrow” will among other things, afford young entrepreneurs in Nigeria the […]


SimbaPay has announced the launch of its money transfer service to Nigeria. Using the SimbaPay app or website, Nigerians living in the UK can send money to any bank account or mobile phone in Nigeria instantly. SimbaPay charges zero fees for money transfers to Nigeria.   “We’re excited by the launch into Africa’s largest economy” said Nyasinga Onyancha, CEO for SimbaPay. “It’s awesome to be eliminitating high money transfer fees for Nigerians in the UK who are […]


Uganda Investment Authority (UIA) (http://www.ugandainvest.go.ug)  announces that Uganda will host the Kampala Private Equity and Venture Capitalist Conference 2015 from 24th to 25th June 2015. This will be the first of its kind and will focus on providing alternative sources and financing for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).   The growth and development of SMEs, is among Government’s key priority areas which has been hampered by lack of affordable and appropriate finance for the investment […]


At the 5th edition of the annual Mobile Money Expo in Lagos, Nigeria, Ingenico Group, the global leader in seamless payment, won the very coveted ‘Financial Inclusion Platform of the Year’ Award. In recognition of its Financial Inclusion initiatives across Africa, Ingenico Group also received the Awards for ‘Best Mobile Money/Card Combination’ and ‘Best Data Monitoring Solution’.   Ingenico Group (Euronext: FR0000125346 – ING) (http://www.ingenico.com) is the global leader in seamless payment, providing smart, trusted and […]


African leaders are warning that the continent’s lofty dreams may not be realized without a determined focus on information and communication technology (ICT), skills development and innovation.     Speaking during the opening session of the 10th edition of eLearning Africa conference, H.E. Mr. Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission, emphasized that the African Union’s dreams of catalyzing an education and skills revolution are not going to be easily realized, unless the current […]


Orange is launching the call for applications for the 5th edition of the Orange African Social Venture Prize. This initiative aims to encourage innovative start-up projects which help to accelerate development on the African continent.   The prize will recognize three projects with grants of 10,000, 15,000 and 25,000 euros, along with six months of support from Orange experts. The first prize will also be offered a patent registration in the country of the project’s […]


Minister of Finance and Coordinating Minister for the Economy Dr. Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala  has received an honorary Doctorate degree from Yale University, one of the United State of America’s most prestigious institutions of higher learning.   The Minister was awarded a Doctor of Humane Letters at Yale’s 2015 Commencement Ceremony in New Haven, Connecticut Monday.   She will be only the second Nigerian in the university’s 314-year history to receive its highest honour after Nobel Laureate […]


A new African language is helping to reduce tensions and bring young people together in areas previously torn apart by tribal violence. And academics are so impressed by the language’s potential that a social media platform promoting it will form the subject of a major presentation at this year’s eLearning Africa, the continent’s leading conference on technology-assisted learning, training and development. The language – ‘Sheng’ – combines Kiswahili, English and a number of Kenyan tribal words, […]

african reconnect

Africa Reconnect, a platform for women who have made remarkable contributions to the growth and development of the various nations in Africa has today awarded 11 Africans whose contributions to women empowerment in their countries is outstanding.   The award ceremony, which took place in Polokwane, Limpopo South Africa, concluded a two day empowerment conference themed “ Accelerating Positive Change”.   The 2015 awards recipient included; Seja Lorraine Semenya for best Cultural Developer in Africa, Dr. […]

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