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The Best Integrated Campaign Tool To Win Elections In Nigeria

Milonics Citizen is an integrated data platform that sources and tracks voters for a political campaign in Nigeria. It provides a web app interface that is hardware agnostic which enables it to run in any mobile device or computer. From ...

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50% Of The World Will Be Online By 2017

Over 50% of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report.   Released today in ...

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Orange Launches Start-up Accelerator Programme in Ivory Coast

With “Orange Fab Ivory Coast”, Orange’s network of start-up accelerators is now present on four continents.  The programme, which is a pillar of the Group's open innovation approach, reflects the determination of Orange to support the new digital players and help ...

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Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction

Convertible Notes 101: An Introduction [i] Author: Brian Laung Aoaeh   We started discussing term sheets sometime ago. If you missed those discussions you should consider reading the previous posts titled “The Anatomy of A Term Sheet” before you read this one.   Today we ...

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Starting Business in Nigeria: Challenges and Way Out

Top Reasons Why It Is Difficult to Start a Business in Nigeria andthe Way Out Starting up a business in Nigeria can be very tough if the accurate strides and knowledge about the business is picked up before starting or investing ...

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Refalletse Primary School in Orange Farm, South Africa, has welcomed its very own Solar Powered Internet School (SPIS). The initiative is being spearheaded by Samsung Electronics Africa alongside Habitat for Humanity and the Gauteng Department of Education.   Speaking at the hand-over event, Gauteng MEC for Education, Mr. Panyaza Lesufi, underlined the role which ICT could play in advancing education.   “The integration of ICT in our education system will undoubtedly raise the quality of […]

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Cyber Security Africa is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Ethiopia Banking & ICT Summit 2014 edition, a platform for all stakeholders in Banking and ICT Sectors to engage on the best practices, solutions and the adoption of e-commerce to remain competitive domestically and globally. The Summit will take place in November 21st, 2014 at Sheraton Hotel, Addis Ababa Ethiopia. Building on the success and experience of the first edition of Ethiopia Banking & ICT Summit 2013 […]

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In August 2014, US president Barack Obama announced a renewed commitment to Power Africa, a private sector-led initiative aimed at doubling electricity access in sub-Saharan Africa, where an estimated 600 million people are without reliable access to power. He raised the bar, pledging to add 30,000MW of energy (triple last year’s goal of 10,000MW) and create new connections for at least 60 million households and businesses. He also pledged $300m in grant assistance per year […]

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Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programmes are initiated by companies to give back to society what they have taken from them. It is a tool meant to gain ‘‘informal license to operate’’ in a particular community. As David Henderson puts it, CSR is meant to give capitalism a ‘‘human face’’.  Simply put, CSR is when a company lives a good neighbourly life with the community in which it operates.   Blowfield and Frynasdescribed CSR as an […]

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Mobile analyst firm Juniper Research estimates that the number of smartphone shipments will approach 1.2bn this year, an increase of 19% from 985m in 2013. The market is expected to be driven by growth in emerging markets, due to a continued surge in sales and adoption of low-cost Economy ($75-$150) and Ultra-Economy (sub-$75) smartphones.   The report - Smartphone Markets: Trends, Shares & Forecasts 2014-2019 - notes that the emerging markets are now vital to success in this sector, […]

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Nigeria’s second national operator, Globacom, at the weekend, said it has worked assiduously to grow its subscriber base to some 27.3 million. By this latest figure, the telco has overtaken Airtel.   Glo added 2.8million new subscribers in just four months between February and June 2014, upping its subscriber base to 27,327,646 and translating to 21 per cent share of the Nigerian telecoms market to place second behind MTN. This was made known by the […]

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Over 50% of the global population will have Internet access within three years’ time, with mobile broadband over smartphones and tablets now the fastest growing technology in human history, according to the 2014 edition of the State of Broadband report.   Released today in New York at the 10th meeting of the Broadband Commission for Digital Development the report reveals that more than 40% of the world’s people are already online, with the number of Internet users rising from […]

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