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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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cocoa

Business leaders from around the world gathered in Cape Town last week at the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Africa under the theme, Then and Now: Reimagining Africa’s Future. According to Charles Brewer, Managing Director of DHL Express Sub-Saharan Africa, the forum’s theme could not be more fitting given the rise of Africa over the last few decades.       Whilst participating in various panel discussions at the conference, Brewer said that despite Africa […]

visa promo

Visa , a global payments technology company, has announced the launch of NotATourist, an innovative, full-fledged regional campaign aimed at driving international tourism during holidays, and making the summer holidays of cardholders rewarding. Running in key Middle East and African markets including, Ivory Coast, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Senegal  until 31 August, 2015, the campaign provides cardholders with real and rich destination related information to help plan their travel as well as access […]

AIB

At a press conference held in Kinshasa, Mr. Jules Bondombe Assango, Vice Governor of the Central Bank of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) made a ground breaking announcement that will bring a competitive advantage to their banking industry. In partnership with the African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI)  the Vice Governor announced that banks would receive up to 50% capital relief on any transaction that is secured with a credit risk guarantee supplied by ATI. […]

islamic bank

In conjunction with the 40th IDB Annual Meeting in Mozambique, ICD (http://www.icd-idb.com) organized a cocktail/reception for IDB Governors, executive directors, Mozambican officials and private sector representatives to celebrate its 15 years anniversary in developing the private sector in its member countries.   ICD is the leading Multilateral Financial Institution offering a multitude of Islamic Finance investment and financing products and continues to play an important role for the development of the private sector in its […]

siasia

This is from the young man that wants to take on the incumbent governor of Bayelsa in the next gubernatorial election in the state.   My name is Moses Siloko Siasia.  I am a young successful Nigerian businessman who has decided to run for office of the Governor for my home state of Bayelsa, Nigeria. The age limit to run for the office of Governor in our constitution is thirty five.  I have waited patiently for a chance […]

energy

The Investment Climate Facility for Africa (ICF)  and the African Development Bank (AfDB) announced concrete actions aimed at further strengthening their already strong partnership. This enhanced cooperation is aimed at consolidating their synergies, minimising duplication and building on the achievements in investment climate interventions across Africa.     AfDB recognizes the importance of improving the business climate as a means of enhancing competitiveness and attracting private investments. To this end, the Bank’s Private Sector Development Strategy […]

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SimbaPay has announced the launch of the first product in the world that allows Kenyans living abroad to make M-Pesa PayBill payments. This is a new addition to the existing SimbaPay platform. M-Pesa PayBill is an M-Pesa service that has previously only been available to Safaricom M-Pesa subscribers in Kenya and allows the subscribers to pay hundreds of vendors via M-Pesa. By SimbaPay granting PayBill access to its customers, Kenyans abroad can now also pay hundreds of vendors […]

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