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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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Oil Week

Global Pacific & Partners  will host the 22nd Africa Oil Week/Africa Upstream Conference 2015 , in JV with ITE Group plc, in Cape Town 26th– 30th October, at Cape Town International Convention Centre where around 1600 delegates assembled in 2014.   Africa Oil Week is the landmark corporate occasion for the Continent, a meeting with global reputation, and one of few top world-class events held annually at a continental-level in the world’s E&P industry Calendar.   […]

carbon

ecosur afrique, the leading carbon finance group in Africa, Investisseurs & Partenaires (I&P), an impact investment fund dedicated to small and medium size enterprises in Sub-Saharan Africa and Volta cars Rental Services (VRS), a car leasing company operating in West Africa,  has announced the first ever carbon credits transaction involving a Seller and a Buyer from West Africa.   The transaction, which has been structured by ecosur afrique, allows VRS customers to offset the CO2 […]

voss

VOSS Solutions (http://www.voss-solutions.com) announced that it will host an IT Security Workshop on the subject of web-based security, at its headquarters in Cape Town.   When:             Wednesday June 17, 2015 Where:            Knowledge Park 3, Unit 5 Heron Crescent, Century City, Cape Town   The half-day IT Security Workshop is free of charge to attend, and will be delivered by the Cape Town division of OWASP (The Open Web Application Security Project) (https://www.owasp.org); an affiliation of […]

NEPAD

African leaders gathered Saturday morning at the Sandton Convention Centre in South Africa for the 33rd NEPAD Heads of State and Government Orientation meeting.   Welcoming the delegation to the Opening Session, South African President Jacob Zuma commended NEPAD for keeping the dreams and potential of the African continent alive. He said, “the continent is now reaping the benefits of responsible macro-economic management and deepening integration into the world economy.” President Zuma underscored that investments […]

EVENT

The Islamic Corporation for the Development of the Private Sector (http://www.icd-idb.com) (a member of, the Islamic Development Bank Group) and the Government of Cote d’Ivoire, will hold a landmark forum to be held in Abidjan on the 17th – 18th September 2015.   The event will be the first Islamic finance forum held in Cote d’Ivoire and aims at stimulating development of the local and international market of Islamic finance in Africa and particularly in […]

ASKY

ASKY, the pan African airline, has announced that it has reached the milestone of 2 million passengers transported on its flights since commencing operations in 2010. ASKY currently operates over 150 flights and covers 22 cities in 19 countries across West and Central Africa. The regional airline transports on average 10 000 passengers per week.   “We are very proud to have reached the milestone of 2 million passengers. It is a testimony to our […]

SAGE

A growing focus on promoting sound corporate governance and enforcing regulatory compliance from the Nigerian government, paired with growing foreign investor interest in the country, is driving interest in enterprise business applications in Nigeria.   That’s according to Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage West Africa, who says that Nigeria’s government and tax authorities are taking a tougher line on compliance than ever before. At the same time, Nigerian companies are finding themselves under pressure […]

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