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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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Top 26 Hubs in Africa from AfriLabs

ActivSpaces ActivSpaces is an open collaboration space, innovation hub and startup incubator for African techies. Established in 2009, ActivSpaces was one of the earliest African coworking spaces to provide free and open access to members actively pursuing technology-based ventures. Based in Buea, ...

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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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Despite claims by President Goodluck Jonathan that he had delivered on his promise to supply electric power to Nigerians, the total energy sent out to electricity consumers across the country as of February 17, 2015 stood at 3,424.11 megawatts though the average national demand is 12,800m.   This, however, was in sharp contrast to the recent claim by the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo that power generation was hovering around 5,000MW.   By implication, the […]


The three-day continental summit, whose theme is “revitalizing higher education for Africa’s future”, seeks to build a movement of like-minded institutions to transform the African higher education sector.   To be held on 10-12 March 2015 at the King Fahad Palace Hotel, in Dakar, Senegal the summit will be highly interactive, allowing participants to exchange experiences and views.   The summit’s objectives are to: 1. Build a constituency for transformation and investment in Africa’s higher […]

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The 5th annual MIT Africa Innovate Conference will be held on the 3rd and 4th of April 2015 at the MIT Media Lab. Africa Innovate is an intimate showcase of the latest ideas and innovations in entrepreneurship, finance, healthcare, energy and education. In addition to our panels, our esteemed Keynotes reflect on how they have made their contribution to the continents development. Our Vision Talks allow select guests to share ideas they want you to be a part of developing. […]


Samsung is showcasing an extensive range of SUHD TVs for the African market, which sets a new standard in premium UHD content. The launch of the 88-inch JS9500 TV, powered by a proprietary, eco-friendly nano-crystal display technology and intelligent SUHD re-mastering engine, is innovative in every way, delivering superior picture quality with stunning contrast, striking brightness, spectacular colour and superb UHD detail. The SUHD re-mastering engine automatically analyses the brightness of images to minimise additional […]


For the third consecutive year, the West African Development Bank (BOAD) in its capacity as Arranger, is raising funds to support the cotton season in Benin. The Agreement relating thereto was signed by and between Mr. Christian Adovelande, President of BOAD and the Managing Director of the Office national de soutien des revenus agricoles (National office for farm income support) (Borrower) and the Managers of local banks involved in the transaction. This Agreement was signed […]


The China-Africa Development Fund will set up an office in Nairobi that will be a Regional Centre for trade and investment in Kenya and the East African region. Speaking when he paid a courtesy call on Deputy President William Ruto in his office today, the Fund’s Vice-President Wang Yong said they had identified Kenya as the most suitable place to set up a regional office because of its robust economy and strategic position in this region. […]


Cette enquête est disponible en Français sur www.afrit.org/study7b This study was commissioned by African Innovation Foundation http://www.africaninnovation.org/ in order to understand the innovation systems in Africa and is implemented by African Institution of Technology http://afrit.org/. The feedback collected through this survey will be used in an AIF book on innovation. Please complete the survey by March 10, 2015. Thank you for your co-operation. Email research@afrit.org for all questions.   INSTRUCTIONS This survey collects information on […]

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